Pre-requisite: A1 Réseaux (IR1101).
Taught in English: Yes
Level: Fundamental
Organization: 40h as e-learning + 16h labs + 6h lectures
Assessment: written + lab exams + project


Following module IR.1101 (Networks Fundamentals), this module is dedicated to the problem of forwarding data across various networks, and mastering the main routing protocols involved in setting up de routing tables.

Learning Objectives

Regarding skills, the goal of this module is
  • to understand the ways routers access informations about distant networks
  • to understand the ways routers find the best path to reach them
This module covers all major static and dynamic routing protocols.

Concepts being exposed in this module are :

  • related to the architecture and engineering of IP networks, and most specifically concerning routing (networks identifications, routes propagation)

Keywords :

  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF)
  • Classless addressing (VLSM, CIDR)
  • Distance-Vector routing protocols
  • Link-State routing protocols

The acquired know-how at the end of this module are :

  • being able to setup a router, to describe its routing tables structures, and to explain the way it chooses the best path and switches packets ;
  • know how to conceive and apply rules for subnetting (including VLSM and CIDR) ;
  • know how to identify and implement various routing protocols in use today, both distance vector or link state protocols (RIP, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, …).

Teaching method

Regarding organization and evaluation :
  • classes are based on e-learning, using the “Cisco Academy” NetAcad platform (corresponding to one module from the CCNA certification) ;
  • labs helps acquiring the theoretical knowledge with various case studies ;
  • open forums are accessible on the Moodle platform to discuss problems related to the classes and labs.

A written exam will validate the theoretical content of the class.


  • Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Rick Graziani & Allan Johnson, Cisco Press