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Webcast Archive: OSPF Concepts and Configuration

Presented by Wendell Odom

Wendell Odom is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. In this free 30-minute webcast, Wendell explores OSPF concepts that must be understood when choosing OSPF configuration. He then discusses the mechanics of enabling OSPF in a small network, focusing on how to enable OSPF on router interfaces. All concepts and configuration sit inside the scope of the CCNA exam.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The general concept of an OSPF area, and how each interface fits into an area, with routers sitting at the border between areas
  • OSPF configuration commands
  • The mechanics of the OSPF network command, including how the wildcard mask can be used to match multiple OSPF interfaces
  • Key parameters that must match for two routers to become OSPF neighbors
  • Single area and multi-area configurations
  • Verification steps and related show commands

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has been in the networking industry since 1981. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer; he currently works writing and creating certification tools.


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