Advanced Routing & Switching for Field Engineers (ARSFE) — A 3 day course

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The Advanced Routing and Switching for System Engineers (ARSFE) 2.0 course helps learners to configure and monitor advanced routing and switching services in Cisco devices.

The course starts with an overview of advanced technologies such as security, bandwidth and application optimization and quality of service (QoS) as implemented in Cisco devices. The main families of Cisco routers and switches are described with respect to their hardware and software characteristics.

The course then focuses on some advanced aspects of network management, including secure management access (Secure Shell [SSH]) and network monitoring with Syslog, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and Netflow services. High availability on Layer 2 (EtherChannel and Rapid Spanning Tree [RSTP]) and on Layer 3 (Hot Standby Router Protocol [HSRP], Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol [VRRP], and Gateway Load Balancing Protocol [GLBP]) is presented through configuration examples, followed by description of hardware and softwar e redundancy on high-end modular switches.

The course concludes with extensive explanation of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), with special attention to troubleshooting aspects of this technology.


After completing this training course the student will be able to:


Advanced Capabilities of Cisco Routers and Switches

Network Management

Implement High Availability

MPLS Implementation

Suitable For

The primary audience for this course are Cisco Premier Channel Partner Field Engineers, and Cisco Customer Network Engineers.


Delegates must hold a valid CCNP or Comparable experience to sit on this course. Delegates who do not meet this level of knowledge may be asked to leave the course if they hold it up.


Recommended as preparation for exam:

This is required for the Cisco Routing and Switching Field Engineer or specialisationfor Cisco Partners requiring the Advanced Routing and Switching Channel Partner Accreditation.