OSPF on MikroTik with LABS (RouterOS v7)

This course guides you to have an in-depth knowledge of OSPF and how to configure it on MikroTik RouterOS version 7

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What Will I Learn?

  • At the end of the course, students will learn how Link state routing protocol works
  • How routers with OSPF routing can form neighborship
  • How the DR and BDR are being elected, and what are their tasks in OSPF
  • How to configure OSPF on a single and multi-areas
  • How to change the election of DR and BDR in an area
  • How to configure authentication on OSPF
  • How to do load balancing on OSPF by adjust the cost metric
  • What are the different routers types in OSPF (Internal router, ABR & ASBR)
  • How to do the summarization of networks on the ABR
  • How to connect all OSPF routers to the internet by redistributing the default route to the internet
  • What are the different types of LSA's
  • What are the different types of stub areas
  • Understand and configure OSPF Virtual Link
  • You should have already hands-on experience with MikroTik
  • You should have basic knowledge about routing such as static routes & static default routes
  • You should know the TCP/IP model
  • You should have knowledge with IP addressing

OSPF routing protocol is one the best (if not the best) interior routing protocol that many networks' companies use it. It has a lot of features and it is very reliable to be configured on our networks' routers as a routing protocol - that's the good side of the story.

The bad side of the story: OSPF is a COMPLEX routing protocol to understand and to configure. Many network engineers working with MikroTik products find OSPF difficult and many of them try to replace it with a simple routing protocol which doesn't requires a lot of IT knowledge such as RIP. That's the easiest way to solve the problem, but believe it that RIP will become a big issue and will cause for you a lot of problems when your network becomes bigger with many routers.

For this reason, I have planned to design this course to go fully into OSPF and to show you how you can configure it on MikroTik RouterOS v7. During this course, I will pass through all OSPF topics & I will explain them in a very simple way then I will do a LAB on each of those topics to show you how you can configure this on MikroTik.

For the whole course, I will be using GNS3 emulator with the Free Mikrotik CHR license to be able to do my labs. If you are already an old students of my courses, then you may already know how to download/install GNS3 and make it work with the CHR image. With this method, you don't need to invest in buying physical MikroTik routers to follow my course.

So in brief, If you want to understand OSPF in the easiest way possible, don't wait to purchase this course so I can share my knowledge to you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to know how to configure OSPF routing protocol on MikroTik RouterOS v7
  • Any network engineer who would like to deploy OSPF on his network with MikroTik products
  • Anyone would like to have knowledge in depth about OSPF as for the theoretical and practical part

Your Instructor

Maher  Haddad
Maher Haddad

Hello everyone. My name is Maher Haddad with a very long experience in the IT sector. I hold a Bachelor in Computer Communications and a Master in Computer science.

I work as a trainer and I hold the following certificates: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCDA, CCNP R&S, CCDP, Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCSA , MikroTik MTCNA & MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCUME, MTCTCE, Huawei HCNA, CWTS, LigoWave NFT engineer, LigoWave DLB Engineer, GVF Level1, GVF level2, GVF Level3 and much more.....

My experience in IT goes to year 2003 and I have been working all my life for international Internet Service Providers (ISP's) in different countries in the world.

You can visit my Facebook page as well as my YouTube channel where I set a lot of online labs.

I hope you will enjoy watching my courses.

"The instructor in this lecture explains the protocols in a clear and easy to learn approach. I enjoyed this course and look forward to doing more courses offered by Mr. Maher Haddad. Hopefully a course in the near future. MPLS on Mikrotik routers."

- Jarvis Caines

"Great way of explanation."

- Ledis Levendis

"Nice course and very informative. The practical part of this course is awesome. OSPF protocol has many interesting mechanisms of routing. The author of this course really helps to understand them all. The next step is BGP! Thank you, Maher, for this great course!"

- Dmitry Arnautov

Course Curriculum

  Routing Protocol Types
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  Understand Link State Routing Protocol
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  OSPF Neighborship - Hello packets
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  OSPF on MikroTik RouterOS v7 vs RouterOSv6
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  Configuring Basic OSPF
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  OSPF Network Aggregation (Summarization)
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  OSPF Passive Interface
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  Inject a default route into OSPF
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  OSPF Virtual Link
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
As long as you are subscribed to our courses. We have monthly and annual options so you will have access as you keep your subscription active.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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