RIP Routing Protocol for Network + (n10-008)

RIP is a distance vector protocol that is commonly used in small networks and it is still relevant today.

This course will help you understand the RIP Routing Protocol.

What you’ll learn

  • This course will show students how to configure the RIP Routing Protocol.
  • This course will show students how to make RIPv1 & RIPv2 how to communicate.
  • This course will show you how to configure RIPng.
  • This course will show students how to configure RIP in a dual-stack scenario with EIGRP.

Course Content

  • Introduction to RIP –> 1 lecture • 6min.
  • Understanding the RIP Routing Protocol –> 3 lectures • 30min.
  • Suppress Routing Updates and other Sub-Commands –> 4 lectures • 39min.
  • RIP Authentication and Address Family Configuration –> 1 lecture • 13min.
  • Understanding and Configuring RIPng –> 4 lectures • 26min.
  • Summary of the Course –> 1 lecture • 2min.

RIP Routing Protocol for Network + (n10-008)


  • The student must have a basic understanding of CLI configurations.

This course will help you understand the RIP Routing Protocol.

It is important that students, that want to enter or are already in the field of Networking, understand this distance vector protocol.

This is one of the oldest distance vector protocol, that employs the hop count as a metric.

RIP also has countermeasures that can be implemented to prevent routing loops.
Such as: Split-horizon, Route poisoning & hold-down timers to prevent incorrect routing information to be advertised.

You will learn the difference between RIPv1 & RIPv2 when they send their updates to neighboring routers.
It is extremely important to understand the difference.

The course itself is very simple to understand and will allow the student to grasp the basic concept of what RIP (Routing Internet Protocol) is all about and how to apply it.


DISCLAIMER:   Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer and/or VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course. Students have other options like GNS3, BOSOM or Live Equipment.