Course Overview

Cisco® ASR 903 Essentials is a lab-intensive course that introduces you to the Cisco ASR 903 Router running Cisco IOS® XE Software. It is an instructor-led course offered by High-Touch Delivery Learning Services.

You learn the major features, functions, characteristics, and connectivity options of the Cisco ASR 903 Router. The course includes detailed, platform-specific information about the hardware. Also included is information about the functional operation of high availability, In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU), and Ethernet and mobility services on the ASR 903 router.

This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy a Cisco ASR 903 Router.

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3 days
  • After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • List and describe features, benefits, and functions of Cisco ASR 903 router
    • List and describe the architecture, features, and functions of the hardware elements of the Cisco ASR 903 chassis, route service processor (RSP), and interface modules
    • Describe the Cisco ASR 903 operating system and functionality
    • Install software and successfully reboot a Cisco ASR 903 Router
    • Initiate a failover and describe the Cisco ASR 903 high-availability capabilities
    • Install software and describe the Cisco ASR 903 ISSU capabilities
    • Describe and configure Ethernet services
    • Describe and configure mobility services, including time-division multiplexing (TDM) and clocking
    • Explain how quality of service (QoS) is implemented in hardware and how QoS features provide improved and more predictable network service
    • Module 1: Cisco ASR 903 System Introduction
    • Module 2: Cisco ASR 903 Hardware Architecture
    • Module 3: Cisco ASR 903 Software Architecture
    • Module 4: Cisco ASR 903 Operations
    • Module 5: Cisco ASR 903 High Availability
    • Module 6: Cisco ASR 903 Ethernet Services
    • Module 7: Cisco ASR 903 Mobility Services
    • Module 8: Cisco ASR 903 Quality of Service
    • Lab 1: ASR 903 Basic Command-Line Interface
    • Lab 2: ASR 903 System Operation Functions
    • Lab 3: ASR 903 High Availability and Cisco IOS ISSU
    • Lab 4: Configure Ethernet Interfaces
    • Lab 5: Configure an End-to-End Packet-Based Solution that Transports TDM Circuits
    • Lab 6: Add a QoS Policy to Mobile Backhaul
  • To take the Cisco 903 Essential course, you should have the following:

    • Completion of the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) course, or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of Cisco IOS Software commands
    • Understanding of principles of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Ethernet, and routing services
  • This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy the Cisco ASR 903 Router. Targeted roles include:

    • System engineers
    • Technical support personnel
    • System integrators