Why should I take this module?

Welcome to DHCPv4!

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) dynamically assigns IP addresses to devices. DHCPv4 is for an IPv4 network. (Don’t worry, you’ll learn about DHCPv6 in another module.) This means that you, the network administrator, do not have to spend your day configuring IP addresses for every device on your network. In a small home or office, that would not be very difficult, but any large network might have hundreds, or even thousands of devices.

In this module, you will learn how to configure a Cisco IOS router to be a DHCPv4 server. Then you will learn how to configure a Cisco IOS router as a client. This module includes a few Syntax Checkers and a Packet Tracer activity to help you try out your new knowledge. DHCPv4 configuration skills will significantly reduce your workload, and who doesn’t want that?


What will I learn to do in this module?

Module Title: DHCPv4

Module Objective: Implement DHCPv4 to operate across multiple LANs.

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Topic Title Topic Objective
DHCPv4 Concepts Explain how DHCPv4 operates in a small- to medium-sized business network.
Configure a Cisco IOS DHCPv4 Server Configure a router as a DHCPv4 server.
Configure a DHCPv4 Client Configure a router as a DHCPv4 client.