Why should I take this module?

Welcome to IP Static Routing!

There are so many different ways to dynamically route a packet that you might wonder why anybody would take the time to manually configure a static route. It is kind of like handwashing all of your clothes when you have a perfectly good washing machine. But you know that some clothing items cannot go in the washing machine. Some items benefit from being washed by hand. There is a similarity in networking. As it turns out, there are many situations where a manually configured a static route is your best option.

There are different kinds of static routes, and each is perfect for solving (or avoiding) a specific type of network problem. Many networks use both dynamic and static routing, so network administrators need to know how to configure, verify, and troubleshoot static routes. You are taking this course because you want to become a network administrator, or you want to improve your existing network administrator skills. You will be glad you took this module, because you will use these skills frequently! And because this module is about configuring static routes, there are several Syntax Checker activities, followed by a Packet Tracer and a Lab where you can hone your skills!

What will I learn to do in this module?

Module Title: IP Static Routing

Module Objective: Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes.

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Topic Title Topic Objective
Static Routes Describe the command syntax for static routes.
Configure IP Static Routes Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static routes.
Configure IP Default Static Routes Configure IPv4 and IPv6 default static routes.
Configure Floating Static Routes Configure a floating static route to provide a backup connection.
Configure Static Host Routes Configure IPv4 and IPv6 static host routes that direct traffic to a specific host.

Static Routes