CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide

CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide

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Official self-study test preparation guide for the Cisco BCMSN exam 642-811 The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP BCMSN exam, including:Modular network design Switch operation and configuration Switch port configuration VLANs and the VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) Aggregating switch links Spanning Tree Protocol configuration, security, and advanced features Multilayer switching Router redundancy and load balancing Multicast and quality-of-service (QoS) concepts Diffserv QoS configuration IP Telephony on Catalyst switches Securing switch access and VLANs CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is a best of breed Cisco (R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Lead network engineer and consultant David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your switching knowledge. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. This revision to the popular second edition includes updates on high-availability considerations and design, security in the switching environment, Voice VLANs, and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recom-mended learning path from Cisco Systems that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit Companion CD-ROMThe CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and over 200 practice questions for the BCMSN exam, including simulation-based questions, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format. This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press (R). Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.
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  • Mixed media product | 624 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 42mm | 1,161.21g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 1587201429
  • 9781587201424

Table of contents

Part I Overview and Design of a Campus NetworkChapter 1 Campus Network Overview "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Switching Functionality Layer 2 Switching Layer 3 Routing Layer 3 Switching Layer 4 Switching Multilayer Switching Campus Network Models Shared Network Model LAN Segmentation Model Network Traffic Models Predictable Network Model Hierarchical Network Design Access Layer Distribution Layer Core Layer Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 2 Modular Network Design "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Modular Network Design Switch Block Sizing a Switch Block Core Block Collapsed Core Dual Core Core Size in a Campus Network Other Building Blocks Server Farm Block Network Management Block Enterprise Edge Block Service Provider Edge Block Can I Use Layer 2 Distribution Switches? Evaluating an Existing Network Discovering the Network Topology Migrating to a Hierarchical Design Foundation Summary Q&A Part II Building a Campus NetworkChapter 3 Switch Operation "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Layer 2 Switch Operation Transparent Bridging Follow That Frame! Multilayer Switch Operation Types of Multilayer Switching Follow That Packet! Multilayer Switching Exceptions Tables Used in Switching Content Addressable Memory Ternary Content Addressable Memory TCAM Structure TCAM Example Port Operations in TCAM Troubleshooting Switching Tables CAMTable Operation TCAM Operation Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 4 Switch Configuration "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Switch Management Operating Systems Identifying the Switch Passwords and User Access Password Recovery Remote Access Interswitch Communication: Cisco Discovery Protocol Switch File Management OS Image Files Filename Conventions Configuration Files Other Catalyst Switch Files Moving Catalyst Switch Files Troubleshooting from the Operating System Displaying Configuration and File Contents Debugging Output Viewing CDP Information Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 5 Switch Port Configuration "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Ethernet Concepts Ethernet (10 Mbps) Fast Ethernet Full-Duplex Fast Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet 10-Gigabit Ethernet Connecting Switch Block Devices ConsolePortCables/Connectors EthernetPortCables and Connectors GigabitEthernet PortCables and Connectors Switch Port Configuration Selecting Ports to Configure Identifying Ports Port Speed Port Duplex Mode Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port Detecting Error Conditions Automatically Recover from Error Conditions Enable and Use the Switch Port Troubleshooting Port Connectivity Looking for the Port State Looking for Speed and Duplex Mismatches Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 6 VLANs and Trunks "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Virtual LANs VLAN Membership Static VLANs Configuring Static VLANs Dynamic VLANs Deploying VLANs End-to-End VLANs Local VLANs VLAN Trunks VLAN Frame Identification Inter-Switch Link Protocol IEEE 802.1Q Protocol Dynamic Trunking Protocol VLAN Trunk Configuration VLAN Trunk Configuration Trunk Configuration Example Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 7 VLAN Trunking Protocol "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics VLAN Trunking Protocol VTP Domains VTP Modes VTP Advertisements VTP Configuration Configuring a VTP Management Domain Configuring the VTP Mode Configuring the VTP Version VTP Configuration Example VTP Status VTP Pruning Enabling VTP Pruning Troubleshooting VTP Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 8 Aggregating Switch Links "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel Bundling Ports with EtherChannel Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols Port Aggregation Protocol Link Aggregation Control Protocol EtherChannel Configuration Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel Configuring a LACP EtherChannel Troubleshooting an EtherChannel Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 9 Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics IEEE 802.1D Overview Bridging Loops Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units Electing a Root Bridge Electing Root Ports Electing Designated Ports STP States STP Timers Topology Changes Direct Topology Changes Indirect Topology Changes Insignificant Topology Changes Types of STP Common Spanning Tree Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 10 Spanning Tree Configuration "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics STP Root Bridge RootBridgePlacement RootBridgeConfiguration Spanning-Tree Customization Tuning the Root Path Cost Tuning the Port ID Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence Modifying STP Timers Manually Configuring STP Timers Automatically Configuring STP Timers Redundant Link Convergence PortFast: Access-Layer Nodes UplinkFast: Access-Layer Uplinks BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths Troubleshooting STP Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 11 Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs Root Guard BPDU Guard Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs LoopGuard UDLD Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port Troubleshooting STP Protection Foundation Summary Q&A Chaptere 12 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol RSTPPortBehavior BPDUs in RSTP RSTP Convergence Port Types Synchronization Topology Changes and RSTP RSTP Configuration Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol MST Overview MST Regions Spanning Tree Instances Within MST IST Instances MST Instances MST Configuration Foundation Summary Q&A Part III Layer 3 SwitchingChapter 13 Multilayer Switching "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics InterVLAN Routing Types of Interfaces Configuring InterVLAN Routing Layer 2 Port Configuration Layer 3 Port Configuration SVI Port Configuration Multilayer Switching with CEF Traditional MLS Overview CEF Overview Forwarding Information Base Adjacency Table Packet Rewrite Configuring CEF Fallback Bridging Verifying Multilayer Switching Verifying InterVLAN Routing Verifying CEF Verifying Fallback Bridging Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 14 Router, Supervisor, and Power Redundancy "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Router Redundancy in Multilayer Switching Packet Forwarding Review Hot Standby Router Protocol HSRP Router Election Conceding the Election HSRP Gateway Addressing Load Balancing with HSRP Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol Gateway Load Balancing Protocol Active Virtual Gateway Active Virtual Forwarder GLBP Load Balancing Enabling GLBP Verifying Gateway Redundancy Redundancy Within a Switch Chassis Redundant Switch Supervisors Configuring the Redundancy Mode Configuring Supervisor Synchronization Non-Stop Forwarding Redundant Power Supplies Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 15 IP Multicast "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Multicast Overview Multicast Addressing Routing Multicast Traffic Multicast Trees Reverse Path Forwarding IGMP IGMPv1 IGMPv2 IGMPv3 PIM PIM Dense Mode PIM Sparse Mode PIM Sparse-Dense Mode PIM Version 1 PIM Version 2 Switching Multicast Traffic IGMP Snooping CGMP Verifying Multicast Routing and Switching Multicast Routing with PIM Multicast Switching What Would Happen Without a Multicast Router? Foundation Summary Q&A Part IV Campus Network ServicesChapter 16 IP Telephony "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Power over Ethernet (PoE) How Power over Ethernet Works Detecting a Powered Device Supplying Power to a Device Configuring Power over Ethernet Verifying Power over Ethernet Voice VLANs Voice VLAN Configuration Verifying Voice VLAN Operation Voice QoS QoS Overview Best-Effort Delivery Integrated Services Model Differentiated Services Model DiffServ QoS Layer 2 QoS Classification Layer 3 QoS Classification with DSCP Implementing QoS for Voice Configuring a Trust Boundary Verifying Voice QoS Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 17 Securing Switch Access "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Switch AAA Authentication Authorization Accounting Port Security Port-Based Authentication 802.1x Configuration Mitigating Spoofing Attacks DHCP Snooping Dynamic ARP Inspection Best Practices for Securing Switches Foundation Summary Q&AChapter 18 Securing with VLANs "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics VLAN Access Lists VACL Configuration Private VLANs Private VLAN Configuration Configure the Private VLANs Associate Ports with Private VLANs Associate Secondary VLANs to a Primary VLAN SVI Securing VLAN Trunks Switch Spoofing VLAN Hopping Switch Port Monitoring Local SPAN and VSPAN Local SPAN and VSPAN Configuration Remote SPAN Remote SPAN Configuration Foundation Summary Q&A Part V Scenarios for Final PreparationChapter 19 Scenarios for Final Preparation Scenario 1: Trunking and DTP Scenario 2: VLANs, Trunking, and VTP Scenario 3: EtherChannels Scenario 4: Traditional STP Scenario 5: Advanced STP Scenario 6: Router Redundancy with HSRP and GLBP Scenario 7: Multicast Scenario 8: IP Telephony in a Switched Network Scenario 9: Securing Access and Managing Traffic in a Switched Network Scenario Answers Scenario 1 Answers Scenario 2 Answers Scenario 3 Answers Scenario 4 Answers Scenario 5 Answers Scenario 6 Answers Scenario 7 Answers Scenario 8 Answers Scenario 9 Answers Part VI Appendix Answers to Chapter "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Q&A Sections
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About David Hucaby

David Hucaby, CCIE (R) No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for a large medical environment using Cisco multilayer switching and security products. He is also an independent networking consultant focusing on Cisco based solutions for healthcare and banking clients.
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