CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide

CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide

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CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification GuideFourth Edition Master all 642-901 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with foundation summaries Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM Brent D. StewartClare Gough, CCIE (R) No. 2893 CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco (R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BSCI exam. Successfully passing the BSCI 642-901 exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco integrated services routers (ISR) connected to LANs and WANs. CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the CCNP (R) BSCI exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to determine 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. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. 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. Brent D. Stewart, CCNP and certified Cisco instructor, is a network administrator at CommScope, where he focuses on the design and implementation of an international IP network. Brent has worked in fiber-optic manufacturing R&D and as a network consultant. Clare Gough, CCIE (R) No. 2893, is an instructor and a consultant with more than 18 years of practical experience in computer networking. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP BSCI exam, includingEssential routing principles for designing and managing scalable networks EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS functions and operation Basic BGP configuration Multicast routing Cisco IOS (R) routing features, including redistribution, route filtering, and DHCP IPv6 addressing and the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 Companion CD-ROMThe CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the BSCI 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. Category: Cisco CertificationCovers: CCNP BSCI exam 642-901
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  • Mixed media product | 672 pages
  • 200.66 x 246.38 x 43.18mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrations
  • 158720147X
  • 9781587201479
  • 905,413

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"CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide" Fourth Edition Master all 642-901 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with foundation summaries Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM Brent D. Stewart Clare Gough, CCIE(R) No. 2893 "CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide," Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco(R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BSCI exam. Successfully passing the BSCI 642-901 exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco integrated services routers (ISR) connected to LANs and WANs. " " "CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide," Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the CCNP(R) BSCI exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to determine 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. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. 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. Brent D. Stewart, CCNP and certified Cisco instructor, is a network administrator at CommScope, where he focuses on the design and implementation of an international IP network. Brent has worked in fiber-optic manufacturing R&D and as a network consultant. Clare Gough, CCIE(R) No. 2893, is an instructor and a consultant with more than 18 years of practical experience in computer networking. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP BSCI exam, including Essential routing principles for designing and managing scalable networks EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS functions and operation Basic BGP configuration Multicast routing Cisco IOS(R) routing features, including redistribution, route filtering, and DHCP IPv6 addressing and the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the BSCI 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. Category: Cisco Certification Covers: CCNP BSCI exam 642-901
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About Brent Stewart

Brent D. Stewart, CCNP, CCSI, is a network administrator at CommScope, where he focuses on design and implementation of an international IP network. Brent has worked in fiber-optic manufacturing R&D, as a network consultant, and as a certified Cisco instructor. Brent participated in the development of BSCI while with Global Knowledge and developed Internetbased versions of several CCNP classes. Brent received a B.S. in physics from Lenoir-Rhyne College and is currently finishing an M.S. in computer science/information security from James Madison University. Brent lives in Hickory, North Carolina, with his beautiful wife, Karen, and their wonderfully mischievous children, Benjamin, Kaitlyn, Madelyn, and William.
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Table of contents

Part I Introduction to Scalable NetworksChapter 1 Network Design"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 5Foundation Topics Building Scalable Networks Scalability Multiplexing Enterprise Architecture Hierarchical Design Model Enterprise Composite Network Model SONA and IIN Phase 1: Integrated Transport Phase 2: Integrated Services Phase 3: Integrated Applications Services-Oriented Network Architecture Comparing Routing Protocols Distance Vector and Link State Routing Protocols Classless and Classful Routing Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols Convergence Times Proprietary and Open Protocols Summarizing Routing Protocol Characteristics Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 2 IP Address Planning and Summarization"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Understanding IP Addresses Reviewing IP Reviewing Binary Numbering Fundamentals Calculating Classfully Assumed Network Ranges Calculating Network Ranges Using Subnet Masks Understanding Summarization Summarization Advantages Summarization Solutions Address Planning Foundation Summary Q&A Part II EIGRPChapter 3 EIGRP Principles"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics EIGRP Features and Advantages Neighborship and Reliable Incremental Updates Neighbor Discovery and Recovery Sophisticated Metric DUAL Queries Additional EIGRP Advantages Understanding EIGRP Tables Creating the Neighbor Table Creating the Topology Table Creating the Routing Table EIGRP Network Design EIGRP Design Issues Guideline to Address Scaling Issues Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 4 Scalable EIGRP"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Configuring EIGRP Required Commands for Configuring EIGRP Optional Commands for Configuring EIGRP Optional EIGRP Commands over WANs Verifying the EIGRP Operation The show ip eigrp neighbors Command The show ip eigrp topology Command The show ip eigrp traffic Command Troubleshooting EIGRP Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 4-1 Scenario 4-2 Scenario Answers Scenario 4-1 Answers Scenario 4-2 Answers Part III OSPFChapter 5 Understanding Simple Single-Area OSPF"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Understanding OSPF Fundamentals OSPF Snapshot Neighbors and Adjacencies Designated Router and Backup Designated Router Multiple Areas Configuring OSPF in a Single Area Required Commands for Configuring OSPF Within a Single Area Configuration Options for an Internal Router A Working Configuration of OSPF on a Single Router Checking the Configuration of Single-Area OSPF The show ip ospf Command The show ip ospf database Command The show ip ospf interface Command The show ip ospf neighbor Command The show ip protocols Command The show ip route Command The debug Commands Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 5-1 Scenario Answers Scenario 5-1 Answers Chapter 6 OSPF Network Topologies"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics OSPF Network Topology Options Understanding the Differences Between OSPF Network Types Subinterfaces Selecting an OSPF Design Configuring OSPF in a Nonbroadcast Environment Configuring OSPF with the Nonbroadcast OSPF Network Type Configuring the OSPF Point-to-Multipoint Network Type Configuring OSPF with the Broadcast Network Type Configuring OSPF with the Point-to-Point Network Type on a Frame Relay Subinterface Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 7 Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics The Purpose of Multi-area OSPF The Features of Multi-area OSPF Router Types Link-State Advertisements Different Types of Areas The Operation of Multi-area OSPF ABR LSA Propagation OSPF Path Selection Between Areas Calculating the Cost of a Path to Another Area Design Considerations in Multi-area OSPF Capacity Planning in OSPF Summarization Virtual Links Multi-area OSPF Over an NBMA Network Required Configuration Commands for a Multi-area OSPF Network Enabling the OSPF Routing Protocol Enabling the network Command Optional Configuration Commands for a Multi-area OSPF Network The area range Command The summary-address Command The area stub Command The area area-id stub no-summary Command The area default-cost Command The area virtual-link Command Working Configuration of Multi-area OSPF Verifying the Configuration of OSPF in a Multi-area Network The show ip ospf border-routers Command The show ip route Command The show ip ospf virtual-links Command The show ip ospf database Command Troubleshooting a Multi-area OSPF Network The log-adjacency-changes Command Useful debug Commands Common Problems with Adjacencies Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 7-1 Scenario 7-2 Scenario 7-3 Scenario Answers Scenario 7-1 Answers Scenario 7-2 Answers Scenario 7-3 Answers Chapter 8 OSPF Advanced Topics"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Special OSPF Areas Stub Areas Totally Stubby Areas Not-So-Stubby Areas Troubleshooting Configuring OSPF Authentication Plaintext Password Authentication Message Digest Authentication Foundation Summary Q&A Part IV IS-ISChapter 9 Fundamentals of the Integrated IS-IS Protocol"Do I Know This Already?"Quiz Foundation Topics Introduction to Integrated IS-IS Understanding the Lingo Network Layer Protocols Used in Integrated IS-IS Comparing IS-IS and OSPF Areas LAN Topology Advertisements Encapsulation Future Development ISO Addressing for Integrated IS-IS NETs and NSAPs Rules of ISO Addressing Example of a NET Address Basic Principles of Area Routing IS-IS Adjacency Establishing Adjacencies on a Point-to-Point Link Establishing Adjacencies on a Broadcast Link Establishing Adjacencies on an NBMA Link Integrated IS-IS Operation The Update Process The Decision Process Integrated IS-IS Design Considerations Area Design of Integrated IS-IS Routers Route Summarization Integrated IS-IS NBMA Design Solutions Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 10 Configuring Integrated IS-IS"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Basic Configuration of Integrated IS-IS Optional Integrated IS-IS Commands Changing the Router from Level 1-2 Configuring Summarization Configuring NBMA Verifying the Integrated IS-IS Operation The show clns neighbors Command The show clns interface Command The show isis database Command The show isis database detail Command Troubleshooting the Integrated IS-IS Operation The show isis spf-log Command The debug Commands Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 10-1 Scenario 10-2 Scenario Answers Scenario 10-1 Answers Scenario 10-2 Answers Part V Cisco IOS Routing FeaturesChapter 11 Implementing Redistribution and Controlling Routing Updates"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Understanding Redistribution Fundamentals Understanding the Routing Decisions That Affect Redistribution Routing Metrics and Redistribution Path Selection Between Routing Protocols Potential Problems with Redistribution Controlling Routing Updates During Redistribution Passive Interfaces Static Routes Default Routes The Null Interface Distribute Lists Route Maps Configuring Redistribution Redistribution Configuration Syntax Configuring the Default Metric Configuring the Administrative Distance Configuration Commands to Control Routing Updates in Redistribution Redistribution Case Studies Controlling Routing Updates with Filtering Verifying, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting the Redistribution and FilteringImplementation The traceroute Command The Extended ping Command Using traceroute and Extended ping Foundation Summary Q&A Scenario Scenario 11-1 Scenario Answers Scenario 11-1 Answers Chapter 12 Controlling Redistribution with Route Maps"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Understanding Route Maps Route Map Characteristics Pseudo-code Example Configuring Route Maps The match Commands for Redistribution with Route-Maps The set Commands for Redistributing with Route-Maps Monitoring the Configuration of Route Maps and Redistribution Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 13 Dynamic Host Control Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Understanding DHCP DHCP Roles Acting as a DHCP Server Acting as a DHCP Relay Acting as a DHCP Client Troubleshooting DHCP Foundation Summary Q&A Part VI BGPChapter 14 BGP Concepts"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Introduction to BGP The Context for BGP When to Use BGP Connecting to the Internet with BGP Redundant Connections to the Internet-Multihoming Receiving Routing Information from the Internet Synchronization BGP States Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 15 BGP Neighbors"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Basic BGP Configuration Commands Enabling BGP Identifying Neighbors and Defining Peer Groups Source IP Address Forcing the Next-Hop Address Defining the Networks to Be Advertised Aggregating Routes Authentication Managing and Verifying the BGP Configuration Resetting Neighbors Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 15-1 Scenario 15-2 Scenario 15-3 Scenario Answers Scenario 15-1 Answers Scenario 15-2 Answers Scenario 15-3 Answers Chapter 16 Controlling BGP Route Selection"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics BGP Attributes Controlling BGP Path Selection Using the Weight Attribute Using the Local-Preference Attribute Using the MED Attribute Verifying the Configuration of Attributes Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 16-1 Scenario Answers Scenario 16-1 Answers Part VII MulticastingChapter 17 What Is Multicasting?"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics IP Styles of Addressing Unicasts Broadcasts Multicasts Video over IP Scenario Multicast Addressing Multicast MAC Addressing Multicast IP Addressing Current Multicast Use Multicast Applications Multicast Issues Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 18 IGMP"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Data Link Layer Support for Multicast Understanding IGMP IGMPv1 IGMPv2 IGMPv3 Determining the Current IGMP Version Configuring IGMP IGMP Groups IGMP Snooping Foundation Summary Q&A Chapter 19 Configuring Multicast"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics The Central Multicast Problem Routing Multicast Traffic Reverse Path Forwarding Multicast Trees PIM Enabling PIM Sparse-Dense Mode Setting Up Multicast Networking Enabling Multicast Routing Turning on PIM Configuring RPs Verifying Routes Verifying Neighbors Verifying Rendezvous Points Verifying Multicast Routing Foundation Summary Q&A Part VIII IPv6Chapter 20 Introduction to IPv6 and IPv6 Addressing"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics Introduction to IPv6 The Need for a Larger Address Space IPv6 Features The IPv6 Packet Header Checksum Fragmentation Flow Label IPv6 Addressing Representing IPv6 Addresses Types of IPv6 Addresses IPv6 Interface Identifiers IPv6 Unicast Addresses IPv6 Anycast Addresses IPv6 Multicast Addresses IPv6 Address Assignment Stateless Autoconfiguration DHCPv6 and Stateless DHCPv6 IPv6 Mobility Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 20-1 Scenario 20-1 Answers Chapter 21 IPv6 Routing Protocols, Configuration, and Transitioning from IPv4"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz Foundation Topics IPv6 Routing Overview Static Routes RIPng EIGRP for IPv6 IS-IS for IPv6 MP-BGP4 for IPv6 OSPFv3 Configuring and Verifying IPv6 and OSPFv3 IPv6 Configuration OSPFv3 Configuration Verifying IPv6 and OSPFv3 Configuration Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 Dual Stack Tunneling Translation Foundation Summary Q&A Scenarios Scenario 21-1 Scenario 21-1 Answers Appendix A Answers to Chapter "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Q&A Sections 158720147x TOC 6/20/2007
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