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CCNP SWITCH 642-813Official Certification Guide David Hucaby, CCIE (R) No. 4594 CCNP SWITCH Exam Preparation Master the CCNP (R) SWITCH 642-813 exam with this official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide is a best-of-breed Cisco (R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP (R) SWITCH exam. Network architect and best-selling author Dave Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide 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. The complete exam topic list makes referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts and commands you must know thoroughly. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a topic-by-topic basis, laying out a complete study plan for review. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco 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 www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP SWITCH exam, includingNetwork design, implementation, and verification plans Switch operation and port configuration VLANs, trunks, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) Aggregating switch links Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Multilayer switching Enterprise campus network design Router and supervisor redundancy IP telephony Wireless LANs Switched network security This volume is part of the Official Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. 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 Press-Cisco CertificationCovers: CCNP SWITCH exam 642-813show more

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CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide David Hucaby, CCIE(R) No. 4594 CCNP SWITCH Exam Preparation Master the CCNP(R) SWITCH 642-813 exam with this official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM "CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide" is a best-of-breed Cisco(R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP(R) SWITCH exam. Network architect and best-selling author Dave Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. "CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide" 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. The complete exam topic list makes referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts and commands you must know thoroughly. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a topic-by-topic basis, laying out a complete study plan for review. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. "CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide" is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco 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 www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP SWITCH exam, including Network design, implementation, and verification plans Switch operation and port configuration VLANs, trunks, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) Aggregating switch links Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Multilayer switching Enterprise campus network design Router and supervisor redundancy IP telephony Wireless LANs Switched network security "This volume is part of the Official Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. 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 Press-Cisco Certification Covers: CCNP SWITCH exam 642-813show more

About David Hucaby

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, ASA, FWSM, and VPN product lines. David has a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several Cisco Press titles, including Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition; Cisco Firewall Video Mentor; and Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor. David lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.show more

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction Part I New CCNP Exam ApproachesChapter 1 The Planning Tasks of the CCNP ExamsPerspectives on CCNP Exam Topics Related to Planning 5 CCNP Switch Exam Topics That Do Not Require the CLI 6 Planning Exam Topics 7Relating the Exam Topics to a Typical Network Engineer's Job 8 A Fictitious Company and Networking Staff 9 The Design Step 10 Implementation Planning Step 10 Verification Planning Step 11 Documenting Implementation Results 12 Summary of the Role of Network Engineers 12How to Prepare for the Planning Topics on the CCNP Exams 13Part II Building a Campus NetworkChapter 2 Switch Operation"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 17Foundation Topics 20Layer 2 Switch Operation 20 Transparent Bridging 20 Follow That Frame! 22Multilayer Switch Operation 24 Types of Multilayer Switching 24 Follow That Packet! 25 Multilayer Switching Exceptions 26Tables Used in Switching 27 Content-Addressable Memory 27 Ternary Content-Addressable Memory 28Monitoring Switching Tables 32 CAM Table Operation 32 TCAM Operation 35Exam Preparation Tasks 36Review All Key Topics 36Define Key Terms 36Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 36Chapter 3 Switch Port Configuration"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 39Foundation Topics 42Ethernet Concepts 42 Ethernet (10 Mbps) 42 Fast Ethernet 43 Gigabit Ethernet 45 10-Gigabit Ethernet 47Connecting Switches and Devices 48 Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors 48 Gigabit Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors 49Switch Port Configuration 50 Selecting Ports to Configure 50 Identifying Ports 52 Port Speed 52 Port Duplex Mode 52 Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port 53 Enable and Use the Switch Port 55 Troubleshooting Port Connectivity 55Exam Preparation Tasks 57Review All Key Topics 57Define Key Terms 57Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 57Chapter 4 VLANs and Trunks"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 61Foundation Topics 65Virtual LANs 65 VLAN Membership 65 Deploying VLANs 69VLAN Trunks 70 VLAN Frame Identification 71 Dynamic Trunking Protocol 74VLAN Trunk Configuration 75 VLAN Trunk Configuration 75Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks 79Exam Preparation Tasks 82Review All Key Topics 82Define Key Terms 82Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 82Chapter 5 VLAN Trunking Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 85Foundation Topics 88VLAN Trunking Protocol 88 VTP Domains 88 VTP Modes 88 VTP Advertisements 89VTP Configuration 92 Configuring a VTP Management Domain 93 Configuring the VTP Mode 93 Configuring the VTP Version 95 VTP Configuration Example 96 VTP Status 96VTP Pruning 97 Enabling VTP Pruning 99Troubleshooting VTP 100Exam Preparation task 102Review All Key Topics 102Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 102Define Key Terms 102Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 102Chapter 6 Aggregating Switch Links"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 105Foundation Topics 108Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel 108 Bundling Ports with EtherChannel 109 Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel 109 Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing 111EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols 112 Port Aggregation Protocol 113 Link Aggregation Control Protocol 113EtherChannel Configuration 114 Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel 114 Configuring a LACP EtherChannel 115Troubleshooting an EtherChannel 116Exam Preparation Tasks 120Review All Key Topics 120Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 120Define Key Terms 120Command Reference to Check Your Memory 120Chapter 7 Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 123Foundation Topics 126IEEE 802.1D Overview 126 Bridging Loops 126 Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol 129 Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units 130 Electing a Root Bridge 131 Electing Root Ports 133 Electing Designated Ports 135 STP States 137 STP Timers 139 Topology Changes 141Types of STP 146 Common Spanning Tree 147 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree 147 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus 147Exam Preparation Tasks 149Review All Key Topics 149Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 149Define Key Terms 149Chapter 8 Spanning-Tree Configuration"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 151Foundation Topics 154STP Root Bridge 154 Root Bridge Placement 154 Root Bridge Configuration 157Spanning-Tree Customization 161 Tuning the Root Path Cost 161 Tuning the Port ID 163Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence 164 Modifying STP Timers 164Redundant Link Convergence 167 PortFast: Access-Layer Nodes 167 UplinkFast: Access-Layer Uplinks 168 BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths 170Monitoring STP 171Exam Preparation Tasks 173Review All Key Topics 173Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 173Define Key Terms 173Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 173Chapter 9 Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 177Foundation Topics 180Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs 180 Root Guard 180 BPDU Guard 181Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs 182 Loop Guard 183 UDLD 184Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port 186Troubleshooting STP Protection 187Exam Preparation Task 188Review All Key Topics 188Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 188Define Key Terms 188Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 188Chapter 10 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 193Foundation Topics 196Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol 196 RSTP Port Behavior 196 BPDUs in RSTP 197 RSTP Convergence 198 Topology Changes and RSTP 201 RSTP Configuration 202 Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol 203Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 204 MST Overview 206 MST Regions 206 Spanning-Tree Instances Within MST 207 MST Configuration 209Exam Preparation Tasks 211Review All Key Topics 211Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 211Define Key Terms 212Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 212Chapter 11 Multilayer Switching"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 215Foundation Topics 218InterVLAN Routing 218 Types of Interfaces 218 Configuring InterVLAN Routing 219Multilayer Switching with CEF 221 Traditional MLS Overview 221 CEF Overview 222 Forwarding Information Base 222 Adjacency Table 226 Packet Rewrite 229 Configuring CEF 229Verifying Multilayer Switching 230 Verifying InterVLAN Routing 230 Verifying CEF 232Using DHCP with a Multilayer Switch 233 Configuring an IOS DHCP Server 235 Configuring a DHCP Relay 235Exam Preparation Tasks 237Review All Key Topics 237Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 237Define Key Terms 237Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 237Part III Designing Campus NetworksChapter 12 Enterprise Campus Network Design"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 243Foundation Topics 247Hierarchical Network Design 247 Predictable Network Model 249 Access Layer 251 Distribution Layer 251 Core Layer 251Modular Network Design 252 Switch Block 254 Core Block 259Exam Preparation Tasks 263Review All Key Topics 263Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 263Define Key Terms 263Chapter 13 Layer 3 High Availability"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 265Foundation Topics 268Router Redundancy in Multilayer Switching 268 Packet-Forwarding Review 268 Hot Standby Router Protocol 269 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 277 Gateway Load Balancing Protocol 280 Verifying Gateway Redundancy 289Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy 289 Redundant Switch Supervisors 289 Configuring the Redundancy Mode 290 Configuring Supervisor Synchronization 293 Nonstop Forwarding 293Exam Preparation Tasks 295Review All Key Topics 295Define Key Terms 295Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 295Part IV Campus Network ServicesChapter 14 IP Telephony"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 301Foundation Topics 304Power over Ethernet 304 How PoE Works 304 Detecting a Powered Device 304 Supplying Power to a Device 305 Configuring PoE 307 Verifying PoE 307Voice VLANs 308 Voice VLAN Configuration 308 Verifying Voice VLAN Operation 311Voice QoS 312 QoS Overview 313 Best-Effort Delivery 314 Integrated Services Model 314 Differentiated Services Model 314 DiffServ QoS 315 Implementing QoS for Voice 318 Configuring a Trust Boundary 319 Using Auto-QoS to Simplify a Configuration 321 Verifying Voice QoS 324Exam Preparation Tasks 327Review All Key Topics 327Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 327Define Key Terms 327Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 328Chapter 15 Integrating Wireless LANs"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 331Foundation Topics 335Wireless LAN Basics 335 Comparing Wireless and Wired LANs 335 Avoiding Collisions in a WLAN 336WLAN Building Blocks 338 Access Point Operation 340 Wireless LAN Cells 341WLAN Architecture 344 Traditional WLAN Architecture 344 Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture 346 WLC Functions 349 Lightweight AP Operation 350 Traffic Patterns in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network 352Roaming in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network 354 Intracontroller Roaming 355 Intercontroller Roaming 356 Mobility Groups 361Configuring Switch Ports for WLAN Use 361 Configuring Support for Autonomous APs 361 Configuring Support for LAPs 362 Configuring Support for WLCs 363Exam Preparation Tasks 365Review All Key Topics 365Define Key Terms 365Part V Securing Switched NetworksChapter 16 Securing Switch Access"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 369Foundation Topics 373Port Security 373Port-Based Authentication 376 802.1x Configuration 376 802.1x Port-Based Authentication Example 378Mitigating Spoofing Attacks 378 DHCP Snooping 379 IP Source Guard 381 Dynamic ARP Inspection 383Best Practices for Securing Switches 385Exam Preparation Tasks 389Review All Key Topics 389Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 389Define Key Terms 389Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 390Chapter 17 Securing with VLANs"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 393Foundation Topics 396VLAN Access Lists 396 VACL Configuration 396Private VLANs 397 Private VLAN Configuration 399 Configure the Private VLANs 399 Associate Ports with Private VLANs 400 Associate Secondary VLANs to a Primary VLAN SVI 401Securing VLAN Trunks 402 Switch Spoofing 402 VLAN Hopping 404Exam Preparation Tasks 407Review All Key Topics 407Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 407Define Key Terms 407Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 408Part VI Final Exam Preparation Chapter 18 Final PreparationExam Engine on the CD 413 Install the Exam Engine Software from the CD 413 Download and Activate the Practice Exam Content 414 Activating Other Exams 414Study Plan 415 Recall the Facts 415 Practice Configurations 415 Use the Exam Engine 416 The Cisco Learning Network 416Part VII Appendixes Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes 421Glossary 431On This Book's Website:Appendix B SWITCH Exam Updates: Version 1.0On This Book's CD:Appendix C Memory TablesAppendix D Memory Tables Answer Keyshow more

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