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CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

Chapter Description

Prepare for the CCIE Routing and Switching Exam with this excellent study resource. Review such topics as MAC address format, VLAN trunking, transparent bridge functions, and much more.


This chapter covers the following topics needed to master the CCIE exam:

  • Local-area network (LAN) media review—Data-link protocols and media topology requirements for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet (FE), Gigabit Ethernet (GE), Token Ring, and wireless LANs (WLANs)

  • Transparent bridging (TB)—Reviews bridging functions such as shielded twisted-pair (STP), integrated routing and bridging (IRB), and concurrent routing and bridging (CRB)

  • Source-route bridging (SRB)—Reviews bridging protocols that involve Token Ring networks, such as SRB, source-route transparent bridging (SRT), source-route translational bridging (SR/TLB), remote source-route bridging (RSRB), and data-link switching (DLSw), and Routing Information Field (RIF)

  • LAN switching Topics—Reviews virtual LAN (VLAN) trunking, Fast EtherChannel (FEC), and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP); VLAN trunking topics, which include Inter-Switch Link (ISL), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1q, and Virtual Terminal Protocol (VTP); and Security topics, which include access lists, Private VLANs, and IEEE 802.1x port-based authentication

  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) LAN emulation (LANE)—Reviews ATM LANE components and the Simple Server Redundancy Protocol (SSRP)

This chapter covers the CCIE Written blueprint objectives related to bridging, local-area networks, and LAN switching. Other blueprint topics covered in this chapter include ATM LANE and LAN security.

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