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CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide


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The official test preparation guide for Routing and Switching exam 350-001

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  • CD-ROM Testing Engine and Chapter-ending quizzes.
    • Provides students with feedback on areas requiring further study.

  • Reviewed by CCIE Program Management.
    • The only title reviewed and approved by the CCIE Program Group, the creators and administrators of the CCIE certification exams.

  • Aligned to CCIE exam objectives.
    • Better prepares student for exam.

  • Only Cisco Systems-approved materials of its kind.
    • Students gain knowledge from the source of the exams, courses and technology of the CCIE exam.

  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-053-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-053-3

The official preparation guide for the new CCIE Routing and Switching written exam

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide is a comprehensive study and assessment tool. Written and reviewed by CCIEs and developed with the assistance of the CCIE program manager, this book is appropriate preparation for the new CCIE Routing and Switching qualification exam released in August 2002 by Cisco Systems. You've logged in hours learning a broad range of advanced concepts, you have applied them to real-world networks, and now you're ready to increase and reinforce your knowledge in preparation for Cisco Systems' CCIE Routing and Switching written exam. Optimize your study time by assessing your knowledge of the material at the start and close of each chapter with customized quizzes for each topic. Assist your memory by reviewing summary information at the end of each chapter, which presents you with the most succinct review of crucial concepts. Test your comprehension at the end of each chapter with review questions and determine the assimilation of knowledge by stepping through a series of scenarios.

Review all CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Communications and Services General Knowledge topics:

  • General routing concepts, such as the OSI model, internetworking devices, and routing protocol characteristics
  • Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and wireless LANs
  • Transparent bridging, VLANs, and VLAN trunking
  • Frame Relay, ATM, and SONET/SDH
  • RIP, IGRP, and EIGRP
  • OSPF and IS-IS
  • BGP, route reflectors, and confederations
  • Queuing, MPLS, CAR, and traffic shaping
  • IP multicast, IP precedence, and multiservice networks
  • Firewalls, encryption, and other security topics
  • The companion CD-ROM includes over 200 practice exam questions in a simulated testing environment, customizable so you can focus on the areas in which you need the most review. With experience and training under your belt, this book enables you to retain and master the knowledge vital for passing the CCIE written exam and brings you that much closer to being a fully certified CCIE.

    CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide is part of a recommended study program from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners, hands-on experience, and self-study guides from Cisco Press. In order to find out more about instructor-led, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

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    CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

    Table of Contents

    1. CCIE Certification, Test Preparation, and Using This Book.

    Cisco Certifications. Cisco Certification Areas. CCIE Certifications. CCIE R&S. CCIE C&S. CCIE Written Exam Objectives. CCIE R&S Written Exam Objectives. CCIE C&S Written Exam General Knowledge Objectives. Test Preparation, Test-Taking Tips, and Using This Book

    2. Networking Concepts Review.

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. The OSI Reference Model. Physical Layer (OSI Layer 1). Data-Link Layer (OSI Layer 2). Network Layer (OSI Layer 3). Transport Layer (OSI Layer 4). Session Layer (OSI Layer 5). Presentation Layer (OSI Layer 6). Application Layer (OSI Layer 7). Example of Layered Communication. Numeric Conversion. Hexadecimal Numbers. Binary Numbers. General Routing Concepts. Hierarchical Model for Networks. Basic Internetworking Devices. Routing Protocol Characteristics. References Used. Foundation Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    3. Cisco Equipment Operations.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Infrastructure. Central Processing Unit (CPU). Primary Memory. Nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM). Read-Only Memory (ROM). Boot Flash. Flash Memory. Configuration Register. Router Modes. ROM Monitor. Boot Mode. User Exec Mode. Privileged Exec Mode. Configuration Mode. Initial Configuration Dialog. Router Operations. Password Security. TFTP. Configuration File Manipulation. Password Recovery. Accessing Devices. Router CLI. Debug. Switch Commands. References Used. Foundation Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    4. Local-Area Networks and LAN Switching.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. LAN Media Review. MAC Address Format. Ethernet. Token Ring. Wireless LANs. Transparent Bridging (TB). Bridges and STP. CRB. IRB. SRB. SRB Operation. SRT. SR/TLB. RSRB. DLSw+. LAN Switching Topics. VLAN Trunking. ISL. IEEE 802.1q. VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP). Fast EtherChannel (FEC). CDP. LAN Security. ATM LANE. ATM LANE Components. LANE Join and Circuit Establishment Operation. SSRP. References Used. Foundation Summary. Media Specifications. Process for a Station to Insert into the Token Ring. Transparent Bridge Functions. Transparent Bridge Port States. STP. CRB. RIF. VLAN Trunking. FEC. CDP. LANE. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 4-1. Scenario 4-2.

    5. Wide-Area Networks.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Physical Layer Access. Synchronous Lines. SONET and SDH. Dynamic Packet Transport (DPT)/Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP). X.25. X.25 VCs. X.121 Addressing. X.25 Framing. Protocol Translation. Mapping. Frame Relay. Frame Relay Encapsulation. Committed Information Rate (CIR). Local Management Interface (LMI). Data Link Connection Identifier (DLCI). Frame Relay Inverse Address Resolution Protocol (InARP). Congestion Control. Frame Relay Frame Format. Frame Relay Traffic Shaping (FRTS). Frame Relay Compression. Frame Relay map Command. Frame Relay show Commands. ISDN. ISDN Architecture. ISDN Interfaces. ISDN Layer-1 Frames. ISDN Layer-2 Protocols. ISDN Configuration. ATM Architecture. AAL. ATM Cell Format. ATM Cell Switching. ATM Connections. SSCOP. ATM Traffic Management. PNNI. ATM ES Addresses. Interim Local Management Interface (ILMI). IISP. Classical IP over ATM (CIA) (RFC 2225). IP to VC Mapping. Multiprotocol Encapsulation over AAL5 (RFC 2684). ATM Interface Configuration. References Used. Foundation Summary. ISDN Reference Points. SONET Interface Speeds. Q & A. Scenario.

    6. Internet Protocols.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. TCP/IP Protocol Architecture. Internet Protocol. IP Addressing. IP Address Classes. Private Address Space. IP Address Subnets. Transport Layer. TCP. UDP. TCP/IP Protocols, Services, and Applications. ARP. BOOTP. DHCP. Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP). ICMP. Telnet. FTP. TFTP. DNS. SNMP. NAT. IPv6. IPv6 Address Representation. References Used. Foundation Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    7. Static Routing and Distance Vector Routing Protocols.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Static Routes. Static Route Configuration. RIPv1. RIPv1 Forwarding Information Base. RIPv1 Message Format. RIPv1 Timers. RIPv1 Configuration. RIPv1 Summary. RIPv2. RIPv2 Forwarding Information Base. RIPv2 Message Format. RIPv2 Timers. RIPv2 Configuration. RIPv2 Summary. IGRP. IGRP Timers. IGRP Metrics. IGRP Configuration. IGRP Summary. EIGRP. EIGRP Components. EIGRP Timers. EIGRP Metrics. EIGRP Packet Types. EIGRP Configuration. EIGRP Summary. References Used. Foundation Summary. RIPv1 Summary. RIPv2 Summary. IGRP Summary. EIGRP Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    8. IP Link-State Routing Protocols.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. OSPF. OSPF Concepts and Design. OSPF Configuration. OSPF Summary. IS-IS. IS-IS Metrics. IS-IS Operation. IS-IS Configuration. IS-IS Summary. References Used. Foundation Summary. OSPF Summary. IS-IS Summary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 8-1. Scenario 8-2.

    9. Border Gateway Protocol.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. BGP Review. BGP Neighbors. BGP Forms of Peering Relationships. Advertising Networks. BGP Administrative Distance. BGP Filters. BGP Synchronization. BGP Attributes, Weight, and the BGP Decision Process. BGP Path Attributes. Weight. BGP Decision Process. BGP Route Dampening, Peer Groups, Route Reflectors, and Confederations. Route Dampening. BGP Peer Groups. Route Reflectors. Confederations. BGP show Commands. References Used. Foundation Summary. BGP Summary. BGP Decision Algorithm. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 9-1. Scenario 9-2. Scenario 9-3.

    10. Administrative Distance, Access Lists, Route Manipulation, and IP Multicast.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Administrative Distance. Administrative Distance Configuration. IP Access Lists. IP Access List Configuration. Route Manipulation. Route Maps. PBR. Distribute Lists. Redistribution. Route Tagging. IP Multicast Protocols. Multicast Review. IGMP. Sparse Versus Dense Multicast Routing Protocols. Multicast Source and Shared Trees. PIM. DVMRP. References Used. Foundation Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    11. Traffic Management.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Queuing Algorithms. FIFO. PQ. CQ. WFQ. Other QoS and Traffic Management Mechanisms. GTS. FRTS. RSVP. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). CAR. IEEE 802.1p. Load Balancing. WRR. RED and WRED. DSCP. Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR). PoS and IP Precedence. Compression. References Used. Foundation Summary. QoS and Traffic Mechanisms Summary. Q & A. Scenario.

    12. Multiservice Networking, IPX Networking, and Security.

    "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz. Foundation Topics. Multiservice Networks. Packet Voice. RTP. Codecs. H.323. SIP. Signaling System 7 (SS7). Tools for Better Bandwidth Utilization in VoIP Networks. curity. A. rberos. CACS. DIUS. CACS+ and RADIUS Compared. Firewalls. Encryption. Desktop Protocols. Novell IPX. Windows NT. References Used. Foundation Summary. AAA. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 12-1. Scenario 12-2.

    Appendix: Answers to Quiz Questions.

    Chapter 2 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 2 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 3 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 3 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 4 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 4 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 5 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 5 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 6 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 6 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 7 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 7 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 8 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 8 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 9 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 9 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 10 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 10 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 11 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 11 Answers to Scenario Section. Chapter 12 Answers to Q & A Section. Chapter 12 Answers to Scenario Section.



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