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CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study), 2nd Edition


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  • Pages: 944
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-078-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-078-6

The official self-study test preparation guide for the Cisco BSCI exam #640-901

Coverage of the CCNP/CCDP/CCIP BSCI exam topics enables you to identify and fill your knowledge gaps before the exam date. You'll learn about:

  • Key routing information including classful and classless routing protocols, distance vector and link-state protocol operation, and the fields of the routing table
  • Extending IP addresses using VLSMs and route summarization and configuring the IP helper address to manage broadcasts
  • Configuring OSPF in a single area and interconnecting multiple OSPF areas
  • Configuring and managing integrated IS-IS, ISO addressing, and Level 1 and 2 area design in IS-IS
  • Configuring EIGRP, how EIGRP supports the use of VLSM and route summarization, and how EIGRP operates in an NBMA environment
  • Configuring and implementing BGP in a scalable network, including how BGP policy-based routing works within an autonomous system, configuring route reflectors, and BGP synchronization
  • Optimizing routing update operation by controlling routing update traffic, configuring route redistribution, and configuring policy-based routing

CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide is a comprehensive self-study tool for the CCNP/CCDP(r)/CCIP(tm) Building Scalable Cisco(r) Internetworks (BSCI) #640-901 exam, which evaluates your ability to build scalable, routed Cisco internetworks. This book, updated with over 100 pages of IS-IS protocol coverage, addresses all the major topics on the most recent BSCI #640-901 exam. Master the concepts and technologies upon which you will be tested with this guide, including extending IP addresses, routing principles, scalable routing protocols, managing traffic and access, and optimizing scalable internetworks.

Each chapter of the CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide focuses your study on and tests your knowledge of the subjects through specially designed assessment and study features. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes assess your knowledge and help you decide how much time you need to spend on each section within a chapter. The well-organized Foundation Topics sections detail all the exam topics you need to master. Each chapter includes a Foundation Summary that highlights essential concepts for quick reference and study. Challenging chapter-ending review questions and exercises test your knowledge of the subject matter, reinforce key concepts, and provide you with the opportunity to apply what you've learned in the chapter. In addition, a final chapter of scenarios pulls together concepts from all the chapters to ensure you can apply your knowledge in a real-world environment. Finally, the companion CD-ROM's robust testing engine includes powerful features that enable you to take practice exams that mimic the real testing environment, focus on particular topic areas, randomize answers for reusability, track your progress, and refer to the electronic text for review.

CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems(r) that can include 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

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Table of Contents

1. Cisco Certifications, the BSCI Exam, and This Books Features.

Goals of This Book. This Books Intended Audience. Prerequisites to Reading the Book. Overview of Cisco Certifications. Exams Required for Certification. Whats on the BSCI Exam. Topics in This Book. How to Use This Book to Pass the Exam. The Features of This Book. References and Suggested Reading. Strategies for The Exam Day. Icons Used in This Book. Conclusion.

2. Managing Scalable Network Growth.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction to Corporate Networks—Growth, Scalability, and Congestion. Key Requirements of a Network. Identifying the Problems Created by Network Congestion. Symptoms of Congestion. Creating a Network That Meets the Key Requirements. IP Access Lists: Alleviating Congestion with Cisco Routers. Uses of IP Access Lists. Prioritization. Reducing Network Traffic: Alternatives to Access Lists. CPU Considerations and Additional Methods for Controlling Network Traffic. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 2-1. Scenario 2-2. Scenario 2-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 2-1 Answers. Scenario 2-2 Answers. Scenario 2-3 Answers.

3. IP Addressing.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: What Is a Layer 3 Address and How Does It Affect My Life? An IP Address. Prefix Routing/CIDR. Variable-Length Subnet Masks. Summarization. Designing IP Networks. Connecting to the Outside World. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. IP Addressing Summary. Summary of CIDR. An Example of the Use of CIDR. Rules for VLSM. Advantages of Summarization. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 3-1. Scenario 3-2. Scenario 3-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 3-1 Answers. Scenario 3-2 Answers. Scenario 3-3 Answers.

4. IP Routing Principles.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: What Is a Routing Protocol? Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols. RIP Version 1. IGRP. OSPF. Convergence. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 4-1. Scenario 4-2. Scenario Answers. Scenario 4-1 Answers. Scenario 4-2 Answers.

5. Using OSPF in a Single Area.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: What Is OSPF? OSPF Neighbors. OSPF Across Nonbroadcast Multiaccess Networks. Configuring OSPF in a Single Area. Configuring OSPF over an NBMA Topology. Checking the Configuration of OSPF on a Single Router. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Routing Table. Learning a New Route. Command Summaries. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 5-1. Scenario 5-2. Scenario 5-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 5-1 Answers. Scenario 5-2 Answers. Scenario 5-3 Answers.

6. Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. OSPF in a Multiple Area Network. OSPF Areas. Design Considerations in Multiple Area OSPF. Configuring OSPF on a Multiarea Network. Checking the Configuration of OSPF on a Multiarea Network. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. OSPF Routers. Link-State Advertisements. Routing Table Codes. Command Summaries. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 6-1. Scenario 6-2. Scenario 6-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 6-1 Answers. Scenario 6-2 Answers. Scenario 6-3 Answers.

7. Configuring the Integrated IS-IS Protocol.

How Best to Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction to Integrated IS-IS. ISO Addressing for Integrated IS-IS. Integrated IS-IS Hierarchical Structure. Basic Principles of Area Routing. Integrated IS-IS Networks and Interfaces. Network Layer Protocols Used in Integrated IS-IS. Integrated IS-IS Operation. Integrated IS-IS Design Considerations. Configuring Integrated IS-IS. Verifying the Integrated IS-IS Operation. Troubleshooting the Integrated IS-IS Operation. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. The ISO Address Format (NSAP). Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 7-1. Scenario 7-2. Scenario Answers. Scenario 7-1 Answers. Scenario 7-2 Answers. Suggested Further Reading.

8. Using EIGRP in Enterprise Networks.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: EIGRP in an Enterprise Network. Operation of EIGRP. Configuring EIGRP. Verifying the EIGRP Operation. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 8-1. Scenario 8-2. Scenario Answers. Scenario 8-1 Answers. Scenario 8-2 Answers.

9. Connecting to Other Autonomous Systems—The Basics of BGP-4.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: BGP-4 and Communicating with other Autonomous Systems. BGP-4 Operation. Basic Configuration Commands to Connect to Another Autonomous System. Managing and Verifying the BGP-4 Configuration. When to Use BGP-4. When Not to Use BGP-4. Alternative Methods of Connecting to an ISP. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. The Key Features of BGP-4. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 9-1. Scenario 9-2. Scenario 9-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 9-1 Answers. Scenario 9-2 Answers. Scenario 9-3 Answers.

10. Implementing and Tuning BGP for Use in Large Networks.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction—Communicating with Other Autonomous Systems with BGP-4. Designing and Configuring a Scalable BGP-4 Network. Controlling BGP-4 Traffic. Redundant Connections into the Internet—Multihoming. Multiple Connections into the Internet. Determining the BGP-4 Path by Tuning the Attributes. Redistribution Between the IGP and BGP-4. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Route Reflectors. Prefix Lists. Routing Updates from Multihomed Connections to the Internet. BGP-4 show Commands. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 10-1. Scenario 10-2. Scenario 10-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 10-1 Answers. Scenario 10-2 Answers. Scenario 10-3 Answers.

11. Controlling Routing Updates Across the Network.

How to Best Use This Chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Introduction: Controlling the Routing Updates Using Redistribution and Filtering. Redistribution Between Routing Protocols. Configuring Redistribution. Controlling Routing Updates with Filtering. Policy-Based Routing Using Route Maps. Configuring Route Maps for Policy Routing. Verifying, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting the Redistribution Implementation. Conclusion. Foundation Summary. Methods of Controlling Routing Updates. Automatic Redistribution Between Routing Protocols. Default Administrative Distance. The Logic Used in Distribute Lists. Chapter Glossary. Q & A. Scenarios. Scenario 11-1. Scenario 11-2. Scenario Answers. Scenario 11-1 Answers. Scenario 11-2 Answers.

12. Scenarios for Final Preparation.

Further Study for Final Preparation. How to Best Use This Chapter. Scenarios. Scenario 12-1. Scenario 12-2. Scenario 12-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 12-1 Answers. Scenario 12-2 Answers. Scenario 12-3 Answers. Three-Part Scenarios. Scenario 12-4. Scenario 12-5.

Appendix A. Answers to Quiz Questions.

Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter 10. Chapter 11.

Appendix B. Sample Configurations.

Appendix C. Glossary.



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