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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® No. 2893

CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® 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® 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® 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® 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®. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587201479
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Exam Certification Guide Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 750
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Networks

Chapter 1 Network Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 5

Foundation 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 EIGRP

Chapter 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 OSPF

Chapter 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-IS

Chapter 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 Features

Chapter 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 Filtering

Implementation

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 BGP

Chapter 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 Multicasting

Chapter 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 IPv6

Chapter 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

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