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ccnp: building cisco multilayer switched networks study guide (642-811)
CCNP: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks Study Guide (642-811)
by Terry Jack ISBN:078214294x
Sybex © 2003 (562 pages)

This book prepares you for Cisco’s Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam, 642-811.

Table of Contents
CCNP—Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks—Study Guide
Introduction
Assessment Test
Chapter 1 - The Campus Network
Chapter 2 - Connecting the Switch Block
Chapter 3 - VLANs, Trunks, and VTP
Chapter 4 - Layer 2 Switching and the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Chapter 5 - Using Spanning Tree with VLANs
Chapter 6 - Inter-VLAN Routing
Chapter 7 - Multilayer Switching (MLS)
Chapter 8 - Understanding and Configuring Multicast Operation
Chapter 9 - Quality of Service (QoS)
Chapter 10 - Catalyst Switch Technologies
Appendix A - Commands Used in This Book
Appendix B - Internet Multicast Addresses
Appendix C - The 2924 Switch Series Commands
Glossary
Index
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Sidebars

ccnp: building cisco multilayer switched networks study guide (642-811)
CCNP: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks Study Guide (642-811)
by Terry Jack ISBN:078214294x
Sybex © 2003 (562 pages)

This book prepares you for Cisco’s Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam, 642-811.

Here’s the book you need to prepare for Cisco’s Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam, 642-811. This Study Guide provides:

  • In-depth coverage of key exam topics
  • Practical information on designing and implementing multilayer switched networks
  • Hundreds of challenging review questions
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a test engine and electronic flashcards

Authoritative coverage of all exam topics, including:

  • Utilizing the Enterprise Composite Model for designing networks
  • Using the Switching Database Manager within a Catalyst switch
  • Operating managed VLAN services on a switched network
  • Configuring and verifying 802.1Q and ISL trunks
  • Configuring access ports for static and multi-VLAN membership
  • Increasing bandwidth for interswitch connections with Fast and Gigabit EtherChannels
  • Enabling Spanning Tree Protocol on ports and VLANs
  • Converting CatOS to native IOS on Catalyst switches
  • Implementing IP telephony in a switched network environment
  • Planning, configuring, and implementing QOS

About the Author

Terry Jack, CCIE #4069, is technical director of GlobalNet Training Ltd, a UK-based training company. A communications professional for 35 years, Terry has worked with Cisco routers for over 15 years, and also works as a freelance consultant. He is the author of several training courses, and has been presenting Cisco and internetworking training classes for the last 10 years.

CCNP—Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks—Study Guide

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Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks Exam (BCMSN 642-811)

OBJECTIVE

CHAPTER

Technology

 

Describe the Enterprise Composite Model used for designing networks and explain how it addresses enterprise network needs for performance, scalability and availability.

1

Describe the physical, data-link and network layer technologies used in a switched network, and identify when to use each.

1, 4

Explain the role of switches in the various modules of the Enterprise Composite Model (Campus Infrastructure, Server Farm, Enterprise Edge, Network Management).

1

Explain the function of the Switching Database Manager [specifically Content Addressable Memory (CAM) and Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM)] within a Catalyst switch.

10

Describe the features and operation of VLANs on a switched network.

2, 3, 5

Describe the features of the VLAN trunking protocols including 802.1Q, ISL (emphasis on 802.1Q) and dynamic trunking protocol.

6

Describe the features and operation of 802.1Q Tunneling (802.1QinQ) within a service provider network.

3

Describe the operation and purpose of managed VLAN services.

3

Describe how VTP versions 1 and 2 operate including domains, modes, advertisements, and pruning.

3

Explain the operation and purpose of the Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) on a switched network.

4, 5

Identify the specific types of Cisco route switch processors, and provide implementation details.

6, 10

List and describe the operation of the key components required to implement interVLAN routing.

6

Explain the types of redundancy in a multilayer switched network including hardware and software redundancy.

9

Explain how IP multicast operates on a multilayer switched network, including PIM, CGMP and IGMP.

8

Describe the quality issues with voice traffic on a switched data network, including jitter and delay.

9

Describe the QoS solutions that address voice quality issues.

9

Describe the features and operation of network analysis modules on Catalyst switches to improve network traffic management.

10

Describe Transparent LAN Services and how they are implemented in a service provider network.

9

Implementation and Operation

 

Convert CatOS to native IOS on Catalyst switches and manage native IOS images according to best practices.

10

Configure access ports for static and multi-VLAN membership.

3, 6

Configure and verify 802.1Q trunks.

3, 6

Configure and verify ISL trunks.

3, 6

Configure VTP domains in server, client and transparent modes.

3

Enable Spanning Tree on ports and VLANs.

4, 5

Configure Spanning Tree parameters including: port priority, VLAN priority, root bridge, BPDU guard, PortFast and UplinkFast.

5

Implement IP technology on a switched network with auxiliary VLANs.

3

Configure and verify router redundancy using HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, SRM, and SLB.

9

Configure QoS features on multilayer switched networks to provide optimal quality and bandwidth utilization for applications and data.

9

Configure Fast EtherChannel and Gigabit EtherChannel to increase bandwidth for interswitch connections.

2, 5

Planning and Design

 

Compare end-to-end and local VLANs, determine when to use each.

3

Design a VLAN configuration with VTP to work for a given specific scenario.

3

Select multilayer switching architectures, given specific multilayer switching needs.

7

Describe the general design models when implementing IP telephony in a switched network environment.

9

Plan QoS implementation within a multilayer switched network.

9