Topics in This Book


This section outlines the topics that will be the focus of this book. To accomplish the exam objectives set forth by Cisco (refer to Table I-2), it is important that you have a firm grasp of these topics. The topics correspond to the chapters in which they are covered.

Part I, "IP Routing Fundamentals," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 1, "IP Routing Principles"

    - The requirements of the routing process

    - The routing table

    - The differences between a classful and classless routing protocol

    - Routing versus switching

  • Chapter 2, "IP Addressing"

    - IP subnetting

    - Variable-length subnet masks (VLSM)

    - Summarization

  • Chapter 3, "Designing IP Networks"

    - Criteria in designing IP networks

    - Access lists

    - Methods to reduce network traffic

    - Private addresses

    - Network Address Translation (NAT)

    - IPv6

  • Chapter 4, "IP Distance Vector Routing Principles"

    - RIPv1 and RIPv2

    - IGRP and EIGRP

    - Administrative distance

    - Distance vector protocol convergence

    - Interior and exterior gateway protocols

  • Chapter 5, "IP Link-State Routing Principles"

    - OSPF

    - IS-IS

    - BGP

    - Link-state routing protocol convergence

    - Distance vector versus link-state routing protocols

Part II, "OSPF," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 6, "Using OSPF in a Single Area"

    - OSPF features

    - Electing the designated and backup designated routers

    - OSPF operation in a single area

    - OSPF network topologies

    - How OSPF operates in a single NBMA area WAN

  • Chapter 7, "Configuring OSPF in a Single Area"

    - How to configure OSPF in a single area

    - How to verify the operation of and troubleshoot an OSPF network

  • Chapter 8, "Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas"

    - The issues with interconnecting multiple OSPF areas

    - The differences between the possible types of areas, routers, and LSAs

    - How OSPF operates across multiple areas using NBMA

    - How OSPF supports the use of VLSM and summarization

  • Chapter 9, "Configuring OSPF Across Multiple Areas"

    - Required and optional configuration commands for configuring OSPF across multiple areas

    - A working configuration of OSPF across multiple areas

    - Verifying and troubleshooting a multiarea OSPF network

Part III, "IS-IS," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 10, "Fundamentals of the Integrated IS-IS Protocol"

    - Introduction to Integrated IS-IS

    - ISO addressing for Integrated IS-IS

    - The Integrated IS-IS hierarchical structure

    - Basic principles of area routing

    - Integrated IS-IS networks and interfaces

    - Network layer protocols used in Integrated IS-IS

  • Chapter 11, "Integrated IS-IS Protocol Operation"

    - Integrated IS-IS operation

    - Integrated IS-IS design considerations

  • Chapter 12, "Configuring Integrated IS-IS"

    - Configuring Integrated IS-IS

    - Verifying the Integrated IS-IS operation

    - Troubleshooting the Integrated IS-IS operation

Part IV, "EIGRP," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 13, "Using EIGRP in Enterprise Networks"

    - The features and operation of EIGRP

    - How EIGRP discovers, chooses, and maintains routes

    - How EIGRP supports summarization

    - How EIGRP functions in an NBMA environment

    - How EIGRP supports large networks

  • Chapter 14, "Configuring EIGRP in Enterprise Networks"

    - Configure EIGRP, both in an enterprise network and in an NBMA network

    - Verifying and troubleshooting an EIGRP configuration

Part V, "BGP," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 15, "Connecting to Other Autonomous SystemsThe Basics of BGP"

    - The features and operation of BGP

    - Design issues with BGP

    - BGP communities, peer groups, and the peering function

    - The configuration of internal and external BGP

    - How to verify the BGP configuration

  • Chapter 16, "Implementing and Tuning BGP for Use in Large Networks"

    - Scaling internal BGP

    - Configuring route reflectors

    - Determining policy control using prefix lists

    - Connecting to multiple ISPs

    - Redistributing between interior routing protocols and BGP

    - Configuring and verifying the BGP configuration

Part VI, "Redistribution and Policy-Based Routing," includes the following chapters and topics:

  • Chapter 17, "Implementing Redistribution and Controlling Routing Updates"

    - Selecting and configuring different ways to control routing updates

    - Configuring route redistribution in networks with and without redundant paths between dissimilar routing processes

    - Resolving problems occurring in a redistributed network

  • Chapter 18, "Controlling Network Traffic with Route Maps and Policy-Based Routing"

    - Configuring policy-based route maps

    - Verifying and troubleshooting route maps and policy-based routing

Part VII, "Scenarios," includes the following chapter:

  • Chapter 19, "Scenarios for Exam Preparation," contains three scenarios that test you on various topics covered throughout the book instead of concentrating on a particular technology. This challenges your understanding at a higher level and places the topics in context.

Part VIII, "Appendixes," includes the following:

  • Appendix A, "Answers to Chapter 'Do I Know This Already?' Quizzes and Q&A Sections," provides the answers to the quizzes found in Chapters 1 through 18.

  • Appendix B, "Suggested Reading," provides you with books, standards documents, and web sites that you might find helpful during exam preparation.

The Glossary provides key terms and definitions used throughout this book.

CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide
CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study, 642-801) (3rd Edition)
ISBN: 1587200856
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 194
Authors: Clare Gough © 2008-2017.
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