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CCNP BSCI official exam certification guide
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Certification self-study series
4th ed.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Cisco Pr., 2007
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1v + 1 CD-ROM
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Accompanied by compact disc : CP 11411
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A revised edition of the self-study preparation book for the CCNP 642-801 BSCI routing exam. The book takes a modular format, with short chapters for easier comprehension, while the CD-ROM offers 200-plus questions.

Author Notes

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.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Scalable Networks
Chapter 1 Network Design"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 5
Foundation TopicsBuilding Scalable NetworksScalability
Enterprise Architecture
Hierarchical Design Model
Enterprise Composite Network Model
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 SummaryQ&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
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 MetricDUALQueries
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 SummaryQ&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 SummaryQ&A
Scenario 4-1
Scenario 4-2
Scenario Answers
Scenario 4-1 Answers
Scenario 4-2 Answers
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 SummaryQ&A
ScenariosScenario 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
Selecting an OSPF Design
Configuring OSPF in a Nonbroadcast Environment
Configuring OSPF with the Nonbroadcast OSPF Ne