CCNP Routing and Switching v2.0 Exam Practice Pack

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-12-07
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
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Are you ready to take the ROUTE, SWITCH, or TSHOOT exams for CCNP certification? You’ve learned the concepts, you have the experience to put them to real-world use, and now you want to practice, practice, practice until exam time. CCNP Routing and Switching v2.0 Exam Practice Pack, gives you three methods of proven, late-stage exam preparation in one package.
Test Engine
The CCNP practice exam engine includes hundreds of exam-realistic practice exam questions in the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice test software for each of the three ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT exams.
Flash Cards
More than 900 flash cards in customizable sets that you can tailor to your study needs. Available in the unique Cert Flash Cards Online application, so you can access from your desktop or favorite mobile devices.
Quick Reference Guides
All exam topics are covered for a quick review and refresh in a comprehensive graphical quick reference guides for each exam.

What's in the package? This product includes a print copy of the quick reference guides for all three CCNP Routing and Switching exams. The CD that accompanies the book provides readers with access to the flash cards in the Pearson IT Certification Cert Flash Cards Online application. User can also install and access the practice tests for all three exams by installing the Pearson IT Certification practice test software on the CD.

Author Biography

Denise Donohue, CCIE No. 9566, is a senior solutions architect with Chesapeake NetCraftsmen. She has worked in IT since the mid-1990s. Focusing on network design since 2004, she has consulted on a wide range of networks, private and public, of all sizes, across most industries. She is author or co-author of numerous Cisco Press networking, voice, and design books. Denise lives in Maryland with her wonderfully patient and supportive husband, Kevin, and their two much less patient dogs.


Brent Stewart, CCNP, CCDP, CCSI, MCSE, is the vice president of Managed Services at Stalwart Systems (stalwartsystems.com), an innovative IT engineering firm focused on secure IT architectures. His experience includes designing and managing a large-scale worldwide voice, video, and data network. He was a course director for Global Knowledge and participated in the development of BSCI with Cisco and has written and taught extensively on CCNA and CCNP. Brent lives in Hickory, North Carolina, with his beautiful wife, Karen, and their mischievous children Benjamin, Kaitlyn, Madelyn, and William.


Table of Contents

1. Networking Theory
1.1. CEF
1.2. Network Challenges
1.3. IP, TCP, and UDP Operations
1.4. Network Migration Strategies
2. WAN Technologies
2.1. PPP
2.2. Frame Relay
3. IP Addressing
3.1. IPv4
3.2. IPv6
4. Basic Routing Concepts
4.1. Routing Basics
4.2. Policy-Based Routing
4.3. Route Maps
5. RIP
5.1. RIP v2
5.2. RIPng
6.1. EIGRP Basics
6.2. EIGRP for IPv4 Configuration
6.3. EIGRP for IPv6 Configuration
7.1. OSPF Basics
7.2. OSPF for IPv4 Configuration
7.3. OSPF for IPv6 Configuration
8. BGP
8.1. BGP Basics
8.2. eBGP Configuration
9. Tunnels
9.1. GRE
9.2. DMVPN
9.3. EVN
10. Device Security
11. System Management
11.1. Management Protocols
11.2. NTP
11.3. DHCP – IPv4 and IPv6
11.4. NAT – Ipv4 and IPv6
12. Network Optimization
12.1. IP SLA
12.2. Netflow


1. LAN Switching Basics
1.1. Switch Administration
1.2. Layer 2 Protocols
1.3. Chassis Virtualization and Aggregation
3. Trunking
3.1. VTP
3.2. Dot1Q
4. EtherChannels
4.1. Protocols
4.2. Types
4.3. Load Balancing
4.4. Troubleshooting
5. Spanning Tree Protocol
5.1. Spanning Tree Basics
5.2. Spanning Tree Stability Mechanisms
6. Switch Security Features
7. AAA with RADIUS and TACACS+
8. System Management
9. First-Hop Redundancy Protocols


0. Tools and Methodologies
0.1. Methods – principles of troubleshooting
0.2. Procedures – approaches to troubleshooting
0.3. Practices – maintenance approaches, such as saving configs
0.4. IOS Troubleshooting tools (i.e. ping, trace, basic show commands)
0.5. Specialized tools – SNMP, Netflow, etc.
1. Troubleshooting IP networking – This section will provide some insight into common problems and troubleshooting approaches covering IP networking.
1.1. IPv4 /v6 Address Assignment
1.2. DHCP and DHCP snooping
1.3. SSH / Telnet
1.4. NTP, Syslog, SNMP
1.5. Gateway redundancy - HSRP/VRRP/GLBP
1.6. Filtering - Access lists and Route-maps (PBR)
1.7. Network Address Translation
2. Troubleshooting Switching Technologies – This section will cover troubleshooting switching issues.  Each section will provide a brief overview of the topic, some notes on common issues, and commands useful to troubleshooting.
2.1. STP
2.2. VLANs, PVLANs
2.3. SVIs
2.4. Trunking
2.5. Native VLAN mismatch
2.6. Etherchannel
2.7. PACLs and VACLs
2.8. Port Security
3. 3. Troubleshooting Switching Technologies – This section will cover troubleshooting switching issues.  Each section will provide a brief overview of the topic, some notes on common issues, and commands useful to troubleshooting.
3.1. STP
3.2. VLANs, PVLANs
3.3. SVIs
3.4. Trunking
3.5. Native VLAN mismatch
3.6. Etherchannel
3.7. PACLs and VACLs
3.8. Port Security
4. Troubleshooting Routing Technologies - This section will cover troubleshooting routing issues.  Each section will provide a brief overview of the topic, some notes on common issues, and commands useful to troubleshooting.
4.1. EIGRP (routing, configuration, authentication, Stub, summarization, filtering, passive, SIA, IPv6)
4.2. OSPF (routing, configuration, authentication, summarization, filtering, passive, adjacencies, IPv6)
4.3. BGP (routing, AS, configuration, authentication, summarization, prefix lists, filtering, neighborship, route-maps, IPv6)

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