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CCNP practical studies : routing
Benjamin, Henry.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Cisco Press, [2002]

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xxi, 554 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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For preparation for the CCNP Routing exam, this set contains lab exercises that give readers the benefit of hands-on experience to apply in their exam studies. The tutorial helps CCNP candidates and newly minted CCNPs apply their newly gained theoretical knowledge into working experience.

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Practice for the CCNP BSCI exam with hands-on, networking lab scenarios

Ramp up your routing know-how with more than 40 practical lab scenarios Reinforce your CCNP exam preparation with step-by-step, hands-on router configuration Get up to speed with advanced OSPF and IS-IS configuration, summarization, and redistribution Gain proficiency in an advanced BGP environment with synchronization, communities and peer groups, and static and policy-based routing Perfect your EIGRP configuration and summarization skills Apply proficiency gained throughout the book with RIP to OSPF migration Use VLSMs to extend the use of IP addresses Test routing connectivity using accepted troubleshooting techniques Take your preparation to the next level with a bonus CCIE lab, written by a prominent member of the CCIE team at Cisco Systems

Indispensable as both a router configuration guide and a preparation tool for the CCNP BSCI exam (#640-901), CCNP Practical Studies: Routing will prepare you for the exam and give you the hands-on experience to apply your knowledge on the job. CCNP Practical Studies: Routing provides you with routing and configuration information from IP basics to advanced routing concepts and protocols, such as BGP and IS-IS, which is the newest addition to the BSCI exam. Each chapter focuses on a specific routing technology or protocol with a battery of scenarios and practical exercises that you can either configure using your home, work, or remote-access lab equipment or follow along by reviewing the book''s example tasks. The five lab scenarios in each chapter serve to challenge your understanding of the chapter topics and measure your aptitude as a CCNP candidate, while providing concrete examples of the challenges faced in real-world configuration.

CCNP Practical Studies: Routing provides you with practical information on all of the important concepts central to the CCNP Routing exam, including basic and advanced BGP and OSPF, EIGRP, route reflectors, IP routing principles, and IS-IS. Begin with basic lab scenarios that cover displaying and analyzing IP routing tables and using show and debug commands. Then graduate to more advanced lab scenarios, such as routing between a classful and a classless network; configuring VLSM; and working with multihomed BGP and connections to ISPs. Lab scenarios at the end of the book take you step-by-step through route optimization and redistribution. This book also contains a bonus CCIE(r)-level lab, which takes you beyond the professional level labs and onto the next step in becoming a hands-on routing expert.

Whether you are seeking practical knowledge to enhance your preparation for the CCNP BSCI exam or you are a newly minted CCNP looking for hands-on experience to hone your on-the-job skills, CCNP Practical Studies: Routing has what you need to take your practical routing skills to the next level.

Henry Benjamin , CCIE #4695, is a triple-certified CCIE, having certified in Routing and Switching in 1999, ISP Dial in 2001, and Communications and Services in 2002. Henry has more than 10 years of experience with Cisco networks, including the planning, design, and implementation of large IP networks running IGRP, EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF. Most recently, Henry has worked for a large IT organization based in Sydney Australia, as a key network designer, designing and implementing networks all over Australia and Asia.

Over the past two years, Henry has been a key member of the CCIE global team based in Sydney, Australia. As a senior and core member of the team, his responsibilities include writing new laboratory examinations and questions for the sought-after CCIE Routing and Switching track, CCIE Security, CCIE Communications and Services, and the CCIE written recertification examinations. Henry has authored two other titles, CCNP Practical Studies: Routing by Cisco Press, and CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram. Henry holds a bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree from Sydney University.

Table of Contents

1 Internet Protocol
Basic Internet Protocol
Variable-Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)
Summarization and How to Configure Summarization
IP Helper Address
Scenario 1-1 Configuring a Cisco Router for IP
Scenario 1-2 Efficiently Configuring a Network for IP
Scenario 1-3 Configuring IP VLSM for a Large Network
Scenario 1-4 Summarization with EIGRP and OSPF
Scenario 1-5 Configuring IP Helper Address
Practical Exercise: IP
Review Questions
2 Routing Principles
Routing IP on Cisco Routers
Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols
Scenario 2-1 Routing IP on Cisco Routers
Scenario 2-2 Basic OSPF
Scenario 2-3 Basic IGRP
Scenario 2-4 Basic EIGRP
Scenario 2-5 Using the show, ping, trace, and debug Commands
Practical Exercise: RIP Version
2 Practical Exercise Solution
Review Questions
3 Basic Open Shortest Path First
Basic OSPF
Configuring OSPF in a Single Area
OSPF and Nonbroadcast Multiaccess Environments
Scenario 3-1 Configuring OSPF in a Single Area
Scenario 3-2 Configuring OSPF in Multiple Areas
Scenario 3-3 How OSPF Monitors, Manages, and Maintains Routes
Scenario 3-4 OSPF over Frame Relay in an NBMA Environment
Scenario 3-5 Verifying OSPF Routing
Practical Exercise: Routing OSPF
Review Questions
4 Advanced OSPF and Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System
Advanced OSPF
Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System
Scenario 4-1 Configuring OSPF with Multiple Areas
Scenario 4-2 Configuring OSPF Summarization
Scenario 4-3 Configuring Integrated IS-IS
Scenario 4-4 OSPF and Integrated IS-IS Redistribution
Scenario 4-5 Recommendations for Designing OSPF Networks
Practical Exercise: OSPF and RIP Redistribution
Practical Exercise Solution
Review Questions
5 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
Introduction to Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Discovering and Maintaining Routes in EIGRP
EIGRP in NBMA Environments
EIGRP Route Summarization and Large IP Network Support
Scenario 5-1 Configuring EIGRP
Scenario 5-2 Summarization with EIGRP
Scenario 5-3 EIGRP and VLSM
Scenario 5-4 Configuring Advanced EIGRP and Redistribution
Scenario 5-5 Verifying EIGRP Configuration
Practical Exercise: EIGRP
Review Questions
6 Basic Border Gateway Protocol
Basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) Defined
BGP Attributes
Configuring BGP
Scenario 6-1 EBGP and IBGP
Scenario 6-2 BGP and Static Routes
Scenario 6-3 BGP with Policy-Based Routing
Scenario 6-4 BGP with Communities and Peer Groups
Scenario 6-5 Verifying BGP Operation
Practical Exercise: EBGP and Attributes
Practical Exercise Solution
Review Questions
7 Advanced BGP
Scalability with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4)
Configuring Route Reflectors
Multihoming Connections to the Internet
Scenario 7-1 Configuring Route Reflectors
Scenario 7-2 Configuring Advanced BGP Route Reflectors
Scenario 7-3 Configuring Dual-Homing ISP Connections
Scenario 7-4 Configuring Prefix Lists
Scenario 7-5 Monitoring BGP and Verifying Correct Operation
Practical Exercise: Advanced BGP
Review Questions
8 Route Redistribution and Optimization
Controlling Routing Updates
Redistribution Defined
Redistributing from Classless to Classful Protocols
Cisco IOS Command Syntax for Redistribution
Scenario 8-1 Redistributing Between RIP and IGRP
Scenario 8-2 Migrating from RIP to OSPF in the Core
Scenario 8-3 Redistributing Between EIGRP and OSPF
Scenario 8-4 Route Summarization Using Static Routes
Scenario 8-5 Route Summarization Without Using Static Routes
Practical Exercise: Redistribution
Practical Exercise Solution
Review Questions
9 CCNP Routing Self-Study Lab
How to Best Use This Chapter
The Goal of the Lab
Physical Connectiv