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CCNP all-in-one desk reference for dummies
DiMarzio, J. F.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley Pub., [2003]

Physical Description:
xx, 813 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
"4 books in 1, Building scalable Cisco internetworks exam 640-901, Switching exam 640-604, Remote access exam 640-605, Support exam 640-606"--Cover.

Includes index.
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* Case studies that follow the design process form initial consultation to the end of the pilot.
* Cuts the fluff by providing just the information needed to pass the test rather than reviewing its objectives.
* CD-ROM includes fully customizable test-prep software with hundreds of sample questions modeled on actual CCNP exam questions.

Author Notes

J.F. DiMarzio, CCNP, is a network engineer and consultant

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Why the CCNP?p. 1
Taking the CCNP Examsp. 2
What Is the Purpose of the Book?p. 3
Who Should Read This Book?p. 4
How This Book Is Organizedp. 5
What's on the CDp. 6
Boson Software Router Simulatorp. 6
Boson Software CCNP Testing Suitep. 6
Sample testsp. 7
Icons Used in This Bookp. 7
Book I Building Scalable Cisco Internetworksp. 9
Chapter 1 The BSCI Examp. 11
Preparing for the BSCI Examp. 13
Scheduling the BSCI Examp. 22
Taking the BSCI Examp. 23
Chapter 2 Reviewing Routing Basicsp. 25
Quick Networking Reviewp. 26
Routing Overviewp. 34
Exploring the Routing Tablep. 37
Exploring the Routing Algorithmp. 38
Routing and Routed Protocolsp. 41
Classful and Classless Protocolsp. 41
Chapter 3 Advanced IP--Extending IP Addressesp. 45
IP Objectivesp. 46
Understanding IP Terminologyp. 47
Advanced IPp. 49
Chapter 4 What You Need to Know about OSPFp. 69
Overview of Router Metricsp. 70
OSPF Objectivesp. 70
Explain Why OSPF Is Better than RIP in a Large Internetworkp. 74
OSPF in a Single Areap. 79
OSPF in Multiple Areasp. 87
Chapter 5 Understanding Integrated IS-ISp. 99
IS-IS Exam Objectivesp. 99
Integrated IS-IS Conceptsp. 102
Identify Similarities and Differences between Integrated IS-IS and OSPFp. 107
Integrated IS-IS Operationp. 108
Configuring Integrated IS-ISp. 114
Verify Integrated IS-IS Operation of Cisco Routersp. 116
Chapter 6 Discovering Enhanced IGRPp. 123
CCNP Enhanced IGRP Objectivesp. 123
Enhanced IGRP Terminologyp. 124
Enhanced IGRP Routingp. 126
Configure Enhanced IGRPp. 135
Verify Enhanced IGRP Operationp. 137
Chapter 7 Mastering BGP Conceptsp. 145
CCNP BGP Objectivesp. 146
Understanding BGP Terminologyp. 146
Describe BGP Features and Operationp. 148
Explain How BGP Policy-based Routing Functions within an Autonomous Systemp. 156
Explain How BGP Peering Functionsp. 157
Describe and Configure External and Internal BGPp. 158
Describe BGP Synchronizationp. 163
Explain and Configure BGP Route Reflectorsp. 164
BGP Confederationsp. 165
Describe and Configure Policy Control in BGPp. 167
BGP Communities and Peer Groupsp. 170
Verifying BGP Operationp. 172
Chapter 8 Router Optimizationp. 177
CCNP Optimization Objectivesp. 177
Routing Terminologyp. 178
Select and Configure the Different Ways to Control Routing Update Trafficp. 179
Explain and Configure Route Redistributionp. 186
Configure Policy-Based Routing Using Route Mapsp. 193
Verify Policy-Based Routingp. 197
Chapter 9 BSCI Exam (640-901) Practice Examp. 203
Book II Cisco Switchingp. 223
Chapter 1 The Switching Examp. 225
Preparing for the Examp. 226
Scheduling the Examp. 228
Taking the Switching Examp. 228
Chapter 2 Introduction to Switchingp. 231
Cisco Basic Switching and CGMP Objectivesp. 232
CCNP Switching and CGMP Terminologyp. 233
Switching Basicsp. 237
Switching Campus Network Modelsp. 243
Hierarchical Network Designp. 246
Cisco Switches for Campus Designp. 249
Provide Physical Connectivity between Two Devices within a Switch Blockp. 253
Chapter 3 Exploring VLANsp. 261
CCNP VLAN Objectivesp. 261
VLAN Terminologyp. 262
Describe, Configure, and Maintain a VLANp. 265
Trunking on Cisco Switchesp. 272
Chapter 4 Multilayer Switchingp. 283
Cisco Multilayer Switching Objectivesp. 283
CCNP MLS Terminologyp. 284
Discovering Multilayer Switching (MLS)p. 286
Cisco MLS Hardwarep. 287
Configuring and Using MLSp. 289
Chapter 5 Spanning Tree Protocolp. 299
Cisco Spanning Tree Protocol Objectivesp. 299
CCNP Spanning Tree Protocol Terminologyp. 300
Spanning Tree Protocolp. 302
Chapter 6 What Everyone Should Know about Multicastingp. 325
Unicast, Broadcast, and Multicastp. 326
Cisco Multicast and CGMP Objectivesp. 327
CCNP Multicast and CGMP Terminologyp. 327
What Is Multicast IP?p. 330
Using IGMP and CGMPp. 338
Chapter 7 Discovering HSRPp. 345
Delving into HSRP Terminologyp. 345
Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overviewp. 347
Chapter 8 Switching (640-604) Practice Examp. 359
Book III Remote Accessp. 381
Chapter 1 The Remote Access Examp. 383
Preparing for the Examp. 383
Scheduling the Remote Access Examp. 387
Taking the Remote Access Examp. 387
Chapter 2 Remote Access Hardwarep. 389
Cisco Remote Access Hardware Objectivesp. 389
CCNP Remote Access Hardware Terminologyp. 390
An Introduction to WAN Technologiesp. 391
Cisco WAN Hardwarep. 395
Specify and/or Identify the Cisco Products that Best Meet the WAN Connection Requirements for Permanent or Dial-up Access Connections/Select Cisco Equipment that Will Suit the Specific Needs of a WAN Topologyp. 395
Configuring Asynchronous Connections to a Central Site with Modemsp. 397
Chapter 3 Introduction to ISDNp. 409
Cisco ISDN and DDR Objectivesp. 409
CCNP ISDN and DDR Terminologyp. 410
Identify When to Use ISDN BRI and PRI Services and Select the Service That Best Suits a Set of Given Requirementsp. 414
Specify the Commands Used to Configure ISDN BRI and PRIp. 416
Identify the Q.921 and Q.931 Signaling and Call Set-up Sequencesp. 420
Specify the Commands Used to Configure DDR, Rotary Groups, and Dialer Profilesp. 420
Specify or Select Appropriate Dial-up Capabilities to Place a Callp. 423
Chapter 4 X.25 and Frame Relayp. 429
Cisco Objectives for X.25 and Frame Relayp. 429
CCNP X.25 and Frame Relay Terminologyp. 430
Specify the Commands and Procedures to Configure an X.25 WAN Connection between the Central Office and Branch Officep. 432
Specify the Commands and Procedures Used to Configure a Frame Relay WAN Connection between the Central Office and Branch Officep. 438
Chapter 5 Using PPP, PAP, and CHAPp. 447
Cisco PPP, PAP, and CHAP Objectivesp. 447
CCNP PPP, PAP, and CHAP Terminologyp. 448
Configuring PPP and Controlling Network Access with PAP and CHAPp. 449
Providing Connectivity via IP Addressingp. 452
IP Address Poolsp. 454
Configuring a PPP Connection between the Central Site and a Branch Officep. 456
Configuring PAP or CHAP Authentication to Allow Access to a Secure Sitep. 459
Configuring Multilink PPP to Increase the Data Throughputp. 460
Configuring a PPP Link for Callbackp. 465
Verifying Proper PPP Configuration and Troubleshooting an Incorrect PPP Configurationp. 468
Accessing the Central Site with Windows 95/Configuring a PC to Complete a Dial-up Call to the Central Site Router through the Traditional Telephone Networkp. 469
Chapter 6 Introduction to AAA and CiscoSecurep. 475
Cisco AAA Objectivesp. 476
CCNP AAA Terminologyp. 476
Defining AAAp. 477
Using AAA to Scale Access Control in an Expanding Networkp. 482
Specify, Recognize, or Describe the Security Features of CiscoSecure and the Operation of a CiscoSecure Serverp. 491
CiscoSecure Featuresp. 491
Specify the Commands Used to Configure AAA on a Router to Control Access from Remote Access Clientsp. 492
Chapter 7 Enabling Dialer Interfaces and Back-up Connectionsp. 499
Cisco-Provided Back-up Link Objectivesp. 499
Cisco Back-up Link Terminologyp. 500
Discussing Dialer Interfacesp. 501
Specify the Procedure and Commands Used to Configure a Back-up Connection that Activates upon Primary Line Failurep. 503
Specify the Procedure and Commands Used to Configure a Back-up Connection to Activate when the Primary Line Reaches a Specified Thresholdp. 504
Specify the Procedure and Commands Used to Configure a Dialer to Function as Backup to the Primary Interfacep. 505
Chapter 8 Understanding NAT and PATp. 513
Cisco NAT and PAT Objectivesp. 513
Cisco NAT/PAT Terminologyp. 514
A Quick Word about IP Addressesp. 514
Describe How NAT and PAT Operatep. 515
Specify the Commands and Procedures to Configure NAT and PAT to Allow Reuse of Registered IP Addresses in a Private Networkp. 522
Verify Proper Configuration of NAT and PAT with Available Cisco Verification Commandsp. 532
Chapter 9 Exploring Queue Managementp. 537
Cisco Queuing Objectivesp. 537
CCNP Queuing Terminologyp. 538
Determine Why Queuing Is Enabled, Identify Alternative Queuing Protocols that Cisco Products Support, and Determine the Best Queuing Method to Implementp. 538
Specify the Commands to Configure Weighted-Fair, Priority, and Custom Queuingp. 545
Specify the Commands and Procedures Used to Verify Proper Queuing Configuration and Troubleshoot Incorrect Configurationp. 549
Specify the Commands and Procedures Used to Effectively Select and Implement Compressionp. 550
Chapter 10 Remote Access (640-605) Practice Examp. 557
Book IV Supportp. 577
Chapter 1 The Support Exam (640-606)p. 579
Preparing for the Examp. 579
Scheduling the Examp. 581
Taking the Support Examp. 581
Chapter 2 Support Resourcesp. 583
Cisco Support Resource Objectivesp. 583
CCNP Support Terminologyp. 584
Describe the Types and Purposes of Tools Commonly Used for Network Troubleshooting Processesp. 584
Describe and Use the Cisco Information Resources (Especially Those in the CCO World Wide Web Site) that Can Assist with Troubleshooting Processesp. 589
List the Preferred Methods for Escalation of Troubleshooting Issues to Cisco's Service and Support Programsp. 594
Chapter 3 Back to Basics (The Scientific Method)p. 599
Cisco Troubleshooting Method Objectivesp. 599
CCNP Troubleshooting Method Terminologyp. 599
Identify and Use Cisco IOS Software Commands and Debug Utilities to Filter, Capture, and Display Protocol Traffic Flowsp. 600
Describe an Efficient Problem-Solving Method when Troubleshooting and Documenting Internetwork Problemsp. 604
Chapter 4 Where Do Routers Fail?p. 613
Cisco Router Troubleshooting Objectivesp. 613
CCNP Router Troubleshooting Terminologyp. 613
Bonus Objective! Common Router Problemsp. 614
Use Troubleshooting Tools and Minimize Their Impact on a Cisco Router's Switching Type and Data Flowp. 615
Chapter 5 Where Do Switches Fail?p. 625
Cisco Switch Troubleshooting Objectivesp. 625
CCNP Switch Troubleshooting Terminologyp. 625
Apply Diagnostic VLAN Tools to Switched and Routed VLAN Configuration Problems/Use Proven Problem-Isolation Techniques to List the Symptoms of Catalyst 5000 and VLAN Problems on Switched Ethernet Networksp. 626
Demonstrate Knowledge of Common Data Link Layer Characteristics and Key Troubleshooting Targets Likely to Be Found in a Campus Networkp. 637
Use Cisco IOS Router Troubleshooting Commands with Catalyst Switch Troubleshooting Commandsp. 639
Chapter 6 Protocol Diagnosticsp. 643
Cisco Protocol Diagnostics Objectivesp. 643
CCNP Protocol Diagnostics Terminologyp. 644
Demonstrate Knowledge of Troubleshooting Targets for Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Protocolsp. 644
Demonstrate Knowledge of Connection Sequences and Key Troubleshooting Targets within TCP/IP, Novell IPX, and AppleTalkp. 646
Use Proven Problem Isolation Techniques to List the Symptoms of Common TCP/IP Problemsp. 651
Apply Diagnostic Tools to Solve Network Problems that Include Systems Running TCP/IP with Windows NT/95 Clients and Serversp. 656
Use Proven Problem Isolation Techniques to List the Symptoms of Common Novell IPX Problems on Router Networksp. 657
Use Proven Problem Isolation Techniques to List the Symptoms of Common AppleTalk Problems on Router Networksp. 658
Use Cisco IOS Commands and Problem Isolation Techniques to Identify the Symptoms of Common ISDN BRI Problemsp. 659
Chapter 7 Support (640-606) Practice Examp. 667
Book V Appendixesp. 683
Appendix A Top Ten Study Sitesp. 685 685
www.certyourself.comp. 686
www.groupstudy.comp. 686
www.ccstudy.comp. 686
www.boson.comp. 686
www.transcender.comp. 686 687
www.cramsession.comp. 687
www.networkstudyguides.comp. 687
www.gdd.netp. 688 688
Appendix B Top Ten Test Day Tipsp. 689
Relaxp. 689
Don't Try to Cram Everything Inp. 689
Don't Rushp. 690
Stay Focusedp. 690
Review Your Major Points and Objectivesp. 690
Take a Practice Examp. 690
Double-Check the Location of the Examp. 691
If You Get Stumped, Guessp. 691
Write Down Memorized Information before the Examp. 691
Think Positivep. 691
Appendix C About the CDp. 693
System Requirementsp. 693
Using the CD with Microsoft Windowsp. 694
What You'll Find on the CDp. 695
Troubleshootingp. 696
Appendix D Cisco Command Reference Sheetsp. 699
Privilege Mode Commandsp. 713
Appendix E Cisco Refreshersp. 727
Cisco IOS Refresherp. 727
Cisco Command Refresherp. 729
OSI Model Refresherp. 733
Appendix F Glossary of Termsp. 739
Indexp. 763