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Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching Combo Special

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voic... Show More
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ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing

Lesson 1 – Getting Started with Cisco CCNP ROUTE Training
In this lesson, we’ll look at what we’ll cover in the course, you’ll meet your instructor, and we’ll discuss the routing system we’ll build throughout the course.

Lesson 2 – IP Routing Fundamentals Review
In this lesson, we’ll review the fundamental principles of Internet Protocol routing, consider key technology elements, and examine general principles used throughout the course.
Routing Theory
Classful vs. Classless Routing
Static and Default Routing
Fundamentals of Dynamic Routing Protocols

Lesson 3 – CCNP ROUTE Lab Setup
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the Cisco routing environment that we will build in increments throughout the course. When completed, it will represent a fully functional and operational lab similar to an actual production system.
Lab Topology Overview: Topology
Lab Topology Overview: Accessing Resources
Lab Setup Demo
Lab Topology Overview: Hardware in Use
Lab Topology Overview: Software in Use
Outline of Tasks to Be Performed
Desired End State Configuration
How the Lab Tasks Map to the Exam Blueprint

Lesson 4 – EIGRP Planning and Design Process
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the planning, verification, and design steps required to implement EIGRP correctly. This will include exam planning topics as well as practical, real – world considerations.
Unique Characteristics of EIGRP
When EIGRP is the Best Design Choice
EIGRP Planning Methodology
Implementation Steps
Transitioning to EIGRP from Another Protocol

Lesson 5 – EIGRP Fundamentals
In this lesson, we’ll review the technical details of the EIGRP protocol, including metric calculation processes, neighbor relationships, and operational characteristics. In addition, we will begin the process of device configuration in our lab environment.
EIGRP Protocol Mechanics
Tables Used by EIGRP
EIGRP Metric Calculations
Configuration of Basic EIGRP Lab Exercises
EIGRP Lab Configuration Demo
Verification of EIGRP
Process/Operation
EIGRP Verification Demo

Lesson 6 – Advanced EIGRP Topics
In this lesson, we’ll examine more complex features in EIGRP and apply those concepts practically with advanced hands – on lab exercises.
Neighbor Authentication
Default Routes
Default Routes Demo
Route Summarization
Route Filtering Functionality
Unequal Cost Load Balancing
EIGRP Stub Routing
Configuration of Advanced EIGRP Lab Exercises
EIGRP Configuration Demo

Lesson 7 – EIGRP Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll thoroughly examine common routing issues with EIGRP and their corresponding solutions, as well as outline a troubleshooting process to enhance success.
Troubleshooting Model
Common Issues and Resolution Steps
Relevant Debug and Show Commands
Troubleshooting Demo
Dealing with Cisco TAC

Lesson 8 – OSPF Planning and Design Process
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the planning, verification, and design steps required to correctly implement the complex OSPF protocol. This will include exam planning topics as well as practical, real – world considerations.
Unique Characteristics of OSPF
When OSPF is the Best Design Choice
OSPF Planning Methodology
Implementation Steps
OSPF Commands Demo
Transitioning to OSPF from Another Protocol

Lesson 9 – OSPF Fundamentals
In this lesson, we’ll review the technical details of the OSPF protocol, including metric calculation processes, neighbor relationships, and operational characteristics. In addition, we will begin the process of device configuration in our lab environment.
OSPF Neighbor Relationships
OSPF Router Types
OSPF Packet Types
Topology Exchange Process
Tables Used by OSPF
OSPF Metric Calculations
Configuration of Basic OSPF Lab Exercises
OSPF Lab Demo
Verification of OSPF Process/Operation

Lesson 10 – Advanced OSPF Topics Part I
In this lesson, we’ll examine the many more complex features in OSPF and apply those concepts practically with advanced hands – on lab exercises.
OSPF Authentication
OSPF Network Types
OSPF Area Types
OSPF Area Configuration Demo
Default Routes

Lesson 11 – Advanced OSPF Topics Part II
In this lesson, we’ll thoroughly examine common routing issues with EIGRP and their corresponding solutions, as well as outline a troubleshooting process to enhance success.
Route Summarization
Route Filtering Functionality
Virtual Links
Configuration of Advanced OSPF Lab Exercises

Lesson 12 – OSPF Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll take a look at some common OSPF issues that may come up, and ways to alleviate them.
Troubleshooting Model
Common Issues and Resolution Steps
Relevant Debug and Show Commands
Debug and Show Commands Demo
Dealing with Cisco TAC

Lesson 13 – BGP Planning and Design Process
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the planning, verification, and design steps required to correctly implement the BGP exterior routing protocol. This will include exam planning topics as well as practical, real – world considerations.
Unique Characteristics of BGP
When BGP is the Best Design Choice
BGP with Route Server Demo
BGP Planning Methodology
Implementation Steps
Verification Steps
Transitioning to BGP from Another Protocol

Lesson 14 – BGP Fundamentals
In this lesson, we’ll examine the building blocks of the BGP exterior routing protocol, including both internal and external BGP, the path selection process, and mechanics involved. In addition, we will add BGP into the existing lab environment.
BGP Protocol Mechanics
External BGP (eBGP)
Internal BGP (iBGP)
BGP Demo
BGP Metric Calculations
Configuration of Basic BGP Lab Exercises
Configure BGP Demo
Verification of BGP Process/Operation
Verification of BGP Demo

Lesson 15 – Advanced BGP Topics Part I
In this lesson, we will build on the foundational elements of BGP and introduce more complex protocol functions, and add those elements to the lab configuration.
BGP Authentication
Default Routes
Route Summarization
Route Filtering Functionality
BGP Route Server Demo
BGP Peer Groups

Lesson 16 – Advanced BGP Topics Part II
In this lesson, we will continue to build on the foundational elements of BGP we discussed in the previous lesson and introduce more complex protocol functions, and add those elements to the lab configuration.
BGP Path Attribute Manipulation
Configuration of Advanced BGP Lab Exercises
Advanced BGP Configuration Demo

Lesson 17 – BGP Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we will complete the consideration of BGP by examining common issues and their corresponding solutions, including verification processes.
Troubleshooting Model
Common Issues and Resolution Steps
Relevant Debug and Show Commands
Troubleshooting Commands Demo
Dealing with Cisco TAC

Lesson 18 – Route Redistribution Part I
In this lesson, we will how to effectively share routes between different routing protocols, including EIGRP, OSPF, BGP as well as connected and static routes. In addition, we will consider additional path control mechanisms and configure these in our lab environment.
Planning and Design for Redistribution
Configuring Redistribution into EIGRP

Lesson 19 – Route Redistribution Part II
In this lesson, we will how to effectively share routes between different routing protocols, including EIGRP, OSPF, BGP as well as connected and static routes. In addition, we will consider additional path control mechanisms and configure these in our lab environment.
Configuring Redistribution into OSPF/BGP
Configuring Redistribution Demo
Verifying and Troubleshooting Redistribution

Lesson 20 – Policy – Based Routing and IP – SLA
In this lesson we will learn about, configure, and verify policy – based routing. Then we will learn about IP – SLA and how to configure it.
Understanding Policy – Based Routing
Configuring Policy – Based Routing
Policy – Based Routing Demo
Verifying Policy – Based Routing
Understanding and Configuring IP – SLA

Lesson 21 – IPv6 Routing Part I
In this lesson, we delve into the new version of the Internet Protocol, namely IP Version 6 (IPV6). Detailed considerations will include protocol specifics, routing protocol configuration, troubleshooting, and transition mechanisms, followed by lab configuration exercises.
Understanding Why IPv6 was Created
IPv6 Addressing and Services
Understanding and Configuring IPv6 Routing
Verifying IPv6 Demo

Lesson 22 – IPv6 Routing Part II
In this lesson, we delve into the new version of the Internet Protocol, namely IP Version 6 (IPV6). Detailed considerations will include protocol specifics, routing protocol configuration, troubleshooting, and transition mechanisms, followed by lab configuration exercises.
Understanding and Configuring IPv6 Routing
IPv4 and IPv6 Coexistence Mechanisms
Configuring IPv6 Lab Exercises
IPv6 Lab Demo

Lesson 23 – Enterprise Branch Office Operations
In this lesson, we will explore the nuances of branch office connectivity, including considerations of centralized operations, Virtual Private Networks, correct design principles, and overall management.
Branch Office Access Types
Branch Office Enabling Technologies
Branch Office Router Demo
Branch Office Lab Configuration Exercises

Lesson 24 – Preparing for Your CCNP ROUTE 642 – 902 Exam
In this lesson, we will discuss the specifics for successfully completing the CCNP ROUTE 642 – 902 Exam. This will include final preparation steps, logistics for the day of your exam, as well as Cisco test – taking strategies.
Final Content/Topic Overview
About the Test – Taking Environment
Understanding the Cisco Confidentiality Agreement
General Test – Taking Tips for Success
Cisco Test – Taking Strategies

Lesson 25 – Next Steps
In this lesson, we’ll wrap up the course by recapping what we’ve covered throughout the course and look at what additional steps you should take in mastering Cisco IP Routing and Switching technologies.

SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched

Lesson 1 – Getting Started with Cisco CCNP SWITCH Training
In this lesson, we’ll look at what we’ll cover in the course, you’ll meet your instructor, Joe Rinehart.

Lesson 2 – Bridging and Switching Fundamentals
In this lesson, we’ll review the foundational principles of bridging and switching theory on router and switch platforms, contrast how routers and switches perform, and other fundamental elements.
Bridging Theory
Hubs, Bridges and Switches
Cisco Switch Specifics
Contrasting Layer 3 Switching and Routing
Configuring Bridging on Routers

Lesson 3 – CCNP SWITCH Lab Setup
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the internal mechanics of Cisco switching platforms, including a detailed analysis of Ethernet, switch ports/interfaces and an overview of currently available switch types and models.
Lab Topology Overview
Outline of Tasks to Be Performed
Desired End State Configuration
How the Lab Tasks Map to the Exam Blueprint
CatTools Lab Demo

Lesson 4 – Cisco Switching Fundamentals
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the Cisco Switch environment that we will build throughout the course. When completed, it will represent a fully functional and operational lab similar to an actual production system.
Ethernet Technologies
Port and Interface Types
Content Addressable Memory
Current Cisco Switch Types/Models
Cisco Express Forwarding
Initial Lab Switch Configuration Exercises
Switch Lab Configuration

Lesson 5 – Virtual LANs (VLANs)
In this lesson, we’ll review basic LAN fundamentals, conduct a detailed study on Virtual Local Area Networks, including VLAN Trunking, Virtual Trunking Protocol, and related concepts.
LAN Fundamentals Review
VLAN Concepts and Operation
VLAN Trunking Protocols
VTP
Configuration of VLAN Lab Exercises

Lesson 6 – 802.1D Spanning – Tree Protocol
In this lesson, we’ll survey the operational details of the traditional Spanning – Tree Protocol (STP), consider Cisco enhancements to improve performance, and examine loop prevention features of switches.
Spanning – Tree Fundamentals Review
Tuning Spanning – Tree Settings
Cisco Spanning – Tree Enhancements
STP Protection Mechanisms
Configuration of Spanning – Tree Lab Exercises

Lesson 7 – RSTP and MST (802.1w)
In this lesson, we’ll look at the revised versions of Spanning – Tree, namely Rapid Spanning – Tree (RSTP) and Multiple Spanning – Tree (MST) in detail.
RSTP Port Types and States
RSTP Convergence Operations
Multiple Spanning – Tree Protocol
Configuration of RSTP/MST Lab Exercises

Lesson 8 – Layer 3 Switching
In this lesson, we’ll consider the Layer 3 aspects of Cisco switching, including Multilayer Switching, features, administration, and general operations. We’ll also discuss configuration principles.
Inter – VLAN Routing
Layer 3 Port Configuration
Switch – Based Layer 3 Functions
Configuration of Layer 3 Switching Lab Exercises

Lesson 9 – Switch – Based Security Considerations Part I
In this lesson, we’ll thoroughly examine how to implement security features on switches, both at Layer and Layer 3, and examine methods for hardening switches against potential attacks.
Understanding Switch Security Issues
Defining Levels of Trust
Profiling Potential Attackers
Anticipating Types of Attacks
VLAN Security
Access – List Contr
ol Mechanisms
Private VLANs

Lesson 10 – Switch – Based Security Considerations Part II
In this lesson, we’ll continue discussing security essentials for switches, and focus on preventing attacks on your network
Layer 2 Security Methods
Preventing Attacks on
Switches
Configuration of Switch Security Lab Exercises

Lesson 11 – Switch Support for Voice and Video
In this lesson, we’ll examine the infrastructure requirements for supporting Unified Communications (e.g., Voice and Video over IP), including Quality of Service, Voice/Video protocol mechanics, and configuration parameters.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Voice/Video Protocol Mechanics
Characteristics of Voice/Video Traffic
Layer 2 Class of Service
Configuration of Voice/Video Lab Exercises

Lesson 12 – Switch Support for 802.11 Wireless Part I
In this lesson, we’ll examine the infrastructure requirements for supporting 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, including wireless protocol mechanics, troubleshooting and configuration parameters.
Introduction to 802.11 Wireless
Radio Frequency (RF) Basics
802.11 Family of Standards
WLAN Components
WLAN Operation

Lesson 13 – Switch Support for 802.11 Wireless Part II
In this lesson, we’ll continue to look at support for wireless, and focus on the configuration in our lab setting.
Autonomous Access Points
Lightweight Access Point/Controllers
Wireless Roaming
Characteristics of Wireless Traffic
Configuration of Wireless Lab Exercises

Lesson 14 – Site and Campus Switch Design Principles
In this lesson, we’ll concentrate on design principles for switched networks, including large campus environments as well as small and medium – sized networks.
General Network Design Guidelines
VLAN Design
Redundancy Design
Security Design Process

Lesson 15 – High Availability for Switching
In this lesson, we’ll consider various methods for building redundancy into switched networks, including topologies, protocols, and additional design principles.
Overview of High Availability
Understanding and Configuring HSRP
Understanding and Configuring VRRP
Understanding and Configuring GLBP
Other High Availability Options
Configuration of High Availability Lab Exercises

Lesson 16 – Preparing for Your CCNP SWITCH 642 – 813 Exam
In this lesson, we will discuss the specifics for successfully completing the Preparing for Your CCNP SWITCH (642 – 813) Exam. This will include final preparation steps, logistics for the day of your exam, as well as Cisco test – taking strategies.
Final Content/Topic Overview
About the Test – Taking Environment
Understanding the Cisco Confidentiality Agreement
General Test – Taking Tips for Success
Cisco Test – Taking Strategies
Pearson Vue Walkthrough

Lesson 17 – Next Steps
In this lesson, we’ll wrap up the course by recapping what we’ve covered throughout the course and look at what additional steps you should take in mastering Cisco Unified Routing and Switching technologies.

TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining

Lesson 01 – Getting Started with Cisco CCNP TSHOOT Training
In this lesson, we’ll look at what we’ll cover in the course, you’ll meet your instructor, and we’ll discuss the simulated network we’ll reference throughout the course.

Lesson 02 – Troubleshooting 101 – Troubleshooting Models and Methodologies
In this lesson, we’ll review the foundational principles of network management, contrast popular management methodologies/models, and other fundamental elements.
Understanding Network Maintenance and Operations
Proactive and Reactive Management
Common Network Management Models
Troubleshooting Model(s)

Lesson 03 – Troubleshooting Tools
In this lesson, we’ll take an in – depth look at the types of tools that are available for network management in general, and for troubleshooting in particular.
Issue Tracking Systems
Network Management Systems
Cisco Device Tools
Cisco IOS Feature Tools
Packet Capture/Analysis Tools

Lesson 04 – VLAN and Switch Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll examine common issues with VLANs and Spanning Tree Protocol, and perform troubleshooting exercises related to such.
Review of VLANs, VTP and Trunking
Review of Spanning – Tree and CEF
Troubleshooting VLAN/Switch Problems
VLAN/Switch Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 05 – IP Services Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll review protocols involved in IP Services (e.g. NAT and DHCP), examine common issues with them, and then apply the principles in a staged lab settings.
Review of Common
IP Services
Review of IP Services Mechanics
Common Issues with IP Services
Troubleshooting IP Services Problems
IP Services Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 06 – EIGRP Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll survey the general operational principles of IP routing in general, and the EIGRP balanced – hybrid protocol in particular. In addition, we will look at commonly encountered issues with EIGRP, and engage in active troubleshooting in the lab environment.
Review of IP Routing Processes
Review of EIGRP Mechanics
Common Issues with EIGRP
Troubleshooting EIGRP Problems
EIGRP Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 07 – OSPF Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll examine the operational principles of the OSPF link – state routing protocol, look at commonly encountered issues, and engage in active troubleshooting in the lab environment.
Review of OSPF Mechanics
Common Issues with OSPF
Troubleshooting OSPF Problems
OSPF Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 08 – BGP Troubleshooting
In this lesson, we’ll examine the operational principles of the BGP path – vector routing protocol, look at commonly encountered issues, and engage in active troubleshooting in the lab environment.
Review of BGP Mechanics
Common Issues with eBGP
Common Issues with iBGP
Troubleshooting BGP Problems
BGP Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 09 – Troubleshooting Route Redistribution
In this lesson, we’ll thoroughly examine IP route redistribution from multiple protocols, potential issues, and apply these principles in the staged lab environment.
Review of Redistribution Mechanics
Common Issues with Redistribution
Troubleshooting Redistribution Problems
Redistribution Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 10 – Troubleshooting IPv6
In this lesson, we’ll review the specifics of IP Version 6, related routing protocols, and typically encountered problems. Specific lab scenarios will then be used to reinforce the troubleshooting principles of this next version of the Internet Protocol.
Review of IPv6
Review of IPv6 Routing Protocols
Common Issues with IPv6
Troubleshooting IPv6 Problems
IPv6 Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 11 – Troubleshooting Voice and Video
In this lesson, we’ll review the infrastructure requirements for voice and video applications, including protocol mechanics, troubleshooting parameters and hands – on lab demonstrations.
Review of Voice/Video Mechanic
Review of Voice Traffic Characteristics
Common Issues with Voice/Video
Troubleshooting Voice/Video Problems
Voice/Video Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 12 – Troubleshooting 802.11 Wireless
In this lesson, we’ll examine the infrastructure requirements for 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, including wireless protocol mechanics, troubleshooting parameters and hands – on lab demonstrations.
Review of 802.11 Mechanics
Review of 802.11 Traffic
Characteristics
Common Issues with 802.11
Troubleshooting 802.11 Problems
802.11 Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 13 – Troubleshooting High Availability
In this lesson, we’ll review the various methods for building redundancy into networks, including typical issues and live troubleshooting lab exercises.
Review of FHRP Mechanisms
Review of Additional HA Mechanisms
Common Issues with HA
Troubleshooting HA Problems
HA Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 14 – Troubleshooting Security
In this lesson, we’ll consider the various network security features and protocols, typically encountered problems, and troubleshooting exercises.
Review of Security Mechanisms
Common Security Issues
Troubleshooting Security Problems
Security Lab Troubleshooting Exercises

Lesson 15 – Preparing for Your CCNP TSHOOT 642 – 832 Exam
In this lesson, we will discuss the specifics for successfully completing the Preparing for Your CCNP TSHOOT (642 – 832) Exam. This will include final preparation steps, logistics for the day of your exam, as well as Cisco test-taking strategies.
Final Content/Topic Overview
About the Test – Taking Environment
Understanding the Cisco Confidentiality Agreement
General Test – Taking Tips for Success
Cisco Test – Taking Strategies

Lesson 16 – Next Steps
In this lesson, we’ll wrap up the course by recapping what we’ve covered throughout the course and look at what additional steps you should take in mastering Cisco Routing and Switching technologies

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 14th, 2017

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