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, 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®-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.