CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide

Book description

Master the CCNP® ROUTE 642-902 exam with this official study guide

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP® ROUTE exam. Senior instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624, is a 28-year veteran of the networking industry. He currently works as an independent author of Cisco certification resources and occasional instructor of Cisco authorized training for Skyline ATS. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer. He is the author of several best-selling Cisco certification titles. He maintains lists of current titles, links to Wendell’s blogs, and other certification resources at

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP ROUTE exam, including:

  • Network design, implementation, and verification plans


  • OSPF

  • IGP Redistribution

  • Policy-based routing and IP service-level agreement (IP SLA)

  • BGP

  • IPv6

  • IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence

  • Routing over branch Internet connections

This volume is part of the Official Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

Table of contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedications
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Icons Used in This Book
  9. Command Syntax Conventions
  10. Foreword
  11. Introduction
  12. For More Information
  13. Part I. Perspectives on Network Planning
    1. Chapter 1. Planning Tasks for the CCNP Exams
  14. Part II. EIGRP
    1. Chapter 2. EIGRP Overview and Neighbor Relationships
    2. Chapter 3. EIGRP Topology, Routes, and Convergence
    3. Chapter 4. EIGRP Route Summarization and Filtering
  15. Part III. OSPF
    1. Chapter 5. OSPF Overview and Neighbor Relationships
    2. Chapter 6. OSPF Topology, Routes, and Convergence
    3. Chapter 7. OSPF Route Summarization, Filtering, and Default Routing
    4. Chapter 8. OSPF Virtual Links and Frame Relay Operations
  16. Part IV. Path Control
    1. Chapter 9. Basic IGP Redistribution
    2. Chapter 10. Advanced IGP Redistribution
    3. Chapter 11. Policy-Based Routing and IP Service Level Agreement
  17. Part V. BGP
    1. Chapter 12. Internet Connectivity and BGP
    2. Chapter 13. External BGP
    3. Chapter 14. Internal BGP and BGP Route Filtering
    4. Chapter 15. BGP Path Control
  18. Part VI. IPv6
    1. Chapter 16. IP Version 6 Addressing
    2. Chapter 17. IPv6 Routing Protocols and Redistribution
    3. Chapter 18. IPv4 and IPv6 Coexistence
  19. Part VII. Branch Office Networking
    1. Chapter 19. Routing over Branch Internet Connections
  20. Part VIII. Final Preparation
    1. Chapter 20. Final Preparation
  21. Part IX. Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. Answers to “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
    2. Appendix B. Conversion Tables
    3. Appendix C. Route Exam Updates
  22. Index
  23. Appendix D. Memory Tables
  24. Appendix E. Memory Tables Answer Key
  25. Appendix F. Completed Planning Practice Tables
  26. Glossary

Product information

  • Title: CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide
  • Author(s): Wendell Odom
  • Release date: February 2010
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 9781587203022