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  • Lab Exercises and Scenarios.
    • Provides students hands-on experience and understanding of routing concepts.

  • Bonus CCIE Lab.
    • Provides expert-level study for learning after course completion.

  • Aligned to CCNP Routing exam objectives.
    • Better prepares student for exam.

  • Only Cisco Systems-approved materials of its kind.
    • Students gain knowledge from the source of the exams, courses and technology of the CCNP exam.


  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 576
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-054-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-054-0

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.




The following equipment is needed to perform the labs presented in the CCNP Practical Studies: Routing book:

  • A Catalyst-based switch with 10 ports, for example Catalyst 3550, 5005, or 6509
  • Cisco 2503
  • Cisco 2611 (Terminal Server for reverse Telnet connections)
  • Cisco 2620
  • Cisco 4500 (for frame switching)
Author recommends the Cisco IOS version IP Enterprise 12.1 or higher.

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

CCNP Routing Studies: Basic Open Shortest Path First

Table of Contents

1. Internet Protocol.

Basic Internet Protocol. Variable-Length Subnet Masks (VLSM). Summarization and How to Configure Summarization. IP Helper Address. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

2. Routing Principles.

Routing IP on Cisco Routers. Distance Vector and Link-State Routing Protocols. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

3. Basic Open Shortest Path First.

Basic OSPF. Configuring OSPF in a Single Area. OSPF and Nonbroadcast Multiaccess Environments. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

4 Advanced OSPF and Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System.

Advanced OSPF. Integrated Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

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. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

6. Basic Border Gateway Protocol.

Basic Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) Defined. BGP Attributes. Configuring BGP. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

7. Advanced BGP.

Scalability with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4). Configuring Route Reflectors. Multihoming Connections to the Internet. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

8. Route Redistribution and Optimization.

Controlling Routing Updates. Redistribution Defined. Redistributing from Classless to Classful Protocols. Cisco IOS Command Syntax for Redistribution. Scenarios. 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. Summary.

9. CCNP Routing Self-Study Lab.

How to Best Use This Chapter. The Goal of the Lab. Physical Connectivity (1 Hour). Catalyst Switch Setup 6509 (0.25 Hours). IP Address Configuration (0.5 Hours). IGP Routing (7 Hours). BGP Routing Configuration (5 Hours). IBGP Configuration (2 Hours). EBGP Configuration (1 Hour). Advanced BGP Configuration: Policy Routing (1 Hour). Advanced BGP Configuration: Attribute Modification (1 Hour). Self-Study Lab Solution. Summary.

Appendix A. Study Tips.

Strategies for Cisco Exam Preparation. Hands-On Experience. Strategies for the Exam. Cisco Certification Status.

Appendix B. What to Do After CCNP?

Steps Required to Achieve CCIE Certification. CCIE Qualification Exam Test Format. CCIE Lab Exam Test Format.

Appendix C. Answers to Review Questions.

Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8.

Appendix D. CCIE Preparation-Sample Multiprotocol Lab.

Basic Setup (1 Hour). IP Configuration and IP Addressing (No Time). Frame Relay Setup (0.5 Hours). IGP Routing (3 Hours). IPX Configuration (1 Hour). Basic ISDN Configuration (0.5 Hours). DLSw+ Configuration (0.75 Hours). Flash Configuration (0.20 Hours). VTY Changes (0.20 Hours). HTTP Server (0.20 Hours). Catalyst 6509 Password Recovery (0.20 Hours). Private Address Space Allocation (0.20 Hours). BGP Routing Configuration (0.75 Hours).



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