Practice for the CCNP BSCI exam with hands-on, networking lab scenarios>
Indispensable as both a router configuration guide and a preparation tool for the CCNP BSCI exam (#640-901), 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(r)-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.
Henry Benjamin, CCIE #4695, is a triple-certified CCIE, having certified in Routing and Switching in 1999, ISP Dial in 2001, and Communications and Services in 2002. Henry has more than 10 years of experience with Cisco networks, including the planning, design, and implementation of large IP networks running IGRP, EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF. Most recently, Henry has worked for a large IT organization based in Sydney Australia, as a key network designer, designing and implementing networks all over Australia and Asia.
Over the past two years, Henry has been a key member of the CCIE global team based in Sydney, Australia. As a senior and core member of the team, his responsibilities include writing new laboratory examinations and questions for the sought-after CCIE Routing and Switching track, CCIE Security, CCIE Communications and Services, and the CCIE written recertification examinations. Henry has authored two other titles, CCNP Practical Studies: Routing by Cisco Press, and CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Cram. Henry holds a bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree from Sydney University.