CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, 3/e

David Hucaby

  • 出版商: Cisco Press
  • 出版日期: 2005-10-11
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 624
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1587201429
  • ISBN-13: 9781587201424
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Official self-study test preparation guide for the Cisco BCMSN exam 642-811


The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP BCMSN exam, including:

  • Modular network design
  • Switch operation and configuration
  • Switch port configuration
  • VLANs and the VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
  • Aggregating switch links
  • Spanning Tree Protocol configuration, security, and advanced features
  • Multilayer switching
  • Router redundancy and load balancing
  • Multicast and quality-of-service (QoS) concepts
  • Diffserv QoS configuration
  • IP Telephony on Catalyst switches
  • Securing switch access and VLANs 

CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Lead network engineer and consultant David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your switching knowledge. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, 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 and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


This revision to the popular second edition includes updates on high-availability considerations and design, security in the switching environment, Voice VLANs, and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP).


CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recom-mended learning path from Cisco Systems 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


Companion CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and over 200 practice questions for the BCMSN exam, including simulation-based questions, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format.


This volume is part of the Exam 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:

Part I            Overview and Design of a Campus Network

Chapter 1    Campus Network Overview

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Switching Functionality

                    Layer 2 Switching

                    Layer 3 Routing

                    Layer 3 Switching

                    Layer 4 Switching

                    Multilayer Switching

                    Campus Network Models

                    Shared Network Model

                    LAN Segmentation Model

                    Network Traffic Models

                    Predictable Network Model

                    Hierarchical Network Design

                    Access Layer

                    Distribution Layer

                    Core Layer

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 2    Modular Network Design

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Modular Network Design

                    Switch Block

                    Sizing a Switch Block

                    Core Block

                    Collapsed Core

                    Dual Core

                    Core Size in a Campus Network

                    Other Building Blocks

                    Server Farm Block

                    Network Management Block

                    Enterprise Edge Block

                    Service Provider Edge Block

                    Can I Use Layer 2 Distribution Switches?

                    Evaluating an Existing Network

                    Discovering the Network Topology

                    Migrating to a Hierarchical Design

                    Foundation Summary



Part II          Building a Campus Network

Chapter 3    Switch Operation

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Layer 2 Switch Operation

                    Transparent Bridging

                    Follow That Frame!

                    Multilayer Switch Operation

                    Types of Multilayer Switching

                    Follow That Packet!

                    Multilayer Switching Exceptions

                    Tables Used in Switching

                    Content Addressable Memory

                    Ternary Content Addressable Memory

                    TCAM Structure

                    TCAM Example

                    Port Operations in TCAM

                    Troubleshooting Switching Tables

                    CAM Table Operation

                    TCAM Operation

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 4    Switch Configuration

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Switch Management

                    Operating Systems

                    Identifying the Switch

                    Passwords and User Access

                    Password Recovery

                    Remote Access

                    Interswitch Communication: Cisco Discovery Protocol

                    Switch File Management

                    OS Image Files

                    Filename Conventions

                    Configuration Files

                    Other Catalyst Switch Files

                    Moving Catalyst Switch Files

                    Troubleshooting from the Operating System

                    Displaying Configuration and File Contents

                    Debugging Output

                    Viewing CDP Information

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 5    Switch Port Configuration

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Ethernet Concepts

                    Ethernet (10 Mbps)

                    Fast Ethernet

                    Full-Duplex Fast Ethernet

                    Gigabit Ethernet

                    10-Gigabit Ethernet

                    Connecting Switch Block Devices

                    Console Port Cables/Connectors

                    Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors

                    Gigabit Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors

                    Switch Port Configuration

                    Selecting Ports to Configure

                    Identifying Ports

                    Port Speed

                    Port Duplex Mode

                    Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port

                    Detecting Error Conditions

                    Automatically Recover from Error Conditions

                    Enable and Use the Switch Port

                    Troubleshooting Port Connectivity

                    Looking for the Port State

                    Looking for Speed and Duplex Mismatches

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 6    VLANs and Trunks

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Virtual LANs

                    VLAN Membership

                    Static VLANs

                    Configuring Static VLANs

                    Dynamic VLANs

                    Deploying VLANs

                    End-to-End VLANs

                    Local VLANs

                    VLAN Trunks

                    VLAN Frame Identification

                    Inter-Switch Link Protocol

                    IEEE 802.1Q Protocol

                    Dynamic Trunking Protocol

                    VLAN Trunk Configuration

                    VLAN Trunk Configuration

                    Trunk Configuration Example

                    Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 7     VLAN Trunking Protocol

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    VLAN Trunking Protocol

                    VTP Domains

                    VTP Modes

                    VTP Advertisements

                    VTP Configuration

                    Configuring a VTP Management Domain

                    Configuring the VTP Mode

                    Configuring the VTP Version

                    VTP Configuration Example

                    VTP Status

                    VTP Pruning

                    Enabling VTP Pruning

                    Troubleshooting VTP

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 8    Aggregating Switch Links

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel

                    Bundling Ports with EtherChannel

                    Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel

                    Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing

                    EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols

                    Port Aggregation Protocol

                    Link Aggregation Control Protocol

                    EtherChannel Configuration

                    Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel

                    Configuring a LACP EtherChannel

                    Troubleshooting an EtherChannel

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 9    Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    IEEE 802.1D Overview

                    Bridging Loops

                    Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol

                    Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units

                    Electing a Root Bridge

                    Electing Root Ports

                    Electing Designated Ports

                    STP States

                    STP Timers

                    Topology Changes

                    Direct Topology Changes

                    Indirect Topology Changes

                    Insignificant Topology Changes

                    Types of STP

                    Common Spanning Tree

                    Per-VLAN Spanning Tree

                    Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 10   Spanning Tree Configuration

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    STP Root Bridge

                    Root Bridge Placement

                    Root Bridge Configuration

                    Spanning-Tree Customization

                    Tuning the Root Path Cost

                    Tuning the Port ID

                    Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence

                    Modifying STP Timers

                    Manually Configuring STP Timers

                    Automatically Configuring STP Timers

                    Redundant Link Convergence

                    PortFast: Access-Layer Nodes

                    UplinkFast: Access-Layer Uplinks

                    BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths

                    Troubleshooting STP

                    Foundation Summary



Chapter 11  Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs

                    Root Guard

                    BPDU Guard

                    Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs

                    Loop Guard


                    Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port

                    Troubleshooting STP Protection

                    Foundation Summary



Chaptere 12 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol

                    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

                    Foundation Topics

                    Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

                    RSTP Port Behavior

                    BPDUs in RSTP

                    RSTP Convergence

                    Port Types


                    Topology Changes and RSTP

                    RSTP Configuration

                    Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol

                    Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

                    MST Overview

                    MST Regions

                    Spanning Tree Instances Within MST

                    IST Instances

                    MST Instances