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CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a certification from Cisco. CCNA certification is a first-level Cisco Career certification. CCNA certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN.

The CCNA Security curriculum emphasizes core security technologies, the installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality and availability of data and devices, and competency in the technologies that Cisco uses in its security structure.

The 640-802 CCNA is the exam associated with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. Through this exam Cisco tests the knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. The CCNA training is conducted using real Cisco equipment. We do not use simulation software.

Following equipments are available for the CCNA classes:
  • Routers: 1841, 2600XM, 2800, 3640, 3800
  • Switches: 2950, 3550
  • Wireless: AIRONET WNIC, AIRONET LWAP
At E.I.I.T, We are experts in following CCNA Module:
  • Routing & Switching
  • Security
  • Voice
  • Datacenter
  • Wireless
  • Service Provider
The Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) exam (210-451) is a 90-minute, 55—65 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Cloud. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Cisco Cloud solutions. A candidate is tested on knowledge of DC fundamentals; basics of UC, UF, Storage, Virtualization, and Network Services; Hypervisors, Windows Server and Linux OS; remote connectivity / VPN solutions; documentation of design, system builds, configurations, and support procedures.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Cloud Characteristics and Models
  • On-demand self service
  • Elasticity
  • Resource pooling
  • Metered service
  • Ubiquitous network access (smartphone, tablet, mobility)
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Cloud Deployment
  • Public
  • Private
  • Community
  • Hybrid
Describe the Components of the Cisco Intercloud Solution
  • Describe the benefits of Cisco Intercloud
  • Describe Cisco Intercloud Fabric Services
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute
  • Identify key features of Cisco UCS
  • Cisco UCS Manager
  • Cisco UCS Central
  • B-Series
  • C-Series
  • Server identity (profiles, templates, pools)
  • Basic knowledge of different OS and hypervisors
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking
  • Describe network architectures for the data center
  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
  • Describe device virtualization
  • SDN
  • Separation of control and data
  • Programmability
  • Basic understanding Open Daylight
  • ACI
  • Describe how ACI solves the problem not addressed by SDN
  • Describe benefits of leaf/spine architecture
  • Describe the role of APIC Controller
  • Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Difference between vSwitch and DVS
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V components
  • VSM
  • VEM
  • VSM appliance
  • Difference between VLAN and VXLAN
  • Virtual networking services
  • Define Virtual Application Containers
  • Three-tier application container
  • Custom container
Basic Knowledge of Cloud Storage
  • Describe storage provisioning concepts
  • Thick
  • Thin
  • RAID
  • Disk pools
  • Describe the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Difference between SAN and NAS; block and file
  • Block technologies
  • File technologies
  • Describe basic SAN storage concepts
  • Initiator, target, zoning
  • VSAN
  • LUN
  • Describe basic NAS storage concepts
  • Shares / mount points
  • Permissions
  • Describe the various Cisco storage network devices
  • Cisco MDS family
  • Cisco Nexus family
  • UCS Invicta (Whiptail)
  • Describe various integrated infrastructures
  • FlexPod (NetApp)
  • VBlock (VCE)
  • VSPEX (EMC)
  • OpenBlock (Red Hat)

Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration

The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) exam (210-455) is a 90-minute, 55–65 question assessment that is associated with the CCNA Cloud Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the basics of Cisco Cloud administration including Cloud provisioning, management, monitoring, reporting, charge-back models, and remediation.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Cloud Infrastructure Administration and Reporting
  • Configure users/groups and role-based access control in the portal, including basic troubleshooting
  • Describe default roles
  • Configure new user with single role
  • Describe multirole user profiles
  • Configure a user profile
  • Perform virtual machine operations
  • Configure live migrations of VMs from host to host
  • Edit VM
  • Configure VM snapshots
  • Describe reverting a VM to a snapshot
  • Deploy virtual app containers
  • Provide basic support and troubleshoot app container with firewall, networking, and load balancer
Chargeback and Billing Reports
  • Describe the chargeback model
  • Describe chargeback features
  • Describe budget policy
  • Describe cost models
  • Describe adding a cost model to a tenant
  • Generate various reports for virtual and physical accounts
  • Execute billing reports
  • Execute a system utilization reporting
  • Execute a snapshot report
Cloud Provisioning
  • Describe predefined Cisco UCS Director-based services within the Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Describe the configuration of service names and icons
  • Describe order permissions
  • RBAC
  • Describe template formats
  • Storage
  • Compute
  • Network
  • Virtualization
  • Describe provisioning verification
  • Describe how to place an order for a service from the Cisco Primer Service Catalog as an end-user
  • Verify that provisioning is done correctly
  • Access VMs and applications that have been provisioned
  • Deploy preconfigured templates and make minor changes to the service catalog offerings that do not affect workflows or services
  • Describe the deployment of templates: storage, compute, network, and virtualization
  • Describe differences between the templates
  • Describe the need to convert between templates
Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring
  • Identify the components of Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • End-user store front
  • Stack designer
  • Heat orchestration
  • Describe the components of Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe infrastructure management and monitoring
  • Describe orchestration
  • Describe the portal
  • Describe the Bare Metal Agent
  • Describe Cisco UCS Performance Manager
  • Describe capacity planning
  • Describe bandwidth monitoring
  • Describe how host groups facilitate dynamic monitoring
  • Describe the components of Cisco IAC
  • Describe Cisco Process Orchestrator
  • Describe Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Describe Cisco Server Provisioner
  • Perform cloud monitoring using Cisco Prime Service Catalog, Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Prime infrastructure
  • Describe fault monitoring
  • Describe performance monitoring
  • Describe monitoring of provisioning outcomes
  • Create monitoring dashboards
  • Configure custom dashboards
  • Configure threshold settings
Cloud Remediation
  • Configure serviceability options
  • Configure syslog
  • Configure NTP
  • Configure DNS
  • Configure DHCP
  • Configure SMTP
  • Interpret Logs for root cause analysis
  • Analyze fault logs
  • Analyze admin logs
  • Analyze application logs
  • Configure backups
  • Configure database backup
  • Configure database restore
The Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) exam (200-150) is a 90-minute, 55–65 question assessment. This exam is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Data Center Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of data center physical infrastructure, data center networking concepts, and data center storage networking. The course, Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6 (DCICN), will help candidates prepare for this exam, as the content is aligned with the exam topics.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Data Center Physical Infrastructure
  • Describe different types of cabling, uses, and limitations
  • Describe different types of transceivers, uses, and limitations
  • Identify physical components of a server and perform basic troubleshooting
  • Identify physical port roles
  • Describe power redundancy modes
Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
  • Compare and contrast the OSI and the TCP/IP models
  • Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals
  • Forward
  • Filter
  • Flood
  • MAC address table
  • Describe switching concepts and perform basic configuration
  • STP
  • 802.1q
  • Port channels
  • Neighbor discovery
  • CDP
  • LLDP
  • Storm control
Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
  • Basic routing operations
  • Explain and demonstrate IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • Compare and contrast static and dynamic routing
  • Perform basic configuration of SVI/routed interfaces
  • Compare and contrast the First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • VRRP
  • GLBP
  • HSRP
  • Compare and contrast common data center network architectures
  • Tier
  • 3 Tier
  • Spine-leaf
  • Describe the use of access control lists to perform basic traffic filtering
  • Describe the basic concepts and components of authentication, authorization, and accounting
Basic Data Center Storage
  • Differentiate between file and block based storage protocols
  • Describe the roles of FC/FCoE port types
  • Describe the purpose of a VSAN
  • Describe the addressing model of block based storage protocols
  • FC
  • iSCSI
Advanced Data Center Storage
  • Describe FCoE concepts and operations
  • Encapsulation
  • DCB
  • vFC
  • Topologies
  • Single hop
  • Multihop
  • Dynamic

The Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) exam (200-155) is a 90-minute, 55–65 question assessment. This exam is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Data Center Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of fundamental data center technologies including unified computing, data center network virtualization, Cisco data center networking technologies, data center automation and orchestration, and Application Centric Infrastructure. The course, Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6 (DCICT), will help candidates prepare for this exam, as the content is aligned with the exam topics.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice

Unified Computing
  • Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center
  • Describe the physical components of the Cisco UCS
  • Describe the concepts and benefits of Cisco UCS hardware abstraction
  • Perform basic Cisco UCS configuration
  • Cluster high availability
  • Port roles
  • Hardware discovery
  • Describe server virtualization concepts and benefits
  • Hypervisors
  • Virtual switches
  • Shared storage
  • Virtual Machine components
  • Virtual Machine Manager
Network Virtualization
  • Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
  • Describe the concepts of overlays
  • OTV
  • NVGRE
  • VXLAN
  • Describe the benefits and perform simple troubleshooting of VDC STP
  • Compare and contrast the default and management VRFs
  • Differentiate between the data, control, and management planes
Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies
  • Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity
  • Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features
  • Describe, configure, and verify FabricPath
  • Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports
  • Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric
  • Describe and explain the use of role-based access control within the data center infrastructure
Automation and Orchestration
  • Explain the purpose and value of using APIs
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing
  • Describe the basic functions of a Cisco UCS Director
  • Management
  • Orchestration
  • Multitenancy
  • Chargeback
  • Service offerings
  • Catalogs
  • Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow
Application Centric Infrastructure
  • Describe the architecture of an ACI environment
  • Basic policy resolution
  • APIC controller
  • Spine leaf
  • APIs
  • Describe the fabric discovery process
  • Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits
  • Describe the ACI logical model
  • Tenants
  • Context
  • Bridge domains
  • EPG
  • Contracts
CISCO Certified network professional (CCNP Training in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR) is the most popular professional level certification from Cisco. The focus is on managing routers and switches as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

In order to achieve CCNP certification, you have to be a valid CCNA CCNP Certification can be done through following Devices
  • Routers: 1841, 2611xm, 2800, 3640, 3800, 7200
  • Switches: 2950, 3550, 4000
  • Wireless: AIRONET WNIC, AIRONET LWAP, AIROSPACE 2000 WLC, WDS
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Training) validates knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. With a CCNP certification, a network professional demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network. TheCCNP training curriculum includes building scalable Cisco networks, Cisco multilayer switched networks, securing converged wide area networks, and optimizing converged networks.

At E.I.I.T, We are experts in following CCNP Module:
  • Routing & Switching
  • Security
  • Voice
  • Datacenter
  • Wireless
The “Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN1), Part 1” (640-875) exam is associated with the CCNA® SP certification. This exam tests a candidate’s basic knowledge and skills necessary to support a service provider network. Candidates can prepare for this 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam by taking the “Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN1), Part 1” course.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.


IP Networks
  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices (at the core, distribution, and access layers)
  • Identify the functional components required to meet a given network specification
  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe common network applications and their impact on the network
  • Interpret network diagrams
  • Troubleshoot common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 using a layered model approach
  • Describe differences between LAN and WAN operation and features
IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
  • Describe the structure of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • Describe VLSM, CIDR and route summarization concepts
  • Describe the different types of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
  • Design an IP subnetting plan based on given requirements
Switched Network Technologies I
  • Describe bridging concepts and Layer 2 Ethernet frames
  • Configure basic Spanning Tree operations on Cisco IOS Switches
  • Interpret the output of various basic show and debug commands to verify the operational status of a Cisco switched network
  • Configure basic switch security (i.e, port security, securing unused ports)
  • Describe Ethernet link bundling, LACP, and PAgP and Flex Links
Routed Network Technologies I
  • Describe classful versus classless routing
  • Describe routing protocols basics (metrics, IGP versus EGP)
  • Describe RIPv1, RIPv2, RIPNG
  • Implement EIGRPv4 and EIGRPv6 on Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR routers
  • Describe route redistribution
  • Describe VRF
  • Describe GRE
IP Services
  • Configure NAT (IPv4) on Cisco routers
  • Configure DHCP (IPv4 and IPv6) operations on Cisco routers
  • Describe ICMPv4 and ICMPv6
  • Describe DNS
Cisco Operating Systems and Platforms I
  • Perform basic Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR CLI operations
  • Implement basic Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR routers configurations
Transport Technologies
  • Describe SONET and SDH
  • Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM, and ROADM
  • Configure 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on Cisco routers
  • Describe Frame Relay
  • Describe ATM
  • Describe Metro Ethernet
  • Describe DSL
  • Describe T1, T3, E1, E3, and ISDN
  • Implement PPP encapsulation on Cisco routers serial and POS interfaces
  • Describe cable (DOCSIS)
  • Describe the main BRAS and BNG routers functions in IP NGN
  • Describe various Passive Optical Network (PON) access technologies and FTTx
  • Security in the Network
    • Describe Layer 2 security features on Cisco IOS switches
    • Configure management plane security on Cisco routers and IOS switches
    • Describe IPsec
    • Describe control plane security
    • Configure basic AAA (TACACS+ and RADIUS) services on Cisco routers
    • Configure routing protocols authentication between Cisco routers
    • Describe the relationships between users, user groups, tasks groups and task IDs in IOS-XR
    • Describe common types of network attacks
    Network Management
    • Configure NTP server or client on Cisco routers
    • Configure IP SLA on Cisco routers
    • Configure CDP on Cisco routers and IOS switches
    • Configure SNMP on Cisco routers
    • Configure NetFlow on Cisco routers
    • Configure logging to syslog server on Cisco routers
    • Describe the Cisco IOS Call-Home feature
    • Describe Cisco TAC procedure and navigate Cisco support tools (CCO)
    • Implement management access (SSH, telnet, and out-of-band management design)
    • Implement SPAN, RSPAN, and ERSPAN
    • Implement file transfers to manage network devices configurations and images using FTP, SCP, TFTP, SFTP, and RCP

    Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN2)


    The “Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN2), Part 2” (640-875) exam is associated with the CCNA® SP certification. This exam tests a candidates knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support a service provider network. Candidates can prepare for this 90-minute, 65−75 questions exam by taking the “Building Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Networks (SPNGN2)

    The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

    IP NGN Architecture
    • Identify the functional components required to meet a given network specification
    • Troubleshoot common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 using a layered model approach
    • Describe the different types of service providers
    • Describe service provider principal and reference NGN architecture
    • Describe the IP address and AS number allocation process via IANA/RIRs
    Switched Network Technologies II
    • Configure enhanced switching technologies (including RSTP, MST, and PVSTP) on Cisco IOS switches
    • Describe how VLANs create logically separate networks and the need for routing between them
    • Configure VLANs on Cisco IOS switches
    • Configure trunking on Cisco IOS switches
    • Configure InterVLAN routing
    • Configure REP on Cisco IOS switches
    • Configure QinQ on Cisco IOS switches
    Routed Network Technologies II
    • Configure basic single area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 routing on Cisco routers
    • Configure basic single area IS-IS routing on Cisco routers
    • Describe the differences between static versus dynamic routing, as well as distance vector versus link-state routing protocol operations
    • Configure basic BGP routing on Cisco routers
    • Describe the address family concept on Cisco routers
    • Describe IPv6 transitioning technologies
    • Configure first hop router redundancy protocol (HSRP, VRRP, GLBP) on Cisco routers
    • Implement ACL on Cisco routers
    • Describe Carrier Grade NAT and NAT64
    • Describe MPLS functions in the SP IP NGN
    • Configure LDP on Cisco routers
    • Cisco Operating Systems and Platforms II
      • Manage the IOS XR configurations and software packages
      • Describe IOS XE software packagings
      • Describe Cisco SP router platforms, their operating system and placement in the SP IP NGN
The Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) exam (200-355) is a 90-minute, 60–70 item assessment that is associated with the CCNA Wireless certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) and 802.11 technology essentials along with installing, configuring, monitoring, and basic troubleshooting tasks needed to support Small Medium Business and Enterprise wireless networks. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) course.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific instance of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, these guidelines may change at any time without notice.


RF Fundamentals
  • Describe the propagation of radio waves
  • Frequency, amplitude, phase, wavelength (characteristics)
  • Absorption, reflection, diffraction, scattering, refraction, fading, free space path loss, multipath
  • Interpret RF signal measurements
  • Signal strength (RSSI, Transmit power, receive sensitivity)
  • Differentiate interference vs. noise
  • Device capabilities (smartphones, laptops, tablets)
  • Define SNR
  • Explain the principles of RF mathematics
  • Compute dBm, mW, Law of 3s and 10s
  • Describe Wi-Fi antenna characteristics
  • Ability to read a radiation pattern chart
  • Antenna types and uses
  • dBi, dBd, EIRP
802.11 Technology Fundamentals
  • Describe basic Wi-Fi governance
  • Describe regional regulatory bodies (such as, FCC / ETSI/ NTT)
  • IEEE 802.11
  • Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Describe usable channel and power combination
  • Regional EIRP limitation examples
  • ISM, UNII frequency bands
  • Describe RRM fundamental
  • Describe 802.11 fundamentals
  • Modulation techniques
  • Channel width
  • MIMO / MU-MIMO
  • MRC
  • Beam forming
  • Spatial streams
  • Wireless topologies
  • IBSS
  • BSS
  • ESS
  • Frame types
  • Management
  • Control
  • Data

Implementing a Wireless Network
  • Describe the various Cisco wireless architectures
  • Cloud
  • Autonomous
  • Split MAC
  • FlexConnect
  • Centralized
  • Converged
  • Describe physical infrastructure connections
  • Wired infrastructures (AP, WLC, access/trunk ports, LAG)
  • Describe AP and WLC management access connections
  • Management connections (Telnet, SSH, HTTP, HTTPS, console)
  • IP addressing: IPv4 / IPv6
  • Management via wireless
Operating a Wireless Network
  • Execute initial setup procedures Cisco wireless infrastructures
  • Cloud
  • Converged
  • Centralized
  • Autonomous
  • Describe the Cisco implementation of the CAPWAP discovery and join process
  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • Master-controller
  • Primary-secondary-tertiary
  • Distinguish different lightweight AP modes
  • Describe and configure the components of a wireless LAN access for client connectivity using GUI only
  • Identify wireless network and client management and configuration platform options
  • Controller GUI and CLI
  • Prime infrastructure
  • Dashboard
  • ISE
  • Maintain wireless network
  • Perform controller configuration backups
  • Perform code updates on controller, APs, and converged access switches
  • AireOS: boot loader (FUS), image
  • IOS-XE: bundle, unbundle
  • Autonomous
Configuration of Client Connectivity
  • Identify authentication mechanisms
  • LDAP, RADIUS, local authentication, WebAuth, 802.1X,PSK
  • Configuring WLAN authentication mechanisms on the controller
  • WebAuth, 802.1X, PSK
  • TKIP deprecation
  • Configure client connectivity in different operating systems
  • Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows
  • Describe roaming
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • Intracontroller and intercontroller
  • Centralized mobility
  • Converged mobility
  • Describe wireless guest networking
  • Anchor controller
  • Foreign controller
Performing Client Connectivity Troubleshooting
  • Validating WLAN configuration settings at the infrastructure side
  • Security settings
  • SSID settings
  • Validating AP infrastructure settings
  • Port level configuration
  • Power source
  • AP and antenna orientation and position
  • Validate client settings
  • SSID
  • Security
  • Device driver version
Employ appropriate controller tools to assist troubleshooting
  • GUI logs
  • CLI show commands
  • Monitor pages
  • CleanAir (controller GUI)
  • Identify appropriate third-party tools to assist troubleshooting
  • OS-based Client utilities
  • Wi-Fi scanners
  • RF mapping tool
Site Survey Process
  • Describe site survey methodologies and their purpose
  • Offsite (predictive / plan)
  • Onsite
  • Predeployment (AP on a stick)
  • Post deployment (validation)
  • Describe passive and active site surveys
  • Identify proper application of site survey tools
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Site surveying software
  • Describe the requirements of client real-time and non-real-time applications
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a 120-minute qualifying exam with 50‒60 questions for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.

The exam also covers the configuration of highly secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific version of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

Network Principles
  • Identify Cisco Express Forwarding concepts
  • FIB
  • Adjacency table
  • Explain general network challenges
  • Unicast
  • Out-of-order packets
  • Asymmetric routing
  • Describe IP operations
  • ICMP Unreachable and Redirects
  • IPv4 and IPv6 fragmentation
  • TTL
  • Explain TCP operations
  • IPv4 and IPv6 (P)MTU
  • MSS
  • Latency
  • Windowing
  • Bandwidth-delay product
  • Global synchronization
  • Describe UDP operations
  • Starvation
  • Latency
  • Recognize proposed changes to the network
  • Changes to routing protocol parameters
  • Migrate parts of the network to IPv6
  • Routing protocol migration
Layer 2 Technologies
  • Configure and verify PPP
  • Authentication (PAP, CHAP)
  • PPPoE (client side only)
  • Explain Frame Relay
  • Operations
  • Point-to-point
  • Multipoint
Layer 3 Technologies
  • Identify, configure, and verify IPv4 addressing and subnetting
  • Address types (Unicast, broadcast, multicast, and VLSM)
  • ARP
  • DHCP relay and server
  • DHCP protocol operations
  • Identify IPv6 addressing and subnetting
  • Unicast
  • EUI-64
  • ND, RS/RA
  • Autoconfig (SLAAC)
  • DHCP relay and server
  • DHCP protocol operations
  • Configure and verify static routing
  • Configure and verify default routing
  • Evaluate routing protocol types
  • Distance vector
  • Link state
  • Path vector
  • Describe administrative distance
  • Troubleshoot passive interfaces
  • Configure and verify VRF lite
  • Configure and verify filtering with any protocol
  • Configure and verify redistribution between any routing protocols or routing sources
  • Configure and verify manual and autosummarization with any routing protocol
  • Configure and verify policy-based routing
  • Identify suboptimal routing
  • Explain ROUTE maps
  • Configure and verify loop prevention mechanisms
  • Route tagging and filtering
  • Split-horizon
  • Route poisoning
  • Configure and verify RIPv2
  • Describe RIPng
  • Describe EIGRP packet types
  • Configure and verify EIGRP neighbor relationship and authentication
  • Configure and verify EIGRP stubs
  • Configure and verify EIGRP load balancing
  • Equal cost
  • Unequal cost
  • Describe and optimize EIGRP metrics
  • Configure and verify EIGRP for IPv6
  • Describe OSPF packet types
  • Configure and verify OSPF neighbor relationship and authentication
  • Configure and verify network types, area types, and router types
  • Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
  • LSA types, area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
  • Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
  • Virtual lin
  • Configure and verify OSPF path preference
  • Configure and verify OSPF operations
  • Configure and verify OSPF for IPv6
  • Describe, configure, and verify BGP peer relationships and authentication
  • Peer group
  • Active, passive
  • States and timers
  • Configure and verify eBGP (IPv4 and IPv6 address families)
  • eBGP
  • 4-byte AS number
  • Private AS
  • Explain BGP attributes and best-path selection
VPN Technologies
  • Configure and verify GRE
  • Describe DMVPN (single hub)
  • Describe Easy Virtual Networking (EVN)
Infrastructure Security
  • Describe IOS AAA using local database
  • Describe device security using IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  • AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  • Local privilege authorization fallback
  • Configure and verify device access control
  • Lines (VTY, AUX, console)
  • Management plane protection
  • Password encryption
  • Configure and verify router security features
  • IPv4 access control lists (standard, extended, time-based)
  • IPv6 traffic filter
  • Unicast reverse path forwarding
Infrastructure Services
  • Configure and verify device management
  • Console and VTY
  • Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, SCP
  • (T)FTP
  • Configure and verify SNMP
  • v2
  • v3
  • Configure and verify logging
  • Local logging, syslog, debugs, conditional debugs
  • Timestamps
  • Configure and verify Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • NTP master, client, version 3, version 4
  • NTP authentication
  • Configure and verify IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP
  • DHCP client, IOS DHCP server, DHCP relay
  • DHCP options (describe)
  • Configure and verify IPv4 Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Static NAT, dynamic NAT, PAT
  • Describe IPv6 NAT
  • NAT64
  • NPTv6
  • Describe SLA architecture
  • Configure and verify IP SLA
  • ICMP
  • Configure and verify tracking objects
  • Tracking objects
  • Tracking different entities (for example, interfaces, IPSLA results)
  • Configure and verify Cisco NetFlow
  • NetFlow v5, v9
  • Local retrieval
  • Export (configuration only)

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