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CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide

Fourth Edition

  • Master all 642-812 exam topics with the official study guide

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with foundation summaries

  • Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM

  • David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594

    CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Successfully passing the BCMSN 642-812 exam certifies that you have knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks.

    CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the BCMSN exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers’ retention and recall of exam topics. 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 through the use of the consistent features in each chapter. “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. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts.

    The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables 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.

    David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for a large medical environment using Cisco multilayer switching and security products. He also is an independent networking consultant focusing on Cisco-based solutions for healthcare and banking clients.

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

  • Spanning Tree Protocol concepts

  • Virtual LAN (VLAN), VLAN trunking, and inter-VLAN routing

  • Gateway redundancy technologies and protocols

  • Wireless LAN topologies, components, connectivity, and standards

  • Implementing a Cisco Unified Wireless Network

  • Wireless client access

  • Access layer voice concepts

  • Preventing and mitigating attacks against switched network security

  • Companion CD-ROM

    The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 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.

    Category: Cisco Certification

    Covers: BCMSN Exam 642-812

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    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedications
    2. About the Author
    3. About the Technical Reviewers
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Icons Used in This Book
      1. Command Syntax Conventions
    6. Foreword
    7. Introduction: Overview of Certification and How to Succeed
      1. Objectives and Methods
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. Exam Overview
      4. Strategies for Exam Preparation
      5. How This Book Is Organized
        1. Part I: Overview and Design of a Campus Network
        2. Part II: Building a Campus Network
        3. Part III: Layer 3 Switching
        4. Part IV: Campus Network Services
        5. Part V: Wireless LANs
      6. How to Use This Book for Study
      7. Strategies for the Exam
      8. CCNP Exam Topics
      9. For More Information
    8. I. Overview and Design of a Campus Network
      1. 1. Campus Network Overview
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Switching Functionality
            1. Layer 2 Switching
            2. Layer 3 Routing
            3. Layer 3 Switching
            4. Layer 4 Switching
            5. Multilayer Switching
          2. Campus Network Models
            1. Shared Network Model
            2. LAN Segmentation Model
            3. Network Traffic Models
            4. Predictable Network Model
          3. Hierarchical Network Design
            1. Access Layer
            2. Distribution Layer
            3. Core Layer
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      2. 2. Modular Network Design
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Modular Network Design
            1. Switch Block
              1. Sizing a Switch Block
            2. Core Block
              1. Collapsed Core
              2. Dual Core
            3. Core Size in a Campus Network
            4. Other Building Blocks
              1. Server Farm Block
              2. Network Management Block
              3. Enterprise Edge Block
              4. Service Provider Edge Block
          2. Can I Use Layer 2 Distribution Switches?
          3. Evaluating an Existing Network
            1. Discovering the Network Topology
            2. Migrating to a Hierarchical Design
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
    9. II. Building a Campus Network
      1. 3. Switch Operation
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Layer 2 Switch Operation
            1. Transparent Bridging
            2. Follow That Frame!
          2. Multilayer Switch Operation
            1. Types of Multilayer Switching
            2. Follow That Packet!
            3. Multilayer Switching Exceptions
          3. Tables Used in Switching
            1. Content Addressable Memory
            2. Ternary Content Addressable Memory
              1. TCAM Structure
              2. TCAM Example
              3. Port Operations in TCAM
          4. Troubleshooting Switching Tables
            1. CAM Table Operation
            2. TCAM Operation
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      2. 4. Switch Port Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Ethernet Concepts
            1. Ethernet (10 Mbps)
            2. Fast Ethernet
              1. Full-Duplex Fast Ethernet
            3. Gigabit Ethernet
            4. 10-Gigabit Ethernet
          2. Connecting Switch Block Devices
            1. Console Port Cables/Connectors
            2. Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors
            3. Gigabit Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors
          3. Switch Port Configuration
            1. Selecting Ports to Configure
            2. Identifying Ports
            3. Port Speed
            4. Port Duplex Mode
            5. Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port
              1. Detecting Error Conditions
              2. Automatically Recover from Error Conditions
            6. Enable and Use the Switch Port
            7. Troubleshooting Port Connectivity
              1. Looking for the Port State
              2. Looking for Speed and Duplex Mismatches
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      3. 5. VLANs and Trunks
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Virtual LANs
            1. VLAN Membership
              1. Static VLANs
              2. Configuring Static VLANs
              3. Dynamic VLANs
            2. Deploying VLANs
              1. End-to-End VLANs
              2. Local VLANs
          2. VLAN Trunks
            1. VLAN Frame Identification
              1. Inter-Switch Link Protocol
              2. IEEE 802.1Q Protocol
            2. Dynamic Trunking Protocol
          3. VLAN Trunk Configuration
            1. VLAN Trunk Configuration
              1. Trunk Configuration Example
            2. Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      4. 6. VLAN Trunking Protocol
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. VLAN Trunking Protocol
            1. VTP Domains
            2. VTP Modes
            3. VTP Advertisements
          2. VTP Configuration
            1. Configuring a VTP Management Domain
            2. Configuring the VTP Mode
            3. Configuring the VTP Version
            4. VTP Configuration Example
            5. VTP Status
          3. VTP Pruning
            1. Enabling VTP Pruning
          4. Troubleshooting VTP
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      5. 7. Aggregating Switch Links
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel
            1. Bundling Ports with EtherChannel
            2. Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel
            3. Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing
          2. EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols
            1. Port Aggregation Protocol
            2. Link Aggregation Control Protocol
          3. EtherChannel Configuration
            1. Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel
            2. Configuring a LACP EtherChannel
          4. Troubleshooting an EtherChannel
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      6. 8. Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IEEE 802.1D Overview
            1. Bridging Loops
            2. Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol
            3. Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units
            4. Electing a Root Bridge
            5. Electing Root Ports
            6. Electing Designated Ports
            7. STP States
            8. STP Timers
            9. Topology Changes
              1. Direct Topology Changes
              2. Indirect Topology Changes
              3. Insignificant Topology Changes
          2. Types of STP
            1. Common Spanning Tree
            2. Per-VLAN Spanning Tree
            3. Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      7. 9. Spanning Tree Configuration
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. STP Root Bridge
            1. Root Bridge Placement
            2. Root Bridge Configuration
            3. Spanning-Tree Customization
            4. Tuning the Root Path Cost
            5. Tuning the Port ID
          2. Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence
            1. Modifying STP Timers
              1. Manually Configuring STP Timers
              2. Automatically Configuring STP Timers
          3. Redundant Link Convergence
            1. PortFast: Access-Layer Nodes
            2. UplinkFast: Access-Layer Uplinks
            3. BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths
          4. Troubleshooting STP
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      8. 10. Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs
            1. Root Guard
            2. BPDU Guard
          2. Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs
            1. Loop Guard
            2. UDLD
          3. Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port
          4. Troubleshooting STP Protection
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      9. 11. Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
            1. RSTP Port Behavior
            2. BPDUs in RSTP
            3. RSTP Convergence
              1. Port Types
              2. Synchronization
            4. Topology Changes and RSTP
            5. RSTP Configuration
          2. Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol
          3. Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
            1. MST Overview
            2. MST Regions
            3. Spanning Tree Instances Within MST
              1. IST Instances
              2. MST Instances
            4. MST Configuration
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
    10. III. Layer 3 Switching
      1. 12. Multilayer Switching
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. InterVLAN Routing
            1. Types of Interfaces
            2. Configuring InterVLAN Routing
              1. Layer 2 Port Configuration
              2. Layer 3 Port Configuration
              3. SVI Port Configuration
          2. Multilayer Switching with CEF
            1. Traditional MLS Overview
            2. CEF Overview
            3. Forwarding Information Base
            4. Adjacency Table
            5. Packet Rewrite
            6. Configuring CEF
            7. Fallback Bridging
          3. Verifying Multilayer Switching
            1. Verifying InterVLAN Routing
            2. Verifying CEF
            3. Verifying Fallback Bridging
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      2. 13. Router, Supervisor, and Power Redundancy
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Router Redundancy in Multilayer Switching
            1. Packet Forwarding Review
            2. Hot Standby Router Protocol
              1. HSRP Router Election
              2. Plain-Text HSRP Authentication
              3. MD5 Authentication
              4. Conceding the Election
              5. HSRP Gateway Addressing
              6. Load Balancing with HSRP
            3. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
            4. Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
              1. Active Virtual Gateway
              2. Active Virtual Forwarder
              3. GLBP Load Balancing
              4. Enabling GLBP
          2. Verifying Gateway Redundancy
          3. Redundancy Within a Switch Chassis
            1. Redundant Switch Supervisors
              1. Configuring the Redundancy Mode
              2. Configuring Supervisor Synchronization
              3. Non-Stop Forwarding
            2. Redundant Power Supplies
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
    11. IV. Campus Network Services
      1. 14. IP Telephony
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Power over Ethernet (PoE)
            1. How Power over Ethernet Works
            2. Detecting a Powered Device
            3. Supplying Power to a Device
            4. Configuring Power over Ethernet
            5. Verifying Power over Ethernet
          2. Voice VLANs
            1. Voice VLAN Configuration
            2. Verifying Voice VLAN Operation
          3. Voice QoS
            1. QoS Overview
            2. Best-Effort Delivery
            3. Integrated Services Model
            4. Differentiated Services Model
          4. DiffServ QoS
            1. Layer 2 QoS Classification
            2. Layer 3 QoS Classification with DSCP
            3. Implementing QoS for Voice
            4. Configuring a Trust Boundary
            5. Using Auto-QoS to Simplify a Configuration
            6. Verifying Voice QoS
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      2. 15. Securing Switch Access
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Port Security
          2. Port-Based Authentication
            1. 802.1x Configuration
            2. 802.1x Port-Based Authentication Example
          3. Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
            1. DHCP Snooping
              1. IP Source Guard
              2. Dynamic ARP Inspection
          4. Best Practices for Securing Switches
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      3. 16. Securing with VLANs
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. VLAN Access Lists
            1. VACL Configuration
          2. Private VLANs
            1. Private VLAN Configuration
            2. Configure the Private VLANs
            3. Associate Ports with Private VLANs
            4. Associate Secondary VLANs to a Primary VLAN SVI
          3. Securing VLAN Trunks
            1. Switch Spoofing
            2. VLAN Hopping
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
    12. V. Wireless LANs
      1. 17. Wireless LAN Overview
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Wireless LAN Basics
            1. Comparing Wireless and Wired LANs
            2. Avoiding Collisions in a WLAN
          2. WLAN Building Blocks
            1. Access Point Operation
            2. Wireless LAN Cells
          3. An Introduction to Wireless LAN RF
            1. Basic RF Operation
            2. RF Characteristics
              1. Reflection
              2. Refraction
              3. Absorption
              4. Scattering
              5. Diffraction
              6. Fresnel Zones
            3. RF Signal Strength Terminology
              1. Signal Loss
              2. Signal Gain
              3. Wireless Path Performance
            4. WLAN Antennas
              1. Omnidirectional Antennas
              2. Semi-Directional Antennas
              3. Highly Directional Antennas
          4. WLAN Standards
            1. Regulatory Agencies
            2. WLAN Frame Types and Sizes
            3. 802.11b
              1. 802.11b Channels
              2. 802.11b Data Rates
            4. 802.11g
            5. 802.11a
            6. Additional 802.11 Standards
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      2. 18. Wireless Architecture and Design
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. WLAN Security
            1. Legacy Security
            2. EAP-Based Security Methods
              1. LEAP
              2. EAP-TLS
              3. PEAP
              4. EAP-FAST
            3. WPA
            4. WPA2
          2. Wireless Client Operation
          3. AP Association and Roaming
            1. The Roaming Process
            2. Roaming Implications
          4. Cell Layout and Channel Usage
            1. Sizing AP Cells
            2. WLAN Channel Layout
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
      3. 19. Cisco Unified Wireless Network
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Traditional WLAN Architecture
          2. Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture
            1. WLC Functions
          3. Lightweight AP Operation
            1. Traffic Patterns in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
          4. Lightweight AP Association and Roaming
            1. Intra-Controller Roaming
            2. Inter-Controller Roaming
            3. Mobility Groups
          5. Basic Wireless LAN Configuration
            1. WLC Configuration
              1. Initial WLC Configuration
              2. Further WLC Configuration
            2. LAP Configuration
              1. Supplying Power to an LAP
              2. Switch Port Configuration for LAP
              3. Initial LAP Configuration
        3. Foundation Summary
        4. Q&A
    13. VI. Scenarios for Final Preparation
      1. 20. Scenarios for Final Preparation
        1. Scenario 1: Trunking and DTP
        2. Scenario 2: VLANs, Trunking, and VTP
        3. Scenario 3: EtherChannels
        4. Scenario 4: Traditional STP
        5. Scenario 5: Advanced STP
        6. Scenario 6: Router Redundancy with HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
        7. Scenario 7: IP Telephony in a Switched Network
        8. Scenario 8: Securing Access and Managing Traffic in a Switched Network
        9. Scenario 9: Implementing a Wireless LAN
        10. Scenario Answers
          1. Scenario 1 Answers
          2. Scenario 2 Answers
          3. Scenario 3 Answers
          4. Scenario 4 Answers
          5. Scenario 5 Answers
          6. Scenario 6 Answers
          7. Scenario 7 Answers
          8. Scenario 8 Answers
          9. Scenario 9 Answers
    14. VII. Appendix
      1. A. Answers to Chapter ‘Do I Know This Already?’ Quizzes and Q&A Sections
        1. Chapter 1
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        2. Chapter 2
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        3. Chapter 3
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        4. Chapter 4
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        5. Chapter 5
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        6. Chapter 6
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        7. Chapter 7
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        8. Chapter 8
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        9. Chapter 9
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        10. Chapter 10
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        11. Chapter 11
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        12. Chapter 12
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        13. Chapter 13
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        14. Chapter 14
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        15. Chapter 15
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        16. Chapter 16
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        17. Chapter 17
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        18. Chapter 18
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A
        19. Chapter 19
          1. “Do I Know This Already?”
          2. Q&A