Note:

  • The new CCNP Data Center certification required exams are 300-180 DCIT, 300-165 DCII, 300-160 DCID, 300-175 DCUCI and 300-170 DCVAI exams.
  • The last day to test Cisco 810-403 OUTCOMES exam is December 29, 2017.
  • The last day to test Cisco 820-424 BTASBVA exam is December 29, 2017.
30 Aug

642-437 CVOICE Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0

The Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 (CVOICE v8.0) 642-437 is the exam associated with the CCNP Voice certification. This Cisco 642-437 CVOICE exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of how to implement and operate gateways, gatekeepers, Cisco Unified Border Element, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express and QoS in a voice network architecture.

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0 is the exam name of 642-437 CVOICE test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Voice. There are 60-70 questions in real Cisco 642-437 CVOICE exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available languages are English and Japanese. Candidates can register Cisco 642-437 CVOICE exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-437 CVOICE exam topics are valuable in your preparation.

13% 1.0 Describe a dial plan

1.1 Describe a numbering plan
1.2 Describe digit manipulation
1.3 Describe path selection
1.4 Describe calling privileges

16% 2.0 Describe the basic operation and components involved in a VoIP call

2.1 Describe VoIP call flows
2.2 Describe RTP, RTCP, cRTP, and sRTP
2.3 Describe H.323
2.4 Describe MGCP
2.5 Describe Skinny Call Control Protocol
2.6 Describe SIP
2.7 Identify the appropriate gateway signaling protocol for a given scenario
2.8 Choose the appropriate codec for a given scenario
2.9 Describe and Configure VLANs

11% 3.0 Implement Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to support endpoints using CLI

3.1 Describe the appropriate software components needed to support endpoints
3.2 Configure DHCP, NTP and TFTP
3.3 Describe the differences between the different types of ephones and ephone-dns
3.4 Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express endpoints

9% 4.0 Describe the components of a gateway

4.1 Describe the function of gateways
4.2 Describe DSP functionality
4.3 Describe the different types of voice ports and their usage
4.4 Describe dial peers and the gateway call routing process
4.5 Describe codecs and codec complexity

13% 5.0 Implement a gateway

5.1 Configure analog voice ports
5.2 Configure digital voice ports
5.3 Configure dial peers
5.4 Configure digit manipulation
5.5 Configure calling privileges
5.6 Verify dial-plan implementation
5.7 Implement fax support on a gateway

9% 6.0 Implement Cisco Unified Border Element

6.1 Describe the Cisco Unified Border Element features and functionality
6.2 Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide address hiding
6.3 Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide protocol and media interworking
6.4 Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide call admission control
6.5 Verify Cisco Unified Border Element configuration and operation

11% 7.0 Describe the need to implement QoS for voice and video

7.1 Describe causes of voice and video quality issues
7.2 Describe how to resolve voice and video quality issues
7.3 Describe QoS requirements for voice and video traffic

18% 8.0 Implement a gateway

8.1 Describe the DiffServ QoS model
8.2 Describe marking based on CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence
8.3 Configure layer 2 to layer 3 QoS mapping
8.4 Describe trust boundaries
8.5 Configure trust boundary on Cisco switches
8.6 Describe the operations of the QoS classifications and marking mechanisms
8.7 Describe Low Latency Queueing
8.8 Describe the operations of the QoS WAN Link Efficiency mechanisms
8.9 Enable QoS mechanisms on switches using AutoQoS
8.10 Configure lLow Latency Queueing

Related resource: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/spec_cvoice.html#~Topics

29 Aug

642-785 MSPQS Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service

The 642-785 Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service (MSPQS) exam is the exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This Cisco 642-785 MSPQS exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of QoS mechanisms to support Service Provider networking environments, including how they are monitored, implemented, and troubleshot using both Cisco IOS and IOS XR operating systems. Furthermore, it assesses a candidate’s ability to manage performance and capacity based on QoS statistics gathered from a SP IP NGN environment.

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service is the exam name of 642-785 MSPQS test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider Operations. There are 60-70 questions in real Cisco 642-785 MSPQS test, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-785 MSPQS exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-785 MSPQS exam topics cover the following sections.

20% 1.0 Describe QoS fundamentals call processing redundancy

1.1 Describe fundamental QoS technology
1.2 Describe QoS traffic classifications
1.3 Describe MQC in IOS and IOS XR operation
1.4 Configure and interpret Cisco IOS Software legacy QoS mechanisms
1.5 Describe QOS for MPLS VPNS for end-to-end service
1.6 Describe the IOS QoS mechanisms
1.7 Explain QoS issues which are unique to service providers
1.8 Describe QoS issues resulting from implementing of oversubscription

40% 2.0 Manage performance and capacity based on QoS statistics in an IP NGN network operating center (NOC) environment

2.1 Use industry standard network management to monitor and diagnose QoS
2.2 Issue standard CLI commands in Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR Software for monitoring QoS operations
2.3 Use IP SLA to monitor traffic performance and diagnose QoS
2.4 Use Netflow to monitor traffic performance
2.5 Analyze statistics based on traffic classes and patterns
2.6 Given a QoS policy ticket that accurately defines an issue, describe the adverse effects that might result from a fix

40% 3.0 Troubleshoot QoS in an IP NOC environment

3.1 Describe the state of QoS on the router or interfaces using statistical data gathered from MIBs and from various IOS commands
3.2 Describe the effects on the network traffic based on given IOS QoS configurations
3.3 Perform and interpret packet capture to address a customer issue
3.4 Given a particular customer complaint, describe the actual QoS problem
3.5 Given a QoS problem, produce a recommended policy change and change order to fix the problem
3.6 Recognize typical QoS issues for different provider edge-customer edge (PE-CE) connection types
3.7 Recognize typical end-to-end QoS MPLS VPN issues

Related resource: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/mspqs.html

 

 

28 Aug

642-780 MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks

The 642-780 MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provideer exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and use of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and associated technologies in supporting service-provider environments. Furthermore, the 642-780 MSPVM exam assesses candidate’s knowledge regarding monitoring and troubleshooting MPLS in SP environments.

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks is the exam name of 642-780 MSPVM test.The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider Operations. There are 60-70 questions in real 642-780 MSPVM exam, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-780 MSPVM exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

It is important for the candidates to know Cisco 642-780 MSPVM exam topics.

18% 1.0 Describe and configure MPLS VPN technology in an IP service provider network

1.1 Describe L2 VPN fundamentals
1.2 Describe L3 VPN fundamentals
1.3 Configure L2 / L3 VPNs using IOS and verify configuration using show commands
1.4 Configure L2 / L3 VPNs using IOS XR and verify configuration using show commands

26% 2.0 Manage MPLS VPNs in an IP service provider network to aid with fault and incident management

2.1 Determine statistics needed to identify VPN faults
2.2 Obtain L2 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS
2.3 Obtain L2 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS XR
2.4 Obtain L3 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS
2.5 Obtain L3 MPLS VPN statistics using IOS XR
2.6 Determine the source of the fault given L2/L3 VPN and IP VPN statistics
2.7 Determine how to resolve VPN incident and restore service

31% 3.0 Describe and configure MPLS in an IP service provider network

3.1 Describe the MPLS architecture
3.2 Describe MPLS Traffic Engineering
3.3 Describe multi-protocol BGP
3.4 Configure MPLS using IOS and verify configuration using show commands
3.5 Configure MPLS using IOS XR and verify configuration using show commands
3.6 Describe MPLS Operation Administration Management

13% 4.0 Manage MPLS in an IP service provider network to aid with fault and incident management

4.1 Determine statistics needed to identify MPLS faults
4.2 Obtain MPLS statistics using IOS
4.3 Obtain MPLS statistics using IOS XR
4.4 Determine the source of the fault given MPLS statistics
4.5 Determine how to resolve MPLS incident and restore service

12% 5.0 Manage customer service performance an IP service provider network to aid with fault and incident management

5.1 Describe the elements of IP SLAs
5.2 Determine SLA parameters to be monitored in order to identify SLA violations which could impact customer service performance
5.3 Describe the elements of network performance
5.4 Determine parameters to be monitored in order to identify network performance violations

 

27 Aug

642-775 MSPRP Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols

The 642-775 Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP) exam is an exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This Cisco 642-775 MSPRP exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and use of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP) such as OSPF or IS-IS, and an Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP) BGP, in supporting Service Provider environments. It also assesses candidate’s understanding of advanced routing policies using route maps, with Cisco IOS, and the Routing Policy Language (RPL), with Cisco IOS XR. Furthermore, the exam assesses candidate’s knowledge regarding monitoring and troubleshooting these technologies in SP environments.

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols is the exam name of 642-775 MSPRP test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider Operations. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 642-775 MSPRP exam, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-775 MSPRP exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-775 MSPRP exam topics cover the following sections.

11% 1.0 Describe IGP technology fundamentals in the IP NGN core

1.1 Describe OSPF, IS-IS and RIP technology fundamentals
1.2 Describe IGP architecture
1.3 Describe IGP route selection and summarization
1.4 Describe IGP routing updates and redistribution
1.5 Describe the method by which IGP updates are sent
1.6 Configure IGP protocols with IOS and IOS XR
1.7 Describe IGP adjacency flaps
1.8 Describe IGP performance issues
1.9 Describe the differences between IOS and IOS XR IGP operation

18% 2.0 Describe and configure BGP technology fundamentals in the IP NGN core

2.1 Describe BGP,eBGP, iBGP and IOS XR
2.2 Describe the BGP architecture
2.3 Describe fundamental BGP attributes and protocol behavior
2.4 Describe BGP route selection and summarization
2.5 Describe BGP updates and redistribution
2.6 Describe BGP adjacency flaps and performance issues
2.7 Describe the differences between IOS and IOS XR BGP operation
2.8 Configure BGP with IOS and IOS XR

24% 3.0 Describe and configure routing policy fundamentals in the IP NGN core

3.1 Configure and verify route maps and associated lists in IOS
3.2 Configure and verify RPL sets and policies in IOS XR
3.3 Construct hierarchical and parameterized policies in IOS XR

21% 4.0 Manage IGP/BGP performance in the IP NGN core

4.1 Obtain IGP statistics using IOS
4.2 Obtain IGP statistics using IOS XR
4.3 Obtain BGP statistics using IOS
4.4 Obtain BGP statistics using IOS XR
4.5 Given a particular IGP performance problem in the IP NGN core, propose a configuration to fix the problem in IOS
4.6 Given a particular performance problem in the IP NGN core, analyze problem and determine a solution in IOS XR
4.7 Given a particular BGP performance problem in the IP NGN core, propose a configuration to fix the problem in IOS
4.8 Given a particular BGP performance problem in the IP NGN core, propose a configuration to fix the problem in IOS XR

26% 5.0 Troubleshoot IGP/BGP technology in the IP NGN core

5.1 Identify neighborship issues
5.2 Identify MTU issues
5.3 Identify subnet mismatch issues
5.4 Identify timer issues
5.5 Issue IOS and IOS XR commands for show, debug and trace
5.6 Interpret syslogs
5.7 Interpret NMS trap messages
5.8 Identify issues resulting from the interaction between BGP and IGP
5.9 Produce a proposed change to remedy a problem

26 Aug

642-770 OFCN Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks

The 642-770 Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks (OFCN) exam is the exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This Cisco 642-770 OFCN exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the SP network operations environment, focusing on mid to upper-level processes management, NMS tools, and troubleshooting skills associated with Tier II and Tier III Network Operations.

Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks is the full name of 642-770 OFCN test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider Operations. There are 60-70 questions in real Cisco 642-770 OFCN exam, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-770 OFCN exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

It is also important for the candidates to know Cisco 642-770 exam topics. Below are the details.

22% 1.0 Perform operations tasks in an IP NOC environment

1.1 Describe release, configuration, change, incident and performance management processes, as related to network operations
1.2 Perform periodic reactive trouble ticket reviews
1.3 Open vendor tickets and escalate as appropriate based on Service Level Agreements
1.4 Resolve escalated incidents or problems by creating RFCs or implementing workarounds
1.5 Document steps that should be taken to resolve particular network problems
1.6 Define proactive problem management and root cause analysis tools and methods
1.7 Plan, coordinate, and support network upgrades and changes
1.8 Identify the methods used to perform proactive network maintenance
1.9 Interpret performance and incident reports and recommend actions for problem avoidance

28% 2.0 Troubleshoot an IP NOC environment

2.1 Describe network troubleshooting methodologies
2.2 Identify information needed to troubleshoot problems
2.3 Identify and categorize network incidents based on the OSI model
2.4 Troubleshoot complex core network faults
2.5 Troubleshoot transport layer and network access technologies to the aggregation edge
2.6 Isolate problems using standard TCP/IP IPv4 and IPv6 tools
2.7 Identify the most probable cause of a problem based on troubleshooting test output
2.8 Troubleshoot network service issues and its interoperability with OSS platforms within the core network
2.9 Use protocol analysis and packet decode tools to diagnose and troubleshoot network issues
2.10 Interpret XML messages and protocol without the use of NMS

8% 3.0 Operate network equipment in an IP NOC environment using Cisco IOS XR

3.1 Describe differences between Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR Software
3.2 Identify standard XR CLI commands
3.3 Identify Cisco IOS XR software architecture and features
3.4 Interpret and deploy basic XR configurations
3.5 Describe process of downloading and installing new software and Software Maintenance Upgrades (SMU) for Cisco IOS XR Software

10% 4.0 Manage network configurations in an IP NOC environment

4.1 Identify global configuration templates
4.2 Ensure that device configurations comply with global configuration templates
4.3 Create device specific configuration templates
4.4 Interpret and edit scripts that support process automation
4.5 Identify daily preventative maintenance tasks for network operations

18% 5.0 Manage the change process an IP NOC environment using Change Management procedures

5.1 Identify the planning elements of a core network RFC
5.2 Identify and update logical and physical documentation impacted by change management RFCs
5.3 Review and approve network related changes to the network
5.4 Identify network improvement opportunities from periodic change metrics
5.5 Identify RFC MOP elements that support a managed network change
5.6 Identify methods used to perform Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR software and hardware upgrades, downgrades, or replacements
5.7 Implement planned Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR software and hardware configuration changes to a core network
5.8 Verify implementation of Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR software and hardware changes
5.9 Identify impacts of network changes to related processes and systems

14% 5.0 Manage IP network performance in core and aggregation components in an IP NOC environment

6.1 Identify network faults and capacity planning utilizing performance data
6.2 Identify network capacity and performance using key performance indicator (KPI) data
6.3 Identify key performance indicators at the network, device and service levels
6.4 Identify baselining and its value in capacity and performance management
6.5 Identify improvement opportunities and issues in traffic patterns and thresholds using alarms and network data
6.6 Determine appropriate actions to resolve performance or capacity issues
6.7 Identify causes of threshold crossing alerts
6.8 Identify methods and tools used to predict network capacity issues

25 Aug

642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services

The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services tests a candidate’s knowledge of service provider VPN solutions through enabling point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. This Cisco 642-889 SPEDGE exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems.

Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services is the exam name of 642-889 SPEDGE test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 642-889 SPEDGE exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-889 SPEDGE exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-889 SPEDGE exam topics cover the following sections, which are helpful in your preparation.

15% 1.0 VPN in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

1.1 Describe VPN implementation models (overlay, peer-to-peer)
1.2 Describe VPN technologies (L2TPv3, GRE, IPsec VPN, SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN)
1.3 Describe layer 2 vs layer 3 VPNs

40% 2.0 MPLS layer 3 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

2.1 Describe MPLS layer 3 VPN architecture and operations (RDs, RTs, VRFs, MP-BGP, PE-CE routing)
2.2 Describe the design models for combining Internet access with MPLS Layer 3 VPN services Manager
2.3 Describe the various methods used to deploy IPv6 over MPLS (6PE and 6VPE)
2.4 Implement MP-BGP between PE routers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.5 Implement PE-CE routings (static, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.6 Implement complex MPLS layer 3 VPNs on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.7 Implement carrier supporting carrier (CSC) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.8 Troubleshoot MPLS layer 3 VPNs IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments

19% 3.0 Layer 2 VPNs in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

3.1 Describe L2TPv3 VPNs over an IP core network
3.2 Describe layer 2 VPNs (AToM and VPLS) over an IP/MPLS core network
3.3 Describe AToM Interworking
3.4 Implement AToM on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

16% 4.0 Carrier Ethernet in Service Provider IP NGN Environments

4.1 Describe Carrier Ethernet forums and standards (MEF, IEEE, IETF)
4.2 Describe the concepts of User PE (U-PE) and Network PE (N-PE)
4.3 Describe E-Line vs E-LAN vs E-Tree
4.4 Describe QinQ tunneling
4.5 Describe Provider Backbone Bridge (PBB – aka MAC-in-MAC)
4.6 Describe VPWS vs VPLS
4.7 Describe VPLS vs H-VPLS
4.8 Describe VPLS signaling using LDP or BGP
4.9 Implement QinQ on Cisco ME 3400 switches
4.10 Implement VPLS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

23 Aug

642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services

The 642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services exam. This 642-887 SPCORE exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the concepts and implementation of MPLS technology and MPLS-TE services. It also validates the understanding of technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to implement advanced features and functions.

642-887 SPCORE is known as Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 642-887 SPCORE exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-887 SPCORE exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-887 SPCORE exam topics are also valuable in your preparation.

38% 1.0 QOS in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

1.1 Describe the DiffServ and IntServ QoS models
1.2 Describe the QoS mechanisms (classification and marking, congestion management and avoidance, traffic policing and shaping)
1.3 Describe IPv6 Flow Label
1.4 Describe trust boundaries in Enterprise and SP environments
1.5 Describe Cisco MQC for QoS configurations
1.6 Describe hierarchical QoS configurations
1.7 Describe the Cisco NBAR feature for discovering network protocols and for packets classifications
1.8 Describe the typical Edge PE routers and Core P routers QoS requirements
1.9 Implement classification and marking in an interdomain network using QPPB on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.10 Implement class-based markings on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.11 Implement QoS pre-classify on tunnel interface on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.12 Implement CB-WFQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.13 Implement LLQ on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.14 Implement WRED on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.15 Implement traffic policing on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.16 Implement traffic shaping on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.17 Describe LPTS and hardware rate limiters on Cisco IOS-XR routers
1.18 Describe MPLS EXP bits
1.19 Describe MPLS QoS implementation concepts and models
1.20 Implement MPLS DiffServ Tunneling on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.21 Troubleshoot QoS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

32% 2.0 MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

2.1 Describe the CEF, FIB, LFIB and LIB tables on Cisco routers
2.2 Describe MPLS labels and label stack operations on Cisco routers
2.3 Describe LDP operations in Cisco routers
2.4 Describe MPLS OAM (MPLS LSP Ping and MPLS Traceroute)
2.5 Describe MPLS Applications in Service provider environment
2.6 Implement LDP on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.7 Implement LDP high availability features on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.8 Troubleshoot LDP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

22% 3.0 MPLS/LDP in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

3.1 Describe MPLS traffic engineering (TE) concepts
3.2 Describe MPLS TE constraint-based path computations
3.3 Describe the details of MPLS TE tunnels, including path setup procedures and path maintenance
3.4 Describe methods of assigning traffic into MPLS TE tunnels
3.5 Implement MPLS TE tunnels on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.6 Implement MPLS TE bandwidth control on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.7 Implement MPLS TE link and node protections on Cisco IOS-XR and IOS-XE

8% 4.0 Transport Technologies

4.1 Describe the SP core transition from ATM/SONET/SDH based backbone to packet based IP/MPLS backbone
4.2 Implement 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces on Cisco IOS-XR routers
4.3 Describe DWDM, IPoDWDM and ROADM
4.4 Implement IPoDWDM controller/interface on Cisco IOS-XR routers

22 Aug

642-885 SPADVROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing

The 642-885 SPADVROUTE, Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing exam tests a candidate’s knowledge to configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 advanced BGP configuration, IP multicasting, and IPv6 transition mechanisms in implementing and supporting a service provider network. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems.

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing is the full name of 642-885 SPADVROUTE test. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 642-885 SPADVROUTE exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-885 SPADVROUTE exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 642-885 SPADVROUTE exam topics cover the following sections, which are valuable in your preparation.

24% 1.0 BGP Routing Features in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

1.1 Describe the BGP routing processes in IOS-XR
1.2 Configure the BGP timers on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.3 Describe the need for BGP confederations in BGP transit backbones
1.4 Design and implement BGP route reflectors to scale IBGP in BGP transit backbones on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.5 Implement BGP in SP IP NGN IOS-XR and IOS-XE PE routers to support multi-homed BGP Customers
1.6 Implement Remote Triggered Blackhole Filtering (RTBF) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.7 Implement BGP TTL security on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.8 Implement BGP maximum-prefix on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.9 Implement BGP route dampening on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.10 Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors in service provider environments
1.11 Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
1.12 Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups

23% 2.0 Multicast Routing in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

2.1 Describe Multicast Concepts (multicast distribution trees, multicast routing protocols and IGMP operations)
2.2 Describe Any-source multicast (ASM) versus Source Specific Multicast (SSM)
2.3 Describe Intra Domain versus Inter Domain Multicast Routing
2.4 Describe the mapping of multicast IP addresses to MAC addresses
2.5 Describe and illustrate how RFP check can fail if the unicast and multicast topologies are non-congruent
2.6 Describe multiprotocol BGP functions in mroute distribution
2.7 Describe the principles and operations of PIM-SM
2.8 Describe multicast source discovery protocol (MSDP) operations
2.9 Describe methods used to secure multicast
2.10 Implement PIM-SM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.11 Implement Auto-RP, PIMv2 BSR, Anycast RP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.12 Implement Bi-Dir PIM operations in SP IP NGN environment on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.13 Implement SSM operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.14 Implement MSDP operations on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.15 Troubleshoot multicast routing IOS-XR and IOS-XE configurations errors in service provider environments

27% 3.0 IPv6 in a Service Provider IP NGN Environment

3.1 Describe DNS and DHCP operation in IPv6
3.2 Describe the fields that are used in the IPv6 header to support QoS functions
3.3 Describe Cisco IOS/IOS-XE and IOS-XR IPv6 network management and troubleshooting tools like traceroute/ping
3.4 Describe dual-stack implementations
3.5 Describe IPv6 tunneling mechanisms
3.6 Configure IPv6 multicast routing
3.7 Configure static IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.8 Configure dynamic 6to4 tunnels on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

25% 4.0 High Availability Routing Features

4.1 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4.2 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for BGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
4.3 Implement high availability and optimization multicast routing features on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Related resource: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list/spadvroute.html#~Topics

 

21 Aug

642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing

The 642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing exam is associated with the CCNP Service Provider certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge in configuring, verifying, and troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 advanced OSPF and IS-IS configuration, BGP configuration, using Cisco IOS-XR RPL to implement routing policies, and implementing high availability routing supporting a service provider network. This 642-883 SPROUTE exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and IOS-XR operating systems.

642-883 SPROUTE is known as Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing. The Associated Certification is CCNP Service Provider. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 642-883 SPROUTE exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 642-883 SPROUTE exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

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19% 1.0 OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 Routing in Service Provider Environments

1.1 Describe multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 operations
1.2 Implement multi-area OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.3 Implement different OSPF areas (stubby, totally stubby, NSSA) on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.4 Implement OSPF neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
1.5 Troubleshoot OSPF IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

19% 2.0 IS-IS, IPv4, and IPv6 in Service Provider Environments

2.1 Describe multi-area IS-IS operations
2.2 Implement multi-area IS-IS for IPv4 and IPv6 on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.3 Implement IS-IS neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
2.4 Troubleshoot IS-IS IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

22% 3.0 BGP Routing in Service Provider Environments

3.1 Describe the Internet routing hierarchy: Network Service Providers (NSP), Network Access Point (NAP), ISP Tiers (Tier 1, 2 and 3)
3.2 Describe connectivity between an enterprise network and an SP that requires the use of BGP
3.3 Describe connectivity between a SP and upstream SPs
3.4 Describe BGP transit AS operations
3.5 Implement EBGP and IBGP on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.6 Implement BGP neighbor authentication on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.7 Optimize BGP IOS-XR configurations using af-groups, session-groups, and neighbor-groups
3.8 Optimize BGP IOS-XE configurations using peer-groups
3.9 Influence BGP route selection by using various BGP attributes on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
3.10 Troubleshoot BGP IOS-XR and IOS-XE configuration errors

21% 4.0 Route Manipulations in Service Provider Environments

4.1 Implement Routing Policy Language (RPL) to configure a desired routing policy on IOS-XR
4.2 Implement Route-Maps to configure a desired routing policy on IOS-XE
4.3 Implement route filterings using prefix-list, distribute-list, and as-path list on IOS-XEs
4.4 Implement route redistributions on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

19% 5.0 High Availability Routing Features

5.1 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.2 Implement NSF/NSR/Graceful Restart for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.3 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for OSPF on IOS-XR and IOS-XE
5.4 Implement Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) for IS-IS on IOS-XR and IOS-XE

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300-207 SITCS Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions

The Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) (300-207) exam tests a network security engineer on advanced firewall architecture and configuration with the Cisco next-generation firewall, utilizing access and identity policies. This 90-minute exam consists of 65-75 questions and covers integration of Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and context-aware firewall components, as well as Web (Cloud) and Email Security solutions.

300-207 SITCS is known as Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions. The Associated Certification is CCNP Security. There are 65-75 questions in real Cisco 300-207 SITCS exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The available languages are English and Japanese. Candidates can register Cisco 300-207 SITCS exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

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22% 1.0 Content Security

1.1 Cisco ASA 5500-X NGFW Security Services
1.1.a Describe features and functionality
1.1.b Implement web usage control (URL-filtering, reputation based, file filtering)
1.1.c Implement AVC
1.1.d Implement decryption policies
1.1.e Describe traffic redirection and capture methods
1.2 Cisco Cloud Web Security
1.2.a Describe features and functionality
1.2.b Implement IOS and ASA connectors
1.2.c Implement AnyConnect web security module
1.2.d Describe web usage control
1.2.e Implement AVC
1.2.f Implement anti-malware
1.2.g Describe decryption policies
1.3 Cisco WSA
1.3.a Describe features and functionality
1.3.b Implement data security
1.3.c Implement WSA Identity and Authentication, including Transparent User Identification
1.3.d Describe web usage control
1.3.e Implement AVC
1.3.f Implement anti-malware
1.3.g Describe decryption policies
1.3.h Describe traffic redirection and capture methods (Explicit Proxy vs. Transparent Proxy)
1.4 Cisco ESA
1.4.a Describe features and functionality
1.4.b Implement email encryption
1.4.c Implement anti-spam policies
1.4.d Implement virus outbreak filter
1.4.e Implement DLP policies
1.4.f Implement anti-malware
1.4.g Implement inbound and outbound mail policies and authentication
1.4.h Describe traffic redirection and capture methods

23% 2.0 Threat Defense

2.1 Network IPS
2.1.a Implement traffic redirection and capture methods
2.1.b Implement network IPS deployment modes
2.1.c Describe signatures engines
2.1.d Implement event actions & overrides/filters
2.1.e Implement anomaly detection
2.1.f Implement risk ratings
2.1.g Describe IOS IPS
2.2 Configure device hardening per best practices
2.2.a IPS
2.2.b Content Security appliances

16% 3.0 Devices GUIs and Secured CLI

3.1 Content Security
3.1.a Implement HTTPS and SSH access
3.1.b Describe configuration elements
3.1.c Implement ESA GUI for message tracking

19% 4.0 Troubleshooting, Monitoring and Reporting Tools

4.1 Configure IME and IP logging for IPS
4.2 Content Security
4.2.a Describe reporting functionality
4.2.b Implement the WSA Policy Trace tool
4.2.c Implement the ESA Message Tracking tool
4.2.d Implement the ESA Trace tool
4.2.e Use web interface to verify traffic is being redirected to CWS
4.2.f Use CLI on IOS to verify CWS operations
4.2.g Use CLI on ASA to verify CWS operations
4.2.h Use the PRSM Event Viewer to verify ASA NGFW operations
4.2.i Describe the PRSM Dashboards and Reports
4.3 Monitor Cisco Security IntelliShield
4.3.a Describe at a high level the features of the Cisco Security IntelliShield Alert Manager Service

8% 5.0 Threat Defense Architectures

5.1 Design IPS solution
5.1.a Deploy Inline or Promiscuous
5.1.b Deploy as IPS appliance, IPS software or hardware module or IOS IPS
5.1.c Describe methods of IPS appliance load-balancing
5.1.d Describe the need for Traffic Symmetry
5.1.e Inline modes comparison – inline interface pair, inline VLAN pair, and inline VLAN group
5.1.f Management options

12% 6.0 Content Security Architectures

6.1 Design Web Security solution
6.1.a Compare ASA NGFW vs. WSA vs. CWS
6.1.b Compare Physical WSA vs. Virtual WSA
6.1.c List available CWS connectors
6.2 Design Email Security solution
6.2.a Compare Physical ESA vs. Virtual ESA
6.2.b Describe Hybrid mode
6.3 Design Application Security solution
6.3.a Describe the need for application visibility and control


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