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Paths of Getting CCNP Routing and Switching Certified

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions.

Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

In the CCNP Routing and Switching program, you will cover:

Implementing secure, IPv6-enabled LAN and WAN routing solutions to support today’s business-critical services and widespread adoption of BYOD across the enterprise
High availability, switch virtualization and scalable VPN technologies needed to support branch offices and to enable the mobile workforce

Two Paths to Certification
Option 1
If you are currently pursuing your CCNP Routing and Switching certification, you may choose to complete the v1.0 curriculum. Upon completion, the certification will be good for three years. The last day to test is January 29, 2015.
642-902 ROUTE
642-813 SWITCH
642-832 TSHOOT

Option 2
If you have not yet started pursuing the CCNP Routing and Switching certification or if you have only taken one of the three v1.0 exams, we recommend that you pursue the v2.0 certification.
300-101 ROUTE
300-115 SWITCH
300-135 TSHOOT

 

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642-813 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 642-813) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP, and Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 642-813 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture.

642-813 SWITCH is known as Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks. The Associated Certifications are CCDP, CCNP Routing and Switching. There are 35-45 questions in real 642-813 SWITCH test, which will take the candidates 120 minutes to complete the test. The available language is English. Candidates can register 642-813 SWITCH exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

642-813 SWITCH exam objectives are also helpful in your preparation.

50% 1.0 Implement VLAN Based Solution, given a Network Design and a set of Requirements

1.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing a VLAN based solution on a network
1.2 Create a VLAN based implementation plan
1.3 Create a VLAN based verification plan
1.4 Configure switch-to-switch connectivity for the VLAN based solution
1.5 Configure loop prevention for the VLAN based solution
1.6 Verify EIGRP solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands

12% 2.0 Implement a Security Extension of a Layer 2 Solution, given a Network Design and a set of Requirements

2.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing a security solution
2.2 Create a implementation plan for the security solution
2.3 Create a verification plan for the security solution
2.4 Configure port security features
2.5 Configure general switch security features
2.6 Configure private VLANs
2.7 Configure VACL and PACL
2.8 Verify the Security based solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
2.9 Document results of security implementation and verification

14% 3.0 Implement Switch Based Layer 3 Services, given a Network Design and a set of Requirements

3.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing a Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.2 Create an implementation plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.3 Create a verification plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.4 Configure routing interfaces
3.5 Configure Layer 3 Security
3.6 Verify the Switch based Layer 3 solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
3.7 Document results of Switch based Layer 3 implementation and verification

5% 4.0 Prepare infrastructure to Support Advanced Services

4.1 Implement a Wireless Extension of a Layer 2 solutio
4.2 Implement a VoIP support solution
4.3 Implement video support solution

19% 5.0 Implement High Availability, given a Network Design and a set of Requirements

5.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing High Availability on a network
5.2 Create a High Availability implementation plan
5.3 Create a High Availability verification plan
5.4 Implement first hop redundancy protocols
5.5 Implement switch supervisor redundancy
5.6 Verify High Availability solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
5.7 Document results of High Availability implementation and verification

Exam Note: The latest day of 642-813 SWITCH to test is January 29, 2015. The new exam is 300-115 SWITCH, which begins January 30, 2015.

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