Ccie Cs Written Exam General Knowledge Objectives

Table 1-2 lists the CCIE C&S general knowledge objectives from the published blueprint and the corresponding chapters in this book that cover those objectives.

Table 1-2 CCIE C&S Written Exam General Knowledge Objectives

C&S General Knowledge Objective

Chapter

I. Cisco Device Operation

Commands— show, debug

3

Infrastructure—NVRAM, Flash, memory and CPU, file system, configuration register

3

Operations—File transfers, password recovery, Simple Network Management Protocol

3

(SNMP), accessing devices, security (passwords)

II. General Networking Theory

OSI model—Layer comparisons, functions

2

General Routing Concepts—Split horizon, difference between switching and routing,

2

summarization, link-state versus distance vector, loops, tunneling

Protocol Comparisons—Internet Protocol (IP) versus Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX),

6

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Standards—802.x, protocol limitations

4

Protocol Mechanics—Windowing/Acknowledgments (ACK), fragmentation, maximum

6

transmission unit (MTU), handshaking, termination

III. Bridging and LAN Switching

Transparent Bridging—IEEE/DEC spanning tree, translational, Configuration Bridging

4

Protocol Data Unit (BPDU), integrated routing and bridging (IRB), Concurrent Routing and

Bridging (CRB), access lists

LAN Switching—Trunking, VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), Inter-Switch Link (ISL), virtual

4

LANs (VLANS), Fast Ether Channel (FEC), Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)

IV. Internet Protocol

Addressing—Classless interdomain routing (CIDR), subnetting, Address Resolution

6

Protocol (ARP), Network Address Translation (NAT), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)

Services—Domain Name System (DNS), Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), Dynamic Host

6

Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)

Applications—Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)

6

Transport—IP fragmentation, sockets, ports

6

IP access lists

10

Table 1-2 CCIE C&S Written Exam General Knowledge Objectives (Continued)

C&S General Knowledge Objective

Chapter

V. IP Routing Protocols

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF):

8

Design—areas, virtual links, stub areas, not-so-stubby areas (NSSA), area border router

(ABR)/ autonomous system boundary router (ASBR) redistributions, media dependencies,

external versus internal, summarization

Operation—Designated router (DR), backup designated router (BDR), adjacencies, link-

state advertisement (LSA) types, link-state database, shortest path first (SPF) algorithm,

authentication

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP):

9

Design—Peer groups, route reflectors, confederations, clusters, attributes, AS autonomous

systems

Operation—Route maps, filters, neighbors, decision algorithm, Interior Border Gateway

Protocol (IBGP), Exterior Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP)

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

ll

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)—Metrics, mechanics, and design

l

Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)—Metrics, mechanics, and design

8

Routing Information Protocol version l (RIPvl) and Routing Information Protocol version 2

l

(RIP v2)—Metrics, mechanics, and design

Multicast—Design, Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)—both sparse and dense,

lO

Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), Internet Group Management

Protocol (IGMP)

Access lists—Distribute lists, route maps, policy routing, redistribution, route tagging

lO

VI. Performance Management

Traffic Management—Queuing, weighted fair queuing (WFQ), Resource Reservation

ll

Protocol (RSVP), traffic shaping, load balancing

VII. WAN (Addressing, Signaling, Framing)

ISDN—Link Access Procedure on the D channel (LAPD), Basic Rate Interface (BRI)/

5

Primary Rate Interface (PRI) framing, signaling, mapping, dialer map, interface types, B/D

channels, PPP Multilink

Frame Relay—Local Management Interface (LMI), data-link connection identifier (DLCI),

5

permanent virtual circuit (PVC), framing, traffic shaping, forward explicit congestion

notification (FECN), backward explicit congestion notification (BECN), CIR, discard

eligible (DE), mapping, compression

Table 1-2 CCIE C&S Written Exam General Knowledge Objectives (Continued)

C&S General Knowledge Objective Chapter

ATM—Switched virtual connection (SVC)/permanent virtual connection (PVC), ATM 5

adaptation layer (AAL), Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol (SSCOP), UserNetwork Interface (UNI)/Network-Network Interface (NNI), Interim Local Management Interface (ILMI), cell format, quality of service (QoS), RFC 1483 and 1577, Private Network-Network Interface (PNNI), Interim-Interswitch Signaling Protocol (IISP), mapping

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