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CCNP – BSCI (Routing: ip default-network vs. Default Static Routes)

One point of confusion for some CCNA and CCNP candidates is the difference between configuring a static default route and using the Cisco routing command ip default-network. At first glance, they appear to do the same thing. Both configure a destination to which packets should be routed if there is ...

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CCNP – BSCI (Troubleshooting Route Redistribution)

If there’s one CCNP / BSCI topic that looks so easy but can lead to a real headache, it’s route redistribution. I’m not even talking about the routing loops and suboptimal routing that can result when route redistribution is done without proper planning – I’m talking about the basic commands ...

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CCNP – BSCI (Route Summarization And The OSPF Null Interface)

CCNP exam success, particularly on the BSCI exam, demands you understand the details of route summarization. This skill not only requires that you have a comfort level with binary conversions, but you have to know how and where to apply route summarization with each individual protocol. You also have to ...

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CCNP – BSCI (OSPF And Passive Interfaces)

Your BSCI exam may well be the most challenging of the four exams you must pass to become a CCNP, so you have to have the details of every protocol on the exam mastered! Today, we’ll look at the passive-interface command as it relates to OSPF. Passive interfaces accept routing ...

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CCNP – BSCI (Floating Static Routes)

To pass the Cisco CCNA and CCNP certification exams, as well as becoming a world-class networker, you’ve got to know how and when to use floating static routes. And if you’re wondering what makes them “float” — read on! In this example, R1 and R2 are running OSPF over a ...

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CCNP – BSCI (OSPF E2 Routes vs. E1 Routes)

OSPF is a major topic on both the CCNA and CCNP exams, and it’s also the topic that requires the most attention to detail. Where dynamic routing protocols such as RIP and IGRP have only one router type, a look at a Cisco routing table shows several different OSPF route ...

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EIGRP Dual Queries, SIA, and Stub Routers

EIGRP is a major subject of the CCNA exam, and Cisco goes into even more detail with EIGRP on your CCNP exams. Part of that detail is the purpose and configuration of EIGRP stub routers. A problem with EIGRP comes in when a successor is lost and there is no ...

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CCNP – BSCI (EIGRP And Split Horizon)

EIGRP is a major topic for your CCNA and CCNP studies, and one basic skill you’ll need to pass your Cisco certification exams is to identify situations where you need to enable or disable split horizon. EIGRP commands tend to be a little different than those used with other protocols, ...

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CCNP – BSCI (EIGRP Adjacency)

EIGRP is an important part of real-world networking as well as being a major topic on the 642-901 CCNP BSCI exam. As with any networking topic, before you try to master intermediate and advanced skills, you must master the fundamentals. It doesn’t get any more fundamental than the EIGRP adjacency ...

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