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642-775 MSPRP

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols

Exam Number 642-775 MSPRP
Last day to test January 31, 2015
Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider Operations
Duration 75 minutes (65 - 75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 642-775 Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP) exam is an exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This 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. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the MSPRP Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols course.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice. The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.

  • 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
         
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP)

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