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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing

Exam Number 642-885 SPADVROUTE
Associated Certifications CCNP Service Provider
Duration 90 minutes (65 - 75 questions)
Available Languages English
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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. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) 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.

  • 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
      • 1.9   Implement BGP route dampening on IOS-XR and
      • 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
  • 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)
      • 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
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you.

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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