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642-801 BSCI

Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks Exam

Last day to test 12/31/06

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    Exam Number:     642-801
Associated Certifications: CCNP, CCDP, CCIP
Duration: 75-90 minutes (60-70 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese in Japan only
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Exam Description

The Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks exam is a qualifying exam for the CCNP®, CCDP®, and CCIP™ certifications. The BSCI exam (642-801) tests materials covered under the new Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) course. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers connected to LANs and WANs. The exam covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing, Routing Principles, Configuring the EIGRP, Configuring the Open Shortest Path First Protocol, Configuring IS-IS, Manipulating Routing Updates, and configuring basic BGP.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on this exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam.

Describe and implement advanced IP addressing technologies

  • Describe IPv6 addressing implementation
  • Design a hierarchical IPv4 addressing scheme using VLSM and route summarization

Describe and implement IP routing principles

  • Configure default routing on a Cisco router
  • Describe RIPv2 characteristics and operations
  • Configure and verify RIPv2 operations

Describe and implement Cisco IOS advanced routing features

  • Describe and configure route redistribution among different IP routing IGPs
  • Describe and configure route-maps
  • Describe and configure route filtering using distribute-lists
  • Configure passive interface to control routing updates
  • Configure policy-based routing to implement source-based routing

Describe and implement EIGRP

  • Describe DUAL and EIGRP operation, features, and benefits
  • Configure and verify EIGRP routing
  • Configure advanced EIGRP features for scalable networks

Describe and implement OSPF

  • Describe SPF calculation and OSPF operation, features, and benefits
  • Configure and verify OSPF routing
  • Configure and verify OSPF area parameters including STUB, NSSA, Totally Stubby, Backbone, and virtual links

Describe and implement integrated IS-IS

  • Describe the foundational concepts, features, and benefits of integrated IS-IS operation
  • Describe and configure NET addressing
  • Configure and verify multi-area integrated IS-IS

Describe and implement BGP for enterprise ISP connectivity

  • Describe the foundational concepts of eBGP and iBGP
  • Configure and verify BGP operation
  • Manipulate BGP path selection using Local Preference and MED attributes
Recommended Training

Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) is the recommended training for this exam.

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.

Additional Resources

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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