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642-821 BCRAN

Building Cisco Remote Access Networks Exam

Last day to test 12/31/06

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    Exam Number:     642-821
Associated Certifications: CCNP
Duration: 75-90 minutes (60-70 questions)
Available Languages: English, Japanese in Japan only
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Exam Description

BCRAN is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP® certification. The BCRAN exam (642-821) focuses on using one or more of the available WAN connection technologies for remote access between enterprise sites. It also assesses techniques and features for enhancing WAN and remote access connections. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to describe, configure, and implement comprehensive remote access solutions in the enterprise environment.

Exam Topics

Describe and implement Frame Relay

  • Describe Frame Relay operation
  • Describe and configure Frame Relay using frame relay maps
  • Describe and configure Frame Relay using subinterfaces
  • Describe and configure FRTS to optimize Frame Relay remote access
  • Verify Frame Relay operation

Describe and Configure PPP in a remote access environment

  • Describe PPP operation
  • Configure and verify PPP NCP options
  • Configure and verify PPP LCP options

Describe and implement ISDN

  • Describe and configure ISDN PRI and BRI operation
  • Describe and configure ISDN dialer operations
  • Verify ISDN and dialer operations

Describe and implement queuing and compression solutions

  • Describe and configure WFQ, CBWFQ, LLQ, and WRED
  • Describe and configure data compression
  • Verify queuing and compression operations

Describe and configure Broadband connectivity

  • Describe xDSL and Cable (HFC) technologies
  • Describe and configure PPPoE, PPPoA, and RFC 1483/2684 Bridging
  • Verify broadband configurations

Describe and configure a site-to-site VPN and AAA

  • Describe and configure IPSec VPN with a preshared key
  • Describe, configure, and verify AAA
  • Verify IPSec operation

Describe and implement backup connectivity solutions

  • Describe and configure backup interfaces
  • Describe and configure dialer watch
  • Verify backup connectivity configurations
Recommended Training

Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN) 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 Global Learning Partner Locator for a Cisco Learning Partner near 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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