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646-057 RSAM

Routing and Switching AM Exam

Last Day to Register July 29, 2006
    Exam Number:     646-057
Associated Certifications: Access Routing & LAN Switching Sales Specialist, see also Routing & Switching Partner Specialization
Duration: 75 minutes (55-65 questions)
Available Languages: English
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Exam Description

The Routing and Switching Specialization Exam for AMs validates an individual can successfully identify and position Cisco Routing and Switching solutions to their customers.

Exam Topics

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

LAN-Enabling Technologies

  • Describe the features and benefits of Ether Channel
  • Describe the features and benefits of security options, and quality of service (QoS)
  • Describe the features and benefits of Virtual LANs and Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Describe the features and benefits of trunking (802.1q)
  • Describe the features and benefits of multicast

LAN Market and Products

  • Describe LAN market drivers
  • Describe Cisco's key differentiators for Wiring Closet, Multilayer, and Routing Switches

Low and Midrange LAN Products

  • Identify the LAN product families
  • Explain the positioning, benefits, features, and applications of the Catalyst 2950 Series
  • Explain the positioning, benefits, features, and applications of the 3550 Series

High-End LAN Products

  • Describe the benefits, features, and applications of the Catalyst 4000 Family
  • Describe the benefits, features, and applications of the Catalyst 6500 Family
  • Describe the additional support features of the Catalyst 6500 Family

LAN Product Positioning

  • Identify products for different campus designs
  • Explain the positioning of each product relative to the others

WAN Access Solutions

  • Describe WAN uses, challenges, market drivers, components, and architecture
  • Describe types of dedicated WAN designs including leased-line WAN, frame-relay WAN, and voice/data WAN solutions
  • Describe common remote access solutions including modem dialup, ISDN dialup, digital subscriber line, and cable modem

WAN Access Products

  • Identify the benefits and features of the Cisco SOHO and 800 Series and the Cisco uBR900 Cable Access Router Series
  • Identify the benefits and features of the Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of competitors and describe how to position Cisco small enterprise branch office/business and teleworking routers

WAN Core Products

  • Describe the characteristics and features of the Cisco 7200, 7300, 7400, 7500, and 7600 series
  • Identify sales opportunities for Cisco Products

Multilayer Campus LAN Components

  • Describe campus networks and identify trends in campus network design
  • Describe traffic management ideologies, the three-level hierarchical network design strategy, and the traditional hub and router design strategy
  • Describe multilayer switching and layer 3 routing and identify the differences between layer 3 switching and routing

Campus LAN Product Components

  • List and describe the major product components of multilayer campus LAN topologies
  • Select Cisco products to match specified technical requirements in multilayer applications
  • Select appropriate Cisco products or product families that match selected multilayer topologies

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