CCIE R&S Lab Exam Topics (doc-4603)

CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam Topics (Blueprint) v4.0

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Exam Sections and Sub-task Objectives
1.00Implement Layer   2 Technologies
1.10Implement Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

(a) 802.1d

(b) 802.1w

(c) 801.1s

(d) Loop guard

(e) Root guard

(f) Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU) guard

(g) Storm control

(h) Unicast flooding

(i) Port roles, failure propagation, and loop guard operation
1.20Implement VLAN and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
1.30Implement trunk and trunk protocols, EtherChannel, and load-balance
1.40Implement Ethernet technologies

(a) Speed and duplex

(b) Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet

(c) PPP over Ethernet   (PPPoE)
1.50Implement Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN), and flow control
1.60Implement Frame Relay

(a) Local Management   Interface (LMI)

(b) Traffic shaping

(c) Full mesh

(d) Hub and spoke

(e) Discard eligible   (DE)
1.70Implement High-Level   Data Link Control (HDLC) and PPP
2.00Implement IPv4
2.10Implement IP version   4 (IPv4) addressing, subnetting, and variable-length subnet masking (VLSM)
2.20Implement IPv4   tunneling and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
2.30Implement IPv4 RIP version 2 (RIPv2)
2.40Implement IPv4 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

(a) Standard OSPF areas

(b) Stub area

(c) Totally stubby area

(d)   Not-so-stubby-area (NSSA)

(e) Totally NSSA

(f) Link-state advertisement (LSA) types

(g) Adjacency on a point-to-point and on a multi-access network

(h) OSPF graceful restart
2.50Implement IPv4 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

(a) Best path

(b) Loop-free paths

(c) EIGRP operations when alternate loop-free paths are available, and when they are not available

(d) EIGRP queries

(e) Manual summarization and autosummarization

(f) EIGRP stubs
2.60Implement IPv4 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

(a) Next hop

(b) Peering

(c) Internal Border Gateway Protocol (IBGP) and External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP)
2.70Implement policy   routing
2.80Implement Performance Routing (PfR) and Cisco Optimized Edge Routing (OER)
2.90Implement filtering, route redistribution, summarization, synchronization, attributes, and other advanced features
3.00Implement IPv6
3.10Implement IP version 6 (IPv6) addressing and different addressing types
3.20Implement IPv6  neighbor discovery
3.30Implement basic IPv6 functionality protocols
3.40Implement tunneling techniques
3.50Implement OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3)
3.60Implement EIGRP version 6 (EIGRPv6)
3.70Implement filtering and route redistribution
4.00Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPNs
4.10Implement Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
4.20Implement Layer 3 virtual private networks (VPNs) on provider edge (PE), provider (P), and customer edge (CE) routers
4.30Implement virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) and Multi-VRF Customer Edge (VRF-Lite)
5.00Implement IP Multicast
5.10Implement Protocol   Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse mode
5.20Implement Multicast   Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
5.30Implement interdomain   multicast routing
5.40Implement   PIM Auto-Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP), unicast rendezvous point (RP), and   bootstrap router (BSR)
5.50Implement   multicast tools, features, and source-specific multicast
5.60Implement IPv6 multicast, PIM, and related multicast protocols, such as Multicast   Listener Discovery (MLD)
6.00Implement Network   Security
6.01Implement access   lists
6.02Implement Zone Based   Firewall
6.03Implement Unicast   Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)
6.04Implement IP Source   Guard
6.05Implement   authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) (configuring the AAA   server is not required, only the client-side (IOS) is configured)
6.06Implement Control   Plane Policing (CoPP)
6.07Implement Cisco IOS   Firewall
6.08Implement Cisco IOS   Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
6.09Implement Secure   Shell (SSH)
6.10Implement 802.1x
6.11Implement NAT
6.12Implement routing   protocol authentication
6.13Implement device   access control
6.14Implement security   features
7.00Implement Network   Services
7.10Implement Hot Standby   Router Protocol (HSRP)
7.20Implement Gateway   Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
7.30Implement Virtual   Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
7.40Implement Network   Time Protocol (NTP)
7.50Implement DHCP
7.60Implement Web Cache   Communication Protocol (WCCP)
8.00Implement Quality of   Service (QoS)
8.10Implement Modular QoS CLI (MQC)

(a) Network-Based   Application Recognition (NBAR)

(b)   Class-based weighted fair queuing (CBWFQ),  modified deficit round robin (MDRR), and low latency queuing (LLQ)

(c) Classification

(d) Policing

(e) Shaping

(f) Marking

(g) Weighted random   early detection (WRED) and random early detection (RED)

(h) Compression
8.20Implement Layer 2   QoS: weighted round robin (WRR), shaped round robin (SRR), and policies
8.30Implement link   fragmentation and interleaving (LFI) for Frame Relay
8.40Implement generic   traffic shaping
8.50Implement Resource   Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
8.60Implement Cisco   AutoQoS
9.00Troubleshoot a   Network
9.10Troubleshoot a   complex Layer 2 network issue
9.20Troubleshoot a   complex Layer 3 network issue
9.30Troubleshoot a   network in response to an application problem
9.40Troubleshoot network   services
9.50Troubleshoot network   security
10.00Optimize the Network
10.01Implement syslog and   local logging
10.02Implement IP Service   Level Agreement SLA
10.03Implement NetFlow
10.04Implement SPAN,   RSPAN, and router IP traffic export (RITE)
10.05Implement Simple   Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
10.06Implement Cisco IOS   Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
10.07Implement Remote   Monitoring (RMON)
10.08Implement FTP
10.09Implement TFTP
10.10Implement TFTP server   on router
10.11Implement   Switch-module Configuration Protocol (SCP)
10.12Implement HTTP and   HTTPS
10.13Implement Telnet

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