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Cisco CCIE™ Exam Objectives

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CCIE™ R/S 1.0 (350-001) - Cisco Certified Internet Expert Routing & Switching Exam Objectives:

Topic Objective Description
A   Cisco Device Operation:
  A1 Commands: show, debug
  A2 Infrastructure: NVRAM, Flash, Memory & CPU, file system, config reg
  A3 Operations: file transfers, password recovery, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), accessing devices, security (passwords)
B   General Networking Theory:
  B1 OSI model: Layer comparisons, functions
  B2 General Routing Concepts: Split horizon, difference between switching and routing, summarization, Link State vs. Distance Vector, loops, tunneling
  B3 Protocol comparisons: Internet Protocol (IP) vs. Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), etc.
  B4 Standards: 802.x, protocol limitations
  B5 Protocol Mechanics: Windowing/Acknowledgements (ACK), fragmentation, maximum transmission unit (MTU), handshaking, termination
C   Bridging & LAN Switching:
  C1 Transparent Bridging: IEEE/DEC spanning tree, translational, Configuration Bridging Protocol Data Unit (BPDU), Integrated Routed and Bridging (IRB), Concurrent Routing and Bridging (CRB), access lists
  C2 Source Route Bridging: Source-route translational bridging (SR/TLB), source- route transparent bridging (SRT), data-link switching (DLSw), remote source- route bridging (RSRB), access lists
  C3 LAN Switching: Trunking, VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), inter-switch link (ISL), Virtual LANs (VLANS), Fast Ether Channel (FEC), Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP)
  C4 LANE: LAN Emulation Client (LEC), LAN Emulation Server (LES), Broadcast and Unknown Server (BUS), LAN Emulation Configuration Server (LECS), Simple Server Replication Protocol (SSRP)
D   Internet Protocol (IP):
  D1 Addressing: Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR), subnetting, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), Network Address Translation (NAT), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  D2 Services: Domain Name System (DNS), Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  D3 Applications: Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
  D4 Transport: IP fragmentation, sockets, ports
  D5 Access Lists
E   IP Routing Protocols:
  E1a Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Design: areas, virtual links, stub, not so stubby areas (NSSA), area border router (ABR) / autonomous system boundary router (ASBR) redistributions, media dependencies, external vs. internal, summarization
  E1b Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Operation: Designated Router (DR), Backup Designated Router (BDR), adjacencies, link-state advertisement (LSA) types, link-state database, shortest path first (SPF) algorithm, authentication
  E2a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Design: Peer Groups, Route Reflectors, Confederations, Clusters, Attributes, Autonomous Systems (AS)
  E2b Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Operation: Route Maps, Filters, Neighbors, decision algorithm, Interior Border Gateway Protocol (IBGP), Exterior Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP)
  E3 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP): Metrics, mechanics, & design
  E4 Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS): Metrics, mechanics, & design
  E5 Routing Information Protocol RIP) & RIP v2: : Metrics, mechanics, & design
  E6 Multicast: Design, Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM - both sparse and dense), Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP)
  E7 Access lists: distribute lists, route maps, policy routing, redistribution, route tagging
F   Desktop Protocols:
  F1 Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX): NetWare Link Services Protocol. (NLSP), IPX-RIP, IPX-Service Advertising Protocol (SAP), IPX-EIGRP, Sequenced Packet Exchange (SPX), Network Control Protocol (NCP), IPXWAN, IPX addressing, Get Nearest Server (GNS), Nove
  F2 AppleTalk: Routing Table Maintenance Protocol (RTMP), AppleTalk Update- Based Routing Protocol (AURP), Appletalk-EIGRP, Datagram Delivery Protocol (DDP), Zone Information Protocol (ZIP), Name Binding Protocol (NBP), addressing (phase 1 & 2), access lists
  F3 DECnet/OSI: Addressing, access lists
  F4 Windows NT: NetBIOS, browsing, domain controller (e.g. WINS), access lists
G   Performance Management:
  G1 Traffic Management: Queuing, Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), traffic shaping, load balancing
H   WAN: (addressing, signaling, framing)
  H1 ISDN: Link Access Procedure on the D channel (LAPD), Basic Rate Interface (BRI) / Primary Rate Interface (PRI) framing, signaling, mapping, dialer map, interface types, B/D channels, channel bonding
  H2 Frame relay: Local Management Interface (LMI), Data Link Connection Identifier (DLCI), Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC), framing, traffic shaping, forward explicit congestion notification (FECN), backward explicit congestion notification (BECN), CIR, disca
  H3 X.25: addressing, routing, Link Access Procedure Balanced (LAPB), error control/recovery, windowing, signaling, mapping, Switched Virtual Circuit (SVC) / Permanent Virtual Circuit (PVC), Protocol Translation
  H4 ATM: Switched Virtual Connection (SVC) / Permanent Virtual Connection (PVC), ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL), Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol (SSCOP), User-Network Interface (UNI) / Network-Network Interface (NNI), Interim Local Management Interf
  H5 Physical Layer: Synchronization, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), T1, E1, encoding
  H6 Leased Line Protocols: High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Point to Point Protocol (PPP), async & modems, compression
  H7 Dial on Demand Routing (DDR): dial backup
I   LAN:
  I1 Datalink Layer: addressing, 802.2 Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet: encapsulation, carrier sense multiple access collision detect (CSMA/CD), topology, speed, controller errors, limitations, 802.3
  I2 Token Ring: token passing, beaconing, Active Monitor, ring insertion, soft & hard errors, encapsulation, topology, maximum transmission unit (MTU), speed, limitations
  I3 FDDI/CDDI: dual ring, encapsulation, class, redundancy, dual homing, medium (copper, fiber), claims, Station Management (SMT), limitations
J   Security:
  J1 Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Terminal Access Controller Access Control System (TACACS), and RADIUS: general concepts, usage, comparisons
  J2 Firewalls: PIX, access lists, demilitarized zones (DMZ)
  J3 Encryption: public/private key, Data Encryption Standard (DES)
K   Multiservice:
  K1 Voice/Video: H.323, codecs, Signaling System 7 (SS7), Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP), RTP Control Protocol (RTCP), Quality of Service (QoS)

Last Updated on 2023-09-17
By Ken Fleming

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