May
12

Welcome to the 4.X Expanded Study Blueprint - it is a constant work in progress - feel free to comment!

LAST UPDATED:  Feb 1, 2011; Added PPP AAA Authentication

1.00    Implement Layer 2 Technologies

1.10    Implement Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

(a) 802.1d

(b) 802.1w

(c) 802.1s

(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

(j) STP manipulation through timers

(k) PortFast, UplinkFast, BackboneFast

(l) BPDUFilter

(m) Root Bridge Placement

(n) STP Port Cost and Port Priority

(o) UDLD

1.20    Implement VLAN, Network Management and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)

(a) No VTP (TRANS)

(b) Pruning

(c) Bridging - Transparent, IRB, CRB

(d) VTP Authentication

(e) VTP Versions

(f) Regular Macros

(g) Smart Macros

(h) SNMP

(i) Telnet and Telnet Controls

(j) SSH

(k) Banners

(l) Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)

(m) 3560s and VoIP Phone Support

(n) SDM

1.30    Implement trunk and trunk protocols, EtherChannel, and load-balance

(a) Static Config (No DTP)

(b) Allowed VLAN

(c) Router on a Stick

(d) Native VLAN

(e) ISL

(f) 802.1Q

(g) Manual EtherChannel

(h) PaGP

(i) LACP

(j) Load Balancing Manipulation in EtherChannel

(k) QinQ Tunneling

1.40    Implement Ethernet technologies

(a) Speed and duplex

(b) Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet

(c) PPP over Ethernet   (PPPoE)

1.50    Implement Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN), and flow control

(a) SPAN and RSPAN

(b) Flow Control (DOC-CD)

(c) Flow Control (Blog)

1.60   Implement Frame Relay

(a) Local Management Interface (LMI)

(b) Traffic shaping

(c) Topologies

(e) Discard eligible (DE)

(f) Static versus Dynamic L2 to L3 Resolution

(g) Frame-Relay Interface-DLCI

(h) Broadcast Queue

(i) Frame End to End Keepalives

(j) Load Interval

(k) PING Local Interface

(l) Multilink Frame Relay

(m) PPP over Frame-Relay

(n) Dynamic Mappings to 0.0.0.0

(o) Troubleshooting Hub and Spoke

(p) Frame Relay Switch Configuration

(q) Subinterfaces

1.70    Implement High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and PPP

(a) Clock Rate

(b) CHAP

(c) PAP

(d) PPP AAA Authentiation

(e) Peer Neighbor Route

(f) Link Quality Monitoring

(g) PPP Reliable Transmission

(h) PPP Half Bridging

(i) MLP

(j) PPP Encryption MPPE

2.00    Implement IPv4

2.10    Implement IP version   4 (IPv4) addressing, subnetting, and variable-length subnet masking (VLSM)

(a) Calculating the Optimum Summary Address

(b) Binary Math Manipulation

(1) Matching multiple networks with a single access list line

(2) Matching odd or even subnets with a single access list line

(c) IP Unnumbered

(d) /31 Mask

2.20    Implement IPv4   tunneling and Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)

(a) Recursive Routing Issue

(b) GRE Tunnel Keepalives

2.30    Implement IPv4 RIP version 2 (RIPv2)

(a) Authentication

(b) Offset List

(c) Distribute List

(1) Gateway Option

(d) Timer Manipulation

(e) Disabling Validation of Source IP Addresses

(f) Split Horizon and Secondary IP Addresses

(g) Summarization

(h) Default Information Originate

(i) Unicast Routing Updates

(j) Passive Interface

(k) Triggered Updates on WAN link

2.40    Implement 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

(1) OSPF Network Types

(h) OSPF graceful restart

(i) Demand Circuit

(j) Authentication - methods of configuration and authentication types

(k) Summarization

(l) Area Transit Capabilities

(m) Inbound Route Filtering

(n) Auto Cost Reference Bandwidth

(o) Unicasting Hello Packets

(p) Cost Manipulation

(1) ip ospf cost

(2) Bandwidth Manipulation

(3) SPF Throttling

(4) Incremental SPF

(5) LSA Throttling

(6) LSA Overhead Protection

(q) Loopback Advertising (Natural Mask)

(1) Network Type (P2P)

(2) Area Range

(3) Redistribution

(r) Timer Manipulation

(s) OSPF ABR Type 3 LSA Filtering

(t) Forwarding Address Suppression in Translated Type-5 LSAs

(u) Router ID

2.50    Implement 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

(g) Authentication

(h) Composite Metric Manipulation

(i) Applying Offsets to Metrics

(j) Adjusting Timers

(k) Unicasting updates

(l) Use of the 0.0.0.0 in the network command

(m) Manipulate the Bandwidth used by EIGRP

(n) Distribute lists

(o) Route Map Support

(p) SNMP Support

(q) EIGRP Prefix Limit

(r) Passive Interface

(s) NSF Awareness

(t) Router ID

2.60    Implement IPv4 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)

(a) iBGP

(1) Synchronization

(2) Confederation

(3) Route-Reflection

(4) Non-BGP Speaker in Transit Path

(a) Tunnel

(b) Redistribute

(c) Static route

(d) Default route

(e) Policy route

(5) Peer Groups

(b) eBGP

(1) Multihop

(2) Next Hop Issues

(c) Filtering, redistribution, summarization, attributes and other advanced features

(1) Authentication

(2) Router ID

(3) Prefix Advertisement

(4) Automatic Summarization

(5) Manual Summarization including suppression techniques

(6) Maximum Prefix Limit

(7) Load Balancing

(8) Path Manipulation

(a) Local Pref

(b) MED

(c) AS PATH

(d) Weight

(9) BGP Communities

(10) Regex Engine Performance Enhancement

(11) Hide Local AS

(12) Conditional Route Advertisement

(13) Remove Private AS

(14) AS PATH Filtering

(15) BGP Policy Accounting

(16) NSF Awareness

(17) Support for TTL Security Check

(18) Support for Fast Peering Session Deactivation

(19) Support for Next-Hop Address Tracking

(20) Outbound Route Filtering

2.70    Implement policy routing

(a) PBR Support for Multiple Tracking Options

(b) PBR Recursive Next Hop

2.80    Implement Performance Routing (PfR) and Cisco Optimized Edge Routing (OER)

(a) Profile Phase

(b) Measure Phase

(c) Apply Policy Phase

(d) Control Phase

(e) Verify Phase

2.90    Implement filtering, route redistribution, summarization, attributes, and other advanced features

(a) Administrative Distance Manipulation

(b) Redistribution

(1) Default Seed Metric

(2) Setting parameters with a Route Map

3.00 On Demand Routing (ODR)

3.00    Implement IPv6

3.10    Implement IP version 6 (IPv6) addressing and different addressing types

(a) Global Unicast

(b) Link Local

(c) Multicast

(d) Anycast

(e) Site Local

(f) Unique Local Address

3.20    Implement IPv6  neighbor discovery

(a) Router Discovery

(b) Prefix Discovery

(c) Parameter Discovery

(d) Address Autoconfiguration

3.30    Implement basic IPv6 functionality protocols

(a) ICMP version 6

3.40    Implement tunneling and transition techniques

(a) Manual

(b) GRE/IPV4

(c) 6to4

(d) ISATAP

(e) NAT-PT

3.50    Implement OSPF version 3 (OSPFv3)

(a) Special Area Types

(b) Summarization

3.60    Implement EIGRP version 6 (EIGRPv6)

(a) Summarization

3.70    Implement filtering and route redistribution

3.80 Implement RIPng

4.00    Implement MPLS Layer 3 VPNs

4.10    Implement Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

(a) MPLS LDP

(b) MPLS Label Filtering

4.20    Implement Layer 3 virtual private networks (VPNs) on provider edge (PE), provider (P), and customer edge (CE) routers

(a) PE-CE Routing with RIP

(b) PE-CE Routing with EIGRP

(c) PE-CE Routing with OSPF

(d) PE-CE Routing with BGP

(e) OSPF Sham Link

(f) EIGRP SOO and Cost Community

(g) BGP SOO

(h) BGP AS Override

(i) Internet Access

4.30    Implement virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) and Multi-VRF Customer Edge (VRF-Lite)

(a) VRF-Lite

(b) MP-BGP VPNv4

(c) MP-BGP Prefix Filtering

5.00    Implement IP Multicast

5.10    Implement Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) sparse mode

(a) Source-based Trees

(b) Shared Trees

(c) Bidirectional PIM

5.20    Implement Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)

(a) Authentication

(b) SA Message Limiting

(c) Timer Adjustments

(d) MSDP Compliance with IETF RFC 3618

(e) Filtering and TTL Thresholds

(f) Monitoring MSDP with SNMP

5.30    Implement interdomain multicast routing
5.40    Implement PIM Auto-Rendezvous Point (Auto-RP), unicast rendezvous point (RP), and bootstrap router (BSR)

(a) Auto-RP

(1) ip pim autorp listener

(2) Static mapping of Auto-RP groups

(3) PIM Sparse-Dense Mode

(4) IP Multicast Boundary

(b) Static RP Assignment

(c) BSR

(1) BSR Border Interface

5.50    Implement multicast tools, features, and source-specific multicast

(a) RPF

(b) RPF Check

(c) SSM

(d) Multicast Helper

(e) Multicast Rate Limiting

(f) Stub IP Multicast Routing

(g) sdr Listener Support

(h) Load Splitting Multicast Traffic

(i) Multicast Routing Monitor

(j) Multicast Heartbeat

(k) Anycast

5.60    Implement IPv6 multicast, PIM, and related multicast protocols, such as Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)

(a) IPv6 Multicast Addressing

(b) MLD

6.00    Implement Network   Security

6.01    Implement access lists

(a) Time-based Access Lists

(b) Log

(c) Log-input

(d) Block RFC 1918

(e) RFC 3330 Filtering

(f) VLAN Access Maps (VACLs)

(g) MAC Access Lists

6.02    Implement Zone Based Firewall

(a) Basic Configuration

(b) Parameter Maps

6.03    Implement Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (uRPF)

(a) Access Lists with uRPF

6.04    Implement IP Source Guard
6.05    Implement AAA

(a) Client Side in IOS

6.06    Implement Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
6.07    Implement Cisco IOS Firewall
6.08    Implement Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

(a) Basic Configuration

6.09    Implement Secure Shell (SSH)
6.10    Implement 802.1x

(a) Reauthentication

(b) Quiet Period

(c) Host Mode

(d) Guest VLAN

(e) Accounting

6.11    Implement NAT
6.12    Implement routing protocol authentication (see earlier blueprint sections)
6.13    Implement device access control

(a) Privilege Levels

(b) Command Line Views

6.14    Implement security features

(a) Private VLANs

(b) IOS Resilient Configuration

(c) Image Verification

(d) IP Source Tracker

(e) IP Traffic Export

(f) Dynamic ARP Inspection

(g) NO SERVICE PASSWORD-RECOVERY

(h) Switchport Traffic Controls

(a) Storm Control

(b) Protected Ports

(c) Port Blocking

(d) Port Security

(i) Flexible Packet Matching

7.00    Implement Network   Services

7.10    Implement Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
7.20    Implement Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)
7.30    Implement Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
7.40    Implement Network Time Protocol (NTP)
7.50    Implement DHCP
7.60    Implement Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)
7.70   Implement DNS
7.80   Implement TCP Options

8.00    Implement Quality of   Service (QoS)

8.10    Implement Modular QoS CLI (MQC)

(a) Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)

(b) Class-based weighted fair queuing (CBWFQ)

(c) low latency queuing (LLQ)

(d) Classification

(e) Policing

(f) Shaping

(g) Marking

(1) CoS

(2) DE

(3) Experimental Bits

(4) IP Precedence

(5) DSCP

(h) Weighted random early detection (WRED)

(i) Compression

(1) RTP Header Compression

(2) TCP Header Compression

(3) Class-Based Header Compression Methods

(j) Legacy QoS

(1) CQ

(2) PQ

(3) FRTS

(4) CAR

8.20    Implement Layer 2 QoS

(a) shaped round robin (SRR)

(b) policies

8.30    Implement link fragmentation and interleaving (LFI) for Frame Relay
8.40    Implement generic traffic shaping
8.50    Implement Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP)
8.60    Implement Cisco AutoQoS

(a) Requirements

(b) VoIP

(c) AutoQoS for Enterprise

9.00    Troubleshoot a Network

9.10    Troubleshoot complex Layer 2 network issues
9.20    Troubleshoot complex Layer 3 network issues
9.30    Troubleshoot a network in response to application problems
9.40    Troubleshoot network services
9.50    Troubleshoot network security

10.00    Optimize the Network

10.01    Implement syslog and local logging
10.02    Implement IP Service Level Agreement SLA
10.03    Implement NetFlow
10.04    Implement SPAN, RSPAN, and router IP traffic export (RITE)

(a) SPAN

(b) RSPAN

(c) Router IP Traffic Export

(1) Configure IP Traffic Export

(2) Configure IP Traffic Capture

(3) Filter with ACLs

(4) Filter with Sampling

(5) Capture Bidirectional Traffic

10.05    Implement Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

(a) Version 2

(b) Version 3

10.06    Implement Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
10.07    Implement Remote Monitoring (RMON)
10.08    Implement FTP
10.09    Implement TFTP
10.10    Implement TFTP server on router
10.11    Implement Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
10.12    Implement HTTP and   HTTPS
10.13    Implement Telnet

(a) Access-Class

(b) Session Lmits

(c) Busy, Vacant, Refuse, and Custom Messaging

(d) Onscreen Message Suppression

(e) Hiding Telnet Addresses

(f) Login Enhancements

10.14  Enhanced Object Tracking

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