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Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching

Author: Ben Piper

The Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification validates your skills in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting local and wide-area enterprise networks. To... Read more

ROUTE (300-101)

The courses in this section will help you master the fundamental network principles needed to pass the CCNP ROUTE 300-101 exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Topics covered include IPv4 and IPv6, WAN technologies, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, RIPv2, NAT, IOS security, VPNs, policy-based routing, and TCP and UDP operations.

Basic Networking for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE

by Ben Piper

Jun 17, 2015 / 3h 22m

3h 22m

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Master the fundamental network principles needed to pass the CCNP ROUTE 300-101 exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. This first course in the series covers the fundamentals such as IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, WAN technologies, dynamic routing, RIPv2, and TCP and UDP operations.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to CCNP ROUTE21m
  2. Configuring WAN Technologies45m
  3. IPv4 Addressing and Subnetting44m
  4. Configuring RIPv225m
  5. Understanding IPv638m
  6. Understanding TCP and UDP Operations27m

Implementing OSPF for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE

by Ben Piper

Jul 17, 2015 / 2h 39m

2h 39m

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Learn how to configure the OSPF dynamic routing protocol from start-to-finish for both IPv4 and IPv6. We cover LSA types, areas, timers, route redistribution, authentication, and route summarization.

Table of contents
  1. Implementing OSPF for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE26m
  2. Configuring OSPF for IPv448m
  3. Route Redistribution49m
  4. Configuring OSPFv3 for IPv635m

Implementing EIGRP for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE

by Ben Piper

Aug 18, 2015 / 3h 5m

3h 5m

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Learn how to configure Cisco's EIGRP dynamic routing protocol from start to finish for both IPv4 and IPv6. We cover successors, the feasibility condition, authentication, and route summarization. We also configure and troubleshoot mutual route redistribution between EIGRP and OSPF.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to EIGRP35m
  2. Configuring EIGRP for IPv457m
  3. Route Redistribution: EIGRP, OSPF, and RIP34m
  4. Route Redistribution: Manipulating Traffic Flow30m
  5. Implementing EIGRPv6 for IPv627m

Path Control for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE

by Ben Piper

Sep 17, 2015 / 2h 28m

2h 28m

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This course explores the various methods of path control including manipulating dynamic routing protocol decisions, static routing, BGP, policy-based routing (PBR), virtual private networks (VPN), and GRE tunnels. This course covers sections 3.12, 3.30, 3.31, 3.32, and 4.0 of the CCNP ROUTE exam topics.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Path Control17m
  2. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Concepts33m
  3. Static Routing20m
  4. Configuring Path Control for Dynamic Routing Protocols22m
  5. Understanding Virtual Private Network (VPN) Types37m
  6. Configuring Policy Based Routing (PBR)17m

Monitoring & Security for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE

by Ben Piper

Oct 22, 2015 / 1h 45m

1h 45m

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In this final course on the CCNP ROUTE (300-101) exam, we cover IOS security features, device and network monitoring, IPv4 network address translation (NAT), and how to prepare for the ROUTE exam.

Table of contents
  1. Device and Network Monitoring35m
  2. IOS Security25m
  3. Configuring Network Address Translation (NAT)27m
  4. Preparing for the Exam17m

SWITCH (300-115)

The series covers the topics needed to pass the SWITCH 300-115 exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. Topics covered include VLAN types, private VLANs, automatic and manual trunking, DTP, VTP, SDM template, 802.1D spanning tree, Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w), Multiple Spanning Tree (802.1s), EtherChannels, first-hop redundancy protocols, SPAN and RSPAN, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, RADIUS, and TACACS+.

VLANs & Trunking for CCNP Routing & Switching 300-115 SWITCH

by Ben Piper

Dec 2, 2015 / 2h 29m

2h 29m

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This course is the first in a series covering the topics that you must master to pass the CCNP SWITCH (300-115) exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, you'll learn VLAN types, private VLANs, automatic and manual trunking, DTP, VTP, and SDM templates.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to CCNP SWITCH9m
  2. Normal and Voice VLANs22m
  3. Private VLANs34m
  4. Manual VLAN Trunking45m
  5. VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)37m

Inter-switch Connectivity for CCNP Routing & Switching 300-115 SWITCH

by Ben Piper

Jan 25, 2016 / 2h 42m

2h 42m

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This is the second course in the series covering the CCNP SWITCH (300-115) exam. This course covers 802.1D spanning tree, Rapid Spanning Tree (802.1w), Multiple Spanning Tree (802.1s), and EtherChannels.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Inter-switch Connectivity15m
  2. Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (PVST+)40m
  3. Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree (RPVST+)30m
  4. Multiple Spanning Tree (MST)31m
  5. EtherChannels33m
  6. Exam Review10m

Infrastructure Services for CCNP Routing & Switching 300-115 SWITCH

by Ben Piper

Mar 3, 2016 / 1h 59m

1h 59m

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This course is the third in a series covering the topics that you must master to pass the CCNP SWITCH (300-115) exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification. In this course, you'll learn how to configure a switch to function as a router. You'll also learn how to configure the first hop redundancy protocols HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP. Finally, you'll learn how to configure port mirroring using SPAN and RSPAN.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction to Infrastructure Services11m
  2. Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)32m
  3. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)15m
  4. Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)29m
  5. Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)20m
  6. Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN)11m

Infrastructure Security for CCNP Routing & Switching 300-115 SWITCH

by Ben Piper

Apr 5, 2016 / 2h 24m

2h 24m

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Learning how to properly secure the network infrastructure on your Cisco device can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. This course, Infrastructure Security for CCNP Routing & Switching 300-115 SWITCH, will teach you the ins and outs in no time--it's also the final course on the CCNP SWITCH (300-115) exam. First, you'll cover SWITCH security features such as DHCP snooping and IP source guard and how they work together to protect your network from hackers. Next, you'll learn about how to use dynamic ARP inspection (DAI), port security, and storm control to keep hackers at bay. Finally, you'll learn about centralized authentication using RADIUS and TACACS+ and how to configure each of them, and end with a module that will help you prepare to succeed on your CCNP SWITCH exam. By the end of this course, you'll be able to secure your infrastructure, and you'll be one step closer to getting a great score on your 300-115 exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Introduction12m
  2. DHCP Snooping and IP Source Guard39m
  3. Dynamic ARP Inspection23m
  4. Port-based Traffic Control28m
  5. TACACS+ and RADIUS24m
  6. Preparing for the Exam16m

TSHOOT (300-135)

This section teaches advanced troubleshooting skills required to pass the most challenging exam for the CCNP Routing and Switching certification: CCNP TSHOOT 300-135. Each course in this section consists of a set of trouble tickets covering a wide variety of technologies and topics from the ROUTE and SWITCH series.

Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Layer 2 Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Jun 21, 2016 / 2h 17m

2h 17m

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Become a Cisco troubleshooting ninja! This course is the first in a six course series covering the CCNP R&S TSHOOT exam (300-135). In this course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Layer 2 Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, you'll learn how to troubleshoot networks consisting of Cisco routers and switches as well starting to prepare for the TSHOOT 300-135 practical exam. Next, you'll learn how to use the three step troubleshooting methodology. Finally, you'll learn how to troubleshoot VLANs, Trunking, and Spanning Tree to round out the course. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to approach ANY Layer 2 networking problem no matter how complex, being able to determine where to start, how to narrow down the problem, and even how to figure out what specific technology is causing it.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Troubleshooting Cisco Networks13m
  3. Lab Setup with Cisco VIRL32m
  4. Network Troubleshooting Methodology25m
  5. Troubleshooting VLANs13m
  6. Troubleshooting Trunking16m
  7. Troubleshooting Spanning Tree and EtherChannels33m

Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: IPv4 Routing Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Aug 31, 2016 / 2h 27m

2h 27m

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This is the second course in a six-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco CCNP TSHOOT exam, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks, which is part of the CCNP Routing and Switching track. In this course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: IPv4 Routing Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, you're going to tackle 16 different troubleshooting tickets covering complex IPv4 routing problems involving OSPF, EIGRP, and redistribution. First, you going to learn how to troubleshoot EIGRP adjacencies and operations. Next, you'll learn about OSPF adjacencies and operations. Finally you'll wrap up the course by learning about troubleshooting redistribution. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence and skills to be able to identify and solve many kinds of IPv4 routing or redistribution problems, varying in complexity and topology.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Troubleshooting IPv4 Routing Protocols8m
  3. Lab Setup14m
  4. Troubleshooting EIGRP Adjacencies25m
  5. Troubleshooting EIGRP Operations29m
  6. Troubleshooting OSPF Adjacencies28m
  7. Troubleshooting OSPF Operations13m
  8. Troubleshooting Redistribution26m

Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: IPv6 Routing Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Oct 13, 2016 / 2h 24m

2h 24m

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Don't let the slow-but-steady growth of IPv6 sneak up on you! This course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: IPv6 Routing Protocols for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, focuses on the quirks of IPv6, the differences between IPv6 and IPv4, and how those differences mandated new routing protocols. This course is not an IPv6 rehash of IPv4 routing concepts, but rather a troubleshooting lesson on IPv6 that uses EIGRPv6, OSPFv3, and BGP to place IPv6 in a practical context. First, you're going to solve ten different troubleshooting tickets covering complex IPv6 routing problems involving BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, and redistribution. Next, you'll learn about layer 2 issues and IPv6 neighbor discovery. Finally, you'll be learning about traffic filtering. This is the third course in a six-course series designed to prepare you for the Cisco CCNP TSHOOT exam, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks, which is part of the CCNP Routing and Switching track. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to approach ANY IPv6 routing or redistribution problem. No matter how complex the problem or the topology, you'll be able to determine where to start, how to narrow down the problem to a layer, and even how to figure out what specific technology is causing it.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Troubleshooting IPv6 Routing Protocols8m
  3. Lab Setup6m
  4. Troubleshooting EIGRP Adjacencies21m
  5. Troubleshooting EIGRP Operations16m
  6. Troubleshooting OSPF Adjacencies38m
  7. Troubleshooting OSPF Operations24m
  8. Troubleshooting Redistribution26m

Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Internet Security for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Mar 6, 2017 / 2h 8m

2h 8m

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With secure Internet connectivity becoming more of a business necessity, being able to resolve problems with BGP and GRE tunnels is a key skill for any network admin. In this course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Internet Security for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, you'll learn to troubleshoot problems with BGP and GRE tunnels. First, you'll learn to troubleshoot eBGP and iBGP peerings. Next, you'll learn to troubleshoot redistribution between BGP and IGPs. Finally, you'll learn how troubleshoot GRE and IPsec tunnels. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to troubleshoot almost any problem with BGP or GRE tunnels, including problems found on the CCNP TSHOOT exam. Software required: Cisco VIRL.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Troubleshooting Internet Security11m
  3. Lab Setup4m
  4. Troubleshooting BGP1h 7m
  5. Troubleshooting GRE Tunnels44m

Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Infrastructure Services for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Apr 17, 2017 / 2h 1m

2h 1m

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Infrastructure services such as DHCP, first hop redundancy protocols, NAT, and policy-based routing make your network resilient, scalable, and flexible. But what do you when these protocols break? In this course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Infrastructure Services for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, you’ll learn to troubleshoot problems with these technologies. First, you'll explore how to troubleshoot DHCP. Next, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot the first hop redundancy protocols HSRP and GLBP. Finally, you'll learn how to troubleshoot NAT, policy-based routing, and VRF instances. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to troubleshoot almost any problem with infrastructure services, including problems found on the CCNP TSHOOT exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to Troubleshooting Infrastructure Services4m
  3. Lab Setup3m
  4. Troubleshooting DHCP35m
  5. Troubleshooting First Hop Redundancy Protocols19m
  6. Troubleshooting NAT40m
  7. Troubleshooting Policy-based Routing (PBR) and VRF17m

Exam Review for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

by Ben Piper

Jun 13, 2017 / 2h 28m

2h 28m

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Are you ready to take the CCNP TSHOOT (300-135) exam? This course, Exam Review for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, will test your skills by walking you though 15 trouble tickets that simulate the real TSHOOT exam. First, you'll learn valuable exam studying and test-taking tips. Next, you'll dive right in, troubleshooting 3 different networks, each with its own unique set of technologies and challenges. When you're finished with this course, you'll know whether you're ready for the challenge of the TSHOOT exam.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Introduction to the Exam Review15m
  3. Lab Setup4m
  4. Troubleshooting Intra-office Connectivity39m
  5. Troubleshooting Inter-office Connectivity48m
  6. Troubleshooting External Connectivity40m

What you will learn

  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • RIP
  • BGP
  • WAN Technologies
  • VPNs
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Network Security
  • Layer 2 Protocols
  • VLANs and Trunking
  • Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that you have CCNA-level knowledge.

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