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The Cisco 642-902 exam is one of the three required exams for the Cisco CCNP Certification. Passing this exam in conjunction with the SWITCH and TSHOOT exams will earn you the CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) certification, which is an excellent validation that you are knowledgable about the most current Cisco software and best practices. This course covers the requirements and should prepare you to pass the ROUTE exam. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.
Welcome in to the exam prep for the 642-902 Implementing Cisco IP Routing Exam. In this video, we're going to give a brief overview of this Certification exam. We'll talk a little bit about how this exam fits into the overall CCNP Certification. We'll also give you some of the differences between this exam and it's predecessor the exam the BSCI exam. And we'll also discuss the prerequisites that you'll have to have to get the most out of this course. So if you're taking this course you probably realize that this is one of three prerequisite exams for the CCNP Certification. The three exams are obviously the 642-902 ROUTE, the Implementing Cisco IP Routing Exam, ie this course. We also have 642-813 SWITCH which is Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks and you have the 642-832 TSHOOT which is Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks. Now the more astute among you would probably recognize that these are three basic classes of knowledge that you had to have to pass the CCNA exam and on some level you're correct. You had to know a little bit about routing, a little bit about switching, a little bit about remote access and IPv6 and all that nice stuff. However, in the CCNP they're taking it up to the next level and making it so that you have to know advanced routing topics in order to pass the routing exam. Obviously this exam is not at the same level that a CCIE exam would be at, but if you're coming from a CCNA background and you've not done any kind of other prep other than this, you're going to be in for a wild ride over the next few hours. But not to worry, we'll go through all the topics and by the time we're done with this course, you should be very confident in how to set up and maintain Cisco routed networks and you should be well on your way to preparing for the 642-902 exam. So let's talk a little bit about the differences between this exam and the old routing exam or the BSCI exam for the older CCNP Certifications. Now people that have had a CCNP Certification in the past, you'll recall that were four exams to get the CCNP Certification up until about 2010 or 2011. This exam roughly corresponds with the BSCI exam, however obviously there are some changes since the BSCI exam had been around for several years by the time it was phased out. The first thing they did, is they removed the IS-IS routing protocol from it and there was much rejoicing. IS-IS is perhaps the, the trickiest protocol that I've ever had to deal with and thankfully I've never had to deal with it anywhere except in a lab environment because the IS-IS protocol is really only used in service provider operations, when you're talking about companies like AT and T or Layer 3 or Verizon. As a result, Cisco bumped the IS-IS protocol out to the 642-775 exam which is Maintaining Service Provider Routed Protocols. The next thing that Cisco did is they removed Multicast from this exam. They bumped it out to the 642-813 SWITCH exam which you'll run across if you're getting your CCNP. And honestly, that does make a little bit sense. Multicasting is more of a LAN technology anyway, you won't be sending Multicasts across WAN links or you won't be doing it very often at any rate. And the third thing they removed is they removed DHCP from this exam and they bumped it down to the CCNA exam and again, totally agree with that. DHCP on Cisco routers is very simple to set up and it belongs at the CCNA level. However, like any good exam maker, if they take out things from one end, they're going to add things on the other end. Cisco added IPv6 because IPv6 is the new hotness, it's the protocol that everyone's going to have to support eventually, by choice or by force. They also added basic layer 3 VPNs, which is basically GRE tunneling and of course we'll cover that in this course. And they also added policy-based routing. They call this path control in the exam objectives and that basically encompasses any technology wherein you force certain types of traffic to take certain paths to the network, ie path control and of course we'll cover all of those, elsewhere in this course. So let's get down to the prerequisites that will be required to get the most out of this course. Basically boils down to, you have to have a CCNA or equivalent knowledge in order to really get the most out of this course and if you don't have the CCNA and you're getting your CCNP, let me go ahead and tell you that the CCNA is a required prerequisite Certification, even if you pass all the three of the exams, if you don't have a valid CCNA at the time you pass the last exam, you will not get your CCNP. So if you have this level of knowledge, just go ahead and schedule the exam. I'll, I'll be honest it's not that difficult if you're at this level of networking. But basically out of the CCNA the two biggest things you have to know, is Basic Switch Configuration. You have to know how to get into the console of a switch, how to get into Enable Mode, how to do IP address assignments, set up VLANs et cetera and I say you have to have that knowledge, because I'm just going to assume you have it. I'm not going to explain how to set up an IP address, I'm just going to say you set it up on this interface and it's just done and you'll also have to know basic routing. You'll have to know basically how Routing protocols work. You don't need to know in depth routing, of course, that's the point of this course, but you will need to know how RIP and EIGRP work and how they're different from one another. You don't really have to know OSPF that much, simply because we're going to delve deep into OSPF in this course but it does help if you have a basic knowledge of OSPF so that I don't have to explain every little concept about it. And that's basically it, that's our overview of the Implementing Cisco IP Routing Course.
- Course: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (Exam 642-902 ROUTE)
- Author: Greg Dickinson
- SKU: 34291
- ISBN: 978-1-61866-028-2
- Work Files: Yes
- Captions: No
- Subject: Certification
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