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CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam Version 5.0 Exam Topics(part one)

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Exam Description:

The CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam version 5.0 is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam. You will not configure end-user systems, but are responsible for all devices residing in the network.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

20% 1.0 Layer 2 Technologies
1.1 LAN switching technologies
1.1.a Implement and troubleshoot switch administration
1.1.a (i) Managing MAC address table
1.1.a (ii) errdisable recovery
1.1.a (iii) L2 MTU
1.1.b Implement and troubleshoot layer 2 protocols
1.1.b (i) CDP, LLDP
1.1.b (ii) UDLD
1.1.c Implement and troubleshoot VLAN
1.1.c (i) access ports
1.1.c (ii) VLAN database
1.1.c (iii) normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN
1.1.d Implement and troubleshoot trunking
1.1.d (i) VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning
1.1.d (ii) dot1Q
1.1.d (iii) Native VLAN
1.1.d (iv) Manual pruning
1.1.e Implement and troubleshoot etherchannel
1.1.e (i) LACP, PAgP, manual
1.1.e (ii) layer 2, layer 3
1.1.e (iii) load-balancing
1.1.e (iv) etherchannel misconfiguration guard
1.1.f Implement and troubleshoot spanning-tree
1.1.f (i) PVST+/RPVST+/MST
1.1.f (ii) switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers
1.1.f (iii) port fast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter
1.1.f (iv) loopguard, rootguard
1.1.g Implement and troubleshoot other LAN switching technologies


1.2 Layer 2 Multicast
1.2.a Implement and troubleshoot IGMP
1.2.a (i) IGMPv1, IGMPv2, IGMPv3
1.2.a (ii) IGMP snooping
1.2.a (iii) IGMP querier
1.2.a (iv) IGMP filter
1.2.a (v) IGMP proxy

1.3 Layer 2 WAN circuit technologies
1.3.a Implement and troubleshoot HDLC
1.3.b Implement and troubleshoot PPP
1.3.b (i) authentication (PAP, CHAP)
1.3.b (ii) PPPoE 
1.3.b (iii) MLPPP

1.4 Troubleshooting layer 2 technologies
1.4.a Use IOS troubleshooting tools
1.4.a (i) debug, conditional debug
1.4.a (ii) ping, traceroute with extended options
1.4.a (iii) Embedded packet capture
1.4.b Apply troubleshooting methodologies 
1.4.b (i) Diagnose the root cause of networking issue (analyze symptoms, 
identify and describe root cause)
1.4.b (ii) Design and implement valid solutions according to constraints
1.4.b (iii) Verify and monitor resolution
1.4.c Interpret packet capture 
1.4.c (i) Using wireshark trace analyzer
1.4.c (ii) Using IOS embedded packet capture



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