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CCNP-ROUTE-300-101 : Pearson: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101

Pearson: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101
ISBN : 978-1-61691-512-4
The term ROUTE does not act as an acronym; instead, the name describes the content of the exam, which focuses on IP routing. Generally, the exam includes detailed coverage of the EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP IP routing protocols, IPv6, and a few other smaller topics related to IP routing.


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CCNP focuses on the skills needed by a network engineer working for an Enterprise -that is, a company that deploys networking gear for its own purposes. These certifications exist at the midpoint of the Cisco certification hierarchy. These certifications have broader and deeper technology requirements as compared to the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certifications.

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  • Cisco Network Security Engineer
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  • Systems Engineer
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  • Network Engineer
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Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 250

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Where do I take the exam?
The Cisco 300-101 ROUTE exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
  • Simlet
  • Drag and drop
  • Simulation
  • Multiple choice
  • Testlet

The exam consists of linear, fact based, multiple choice, drag and drop, and case study type questions.

What are the pre-requisites of the exam?

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Curriculum are as follows:

  • Describing network fundamentals
  • Establishing Internet and WAN connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Managing network device security
  • Operating a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshooting IP connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP and OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow access
  • Managing Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses

It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the following Cisco courses:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0) and Part 2 (ICND2 v2.0)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated version 2.0 (CCNAX v2.0)
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 45-65 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?
At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report along with a score breakout by exam section and the passing score for the given exam. Cisco does not publish exam passing score because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.
What is the exam's retake policy?

The policies for retaking 300-101 ROUTE exams are as follows:

  • If you fail in the first attempt, you must wait a period of five (5) calendar days, beginning the day after the failed attempt, before they may retest for the same exam.
  • Once passed, a candidate must wait a minimum of 180 days before taking the same exam with an identical exam number.
What is the validity of the certification?
CCNA Routing and Switching certification expires three years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here to get more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the ccnp-route-300-101, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide

Lesson 2: Introduction

  • The CCNP ROUTE Exam
  • CCNP ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide

Lesson 3: Characteristics of Routing Protocols

  • Routing Protocol Fundamentals
  • Network Technology Fundamentals
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Network Migration Strategies
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 4: Remote Site Connectivity

  • Remote Connectivity Overview
  • GRE
  • Multipoint GRE
  • NHRP
  • IPsec
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 5: IPv6 Review and RIPng

  • Introduction to IP Version 6 Addressing
  • Global Unicast Addressing, Routing, and Subnetting
  • IPv6 Global Unicast Addresses Assignment
  • Survey of IPv6 Addressing
  • Configuring IPv6 Addresses on Cisco Routers
  • RIP Next Generation (RIPng)
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 6: Fundamental EIGRP Concepts

  • EIGRP Fundamentals
  • EIGRP Neighborships
  • Neighborship over WANs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 7: Advanced EIGRP Concepts

  • Building the EIGRP Topology Table
  • Building the IP Routing Table
  • Optimizing EIGRP Convergence
  • Route Filtering
  • Default Routes
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 8: EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP

  • IPv6 Overview
  • EIGRP for IPv6
  • Named EIGRP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 9: Fundamental OSPF Concepts

  • OSPF Review
  • OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on LANs
  • OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on WANs
  • Virtual Links
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 10: The OSPF Link-State Database

  • LSAs and the OSPF Link-State Database
  • The Database Exchange Process
  • Choosing the Best OSPF Routes
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 11: Advanced OSPF Concepts

  • Route Filtering
  • Route Summarization
  • Default Routes and Stub Areas
  • OSPF Version 3
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 12: Route Redistribution

  • Route Redistribution Basics
  • Redistribution into EIGRP
  • Redistribution into OSPF
  • Redistribution with Route Maps and Distribute Lists
  • Issues with Multiple Redistribution Points
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 13: Route Selection

  • Cisco Express Forwarding
  • Policy-Based Routing
  • IP Service-Level Agreement
  • VRF-Lite
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 14: Fundamentals of Internet Connectivity

  • Provider-Assigned IPv4 Addresses
  • NAT
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 15: Fundamental BGP Concepts

  • The Basics of Internet Routing and Addressing
  • Introduction to BGP
  • Outbound Routing Toward the Internet
  • External BGP for Enterprises
  • Verifying the BGP Table
  • Injecting Routes into BGP for Advertisement to the ISPs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 16: Advanced BGP Concepts

  • Internal BGP Between Internet-Connected Routers
  • Avoiding Routing Loops When Forwarding Toward the Internet
  • Route Filtering and Clearing BGP Peers
  • BGP Path Attributes and Best-Path Algorithm
  • Influencing an Enterprise's Outbound Routes
  • Influencing an Enterprise's Inbound Routes with MED
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 17: IPv6 Internet Connectivity

  • IPv6 Internet Connections
  • BGP Support for IPv6
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 18: Fundamental Router Security Concepts

  • Elements of a Router Security Policy
  • Access Control Lists
  • Management Plane Security
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 19: Routing Protocol Authentication

  • Authentication Methods
  • EIGRP Authentication
  • OSPF Authentication
  • BGP Authentication
  • Exam Preparation Tasks

Lesson 20: Appendix A: Conversion Tables

Lesson 21: Appendix B: Glossary

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