SKILL BENCHMARK

Cisco Infrastructure Proficiency

  • 20m
  • 20 questions
The Cisco Infrastructure Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco infrastructure. You will be evaluated on routing concepts, routing protocols, WLAN access points, wireless roaming, NTP, NAT, and PAT. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to understanding key Cisco infrastructure terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • advertise IPv4 prefixes in eBGP, including the network statement method and redistribution
  • configure and troubleshoot wireless roaming and recognize user expectations
  • configure and verify an eBGP peerings in your enterprise network
  • configure and verify MST and recognize why you would use it
  • configure and verify RSTP
  • configure OSPF routing using the router config commands, recognize how OSPF stores routes in the OSPF database, and use show commands to see different Link State Advertisements shared between OSPF routers
  • describe Network Time Protocol and its importance in the modern network and recognize the steps involved in a simple configuration in which a Cisco device serves as the authoritative time source and provides this time to other devices on the network
  • effectively troubleshoot many common OSPF issues that can arise
  • locate and recognize the importance of the complex Cisco-based BGP Best Path Selection Algorithm
  • recognize additional features of OSPF and how to configure them
  • recognize available IGP options and differentiate between routing protocols
  • recognize available tools for troubleshooting the Cisco WLAN environment and approaches for troubleshooting common issues
  • recognize how to keep OSPF efficient and how OSPF handles redistributed routes into the OSPF autonomous system
  • recognize key features of eBGP
  • recognize that Network Address Translation is a critical technology in IPv4 networks that permits RFC 1918 addressed systems to access global Internet resources, how NAT can be applied in other scenarios, and the function of Port Address Translation
  • recognize the available options available for sending data in IPv4, such as unicast, multicast, broadcast, and anycast
  • recognize the basics of First Hop Redundancy Protocols like HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • recognize the basics of Layer 1 in Wi-Fi networks
  • recognize the importance and characteristics of Cisco WLAN access points and the different modes of operation they can work with
  • recognize the neighbor states of BGP

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