SKILL BENCHMARK

Cisco Layer 3 Technologies Proficiency

  • 30m
  • 30 questions
The Cisco Layer 3 Technologies Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco Layer 3 technologies. You will be evaluated on enterprise network design, WLAN deployment, Cisco express forwarding, path virtualization, routing concepts, OSPF, and BGP. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to understanding key Cisco Layer 3 technologies terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • configure OSPF features
  • configure OSPF routing using the router config commands
  • configure RSTP
  • describe the classic 3-tier hierarchical network design
  • describe the SD-Access solution and its components
  • describe the value of VXLAN
  • differentiate between eBGP and iBGP peerings
  • differentiate between on-prem and cloud infrastructure deployments
  • differentiate between routing protocols
  • identify key benefits of using the MST protocol
  • identify popular virtualization options
  • identify the different states of a BGP neighbor peering
  • identify the network characteristics of a network that could best utilize LISP
  • identify the options available for a LISP deployment
  • identify the purpose of Virtual Routing and Forwarding functionality
  • identify the types of SD-WAN solutions
  • identify wireless deployment models used in the enterprise
  • recognize high availability methods in network design
  • recognize how to avoid fragmentation
  • recognize OSPF areas
  • recognize the difference between congestion management and avoidance
  • recognize the events that cause network degradation
  • recognize troubleshooting techniques for Layer 2 and Layer 3 EtherChannels
  • troubleshoot 802.1Q issues in your network
  • troubleshoot a common OSPF issue
  • troubleshoot a VLAN Trunking Protocol issue
  • understand how to advertise a prefix in BGP
  • understand how to configure a GRE tunnel
  • understand how to configure an IPsec tunnel policy
  • understand the different templates available on cisco switches

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