Students taking the exam will develop skills on topics covering Cisco Routers, the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol, Dynamic Routing, and VLAN Routing. Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit (CSU/DSU) and Topological Database will also be covered.
The Cisco Test is intended for students at the intermediate level. Having a foundation of knowledge in areas related to IP addressing, routing protocols, and network architecture concepts such as components and topology is helpful when taking the exam. With this skill set, you will see that the 20-minute timeframe to complete the exam is reasonable. As you continue to progress through the lab, you will also develop an understanding of the shared network routing protocols and their interaction with network communications. Students will develop skill configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting LAN components such as routers and switches. These skills are essential for the Network Operations Specialist, Security Architect, Target Developer, Target Network Analyst, and the Exploration Analyst. The test will also ensure students have skill executing the OS command line, which is essential for the Network Operations Specialist and Cisco Security Engineer work roles.
- Skills: IP addressing, routing protocols, and network architecture concepts, shared network routing protocols, network communications, configuring, optimizing, and troubleshooting LAN components
- Time limit: 20 min
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- Work roles: Network Operations Specialist, Security Architect, Target Developer, Target Network Analyst, Exploration Analyst, and Cisco Security Engineer