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Exam Profile: Cisco 200-105 ICND2 v3.0

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This article provides an exam profile for the Cisco 200-105 ICND2 v3.0 exam for the CCNA certification. Pearson IT Certification provides a variety of exam preparation tools to help our customers in their quest for certification. As part of our service to you, we have developed this Exam Profile series. Each profile is developed based on the testing experience of one of our trainers or authors. Of course you will not receive exact questions or answers, but you will get a real feel for the exam. Each profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out here what you can expect to see on the exam, and how you can better prepare for it.
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The ICND2 v3.0 is the latest iteration (at the time of this writing) for one of the most famous professional certification exams on the planet. The Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 serves as the second of two steps in the hugely popular certification, the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

NOTE: A composite exam may be substituted for the ICND1 and ICND2 exams in order to achieve CCNA in one step. This path is considered very difficult, but students that are interested should check out the Exam Profile for 200-125 CCNA v3.0.

The Exam Details

Here are the raw details you want to know about this exam:

Number of Questions: 45-55
Types of Questions: Multiple Choice (single and multiple answer), Drag-and-Drop, Simulations, Simlets, and Testlets
NOTE: For a tutorial in this types of questions, be sure to visit the Cisco site—be patient, as the content does take some time to load in your browser initially
Passing score: Cisco may change this at any time, but currently it is around 800-850 out of 1000 possible points
Time Limit: 90 minutes
How to Register: Visit pearsonvue.com/cisco in order to register at a testing center near you

The Exam Topics

While Cisco can refresh their question bank for the exam at any time without warning, they will try and stick closely to the following topics that makeup what we refer to as the exam "blueprint":

1.0 LAN Switching Technologies (26% of your exam questions will come from this section)
1.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot VLANs (normal/extended range) spanning multiple switches
1.1.a Access ports (data and voice)
1.1.b Default VLAN
1.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot interswitch connectivity
   1.2.a Add and remove VLANs on a trunk
   1.2.b DTP and VTP (v1&v2)
1.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP protocols
   1.3.a STP mode (PVST+ and RPVST+)
   1.3.b STP root bridge selection
1.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot STP-related optional features
   1.4.a PortFast
   1.4.b BPDU guard
1.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot (Layer 2/Layer 3) EtherChannel
   1.5.a Static
   1.5.b PAGP
   1.5.c LACP
1.6 Describe the benefits of switch stacking and chassis aggregation
1.7 Describe common access layer threat mitigation techniques
   1.7.a 802.1x
   1.7.b DHCP snooping
   1.7.c Nondefault native VLAN

2.0 Routing Technologies (29% of your exam questions will come from this section)
2.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Inter-VLAN routing
   2.1.a Router on a stick
   2.1.b SVI
2.2 Compare and contrast distance vector and link-state routing protocols
2.3 Compare and contrast interior and exterior routing protocols
2.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
2.5 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multiarea OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)
2.6 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)
2.7 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot EIGRP for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub)

3.0 WAN Technologies (16% of your exam questions will come from this section)
3.1 Configure and verify PPP and MLPPP on WAN interfaces using local authentication
3.2 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot PPPoE client-side interfaces using local authentication
3.3 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot GRE tunnel connectivity
3.4 Describe WAN topology options
   3.4.a Point-to-point
   3.4.b Hub and spoke
   3.4.c Full mesh
   3.4.d Single vs dual-homed
3.5 Describe WAN access connectivity options
   3.5.a MPLS
   3.5.b MetroEthernet
   3.5.c Broadband PPPoE
   3.5.d Internet VPN (DMVPN, site-to-site VPN, client VPN)
3.6 Configure and verify single-homed branch connectivity using eBGP IPv4 (limited to peering and route advertisement using Network command only)

4.0 Infrastructure Services (14% of your exam questions will come from this section)
4.1 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic HSRP
   4.1.a Priority
   4.1.b Preemption
   4.1.c Version
4.2 Describe the effects of cloud resources on enterprise network architecture
   4.2.a Traffic path to internal and external cloud services
   4.2.b Virtual services
   4.2.c Basic virtual network infrastructure
4.3 Describe basic QoS concepts
   4.3.a Marking
   4.3.b Device trust
   4.3.c Prioritization
      4.3.c. [i] Voice
      4.3.c. [ii] Video
      4.3.c. [iii] Data
   4.3.d Shaping
   4.3.e Policing
   4.3.f Congestion management
4.4 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 access list for traffic filtering
   4.4.a Standard
   4.4.b Extended
   4.4.c Named
4.5 Verify ACLs using the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL analysis tool

5.0 Infrastructure Maintenance (15% of your exam questions will come from this section)
5.1 Configure and verify device-monitoring protocols
   5.1.a SNMPv2
   5.1.b SNMPv3
5.2 Troubleshoot network connectivity issues using ICMP echo-based IP SLA
5.3 Use local SPAN to troubleshoot and resolve problems
5.4 Describe device management using AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
5.5 Describe network programmability in enterprise network architecture
   5.5.a Function of a controller
   5.5.b Separation of control plane and data plane
   5.5.c Northbound and southbound APIs
5.6 Troubleshoot basic Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity issues

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