CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide

Cisco Press
Kevin Wallace / Wendell Odom  
Total pages
December 2014
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CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide is a comprehensive self-study tool for preparing for the new ROUTE exam. Complete coverage of all exam topics as posted on the exam topic blueprint ensures readers will arrive at a thorough understanding of what they need to master to succeed on the exam. The book follows a logical organization of the ROUTE exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. Readers will organize their exam preparation through the use of the consistent features in these chapters.


  • Pre-chapter quiz — These quizzes allow readers to assess their knowledge of the chapter content and decide how much time to spend on any given section.
  • Foundation Topics — These sections make up the majority of the page count, explaining concepts, configurations, with emphasis on the theory and concepts, and with linking the theory to the meaning of the configuration commands.
  • Key Topics — Inside the Foundation Topics sections, every figure, table, or list that should absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam is noted with the words “Key Topic” in the margin. This tool allows the reader to quickly review the most important details in each chapter.
  • Exam Preparation — This ending section of each chapter includes three additional features for review and study, all designed to help the reader remember the details as well as to get more depth. Readers will be instructed to review key topics from the chapter, complete tables and lists from memory, and define key terms.
  • Final Preparation Chapter–This final chapter details a set of tools and a study plan to help readers complete their preparation for the exams.

New to this Edition

Content will be updated to align to the new ROUTE exam to be released in 2014.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Fundamental Routing Concepts
  • Chapter 1 Characteristics of Routing Protocols
  • Chapter 2 Remote Site Connectivity
  • Chapter 3 IPv6 Review and RIPng
  • Chapter 4 Fundamental EIGRP Concepts
  • Chapter 5 Advanced EIGRP Concepts
  • Chapter 6 EIGRP for IPv6 and Named EIGRP
  • Chapter 7 Fundamental OSPF Concepts
  • Chapter 8 The OSPF Link-State Database
  • Chapter 9 Advanced OSPF Concepts
  • Chapter 10 Route Redistribution
  • Chapter 11 Route Selection
  • Chapter 12 Fundamentals of Internet Connectivity
  • Chapter 13 Fundamental BGP Concepts
  • Chapter 14 Advanced BGP Concepts
  • Chapter 15 IPv6 Internet Connectivity
  • Chapter 16 Fundamental Router Security Concepts
  • Chapter 17 Routing Protocol Authentication
  • Chapter 18 Final Preparation
  • Part VII Appendixes
  • Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
  • Appendix B ROUTE Exam Updates
  • Appendix C Conversion Tables


Kevin Wallace, CCIEx2 No. 7945 (Route/Switch and Collaboration), is a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI No. 20061) and holds multiple Cisco professional and associate-level certifications in the Route/Switch, Collaboration, Security, Design, and Data Center tracks. With Cisco experience dating back to 1989, Kevin has been a network design specialist for the Walt Disney World Resort, an instructor of Cisco courses for Skillsoft, and a network manager for Eastern Kentucky University.

Currently, Kevin produces video courses and writes books for Cisco Press/Pearson IT Certification ( Also, he owns and operates Kevin Wallace Training, LLC ( ), a provider of self-paced training materials that simplify computer networking.