Exam Review for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT

The CCNP TSHOOT exam is the most challenging of all the CCNP R&S exams. In this course, you'll troubleshoot 15 problems covering layer 2 technologies, IPv4 and IPv6, dynamic routing protocols, BGP, Internet Security, and infrastructure services.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 13, 2017
Duration
2h 28m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 13, 2017
Duration
2h 28m
Description

Are you ready to take the CCNP TSHOOT (300-135) exam? This course, Exam Review for CCNP R&S 300-135 TSHOOT, will test your skills by walking you though 15 trouble tickets that simulate the real TSHOOT exam. First, you'll learn valuable exam studying and test-taking tips. Next, you'll dive right in, troubleshooting 3 different networks, each with its own unique set of technologies and challenges. When you're finished with this course, you'll know whether you're ready for the challenge of the TSHOOT exam.

About the author
About the author

Ben Piper is an IT consultant and the author of "Learn Cisco Network Administration in a Month of Lunches" from Manning Publications. He holds numerous certifications from Cisco, Citrix, and Microsoft.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, I'm Ben Piper, author and IT consultant, and welcome to my course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Exam Review for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-135 TSHOOT. In this course you're going to simulate the CCNP TSHOOT exam by troubleshooting 15 trouble tickets that will test your knowledge of Layer 2 technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routing protocols, BGP, internet security, and infrastructure services. Nothing is off limits in this practice exam. This is the final course in a six-course series designed to prepare you for the CCNP TSHOOT exam, Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks, which is part of CCNP routing and switching track. By the end of this course you'll know whether you're ready to take the CCNP TSHOOT exam. We'll start out by covering exam-study tips, and test-taking tips, and then we'll jump right in and begin troubleshooting 15 problems in sequence, non-stop, just like you'll have to do on the exam. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Cisco Network Troubleshooting with this course, Troubleshooting Cisco Networks: Exam Review for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-135 TSHOOT, only here on Pluralsight.

Introduction to the Exam Review
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Ben Piper, and you're watching Exam Review for CCNP Routing and Switching 300-135 TSHOOT. This is the sixth and final course in the CCPN TSHOOT series, so you definitely want to watch the previous courses if you have not already. If you have watched them, this course is going to be a bit different than what you're used to because in this one we're going to really try to mimic the real CCNP TSHOOT exam. As we went through the troubleshooting problems in the other courses there was a bit of cheat built in because you always had an idea of what specific technologies you would encounter. Not only that, in each course we used a single, large topology, so as you learned the topology you had an ever-growing advantage and the problems became less challenging. In this course you're not going to get any clues about what technologies you'll be troubleshooting, and you'll be troubleshooting three different topologies, each topology corresponds to a single module, and each module has 5 tickets giving you a total of 15 problems, which is comparable to what you'd encounter on the exam. Now let's talk about the overall structure of this course. In the remainder of this module we're going to go over my tips for troubleshooting, studying, and taking the exam. After that we'll walk through the lab setup, and then we'll jump right into troubleshooting, which as I said, is divided into three modules, each with its own unique topology, troubleshooting intra-office connectivity, troubleshooting inter-office connectivity, and Troubleshooting external connectivity. Now these tiles are intentionally vague because I don't want to give away the types of problems you'll see. Remember the goal here is to mimic the exam and keep you on your toes as you follow along.

Lab Setup
As always, I'm going to walk you through the process of downloading the topology files for this course and importing them into VIRL. But one thing is different this time, in this course we're going to have three different topology files, one for troubleshooting intra-office connectivity, which is the one we'll be loading up in this module, one for troubleshooting inter-office connectivity, and finally, one for troubleshooting external connectivity. You're going to start out only launching the first topology, and the other two you'll launch later, and I will remind you to do that when the time comes. Okay, go ahead and boot up your VIRL server, if you don't already have it up and running. For this course, I'm running VIRL version 1. 2. 83 with IOS version 15. 6. 2. T for the routers and 15. 2. 4055 for the switches. As I've said before, if you're running an earlier version it does not mean you need to upgrade, but if you encounter any issues then you may want to check the release notes for later versions to see if there are any bug fixes.