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Cisco BCRAN 642-821 Training


The Cisco BCRAN 642-821 series is designed to help learners prepare and take the qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP certification. The BCRAN exam (642-821) certifies that students have acquired the understanding and skills n

This Cisco BCRAN 642-821 online training series provides over 13 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

1 . Dial-on-Demand and Broadband
2 . Enabling Backup Connections and Management of Traffic
3 . Modems and Asynchronous Connections
4 . PPP Authentication and Network Address Translation
5 . Practice Exams
6 . Securing the Network with VPNs
7 . Using Frame Relay Connections
8 . Using ISDN Connections
9 . WAN Technologies, Components, and AAA Security

Lesson Detail:

Dial-on-Demand and Broadband
This course covers the DDR process by which a link is created on demand. As traffic needs to cross the WAN, a circuit is completed from the source router to the destination, allowing the traffic to cross. DDR circuits are useful when you pay for access ba

  • Interesting Traffic
  • Dialer Profiles
  • Incoming Call with Rotary Groups
  • Configuration Example and Explanation
  • Cable Broadband
  • DSL and ADSL Operation
  • Configuring PPPoE and PPPoA
  • Troubleshooting DSL

Enabling Backup Connections and Management of Traffic
This course covers the use of dial backup to back up a permanent connection. Having a second connection that can move data in the event the primary connection fails is a wise move for today's corporate environment. This course also covers the use of each

  • Dial Backup
  • Using Dial Backup with Dialer Profile
  • Understanding Basic Queuing
  • WFQ Queuing Concepts and Configuration
  • PQ Queuing Concepts and Configuration
  • CQ Queuing Concepts and Configuration
  • Advanced Queuing Concepts
  • Data Compression

Modems and Asynchronous Connections
This course describes how to correctly choose and deploy the proper cabling and master the configuration of the router, its resources, and modems attached to the router. Asynchronous connections via modem are an integral part of any wide-area network (WAN

  • Modem technologies and standards
  • Configuring the router
  • Attaching and using the modem
  • Configuring the modem
  • Troubleshooting the modem

PPP Authentication and Network Address Translation
This course covers the login process using PPP. Today's corporate environments contain more telecommuters than ever before. As a result, dial-in access is an important part of network connectivity. The course also describes how NAT provides the ability to

  • Remote Access Connectivity
  • Remote Access Authentication and Hashing
  • Configuring PPP for CHAP Authentication
  • PPP Callback and Compression
  • Multilink PPP and Login Banners
  • Link Quality Monitoring and Troubleshooting PPP
  • NAT Considerations and Terminology
  • NAT in Operation
  • Configuring Load Sharing
  • NAT Troubleshooting

Practice Exams
This course provides two practice exams for the Cisco BCRAN 642-821 certification exam.

  • Taking the Cisco BCRAN 642-821 exam
  • Practice exam 1
  • Practice exam 2

Securing the Network with VPNs
This course covers VPN and IPSec terminology, design, configuration, testing, and verification. The key to the popularity of VPNs is that companies can replace traditionally high-priced dedicated WAN connections for a fraction of the cost with VPN.

  • Course Introduction
  • VPN Overview
  • VPN and IPSec Terminology
  • The Five Steps of IPSec
  • Preparing for IKE and IPSec
  • Configuring IKE
  • Configuring IPSec
  • Testing and Verifying IPSec
  • Course in Review

Using Frame Relay Connections
This course covers the concepts, components, and use of Frame Relay. Frame Relay is a standard supported by both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Telecommunication Union that defines the encapsulation from the custome

  • Frame Relay Concepts
  • Frame Relay Components
  • Connecting a Single Interface to Multiple Locations
  • Traffic Shaping Configuration and Commands
  • Frame Relay Fragmentation, PIPQ, and EIGRP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Frame Replay Operation

Using ISDN Connections
This course covers the two forms of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN): Basic Rate Interface (BRI) and Primary Rate Interface (PRI). ISDN usage, equipment and call progress, are discussed prior to a detailed description of BRI and PRI configuratio

  • ISDN Connections
  • Equipment Used with ISDN
  • Call Progress Setup and Teardown
  • ISDN BRI Configuration and Routing
  • ISDN BRI Bandwidth Usage and Additional Options
  • ISDN PRI Controller and Timeslots Configuration
  • ISDN PRI Layer 1 Communication & Interface Configuration
  • ISDN Troubleshooting and Debugging

WAN Technologies, Components, and AAA Security
This course presents the methodologies involved with configuring remote access. The ability to work efficiently and effectively from a remote location?whether it's a branch office, small office/home office (SOHO), or a mobile location?is critical to virtu

  • WAN Connection Types
  • WAN Encapsulation Protocols
  • WAN Connection Determination
  • CiscoSecure ACS and Router Access Modes
  • AAA Operation

Cisco BCRAN 642-821

This series is for anyone preparing for the Cisco BCRAN 642-821 exam or for anyone who wants to learn more about networking.


  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

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What You Get:

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Cisco BCRAN 642-821 training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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