All fields are required

Thank You, Melissa
We'll be in touch with you shortly
Please check your e-mail to confirm your subscription.
You have been successfully subscribed.
You have been successfully subscribed.
Help yourself to some of Brocade's premium content here
To Complete the subscription process please check your email

Redefine IP Storage Networking

Don't settle for a legacy IP network

Explore

The New IP: Transforming Networks

Revolutionizing business models for the Third Platform

Explore

An Application Boost For The New IP

Free 30-Day Trial: Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager, the leading virtual application delivery platform for the New IP

Explore
Oops, we're sorry!
An error occured while we tried to process your request
Try again

Exam 180-210

Cut Score
65% or More
BPIPA Exam
70Questions
Duration
90minutes

As a Brocade Professional IP Administrator, you must be able to describe and deploy Brocade IP hardware products for production; effectively manage IP hardware; provide effective solutions to network deficiencies using standard and Brocade proprietary protocols; and troubleshoot and improve network performance through advanced solutions and tuning.

OBJECTIVES

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

FOUNDATIONAL IP CONCEPTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

  • Describe Layer 2 discovery protocols.
  • Describe the functions of firewalls; functions and uses of load balancing.
  • Explain IP addressing concepts.
  • Define small network, enterprise campus LANs, and data center networks.
  • Explain the features and capabilities of Brocade IP switches and product use cases.

IP PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

  • Describe the purpose and benefit of Multi-VRF.
  • Identify Brocade IP product families and their design purpose.
  • Define Brocade proprietary IP solutions.

IMPLEMENTING AN IP SOLUTION

  • Routing
    • Configure: IPv4/IPv6 addressing on interfaces; static and default routes; basic BGP neighboring and route advertisement; dynamic routing protocol redistribution; PBR and route filtering; Multi-VRF in Brocade devices; DHCP relay.
    • Implement OSPF; identify and manipulate OSPF timers.
    • Customize Management VRF.
  • Layer 2
    • Configure VLANs; discovery protocols including LLDP and FDP; Brocade proprietary protocols including MCT and topology groups.
    • Implement static and dynamic LAGs on Brocade IP switches; Spanning Tree.
    • Adjust STP parameters for root bridge selection and to control traffic flow.
  • General configuration
    • Configure PoE/PoE+; CoS/QoS on Brocade IP devices; stacking using secure-stack and automatic stack configuration.
    • Analyze and configure memory profiles in NI routers.
    • Implement BFD.
    • Modify port level settings.
  • Multicast
    • Configure IGMP; candidate rendezvous points, boot-strap routers.
    • Implement PIM Sparse and Dense modes.
    • Enable verify IGMP snooping.

ENHANCING AN IP SOLUTION

  • Network Optimization
    • Use SNMP to gather info; sFlow to analyze and enhance a solution.
    • Optimize QoS and CoS priorities; traffic flow using link metrics or route maps.
    • Modify STP/RSTP timers to reduce convergence time.
    • Implement OSPF route summarization.
    • Upgrade and downgrade firmware minimizing impact.
  • Security
    • Configure and verify SSH; dynamic ARP inspection; DHCP snooping.
    • Configure and implement local accounts and corresponding privilege levels.
    • Demonstrate how to limit access to the device.
    • Evaluate and explain hardening procedures for devices.
    • Execute password recovery procedures.

TROUBLESHOOTING AND REPAIRING A SOLUTION

  • Data Gathering and Performance Issues
    • Use show command outputs to perform basic troubleshooting.
    • Collect and analyze command output from various tools.
    • Collect and analyze basic packet captures.
    • Capture show tech support output from CLI.
    • Configure port mirroring.
    • Examine logs to identify security breaches or improperly configured rights.
    • Diagnose high CPU, broadcast storms, and loops.
    • Interpret interface errors.
  • Layer 1 troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot physical layer connectivity issues.
    • Diagnose cabling issues using FDP, LLDP, and LACP
    • Use command output to verify link states.
  • Layer 2 troubleshooting
    • Diagnose MAC address aging issues and stale ARP entries.
    • Identify issues with Spanning Tree.
    • Correct LAG and LACP issues.
    • Troubleshoot VLAN issues; Brocade proprietary L2 solutions.
  • Layer 3 troubleshooting
    • Interpret routing tables.
    • Identify issues with VRRP-E configurations.
    • Diagnose issues with OSPF configurations.
    • Troubleshoot basic eBGP configurations.

MANAGING AN IP SOLUTION

  • IP management functions
    • Describe the function and usage of management tools; data gathering tools.
    • Describe the process to back up and restore switch configurations.
    • Illustrate how to use CLI commands and GUI tools to configure and manage devices; management of licenses on all Brocade IP devices.
    • Explain the configuration tasks on standard and extended ACLs.
    • Interpret and clear port statistics.
    • Perform basic show commands to provide status.
    • Identify unusual traffic conditions.
    • Monitor PoE budget, set priorities and device types accordingly.
    • Maintain a config repository aligned to change management and firmware upgrades.
  • LAG and chassis management
    • Explain the LACP parameters of a show command output.
    • Describe how to disable a port; the process of removing and adding a port while deployed.
    • Identify failed cards/modules and FRUs.

PREREQUISITES

TARGET AUDIENCE

This exam is designed for network administrators, system administrators, network architects, systems engineers, and technical support engineers who are involved with advanced installation, configuration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of Brocade Layer 2/3 products.

HOW TO REGISTER

Register for a Brocade Certification exam to validate your knowledge and expertise. All certification exams are administered online by Certifior. Click the button below to get started today.

REGISTER NOW

EDUCATION COMMUNITIES

Join our Education Communities to connect with peers, get the latest information on networking technologies from Brocade experts, learn about valuable educational events, and share your knowledge.