Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks v3.0

The Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) course is recommended training for individuals seeking certification as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). BSCI instructs network administrators of medium-to-large network sites on the use of advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs. The BSCI course contains numerous hands-on labs. The goal is to train network administrators to dramatically increase the number of routers and sites using these techniques instead of redesigning the network when additional sites or wiring configurations are added.


Upon finishing this course, you will be able to:
Describe the converged network requirements of various network and networked applications within the Cisco network architectures

  • Implement and verify EIGRP operations
  • Build a scalable multiarea network with OSPF.
  • Configure integrated IS-IS in a single area.
  • Manipulate routing and packet flow
  • Implement and verify BGP for enterprise ISP connectivity
  • Implement and verify multicast forwarding using PIM and related protocols
  • Describe how IPv6 functions in order to satisfy the increasingly complex requirements of hierarchical addressing


The BSCI course is a prerequisite course for several Cisco Career Certifications tracks including CCNP and CCIP.


Candidates for Cisco CCNP, CCDP, and CCIP certifications

  • Candidates for Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Service Provider certifications
  • Network administrators and technicians responsible for implementing and troubleshooting complex routed network environments

Prerequisite Knowledge

Completion of the Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO) and the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) courses, or Cisco CCNA certification

  • Practical exeprience with operating and configuring a Cisco IOS router
  • Routing protocol operation and configuration for Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) single-area networks
  • Basic verification and troubleshooting skills
  • Configuring a WAN serial interface using High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), PPP and FR

Course Outline

Network Requirements

  • Describing Network Requirements

  • Configuring EIGRP
    • Introducing EIGRP
    • Implementing and Verifying EIGRP
    • Configuring Advanced EIGRP Options
    • Configuring EIGRP Authentication
    • Using EIGRP in an Enterprise Network
    • Lab: Basic Configuration
    • Lab: Configuring and Tuning EIGRP

    Configuring OSPF
    • Introducing the OSPF Protocol
    • OSPF Packet Types
    • Configuring OSPF Routing
    • OSPF Network Types
    • Lab: Configuring Single-Area OSPF
    • Link State Advertisements
    • Configuring OSPF Route Summarization
    • Configuring OSPF Special Area Types
    • Configuring OSPF Authentication
    • Lab: Configuring OSPF for Multiple Areas and Frame Relay Nonbroadcast
    • Lab: Configuring OSPF for Multiple Areas and Frame Relay Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point
    • Lab: Tuning OSPF

    The IS-IS Protocol
    • Introducing IS-IS and Integrated IS-IS Routing
    • IS-IS Routing Operation
    • Configuring Basic Integrated IS-IS
    • Lab: Configuring Integrated IS-IS

    Manipulating Routing Updates
    • Operating a Network Using Multiple IP Routing Protocols
    • Configuring and Verifying Route Redistribution
    • Controlling Routing Update Traffic
    • Implementing Advanced IOS Features: Configuring DHCP
    • Lab: Configuring Basic Redistribution
    • Lab: Tuning Basic Redistribution with Cisco IOS Tools

    Configuring Basic BGP
    • Explaining BGP Concepts and Terminology
    • Explaining EBGP and IBGP
    • Configuring Basic BGP Operations
    • Lab: Configuring Multihome BGP
    • Selecting a BGP Path
    • Using Route Maps to Manipulate Basic BGP Paths
    • Lab: Manipulating BGP Path Selection with Route Maps

    Implementing IP Multicast
    • Explaining Multicast
    • IGMP and Layer 2 Issues
    • Explaining Multicast Routing Protocols
    • Multicast Configuration and Verification
    • Lab: Configuring Multicast Routing

    Implementing IPv6
    • Introducing IPv6
    • Defining IPv6 Addressing
    • Implementing Dynamic IPv6 Addresses
    • Using IPv6 with OSPF and Other Routing Protocols
    • Using IPv6 with IPv4
    • Lab: Configuring IPv6 Addresses
    • Lab: Enabling IPv6 OSPF Routing
    • Lab: Configuring IPv6 Tunnels
    The Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks course is offered as 5-day course with hands-on exercises.