- Bronze, 100 points or more
I am taking the "Do I know this already" quiz in the BSCI Exam Certification Guide.
I will have you know I scored 12 out of 14, meaning I am eligible to skip the chapter; thanks for asking. However, dig this:
5. When are full routing updates sent in BGP?
a. At the beginning of each session
b. Whenever a fault is seen on the link
c. Every 30 minutes
d. At the startup of the BGP process.
Correct answer is given as "a" only. Are full routes not sent at the startup of the process? Not much point in starting up the process, otherwise.
12. What is the purpose of command "clear ip bgp" ?
a. To disconnect all sessions
b. To clear the BGP routing table
c. To end an administrative session
d. To clear all IGP entries from the routing table
I gave b, but the book says "a." Isn't that weird? I figured since clear ip route * clears the ip table....Was I really wrong or was the given answer a misprint? (Misprints are common in Cisco books.)
13. Which of the following are valid alternatives to using BGP when connecting to another autonomous system?
a. Using FTP
b. Default routes
c. Static routes
d. Merging the two autonomous systems into one.
Only b and c are considered correct. I wonder what the reasoning is in ruling out D?
See, the Cisco exams I've taken have lots of questions with these sorts of ambiguities; that's why I'm obsessing on them now. I've failed BSCI twice (which isn't uncommon, I know) but I'm a lot more than twice-shy about taking it again, especially when silly questions like these show up.