Question 4) Cisco Certified Network Associate

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Single Answer Multiple Choice

What does RIP use for its metric?

A. MTU
B. Delay
C. Bandwidth
D. Hop count
E. Administrative distance

Answer:
D. Hop count

Tutorial:
RIP is a distance vector routing protocol that uses hop count as the routing metric. The maximum allowable hop count for RIP is 15. RIP broadcasts routing updates every 30 seconds by default and can load balance over four equal-cost paths. RIPv1 does not advertise the subnet mask, but RIPv2 does.

To properly configure RIP on a router and enable RIP routing for networks 172.16.0.0 and 10.0.0.0, you issue the following commands:

Router(config)#router rip
Router(config-router)#network 10.0.0.0
Router(config-router)#network 172.16.0.0

The ‘router rip’ command enables RIP on the router. The ‘network 10.0.0.0′ and ‘network 172.16.0.0′ commands specify that RIP routing should be enabled for these networks. The interfaces that match these addresses will begin sending RIP advertisements.

For more information, see Configuring Routing Information Protocol at http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122/122cgcr/fipr_c/ipcprt2/1cfrip.htm#wp1000871

Reference:
1. ICND Student Guide v2.1 – Volume 1 – Enabling RIP – RIP Features
2. INTRO Student Guide v1.0a – Volume 2 – Routing Protocols – RIPv1 and RIPv2

These questions are derived from the Self Test Software Practice Test for Cisco exam 640-801 – Cisco Certified Network Associate (single-exam option)

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