How to Prepare for the Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam

Are you looking to get your Cisco CCNA / CCNP certification? Preparing for the certification exam can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right resources and dedication, anyone can successfully prepare for the exam. In this blog post, we will provide you with some tips and strategies to help you prepare for the Cisco CCNA / CCNP certification exam. We’ll also discuss the various topics covered in the exam, including floating static routes. Read on to get started on your journey to certification!

What is a Floating Static Route?
A Floating Static Route is an advanced routing configuration that allows for a more resilient network. It is a static route with an administrative distance set higher than the default static route, allowing it to remain in the routing table as a backup even if the primary path fails. This type of route will be used as the primary route until it is no longer available, at which point the Floating Static Route will take over. This allows for the network to remain up and running in the event of a primary path failure.

How to Configure a Floating Static Route
Configuring a floating static route involves setting the administrative distance (AD) for the route to a higher value than that of the route it is meant to replace. This will ensure that when the original route becomes unavailable, the floating static route will take its place. To configure a floating static route, use the “ip route” command with the next-hop and the administrative distance of the route. You can also specify the network address and subnet mask of the destination and source networks if desired.

The syntax is as follows: ip route [destination network] [source network] [next hop] [administrative distance]
Once this command is executed, the router will begin using the specified route if the original route becomes unavailable. It is important to note that the higher administrative distance does not guarantee that the router will use the route; it merely increases the likelihood of it being used.