Ideal for any IT professional who uses Cisco technologies on a daily basis, or anyone who is preparing for their Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.
The topics covered will be more in depth than other introductory-level books of similar topics, and will span from layer 2 technologies such as switching, STP, etherchannel, and trunking, all the way to application layer security topics such as firewall inspection and intrusion prevention systems. Items being covered in the middle will include all the common routing protocols RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP. Many other routing technologies and WAN protocols will be covered including Multicast, MPLS, Cable and DSL. Coverage of redundancy protocols such as HSRP, VRRP and GLBP will be examined. A thorough coverage of convergence topics such as how voice, video and wireless traffic affect the network, and what can be done to improve the effects such as QOS and queuing.
This book is a key component for any IT professional preparing for their CCNP certification, as it covers in-depth the topics tested on in all four CCNP exams:
CD includes the exclusive Sybex Test Engine, with two Practice CCNP exams, as well as author code files.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Build Solid Skills in Areas That Cisco Network Professionals Face Every Day
If you're a network professional using Cisco routers or switches, or are currently preparing for your CCNP certification, this in-depth book is the ideal choice to help you broaden your skills in key areas you face in a typical day on the job. It thoroughly explores routing and switching, application layer security, common routing protocols, redundancy protocols, voice and wireless devices, and much more. In addition, the book is built around a real-world case study, so you can see where and how technologies are actually implemented.
Find out the very latest on topics you need most—and prepare for CCNP certification at the same time—with this detailed reference and guide. The book includes a CD with sample CCNP certification test questions, complete code listings, and a PDF of the book.
Thoroughly cover Layer 2 technologies, including switching, STP, etherchannel, and trunking
Master application layer security, including firewall inspection, intrusion prevention, and more
Review common Layer 3 routing and redundancy protocols such as RIP, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
Explore IPv6 addressing, interoperation with IPv4, and troubleshooting
Set up configurations for teleworkers, including cable, DSLs, Frame-Mode MPLs, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Maintain security for your internetwork-exploring Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices
Configure and maintain converged traffic such as voice and video
Review DiffServ Quality of Service (QOS), pre-classify, and queuing
Learn, configure, and troubleshoot all of Cisco's newest wireless devices and topologies
Patrick J. Conlan, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCSP, is a senior staff instructor and consultant with GlobalNet Training, Inc. He focuses primarily on Cisco certification topics and also provides consulting services to large companies of all types. Patrick spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as a communications technician and IT instructor, where he taught numerous courses ranging from basic computer networking to advanced IP system integration and design. He also developed IT curriculum materials that the U.S. Navy still uses today.
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