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.
Configure, maintain, troubleshoot, and enhance Cisco routers and switches
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