Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide
Preparing for the Network Routing Specialist I (NRS 1) Certification Exam
By Kent Hundley
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: August 2009
Pages: 696

Includes CD-ROM with test engine and lab exercises

This book is your official self-study guide for the Alcatel-Lucent NRS I Certification. The certification is designed to affirm a solid foundation of knowledge in IP Service Routing, spanning the fundamentals of Layer 2 network technologies, IP addressing and routing, TCP/IP, and Carrier Ethernet services. This book gives you the introductory knowledge required to work successfully in an IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet environment that delivers consumer and business services.

After reading this book, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and operation of common Layer 2 technologies
  • Describe the IP forwarding process

  • Develop an IP address plan using IP subnetting and address summarization

  • Explain the characteristics of dynamic routing protocols and configure basic IP routing using OSPF and BGP

  • Explain the operation of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

  • Describe MPLS and how it is used to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN services across a common provider core

"A practical and thorough guide to the fundamentals of IP Service Routing, the Alcatel-Lucent NRS I Certification has proven to be an invaluable tool for our Operations team. It is a key component of our IP knowledge curriculum. We are encouraging our employees to obtain this certification from Alcatel-Lucent."
Glenn Garbelman, Director, Video Operations Center (IP Operations) AT&T

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