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Cisco® Network Professional's: Advanced Internetworking Guide

Book Description

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:

  • Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (642-901)

  • Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (642-812)

  • Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (642-825)

  • Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (642-485)

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Dear Reader
  3. Dedication
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. About the Authors
  6. Introduction
  7. Enterprise Network Design
    1. The Three-Layer Hierarchical Design Model
    2. Enterprise Composite Network Model
    3. IIN and SONA
    4. Case Study: FutureTech Corporation
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  8. Switching
    1. Layer 2 Switching
    2. VLANs
    3. Inter-VLAN Routing
    4. EtherChannel
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  9. Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    1. STP Operation
    2. History of STP
    3. Protecting Spanning Tree
    4. Verifying and Troubleshooting
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Routing Concepts and Distance Vector Routing Protocols
    1. Routing Fundamentals
    2. Route Information Protocol (RIP)
    3. Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
    4. Route Manipulation
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Advanced Distance Vector Protocols
    1. EIGRP Terms and Features
    2. Enabling EIGRP
    3. Improving EIGRP Operations
    4. Verifying and Troubleshooting
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Link State Routing Protocols
    1. Introduction to Link State Protocols
    2. OSPF
    3. OSPF Operation
    4. Integrated IS-IS
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Exterior Gateway Protocols
    1. BGP Operations
    2. Configuring BGP
    3. Verifying BGP
    4. Summary
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Multicast
    1. What Is Multicast?
    2. Multicast Protocols
    3. Multicast Operation and Configuration
    4. Verify Multicast
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    1. Operating Internet Protocol Version 6
    2. Interoperating IPv6 with IPv4
    3. Summary
    4. Review Questions
    5. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Redundancy Protocols
    1. Client Redundancy Issues
    2. Introducing Redundancy Protocols
    3. Hot Standby Router Protocol
    4. Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
    5. Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
    6. Summary
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  17. WAN and Teleworker Connections
    1. Introduction to the Campus Edge
    2. Enterprise Teleworker
    3. Enterprise WAN
    4. MPLS
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Virtual Private Networks
    1. Introduction to Virtual Private Networks
    2. VPN Operation
    3. Cisco Easy VPN
    4. Summary
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Device Security
    1. Why Secure Your Devices?
    2. AAA
    3. Securing Management Functions
    4. Summary
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Switch Security
    1. Introduction to Layer 2 Security
    2. Securing Layer 2
    3. Summary
    4. Review Questions
    5. Answers to Review Questions
  21. Cisco IOS Firewall
    1. Function of the Cisco IOS Firewall
    2. Configure Cisco IOS Firewall with SDM
    3. Verify Cisco IOS Firewall Configurations
    4. Summary
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  22. Cisco IOS IPS
    1. Securing Networks with IDS and IPS
    2. Configuring IOS IPS
    3. Summary
    4. Review Questions
    5. Answers to Review Questions
  23. Voice
    1. Introduction to Voice Networks
    2. Converging Voice Traffic
    3. Configurations for Voice
    4. Summary
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  24. DiffServ Quality of Service (QoS)
    1. Introducing QoS
    2. The Problems You Face
    3. Preparing to Implement QoS
    4. QoS Mechanisms
    5. Configuring QoS
    6. Summary
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  25. Wireless Devices and Topologies
    1. Wireless Fundamentals
    2. The 802.11 Standards
    3. Wireless Devices
    4. Wireless Topologies
    5. Configuring Wireless Clients
    6. Wireless Implementation Strategies
    7. Summary
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  26. Wireless Management and Security
    1. In this chapter, you will learn how to do the following:
    2. Wireless Security
    3. Wireless QoS
    4. Configuring Wireless Management Devices
    5. Summary
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  27. About the Companion CD
    1. What You'll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  28. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. K
    11. L
    12. M
    13. N
    14. O
    15. P
    16. Q
    17. R
    18. S
    19. T
    20. U
    21. V
    22. W
    23. X
    24. Z
  29. Acronyms