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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies®

Book Description

A helpful guide on all things Cisco

Do you wish that the complex topics of routers, switches, and networking could be presented in a simple, understandable presentation? With Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies, they are! This expansive reference is packed with all the information you need to learn to use Cisco routers and switches to develop and manage secure Cisco networks. This straightforward-by-fun guide offers expansive coverage of Cisco and breaks down intricate subjects such as networking, virtualization, and database technologies into easily digestible pieces.

  • Drills down complex subjects concerning Cisco networking into easy-to-understand, straightforward coverage

  • Shares best practices for utilizing Cisco switches and routers to implement, secure, and optimize Cisco networks

  • Reviews Cisco networking solutions and products, securing Cisco networks, and optimizing Cisco networks

  • Details how to design and implement Cisco networks

Whether you're new to Cisco networking products and services or an experienced professional looking to refresh your knowledge about Cisco, this For Dummies guide provides you with the coverage, solutions, and best practices you need.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Book I: Overview
    1. Chapter 1: Looking at the Cisco Network World
    2. Chapter 2: Exploring Cisco Network Design
    3. Chapter 3: Knowing as Little as Possible about Math
    4. Chapter 4: Testing Your Core Networking Knowledge
    5. Chapter 5: Getting into the Cisco Internetwork Operating System
  6. Book II: Internet Protocols
    1. Chapter 1: Making the Most of IPv4
    2. Chapter 2: Choosing between Protocols: TCP and UDP
    3. Chapter 3: Working with ARP, the IP Communication Model, and Data Link Layer Troubleshooting
    4. Chapter 4: Preparing for the Advent of IPv6
  7. Book III: Switching
    1. Chapter 1: Reviewing the Enterprise LAN
    2. Chapter 2: Switching Basics
    3. Chapter 3: Configuring Switches
    4. Chapter 4: Easing Device Discovery with CDP
    5. Chapter 5: Virtualizing Networks with VLANs and VTP
    6. Chapter 6: Adding Fault Tolerance with STP
    7. Chapter 7: Adding Fault Tolerance with EtherChannel
    8. Chapter 8: Speeding Configuration with Smartport Macros
  8. Book IV: Routing
    1. Chapter 1: Making the Wide Area Network (WAN) Wide
    2. Chapter 2: Cozying Up to Routing Basics
    3. Chapter 3: Router Configuration
    4. Chapter 4: Setting Up Static Routes
    5. Chapter 5: Configuring Serial Connections and WAN Links
    6. Chapter 6: Meeting the Routing Protocols
    7. Chapter 7: Checking Out RIP and EIGRP Characteristics and Design
    8. Chapter 8: Getting Comfortable with the OSPF and IS-IS Protocols
    9. Chapter 9: Routing with BGP and IP Multicast
  9. Book V: Wireless
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Wise to Wireless LANs
    2. Chapter 2: Planning Your WLAN
    3. Chapter 3: Securing Your WLAN
    4. Chapter 4: Building a Cisco Wireless Network
  10. Book VI: Security
    1. Chapter 1: Defending against Common Attacks with Basic Security Tools
    2. Chapter 2: Securing Networks with Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance
    3. Chapter 3: Securing Networks with ACLs and NAT
    4. Chapter 4: Cisco Security Best Practices