From Library Journal
Since Cisco manufactures much of the hardware underlying both corporate LANs and the Internet, network professionals appreciate material covering Cisco basics. Practical Studies targets network professionals studying for their Cisco Certification Network Assistant (CCNA) exam, focusing mostly on the newer performance-based testing section. It provides hands-on information about configuring and troubleshooting a complex network using Cisco devices. Although the recommended lab simulation equipment is pricey, the book can be used as a study guide on its own; step-by-step resolutions of real-world scenarios are helpful both as study aids and as practice for network professionals. Complete Reference is a professional-level source on configuring and troubleshooting Cisco devices. Useful features include charts on product characteristics/capabilities and an extensive appendix that summarizes Cisco commands and refers back to lengthier chapter explanations. Both titles are recommended for larger libraries where advanced networking titles circulate.
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From the Back Cover
Practice for CCNA exam #640-607 with hands-on networking lab scenarios
Build your own home internetworking lab from the ground up and use it to master essential internetworking skillsSelect Cisco router components and navigate within Cisco IOS SoftwareGain access to Cisco routers and switches and configure a terminal server to access each lab routerConfigure hostnames and set passwordsConfigure router interfaces such as Ethernet, Token Ring, Loopback, and SerialConfigure multiple routing protocols, including RIP, IGRP, and EIGRPImplement route redistribution to share routing information between routing domainsConnect remote offices to the main network with ISDN DDRIntegrate IPX into the networkControl access with standard and extended access listsTroubleshoot common network failures
Understanding the concepts covered on the Cisco Certified Network Associate exam is no longer sufficient to succeed on the test. With the release of CCNA exam #640-607, Cisco has introduced performance-based testing elements to measure your ability to perform hands-on tasks in a time critical environment. In order to be completely prepared to succeed on the exam as well as in your daily job as a CCNA engineer, you must be able to apply conceptual knowledge effectively in a production environment as well as understand how router configuration steps impact a network. CCNA Practical Studies is the first book of its kind, providing you with a series of detailed lab scenarios that illustrate the application of key internetworking topics.
CCNA Practical Studies is a comprehensive reference that helps you gain essential hands-on experience in home-, work-, or remote access-based lab environments. An equally effective supplement to concept-based study guides or stand-alone reference for applying CCNA knowledge pre- or post-test, this book presents numerous examples that cover the entire range of CCNA topics. Starting at the physical layer of the OSI model, you use a layered approach to learn how to build a small network. Each chapter tackles a major subject area such as router configuration, routing protocols, bridging and switching, ISDN, access lists, IPX, and more. Each subject presents a mini-lab, walking you through the lab scenario and explaining in detail the commands used, why the authors chose the specific commands, and the resulting configurations. Comprehensive configuration and troubleshooting labs are added to the end of the book, allowing you to understand how routing technologies interact. This step-by-step lab scenario approach is designed to teach you how to apply the knowledge acquired in the process of becoming a CCNA. Whether you are preparing for the CCNA exam, seeking to enhance your on the job skills, or looking to gain confidence before your next job interview, you will find the lessons laid out in this book invaluable.
CCNA Practical Studies is part of a recommended study program from Cisco Systems that includes training courses and materials from Cisco's Learning Partner Program, hands-on experience, and Coursebooks and exam guides from Cisco Press.