CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide

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CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification GuideFourth Edition Master all 642-812 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with foundation summaries Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM David Hucaby, CCIE (R) No. 4594 CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco (R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Successfully passing the BCMSN 642-812 exam certifies that you have knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the BCMSN exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. Lead network engineer and consultant David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your switching knowledge through the use of the consistent features in each chapter. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. David Hucaby, CCIE (R) No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for a large medical environment using Cisco multilayer switching and security products. He also is an independent networking consultant focusing on Cisco-based solutions for healthcare and banking clients. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the BCMSN exam, includingSpanning Tree Protocol conceptsVirtual LAN (VLAN), VLAN trunking, and inter-VLAN routingGateway redundancy technologies and protocolsWireless LAN topologies, components, connectivity, and standardsImplementing a Cisco Unified Wireless NetworkWireless client access Access layer voice conceptsPreventing and mitigating attacks against switched network security Companion CD-ROMThe CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the BCMSN exam, including simulation-based questions, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format. This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press (R). Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears. Category: Cisco CertificationCovers: BCMSN Exam 642-812 $59.99 USA / $74.99 CANshow more

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  • Mixed media product | 672 pages
  • 203.2 x 233.68 x 43.18mm | 1,224.69g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • w. figs.
  • 1587201712
  • 9781587201714
  • 770,939

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"CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide" Fourth Edition Master all 642-812 exam topics with the official study guide Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with foundation summaries Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM David Hucaby, CCIE(R) No. 4594 "CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide," Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco(R) exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Successfully passing the BCMSN 642-812 exam certifies that you have knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. "CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide," Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the BCMSN exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. Lead network engineer and consultant David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your switching knowledge through the use of the consistent features in each chapter. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text. Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. David Hucaby, CCIE(R) No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for a large medical environment using Cisco multilayer switching and security products. He also is an independent networking consultant focusing on Cisco-based solutions for healthcare and banking clients. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the BCMSN exam, including Spanning Tree Protocol concepts Virtual LAN (VLAN), VLAN trunking, and inter-VLAN routing Gateway redundancy technologies and protocols Wireless LAN topologies, components, connectivity, and standards Implementing a Cisco Unified Wireless Network Wireless client access Access layer voice concepts Preventing and mitigating attacks against switched network security Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the BCMSN exam, including simulation-based questions, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format. This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press(R). Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears. Category: Cisco Certification Covers: BCMSN Exam 642-812 $59.99 USA / $74.99 CANshow more

Table of contents

ForewordIntroductionPart I Overview and Design of a Campus NetworkChapter 1 Campus Network Overview"Do I Know This Already?" QuizSwitching Functionality Layer 2 Switching Layer 3 Routing Layer 3 Switching Layer 4 Switching Multilayer SwitchingCampus Network Models Shared Network Model LAN Segmentation Model Network Traffic Models Predictable Network ModelHierarchical Network Design Access Layer Distribution Layer Core LayerChapter 2 Modular Network Design"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz27Modular Network Design31 Switch Block32 Core Block35 Core Size in a Campus Network38 Other Building Blocks39Can I Use Layer 2 Distribution Switches?41Evaluating an Existing Network42 Discovering the Network Topology43 Migrating to a Hierarchical Design47Part II Building a Campus NetworkChapter 3 Switch Operation"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz57Layer 2 Switch Operation61 Transparent Bridging61 Follow That Frame!63Multilayer Switch Operation65 Types of Multilayer Switching65 Follow That Packet!66 Multilayer Switching Exceptions68Tables Used in Switching69 Content Addressable Memory69 Ternary Content Addressable Memory70Troubleshooting Switching Tables74 CAM Table Operation74 TCAM Operation75Chapter 4 Switch Port Configuration"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz81Ethernet Concepts85 Ethernet (10 Mbps)85 Fast Ethernet86 Gigabit Ethernet89 10-Gigabit Ethernet90Connecting Switch Block Devices92 Console Port Cables/Connectors92 Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors92 Gigabit Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors93Switch Port Configuration94 Selecting Ports to Configure94 Identifying Ports96 Port Speed96 Port Duplex Mode97 Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port97 Enable and Use the Switch Port99 Troubleshooting Port Connectivity100Chapter 5 VLANs and Trunks"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz109Virtual LANs113 VLAN Membership114 Deploying VLANs117VLAN Trunks119 VLAN Frame Identification121 Dynamic Trunking Protocol123VLAN Trunk Configuration124 VLAN Trunk Configuration124 Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks128Chapter 6 VLAN Trunking Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz135VLAN Trunking Protocol139 VTP Domains139 VTP Modes139 VTP Advertisements140VTP Configuration144 Configuring a VTP Management Domain145 Configuring the VTP Mode145 Configuring the VTP Version146 VTP Configuration Example148 VTP Status148VTP Pruning149 Enabling VTP Pruning151Troubleshooting VTP152Chapter 7 Aggregating Switch Links"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz159Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel164 Bundling Ports with EtherChannel165 Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel165 Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing167EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols169 Port Aggregation Protocol169 Link Aggregation Control Protocol169EtherChannel Configuration170 Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel170 Configuring a LACP EtherChannel171Troubleshooting an EtherChannel172Chapter 8 Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz181IEEE 802.1D Overview185 Bridging Loops185 Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol189 Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units189 Electing a Root Bridge191 Electing Root Ports192 Electing Designated Ports195 STP States197 STP Timers199 Topology Changes200Types of STP206 Common Spanning Tree206 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree206 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus207Chapter 9 Spanning Tree Configuration"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz215STP Root Bridge219 Root Bridge Placement219 Root Bridge Configuration223 Spanning-Tree Customization226 Tuning the Root Path Cost227 Tuning the Port ID228Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence229 Modifying STP Timers230Redundant Link Convergence232 PortFast: Access-Layer Nodes233 UplinkFast: Access-Layer Uplinks234 BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths236Troubleshooting STP237Chapter 10 Protecting the Spanning TreeProtocol Topology"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz243Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs247 Root Guard247 BPDU Guard248Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs250 Loop Guard250 UDLD251Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port254Troubleshooting STP Protection254Chapter 11 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz259Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol263 RSTP Port Behavior263 BPDUs in RSTP265 RSTP Convergence265 Topology Changes and RSTP269 RSTP Configuration270Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol270Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol272 MST Overview274 MST Regions274 Spanning Tree Instances Within MST275 MST Configuration277Part III Layer 3 SwitchingChapter 12 Multilayer Switching"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz287InterVLAN Routing291 Types of Interfaces292 Configuring InterVLAN Routing292Multilayer Switching with CEF295 Traditional MLS Overview295 CEF Overview295 Forwarding Information Base296 Adjacency Table299 Packet Rewrite302 Configuring CEF303 Fallback Bridging303Verifying Multilayer Switching304 Verifying InterVLAN Routing304 Verifying CEF307 Verifying Fallback Bridging308Chapter 13 Router, Supervisor, and Power Redundancy"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz313Router Redundancy in Multilayer Switching317 Packet Forwarding Review317 Hot Standby Router Protocol318 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol327 Gateway Load Balancing Protocol330Verifying Gateway Redundancy338Redundancy Within a Switch Chassis339 Redundant Switch Supervisors339 Redundant Power Supplies343Part IV Campus Network ServicesChapter 14 IP Telephony"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz353Power over Ethernet (PoE)357 How Power over Ethernet Works357 Detecting a Powered Device358 Supplying Power to a Device359 Configuring Power over Ethernet360 Verifying Power over Ethernet360Voice VLANs361 Voice VLAN Configuration362 Verifying Voice VLAN Operation364Voice QoS366 QoS Overview366 Best-Effort Delivery367 Integrated Services Model368 Differentiated Services Model368DiffServ QoS369 Layer 2 QoS Classification369 Layer 3 QoS Classification with DSCP370 Implementing QoS for Voice372 Configuring a Trust Boundary374 Using Auto-QoS to Simplify a Configuration375 Verifying Voice QoS378Chapter 15 Securing Switch Access"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz385Port Security389Port-Based Authentication392 802.1x Configuration393 802.1x Port-Based Authentication Example394Mitigating Spoofing Attacks395 DHCP Snooping395Best Practices for Securing Switches401Chapter 16 Securing with VLANs"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz409VLAN Access Lists413 VACL Configuration413Private VLANs414 Private VLAN Configuration416 Configure the Private VLANs417 Associate Ports with Private VLANs417 Associate Secondary VLANs to a Primary VLAN SVI419Securing VLAN Trunks420 Switch Spoofing420 VLAN Hopping422Part V Wireless LANsChapter 17 Wireless LAN Overview"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz431Wireless LAN Basics435 Comparing Wireless and Wired LANs435 Avoiding Collisions in a WLAN436WLAN Building Blocks438 Access Point Operation441 Wireless LAN Cells442An Introduction to Wireless LAN RF445 Basic RF Operation445 RF Characteristics447 RF Signal Strength Terminology452 WLAN Antennas457WLAN Standards459 Regulatory Agencies459 WLAN Frame Types and Sizes460 802.11b460 802.11g463 802.11a463 Additional 802.11 Standards464Chapter 18 Wireless Architecture and Design"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz471WLAN Security475 Legacy Security476 EAP-Based Security Methods477 WPA479 WPA2480Wireless Client Operation481AP Association and Roaming482 The Roaming Process484 Roaming Implications486Cell Layout and Channel Usage487 Sizing AP Cells488 WLAN Channel Layout489Chapter 19 Cisco Unified Wireless Network"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz497Traditional WLAN Architecture501Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture503 WLC Functions506Lightweight AP Operation508 Traffic Patterns in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network509Lightweight AP Association and Roaming511 Intra-Controller Roaming512 Inter-Controller Roaming514 Mobility Groups518Basic Wireless LAN Configuration518 WLC Configuration519 LAP Configuration524Part VI Scenarios for Final PreparationChapter 20 Scenarios for Final PreparationScenario 1: Trunking and DTP535Scenario 2: VLANs, Trunking, and VTP536Scenario 3: EtherChannels537Scenario 4: Traditional STP538Scenario 5: Advanced STP539Scenario 6: Router Redundancy with HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP540Scenario 7: IP Telephony in a Switched Network541Scenario 8: Securing Access and Managing Traffic in a Switched Network541Scenario 9: Implementing a Wireless LAN542Scenario 1 Answers544Scenario 2 Answers544Scenario 3 Answers545Scenario 4 Answers545Scenario 5 Answers547Scenario 6 Answers547Scenario 7 Answers548Scenario 8 Answers549Scenario 9 Answers551Part VII AppendixAppendix A Answers to Chapter 'Do I Know This Already?' Quizzes and Q&A Sections 1587201712 TOC 11/16/2006show more

About David Hucaby

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with healthcare networks based on the Cisco Catalyst, IP telephony, PIX, and VPN product lines. David has a bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of three previous books for Cisco Press, including Cisco ASA and PIX Firewall Handbook, Cisco Field Manual: Router Configuration, and Cisco Field Manual: Catalyst Switch Configuration.David lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.show more

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