CCNP Practical Studies

CCNP Practical Studies : Support

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Hands-on practice for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam with TCP/IP, LAN, and WAN trouble tickets based on Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) topics With this book, you can: *Set up and follow along with real-world lab scenarios aligned to each exam topic, with or without the actual equipment *Establish a baseline and document your physical and logical network *Identify troubleshooting targets using ping, trace, show, clear, debug, and other troubleshooting tools and utilities *Diagnose and troubleshoot actual problems by following along with author-provided Catalyst(r) OS and Cisco IOS(r) Software command input, output, and logging *Use instructor-developed problem-isolation methods to resolve Trouble Tickets *"Sniff" the wire to spot network issues *Analyze local and remote access problems in Ethernet networks, including issues with cabling, speed and duplex, utilization and collisions, bandwidth, CSMA/CD, one-way link, auto negotiation, addressing, encapsulation, and more *Apply a layered troubleshooting methodology to real-life routing and switching environments Designed for aspiring CCNP and CCIE(r) professionals, this indispensable lab guide builds on Cisco(r) Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) topics that prepare you for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam.Full of practical exercises that get you ready for challenges on the job, CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting gives you an edge over the competition through real-world application of LAN and WAN topics. CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting provides you with practical information on all the important concepts central to the troubleshooting portion of the CCNP certification, including protocol characteristics and tools and supporting IP, IPX, Ethernet, switches, VLANs, and WANs. Each chapter contains an overview of standards and protocols, troubleshooting tools, and basic methods and documentation techniques, as well as hands-on scenarios. Although having access to equipment is the ideal way to profit from this book, relevant information delivered through figures, configuration examples, and detailed text ensures everyone can benefit from the information presented. Protocol analyzer traces emphasize important concepts and trouble areas. Chapters end with real-world Trouble Tickets designed to give you additional practical experience.The final chapter, "Trouble Tickets: The Sum of All Fears," offers comprehensive troubleshooting scenarios in which you must identify, diagnose, and solve complex issues using the methods you have learned. Whether you are seeking practical knowledge to enhance your preparation for the CCNP Troubleshooting exam or you are a newly minted CCNP in need of hands-on experience to hone your on-the-job skills, CCNP Practical Studies: Troubleshooting has what you need to take your troubleshooting skills to the next level. This book is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems(r) that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining. Supporting website Supporting figures, tables, forms, configuration examples, and troubleshooting output for this book can be found at www.ciscopress.com/1587200570show more

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  • Mixed media product | 840 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 43.18mm | 1,247.37g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587200570
  • 9781587200571

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Gain hands-on experience of CCNP Support topics with lab scenarios aligned to the CIT course Real-word practice labs for each topic included in the CCNP Support exam complement theoretical study materials Guides how to set up a test lab or walk through the screen shots to solve real world situations Lab scenarios enable readers to test their ability to independently complete a lab Comprehensive appendix lists Cisco equipment resellers "CCNP Practical Studies: Support prepares readers for the CCNP Support exam and real-world application of LAN and WAN technologies through a series of lab scenarios. A guide to gaining hands-on experience, this title can serve as a valuable self-study element in a CCNP candidate's preparation. Each chapter includes a review of the applicable technology along with one or more real-world trouble tickets that are delivered through screen shots of relevant troubleshooting commands. Screen shots emphasize important concepts and trouble spots as required. Chapters suggest additional references such as utilities, web sites, and/or supplemental reading. All of the topics in the CCNP Support exam are covered in this book. Each chapter addresses a section of the CCNP Support exam, including IP, IPX, Ethernet, Frame Relay, ISDN, Dial, Cat, and vLANs. For those lacking the lab equipment to practice on, this title highlights the steps needed to accomplish various crucial tasks, providing concrete examples for the challenges faced in real-world configuration. Donna L. Harrington is a Lead Engineer at General Dynamics, and has over 20 years experience in the Information Systems, telecommunications, business management and electronics field. She has taughtCisco, Microsoft, and Novell certified courses for several years. Donna has developed and delivered courses for the Information and Telecommunication Systems for Business and the Police Executive Leadership Graduate Programs at John Hopkins University and provided consulting and training for numerous local businesses throughout her career.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Introduction. I. PROTOCOL CHARACTERISTICS AND TOOLS. 1. Shooting Trouble. Do You Shoot Trouble or Does Trouble Shoot You? Standards and Protocols. Models and Methods. Practical Troubleshooting. Review Questions. Summary. 2. Whats in Your Tool Bag? IOS Troubleshooting Tools. Cisco Resources. Project DOTU. Network Management. Hardware Tools and Media Testers. Network Monitors. Protocol Analyzers. Desktop Tools. Review Questions. Summary. II. SUPPORTING IP AND IPX. 3. Shooting Trouble with IP. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with IP. Protocols and Packets. Addressing. Routing Protocols. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. 4. Shooting Trouble with Novell IPX. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with IPX. Protocols and Packets. Addressing. Routing Protocols. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. III. SUPPORTING ETHERNET, SWITCHES, AND VLANS. 5. Shooting Trouble with Ethernet. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with Ethernet. A Brief Summary of Ethernet. Ethernet Frames. Ethernet Addressing. Ethernet at the Physical Layer. Shooting Trouble with Ethernet. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. 6. Shooting Trouble with CatOS and IOS. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with CatOS and IOS. Segmentation Review. STP. The Cisco CLI. Cat5000/Cat6000 Architecture. Shooting Trouble with Switches. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. 7. Shooting Trouble with VLANs on Routers and Switches. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with VLANs on Routers and Switches. Why VLANs? Trunking. Managing VLANs. Inter-VLAN Routing. Route Switch Technologies. Shooting Trouble with VLANs. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Tickets Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. IV. SUPPORTING THE WAN. 8. Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay. Scenario: Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay. A Brief History of Frame Relay. Frame Relay Frames. Frame Relay Addressing. Frame Relay at the Physical Layer. Shooting Trouble with Frame Relay. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Ticket Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. 9. Shooting Trouble with HDLC, PPP, ISDN BRI, and Dial Backup. Scenario: Shooting Trouble on the WAN. WAN Terminology. HDLC. PPP. ISDN BRI. Dial-on-Demand Routing. Dial Backup. Trouble Tickets. Trouble Ticket Solutions. Review Questions. Summary. V. COMPREHENSIVE TROUBLESHOOTING EXERCISES. 10. Trouble Tickets: The Sum of All Fears. Scenario: Shooting Trouble Review. Trouble Ticket 1 Discovery Lab. Trouble Ticket 2 Documentation Lab. Trouble Ticket 3 OSPF Lab. Trouble Ticket 4 RIP/OSPF/EIGRP Redistribution Lab. Trouble Ticket 5 Frame Relay/ISDN Backup Lab. Trouble Ticket 6 VLAN and Spanning-Tree Lab. Review Questions. Summary. VI. APPENDIXES. Appendix A. Answers to Review Questions. Chapter 1s Review Questions. Chapter 2s Review Questions. Chapter 3s Revieshow more

About Donna L. Harrington

Donna L. Harrington is an Internetworking Specialist in Annapolis Junction, MD, and has over 20 years experience in the Information Systems, telecommunications, business management and electronics field. She has taught Cisco, Microsoft, and Novell certified courses for several years. Donna has developed and delivered courses for the Information and Telecommunication Systems for Business and the Police Executive Leadership Graduate Programs at Johns Hopkins University and provided consulting and training for numerous local businesses throughout her career.show more

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