Cisco Networking For Dummies

Cisco Networking For Dummies

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Cisco Systems, Inc., is the largest manufacturer of networking systems in the world. It dominates the router and switch market to the extent that Cisco routers and switches are considered by many networking professionals to have set the standard for all other companies. Cisco routers, switches, and other equipment keep running without problems, are readily upgraded, are easily adapted to new network configurations, and are compatible with virtually every transport or access method. "Cisco Networking For Dummies, 2nd Edition" presents the facts, concepts, processes, and applications that Cisco network administrators need to know in step-by-step lists, tables, figures, and text - without long explanations. This easy-to-understand guide covers : layering a Cisco network; transporting data over the Internetwork; routing and switching: inside and out; working with WAN technologies; designing your own network; working with firewalls, proxies, and other safety measures; and implementing VPNs.
Certification candidates may find "Cisco Networking For Dummies, 2nd Edition" to be an excellent study aid for preparing for the CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) or the CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) exams. This thoroughly updated reference gets down to the serious business of: transporting on Layer 4 interface; wiring up a personal area network; flying fast with UDP; converting hexadecimal numbers; subnetting a Class A network; virtually segmenting the LAN; mapping IPs to DLC working with IPX access lists; and tunneling across the Internet. Expert author (and natural comic) Ron Gilster (CCNA, A+, Network+, i-Net+, MBA, and AAGG) boasts decades of computing experience. He is the bestselling author of a number of career certification books, including "A+ Certification For Dummies", "Network+ Certification For Dummies", "i-Net+ Certification For Dummies", "Server+ Certification For Dummies", and "CCNA For Dummies", plus several books on networking, the Internet, computer and information literacy, and programming.
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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 184 x 230 x 28mm | 721.21g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 076451668X
  • 9780764516689
  • 724,973

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Your fun and easy guide to routing and switching
Subnet masks, OSI layers, and more - explained in plain English!
Your road map for Cisco networking success
Cisco equipment is at the heart of most large networking systems. But how do you get up to speed on all those data protocols, hardware components, and IOS commands? Relax! With this thoroughly updated reference at your side, you'll be networking in no time, from routing and switching on LANs and WANs to setting up firewalls, proxies, and VPNs.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Cisco Networking Basics. Chapter 1: The Cisco Networking World. Chapter 2: The OSI and Other Network Models. Chapter 3: Taking It from the Topology. Chapter 4: Stringing It All Together. Part II: Cisco and the Internetwork. Chapter 5: Cisco and the OSI Layers. Chapter 6: Transporting Data over the Internetwork. Chapter 7: Working with Those Weird Numbers. Chapter 8: The Curse of the Subnet Mask and Other Boolean Tales. Part III: Routing and Switching: Inside and Out. Chapter 9: Installing Routing and Switching. Chapter 10: Switching Around the LAN. Chapter 11: Working with Routers. Chapter 12: Going the Full Route. Chapter 13: Giving Voice to Your Network. Chapter 14: Working with WAN Technologies. Chapter 15: Designing Your Network. Part IV: The Softer Side of Cisco. Chapter 16: Working with the IOS. Chapter 17: Configuring a Router. Part V: Privacy, Security, and Other Secrets. Chapter 18: Securing the Network through the Router. Chapter 19: Working with Firewalls, Proxies, and Other Safety Measures. Chapter 20: Implementing VPNs. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Great Network Design Tips. Chapter 22: Ten Network Installation Tips. Chapter 23: Ten Things to Check When Configuring a Cisco Router. Appendix: Cisco IOS Commands. Index.
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About Ron Gilster

Ron Gilster, CCNA, A+, Network+, I--Net+, AAGG, MBA, has over 20 years of professional networking experience. His books include For Dummies guides to Cisco and CompTIA certifications.
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