Cisco Networking Essentials

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 26, 2011 - Computers - 402 pages
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An engaging approach for anyone beginning a career in networking

As the world leader of networking products and services, Cisco products are constantly growing in demand. Yet, few books are aimed at those who are beginning a career in IT--until now. Cisco Networking Essentials provides a solid foundation on the Cisco networking products and services with thorough coverage of fundamental networking concepts. Author Troy McMillan applies his years of classroom instruction to effectively present high-level topics in easy-to-understand terms for beginners. With this indispensable full-color resource, you'll quickly learn the concepts, processes, and skills that are essential to administer Cisco routers and switches.

  • Begins with a clear breakdown of what you can expect to learn in each chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts on core topics
  • Includes suggested labs and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, which encourage you to reinforce and measure your understanding of the topics discussed
  • Serves as an ideal starting point for learning Cisco networking products and services

If you are interested in a career in IT but have little or no knowledge of networking and are new to Cisco networking products, then this book is for you.


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The OSI Model
Physical and Logical Topologies
Numbering Systems
Classful IP Addressing
LAN Operations
Managing the Cisco
Configuring Routers
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 12
Chapter 15

Understanding the Benefits of Subnetting
Network Devices
Chapter 16

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About the author (2011)

Troy McMillan holds more than 30 IT certifications, including CCNA and CCNP. He is a product developer and technical editor for Kaplan IT, Inc. He is also a full-time trainer, teaching classes on Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, and wireless.

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