Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 26, 2011 - Computers - 720 pages
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A helpful guide on all things Cisco

Do you wish that the complex topics of routers, switches, and networking could be presented in a simple, understandable presentation? With Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies, they are! This expansive reference is packed with all the information you need to learn to use Cisco routers and switches to develop and manage secure Cisco networks. This straightforward-by-fun guide offers expansive coverage of Cisco and breaks down intricate subjects such as networking, virtualization, and database technologies into easily digestible pieces.

  • Drills down complex subjects concerning Cisco networking into easy-to-understand, straightforward coverage
  • Shares best practices for utilizing Cisco switches and routers to implement, secure, and optimize Cisco networks
  • Reviews Cisco networking solutions and products, securing Cisco networks, and optimizing Cisco networks
  • Details how to design and implement Cisco networks

Whether you're new to Cisco networking products and services or an experienced professional looking to refresh your knowledge about Cisco, this For Dummies guide provides you with the coverage, solutions, and best practices you need.


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Table of Contents
Troubleshooting by Layers
Figuring Out Packets
Getting the basics with NetBIOS Extended
Chapter 5 Getting into the Cisco Internetwork Operating
Tinkering with Device Connections
Upgrading Firmware and Booting an IOS Image
Chapter 5 Configuring Serial Connections and WAN Links
Setting Up Your Serial Connection
Chapter 6 Meeting the Routing Protocols
Examining basic function of distancevector
LinkState Routing
Working with Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing
Chapter 8 Getting Comfortable with the OSPF and ISIS
Chapter 9 Routing with BGP and IP Multicast

Internet Protocols
Examining special IP addresses
Chapter 2 Choosing between Protocols TCP and
Knowing When to Use
Troubleshooting with
Chapter 4 Preparing forthe Advent of IPv6
Purchasing Support
Viewing status lights
Getting Started with VLAN Trunking Protocol VTP
Chapter 6 Adding Fault Tolerance with
Setting Up
Stepping through EtherChannel configuration
Chapter 8 Speeding Configuration with Smartport Macros
Choosing Technologies
Chapter 2 Cozying Up to Routing Basics
Enabling Routing
Chapter 3 Router Configuration
Configuring your routers IP settings
Setting banners
Chapter 4 Setting Up Static Routes
Routing IP Multicast Traffic
Sending Data Over the Airwaves
Chapter 2 Planning Your WLAN
Grouping Your Clients with SSID
Working with Multiple
Chapter 3 Securing Your WLAN
Securing the Management Interface
Chapter 4 Building a Cisco Wireless Network
Going mobile with Cisco WLAN access point
Configuring WLAN security
Chapter 1 Defending against Common Attacks with Basic
Implementing Firewalls
Security Tools
Chapter 2 Securing Networks with Ciscos Adaptive
Device name
Chapter 3 Securing Networks with ACLs and
Applying an
Requirements for
Viewing translations

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Edward Tetz has worked with computers as a sales associate, support tech, trainer, and consultant. He holds the Cisco CCNA and numerous other certifications, and has provided system and LAN support to both large and small organizations. Ed is coauthor of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies.

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