This comprehensive and easy-to-use reference provides a solid overview of networking technology as well as practical hands-on advice for working with Cisco products on a daily basis. It includes coverage of the latest topics such as wireless LANs, VPNs, access lists, tunneling, and much more.
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Cisco: The Complete Reference was a heck of an ambitious title for a first release. The book is around 1300 pages, with 28 Chapters covering several different aspects of Cisco gear, but mostly concentrating on routing and switching.
The goal of the book was to make Cisco technologies accessible to networking professionals who may be focussed on other technologies, but interact with Cisco (or other routing and switching manufacturers) gear from time to time.
All in all, I am very happy with the way the book turned out, as well as the support I was given by the good people at McGraw Hill. I think that the book, while not the "end all and be all" of Cisco, covers enough material to make it an excellent routing and switching, general networking and IOS reference (heck, I've already used it myself). With around 550 IOS commands covered, there shouldn't be too much you can't find a reference to, and all major internal IP routing protocols are covered in detail. In addition, the book includes chapters on layer 2, 3, and 4 LAN switching, covering the switching side of the equation pretty well too. Finally, I included guides to nearly every product Cisco makes, complete with port densities and speeds, to make selecting the right product for the job a bit easier.
Hopefully, you'll enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it, and I hope it will earn a spot in your reference library for years to come.From the Back Cover:
The Definitive Reference for Mastering Cisco Technology
Get up to speed on Cisco-related hardware and technology with this dual-purpose resource. Providing you with both technical background as well as on-the-job information--including configuration notes and hands-on commands--this useful reference is truly comprehensive in coverage. From the OSI model and networking basics to LAN/WAN switching and security protocols, you'll find details on exactly the topics you need. Including tips for troubleshooting and a handy IOS command reference, this book will help you set up your network and keep it running at peak performance. If you're working with Cisco equipment and technology, you'll want this comprehensive book within easy reach.
Explore specialized routing and switching protocols--RIP, OSPF, access lists, and many others
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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110072192801
Book Description McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0072192801 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0030035