CCNA R&S Library
CCIE R&S v5.0
The Art of Network Architecture: Applying Modularity
Focuses on using specific design patterns to implement modularity. Specifically, why you should use hierarchical design to create a modular network design, why to use overlay networks to create virtualization, as well as the results of virtualization as a mechanism to provide modularity.
Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks Companion Guide: Point-to-Point Connections
Covers the terms, technology, and protocols used in serial connections, introducing the High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).
Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks
Introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model and the Cisco Enterprise Architecture. Also considers appropriate device selections.
CCNA Wireless 640-722 Cert Guide: Planning Coverage with Wireless APs
Explains how wireless coverage can be adjusted and grown to scale over a greater area and a greater number of clients. Specifically addresses the concept of access point cell size as well as adding access points to an extended service set.
Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
Considers some of the basic switch configuration settings required to maintain a secure, available, and switched LAN environment
Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Routing Concepts
Introduces the primary functions and features of a router, explaining the process for connecting and configuring devices to the router. Further describes the process by which routers manage packets, determine data paths, and build routing tables.