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Cisco authorized self-study book for CCNP switching foundation learning
Prepare for the CCNP BCMSN exam 642-811 with a Cisco authorized self-study guide. This book teaches you how to:
CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN), Third Edition, is a Cisco® authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCNP® switching foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to build scalable multilayer switched networks, to create and deploy a global intranet, and to implement basic troubleshooting techniques in environments that use Cisco multilayer switches for client hosts and services. By reading this book, you will learn how to improve traffic flow, reliability, redundancy, performance, and security for Layer 2 and Layer 3 switched networks.
This comprehensive book provides detailed information and easy-to-grasp tutorials on design, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of modern multilayer switched networks. This book introduces Cisco Catalyst® switching architectures, including Cisco Express Fowarding, ternary content addressable memory (TCAM), and the Cisco 6500, 4500, 3750, 3550, and 2950 series of switches. The book places an emphasis on configuring Cisco Catalyst switches with Cisco IOS® Software, with many chapters covering both Cisco IOS and Cisco CatOS. You will also learn about emerging technologies such as multicasting, security, IP telephony, storage area networking, and quality of service (QoS) as additions to the campus network design. The book concludes with a discussion of troubleshooting methodologies and tools. Each chapter opens with a list of objectives to help focus your study. Lab exercises are offered throughout to help illuminate theoretical concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary of key concepts as well as review questions to reinforce your understanding.
This revision to the popular second edition is fully updated to include designs using new Catalyst products, references to the Catalyst 6500 Sup720, security updates throughout the entire book as well as added coverage of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) snooping, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) inspection, ARP throttling, revised metro coverage, and new discussions on voice virtual LANs (VLAN) and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP).
CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN), Third Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems® that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
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This review is for the 3rd edition,
This review is from: CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) (2nd Edition) (Hardcover)CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) Third Edition
by Richard Froom, Balaji Sivasubramanian, Erum Frahim ISBN 1587052199
Very soon this book will take the place of Cisco LAN switching which is a must read for everyone preparing for the CCIE R & S and CCIE Security Exam. It covers all the latest features and even though a lot of concepts presented are outside the spectrum of the CCNP (Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks) Exam they are needed for a complete understanding of the Catalyst switches. Now the BCMSN exam is not what it used to be and so reading book gives the necessary confidence needed to take this tough simulation based exam.
It explains in depth the building blocks of Cisco multilayer switched networks from mostly a Catalyst switch and Cisco IOS perspective which is capable of configuring both Layer 2 and Layer 3 features. Cisco multilayer switches offer additional Layer 2 features to enhance the... Read more
This review is for the 3rd edition ISBN 1587052199,
This review is from: CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) (2nd Edition) (Hardcover)This is the second CCNP book I have purchased (and my 8th Cisco Press book). I have mostly been satisfied with the quality and reduced number of errors/typos in these technical books until now. This book is filled with errors and typos. For example, Catalyst 4305, Catalyst 3570, NAS = Network Area Storage, DCHP snooping, MFSC, Fire Services module!, etc. One figure is repeated twice to illustrate two different concepts. The questions and answers numbering dosen't match in the appendix. The text doesn't reflect the figures in many instances. Finally, the author mentions concepts without explaining them. There are even some mistakes in command line examples!
This is very disconcerting because it is the Cisco authorized self-study book for CCNP switching FOUNDATION learning. "Foundation" learning???? Having almost finished reading it, I am not understanding MANY concepts mentioned. I cannot beleive the 3 technical reviewers did not catch all these errors and... Read more
Good Prep for current exam,
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This review is from: CCNP Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) (2nd Edition) (Hardcover)I bought this book to use in my preparation for the simulation-based BCMSN exam. I needed to renew my CCNP/CCDP and did not want to take the composite exam so I opted to take both the BSCI and BCMSN. I pretty much used only this book to prepare (of course, I had passed the previous version of this exam so the previous statement is not completely accurate). I passed with flying colors and credit this book. I would recommend it for that purpose.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
Hardware-Switching and Software-Switching Terminology
Multilayer Switching Overview
Understanding Layers 2, 3, 4, and 7 Switching Terminology
Layer 2 Switching In-Depth
Layer 3 Switching In-Depth
Enterprise Composite Network Model for Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
The Cisco AVVID Framework
Why Build Layer 3 Networks?
Enterprise Composite Network Model
Service Provider Edge
Introducing the Cisco Catalyst Switches
Catalyst 6500 Family of Switches
Catalyst 4500 Family of Switches
Catalyst 3550, 3560, and 3750 Family of Switches
Catalyst 2950, 2955, and 2970 Family of Switches
Chapter 2 The Roles of Switches in Designing Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Auto-Negotiation
Gigabit Interface Converters
Cisco Long-Reach Ethernet
Designing Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks Using the Cisco Catalyst Switches and Data-Link Technologies
Reviewing the Campus Infrastructure Module of the Enterprise Composite Network Model
Selecting Layer 2 or Layer 3 Switches
Small Campus Network Design
Medium-Sized Campus Network Design
Large Campus Network Design
Server Farm Module
Case Study: Designing a Cisco Multilayer Switched Network
Chapter 3 Initial Configuration and Troubleshooting of Cisco Multilayer Switches
Comparing Cisco CatOS and Cisco IOS
Initial Configuration of Management Parameters of Cisco Catalyst Switches
Management IP Configuration
Clock and NTP Settings
Telnet and SSH
Managing Catalyst Switch Configurations
Understanding the Cisco IOS File System (IFS) and Software Images on Catalyst Switches
Naming Conventions Used by Hybrid and Cisco IOS Images on the Catalyst 6500 Family of Switches
Upgrading Software Versions on Catalyst Switches
Overview of Converting Cisco CatOS to Cisco Native IOS
Basic Troubleshooting Practices
Show and debug Commands
Configurations and Commands Useful When Troubleshooting
The Impact of debug Commands and Recommended Use
Initial Configuration Troubleshooting Tips
What to Do When You Are Unable to Connect to a Switch via Console Port
What to Do When You Are Unable to Establish IP Connectivity to or from a Switch Using Telnet or SSH
Configuration Exercise: Configuring a Cisco IOS—Based Catalyst Switch
Download - 161 KB -- Chapter 9: Understanding and Configuring Multilayer Switching
Download - 396 KB - Appendix C: Introduction to Storage Networking
Download - 89 KB -- Index
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