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Network Consultants Handbook is a resource to consultants and engineers to assess, audit, analyze, and evaluate any existing or future network environment. Resources include form templates to complete during a network audit, important device commands to aid in obtaining vital information, and additional forms to aid in documentation. Real-world case studies serve as valuable examples, and network diagramming tips help you prepare consistent drawings for in-house documentation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Network Consultants Handbook (Cisco Press Networking Technology) (Paperback)I am reading this book via the O'Reilly Network Safari Bookshelf, and am glad I didn't buy it based on the (only) glowing review here. This book is a so-so reference to networking technologies, but suffers from bad grammar and technical mistakes. It is very disjointed and many paragraphs, and even sentences, do not flow together very well. Here is an example:
Yet another drawback of IPSec is that it is not compliant with IPv4, so it requires the use of IPv6. This incompatibility is causing much discussion among IETF officials, resulting in the delay with the release of the protocol.
The first sentence is just wrong. The second phrase of the second sentence is just hard to read. One has to wonder how much time the 'reviewers' spent actually reading the manuscript.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Cisco books give me a headache,
This review is from: Network Consultants Handbook (Cisco Press Networking Technology) (Paperback)I sat down in the bookstore today with Network Consultant's Handbook and found it to be as hard to read as most other Cisco Press books. This book is hard to read because like most other Cisco books, it is a patchwork of concepts thrown together and published without proofreading for typos, ambiguities, awkwardness, and correctness. It is an incompetent, incomplete work that does nothing more than awkwardly state a few jumbled facts. It does little for trying to understand the concepts and it is useless for troubleshooting real life problems. Cisco Press books, in general, are much worse than even Microsoft Press books. So, that leaves me, the student, avoiding Cisco books and in search of more interesting and competent reading.
8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Giving you a look into the world of Cisco Networking.,
This review is from: Network Consultants Handbook (Cisco Press Networking Technology) (Paperback)In the IT industry consultants of any networking value are constantly updating the skill sets with the latest information available, so it is true with Cisco Consultants and technicians. This book is one of the first sources I have ever found to bring to you information about Cisco products and networking.
Beginning the 960 plus page manual is the OSI Model, layer by layer, then LAN Topologies, with topics like unicast, broadcast and multicast as well as bus, ring and star topologies. Finally this section gives you information about the hard devices you'll be working with.
802.3, Ethernet, documentation and analysis take chapters 3,4 & 5 followed up with Token Ring and 802.5. FDDI, ATM LANE, telecommunications such as ISDN, DSLx, and T1 and DS technologies are next on the list of topics discussed.
The author covers Fiber Optics real well in Chapter 14 and then moves on to 120 pages of Frame Relay. The next 65 pages are for ATM, ATM WAN, MPOA, cell and cell relay coverage... Read more
1. Open System Interconnection (OSI) Model.
2. LAN Topologies.
3. Ethernet/IEEE 802.3.
4. Ethernet Documentation.
5. Ethernet Network Review and Analysis.
6. Token Ring/IEEE 802.5.
8. Token Ring and FDDI LAN Documentation.
9. Token Ring and FDDI Network Review and Analysis.
10. ATM LAN Emulation (LANE).
11. ATM LANE Review and Analysis.
12. Telecommunications and Telephony.
13. Private Line WANS.
14. Fiber Optic Technology.
15. Frame Relay.
16. Frame Relay Documentation.
17. Frame Relay WAN Analysis.
18. ATM Wide-Area Networking (WAN) and MPOA.
19. ATM WAN Documentation.
20. Voice Technology.
21. Remote Access and VPNs.
22. Network Management Introduction.
23. IP VPN WAN Documentation.
24. Routing Protocols, Part 1.
25. Routing Protocols, Part 2.
26. IPv6 Introduction.
27. Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
Appendix A: LAN/WAN Network Assessment.
Appendix B: Protocol List.
Appendix C: List of ITU-TX.121 Data Country or Geographical Codes.
Appendix D: International Country Codes.
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