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CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, 4th Edition

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Prepare for the new CCNP BCMSN Exam from Cisco with the neweest edition of the all-time best-selling BCMSN book on the market

  • Learn from the all-time best-selling BCMSN book on the market
  • Review all the new CCNP Switching topics from the only official, Cisco-endorsed book publisher
  • Practice for the test with the robust, 200 question CD-ROM based test engine
  • Master your knowledge with proven and popular learning tools from the Cisco Press Exam Certification Guide series

  • Copyright 2007
  • Edition: 4th
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-171-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-171-4

CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide

Fourth Edition

  • Master all 642-812 exam topics with the official study guide
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with foundation summaries
  • Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM

David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594

CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BCMSN exam. Successfully passing the BCMSN 642-812 exam certifies that you have knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks.

CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, follows a logical organization of the BCMSN exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers’ retention and recall of exam topics. Lead network engineer and consultant David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your switching knowledge through the use of the consistent features in each chapter. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and Foundation Summary tables make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Scenario-based exercises help you think about exam objectives in real-world situations, thus increasing recall during exam time. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts.

The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

David Hucaby, CCIE® No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for a large medical environment using Cisco multilayer switching and security products. He also is an independent networking consultant focusing on Cisco-based solutions for healthcare and banking clients.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the BCMSN exam, including

  • Spanning Tree Protocol concepts
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN), VLAN trunking, and inter-VLAN routing
  • Gateway redundancy technologies and protocols
  • Wireless LAN topologies, components, connectivity, and standards
  • Implementing a Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Wireless client access
  • Access layer voice concepts
  • Preventing and mitigating attacks against switched network security

Companion CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the BCMSN exam, including simulation-based questions, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part I Overview and Design of a Campus Network

Chapter 1 Campus Network Overview

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

Switching Functionality

    Layer 2 Switching

    Layer 3 Routing

    Layer 3 Switching

    Layer 4 Switching

    Multilayer Switching

Campus Network Models

    Shared Network Model

    LAN Segmentation Model

    Network Traffic Models

    Predictable Network Model

Hierarchical Network Design

    Access Layer

    Distribution Layer

    Core Layer

Chapter 2 Modular Network Design

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz27

Modular Network Design31

    Switch Block32

    Core Block35

    Core Size in a Campus Network38

    Other Building Blocks39

Can I Use Layer 2 Distribution Switches?41

Evaluating an Existing Network42

    Discovering the Network Topology43

    Migrating to a Hierarchical Design47

Part II Building a Campus Network

Chapter 3 Switch Operation

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz57

Layer 2 Switch Operation61

    Transparent Bridging61

    Follow That Frame!63

Multilayer Switch Operation65

    Types of Multilayer Switching65

    Follow That Packet!66

    Multilayer Switching Exceptions68

Tables Used in Switching69

    Content Addressable Memory69

    Ternary Content Addressable Memory70

Troubleshooting Switching Tables74

    CAM Table Operation74

    TCAM Operation75

Chapter 4 Switch Port Configuration

"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz81

Ethernet Concepts85

    Ethernet (10 Mbps)85

    Fast Ethernet86

    Gigabit Ethernet89

    10-Gigabit Ethernet90

Connecting Switch Block Devices92

    Console Port Cables/Connectors92

    Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors92

    Gigabit Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors93

Switch Port Configuration94

    Selecting Ports to Configure94

 

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Index

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