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CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study, 642-821), 2nd Edition

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  • Modular Chapter Organization.
    • Breaks topics down into smaller, easy to understand and absorb blocks of information.

  • Simulation Based Questions.
    • Emulates new testing environment and test hands-on networking skills.

  • CD-ROM Testing Engine and Chapter-ending quizzes.
    • Provides students with feedback on areas requiring further study.

  • Hands-on Lab Exercises.
    • Develops student's ability to apply concepts in real-worl setting, improving concept comprehension.

  • Aligned to Cisco Certification exam objectives.
    • Prepares students for exam.

  • Only Cisco Systems authorized materials of its kind.
    • Students gain knowledge from the source of the exams, courses and technology of the CCNA exam.

  • Copyright 2004
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-084-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-084-7

Prepare for the new CCNP 642-821 BCRAN Exam with the official exam preparation guide

  • Learn the remote access design and management topics for the new Cisco CCNP 642-821 BCRAN exam with the only official preparation book
  • Practice with more than 200 test questions, including simulation-based questions on the enclosed CD-ROM

CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide

Comprehensive coverage of all exam topics ensures readers will arrive at a complete understanding of what they need to master to succeed on the exam. This book follows a logical organization of the BCRAN exam objectives, and is written in a modular, small-chapter format that breaks elements into easy-to-absorb parts. It also contains the other valuable learning elements of an Exam Certification Guide from Cisco Press that ensure concept comprehension and retention. These include pre- and post-chapter quizzes, foundational review sections, scenario-based exercises and a CD-ROM testing engine with more than 200 questions, including simulation-based questions like on the actual exam.

In addition to technologies like ISDN, DDR (Dial-on-Demand Routing), Frame Relay, NAT (Network Address Translation), AAA (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting), and other related technologies covered in the first edition, this edition also contains an introduction to QoS (Quality of Service), VPN (Virtual Private Networks), VPDN (Virtual Private Dial-up Networks), and DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) technologies.


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CCNP BCRAN Self-Study: Managing Network Performance with Queuing and Compression

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Table of Contents


1. Remote Access Solutions.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Discussion of Remote Access Products. WAN Connections. Determining the Site Requirements. Introduction to QoS. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

2. Identifying Site Requirements.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Determining Site Requirements. Guidelines for Equipment Selection. WAN Access Methods for Remote Access. Technology Assessment. Foundation Summary. Q&A. Scenarios. Scenario 2-1. Scenario 2-2. Scenario Answers. Scenario 2-1 Answers. Scenario 2-2 Answers.

3. Network Overview.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Choosing WAN Equipment. Assembling and Cabling the Equipment. Verifying the Installation. Foundation Summary. Q&A. Scenarios. Scenario 3-1. Scenario Answers. Scenario 3-1 Answers.


4. Configuring Asynchronous Connections with Modems.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Modem Signaling. Modem Configuration Using Reverse Telnet. Router Line Numbering. Basic Asynchronous Configuration. Configuration of the Attached Modem. Chat Scripts to Control Modem Connections. Foundation Summary. Q&A. Scenarios.

5. Configuring PPP and Controlling Network Access.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. PPP Background. PPP Options. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

6. PPP Link Control Protocol Options.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. PPP LCP. PPP Options. PPP Troubleshooting. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


7. Using ISDN and DDR Technologies.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Basic Rate Interface. Implementing Basic DDR. Additional Options Beyond Basic DDR Configuration. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

8. Advanced DDR Options.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Basic DDR Review. Enhancing DDR Functionality. Advanced DDR Operations. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

9. Using ISDN Primary Rate Interface.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Primary Rate Interface. Troubleshooting Multilink PPP and ISDN. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


10. Broadband Options to Access a Central Site.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Broadband Background. Cable Options. Satellite Options. Wireless Options. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

11. Using DSL to Access a Central Site.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. DSL Technology Background. DSL Implementations. PPP over Ethernet. PPP over ATM. Cisco 827 Series Routers. Troubleshooting DSL. Troubleshooting at the Physical and Data Link Layers. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


12. Establishing a Frame Relay Connection.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Understanding Frame Relay. Frame Relay Topologies. Frame Relay Configuration. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

13. Frame Relay Traffic Shaping.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Frame Relay Traffic Shaping Fundamentals. Frame Relay Traffic Shaping Configuration. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


14. Enabling a Backup to the Permanent Connection.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Dial Backup. Alternative Redundancy Strategies. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

15. Managing Network Performance with Queuing and Compression.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Queuing Overview. Introduction to Queuing. Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing. Low-Latency Queuing. Compression Techniques. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


16. Scaling IP Addresses with NAT.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Characteristics of NAT. Simple NAT Translation. Overloading. Overlapping Networks. TCP Load Distribution. NAT Definitions. NAT Configurations. Verification of NAT Translation. Port Address Translation. Foundation Summary. Q&A. Scenarios. Scenario 16-1. Scenario 16-2. Scenario 16-3. Scenario Answers. Scenario 16-1 Answers. Scenario 16-2 Answers. Scenario 16-3 Answers.

17. Using AAA to Scale Access Control in an Expanding Network.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. Using AAA to Secure and Scale Access Control in an Expanding Network. AAA Overview. AAA Definitions. Security Protocols Used for AAA Services. Router Access Modes and Interface Types. Security Servers and Options. Cisco Secure Access Control Server (CS-ACS) Overview. Enabling AAA Globally on the Device. Foundation Summary. Q&A.


18. Securing Remote Access Network Connections.

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz. Foundation Topics. VPN Overview. Encryption Algorithms. IPSec Overview. Preparing for IKE and IPSec. Testing and Verifying Configuration. Foundation Summary. Q&A.

Appendix A: Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Q&A Sections.


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