By Toby Velte, Anthony Velte
Here's a absolutely up-to-date version of the bestselling introductory advisor to Cisco items and applied sciences. Cisco: A Beginner's advisor, Fourth version provide you with a realistic hands-on source for effectively designing and coping with a Cisco community. learn how to paintings with Cisco routers and switches, instant applied sciences, and garage instruments. you are going to additionally get complete information on community defense, together with firewalls, in addition to communications ideas resembling VoIP. it is a must-have source for a person drawn to internetworking and Cisco applied sciences. * paintings with Cisco's net applied sciences * Configure Cisco routers and networks* comprehend Cisco internetworking applied sciences together with LAN switches, multilayered switching, and VLANs* safe your community utilizing CiscoSecure ACS, Cisco photographs firewall, IOS Firewall, and different equipment * allow instant internetworking utilizing the Cisco Aironet andAirespace items* set up VoIP through Cisco Unified Communications* enforce Cisco garage quarter community (SAN) and content material supply community (CDN) suggestions * Use either open common routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP) and Cisco-proprietary protocols (IGRP and EIGRP)* layout, deal with, and troubleshoot a powerful Cisco community
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