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Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies
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This is a soup-to-nuts guide on all things Cisco. Do you wish that the complex topics of routers, switches, and networking could be presented in a simple, understandable presentation? With "Cisco Networking All-in-One For Dummies", they are! This expansive reference is packed with all the information you need to learn to use Cisco routers and switches to develop and manage secure Cisco networks. This straightforward-by-fun guide offers expansive coverage of Cisco and breaks down intricate subjects such as networking, virtualization, and database technologies into easily digestible pieces. This guide drills down complex subjects concerning Cisco networking into easy-to-understand, straightforward coverage. It shares best practices for utilizing Cisco switches and routers to implement, secure, and optimize Cisco networks. It reviews Cisco networking solutions and products, securing Cisco networks, and optimizing Cisco networks. It details how to design and implement Cisco networks. Whether you're new to Cisco networking products and services or an experienced professional looking to refresh your knowledge about Cisco, this "For Dummies" guide provides you with the coverage, solutions, and best practices you need.
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Introduction 1 Book I: Overview 5 Chapter 1: Looking at the Cisco Network World 7 Chapter 2: Exploring Cisco Network Design 23 Chapter 3: Knowing as Little as Possible about Math 47 Chapter 4: Testing Your Core Networking Knowledge 59 Chapter 5: Getting into the Cisco Internetwork Operating System 95 Book II: Internet Protocols 131 Chapter 1: Making the Most of IPv4 133 Chapter 2: Choosing between Protocols: TCP and UDP 159 Chapter 3: Working with ARP, the IP Communication Model, and Data Link Layer Troubleshooting 177 Chapter 4: Preparing for the Advent of IPv6 203 Book III: Switching 211 Chapter 1: Reviewing the Enterprise LAN 213 Chapter 2: Switching Basics 225 Chapter 3: Confi guring Switches 237 Chapter 4: Easing Device Discovery with CDP 265 Chapter 5: Virtualizing Networks with VLANs and VTP 277 Chapter 6: Adding Fault Tolerance with STP 295 Chapter 7: Adding Fault Tolerance with EtherChannel 315 Chapter 8: Speeding Confi guration with Smartport Macros 327 Book IV: Routing 337 Chapter 1: Making the Wide Area Network (WAN) Wide 339 Chapter 2: Cozying Up to Routing Basics 351 Chapter 3: Router Confi guration 365 Chapter 4: Setting Up Static Routes 385 Chapter 5: Confi guring Serial Connections and WAN Links 395 Chapter 6: Meeting the Routing Protocols 407 Chapter 7: Checking Out RIP and EIGRP Characteristics and Design 419 Chapter 8: Getting Comfortable with the OSPF and IS-IS Protocols 433 Chapter 9: Routing with BGP and IP Multicast 451 Book V: Wireless 471 Chapter 1: Getting Wise to Wireless LANs473 Chapter 2: Planning Your WLAN 491 Chapter 3: Securing Your WLAN 519 Chapter 4: Building a Cisco Wireless Network 535 Book VI: Security 555 Chapter 1: Defending against Common Attacks with Basic Security Tools 557 Chapter 2: Securing Networks with Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance 579 Chapter 3: Securing Networks with ACLs and NAT 611 Chapter 4: Cisco Security Best Practices 633 Index 655

Introduction 1 Book I: Overview 5 Chapter 1: Looking at the Cisco Network World 7 Chapter 2: Exploring Cisco Network Design 23 Chapter 3: Knowing as Little as Possible about Math 47 Chapter 4: Testing Your Core Networking Knowledge 59 Chapter 5: Getting into the Cisco Internetwork Operating System 95 Book II: Internet Protocols 131 Chapter 1: Making the Most of IPv4 133 Chapter 2: Choosing between Protocols: TCP and UDP 159 Chapter 3: Working with ARP, the IP Communication Model, and Data Link Layer Troubleshooting 177 Chapter 4: Preparing for the Advent of IPv6 203 Book III: Switching 211 Chapter 1: Reviewing the Enterprise LAN 213 Chapter 2: Switching Basics 225 Chapter 3: Confi guring Switches 237 Chapter 4: Easing Device Discovery with CDP 265 Chapter 5: Virtualizing Networks with VLANs and VTP 277 Chapter 6: Adding Fault Tolerance with STP 295 Chapter 7: Adding Fault Tolerance with EtherChannel 315 Chapter 8: Speeding Confi guration with Smartport Macros 327 Book IV: Routing 337 Chapter 1: Making the Wide Area Network (WAN) Wide 339 Chapter 2: Cozying Up to Routing Basics 351 Chapter 3: Router Confi guration 365 Chapter 4: Setting Up Static Routes 385 Chapter 5: Confi guring Serial Connections and WAN Links 395 Chapter 6: Meeting the Routing Protocols 407 Chapter 7: Checking Out RIP and EIGRP Characteristics and Design 419 Chapter 8: Getting Comfortable with the OSPF and IS-IS Protocols 433 Chapter 9: Routing with BGP and IP Multicast 451 Book V: Wireless 471 Chapter 1: Getting Wise to Wireless LANs473 Chapter 2: Planning Your WLAN 491 Chapter 3: Securing Your WLAN 519 Chapter 4: Building a Cisco Wireless Network 535 Book VI: Security 555 Chapter 1: Defending against Common Attacks with Basic Security Tools 557 Chapter 2: Securing Networks with Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance 579 Chapter 3: Securing Networks with ACLs and NAT 611 Chapter 4: Cisco Security Best Practices 633 Index 655

About the Author

Edward Tetz has worked with computers as a sales associate, support tech, trainer, and consultant. He holds the Cisco CCNA and numerous other certifications, and has provided system and LAN support to both large and small organizations. Ed is coauthor of CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies.

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