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Here are all the CCNA-level Routing and Switching commands you need in one condensed, portable resource. CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide is filled with valuable, easy-to-access information—and it’s portable enough to use whether you’re in the server room or the equipment closet.


The guide summarizes all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Throughout, configuration examples give you a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.


This book has been completely updated to cover all topics in the new ICND1 100-105, ICND2 200-105, and CCNA 200-125 exams. Use this quick reference resource to help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. Coverage includes


Network Fundamentals: Subnetting, VLSM, route summarization, cables/connections, CLI

LAN Switching: Switch configuration, VLANs, VLAN trunking protocol, inter-VLAN communication, STP, EtherChannel

Routing (IPv4/IPv6): Router configuration, static routing, RIPng, EIGRP/EIGRPv6, OSPFv2/OSPFv3

WAN: Point-to-point protocols, eBGP, GRE tunnels, QoS

Infrastructure Services: DHCP, FHRP, HSRP, NAT

Infrastructure Security: Switch port security, ACL traffic management, device hardening

Infrastructure Management: Backup/restore, password recovery, CDP, LLDP, IOS tools, device monitoring, IOS licensing, troubleshooting

Quick, offline access to all CCNA Routing and Switching commands for research and solutions

--Logical how-to topic groupings for a one-stop resource

--Great for review before CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams

--Compact size makes it easy to carry with you wherever you go

--“Create Your Own Journal” section with blank, lined pages enables you to personalize the book for your needs

--“What Do You Want to Do?” chart inside the back cover helps you to quickly reference specific tasks


This book is part of the Cisco Press Certification Self-Study Product Family, which offers readers a self-paced study routine for Cisco® certification exams. Titles in the Cisco Press Certification Self-Study Product Family are part of a recommended learning program from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press.

This complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network is essential for network administrators, and invaluable for users of home systems that access the Internet. The book starts with the fundamentals -- what protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, how to set up your network connection -- and then covers, in detail, everything you need to know to exchange information via the Internet.Included are discussions on advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them, a tutorial on configuring important network services -- including DNS, Apache, sendmail, Samba, PPP, and DHCP -- as well as expanded chapters on troubleshooting and security. TCP/IP Network Administration is also a command and syntax reference for important packages such as gated, pppd, named, dhcpd, and sendmail.With coverage that includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations, the third edition contains:Overview of TCP/IPDelivering the dataNetwork servicesGetting startedMBasic configurationConfiguring the interfaceConfiguring routingConfiguring DNSConfiguring network serversConfiguring sendmailConfiguring ApacheNetwork securityTroubleshootingAppendices include dip, ppd, and chat reference, a gated reference, a dhcpd reference, and a sendmail referenceThis new edition includes ways of configuring Samba to provide file and print sharing on networks that integrate Unix and Windows, and a new chapter is dedicated to the important task of configuring the Apache web server. Coverage of network security now includes details on OpenSSH, stunnel, gpg, iptables, and the access control mechanism in xinetd. Plus, the book offers updated information about DNS, including details on BIND 8 and BIND 9, the role of classless IP addressing and network prefixes, and the changing role of registrars.Without a doubt, TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition is a must-have for all network administrators and anyone who deals with a network that transmits data over the Internet.
Cisco has announced big changes to its certification program.

As of February 24, 2020, all current certifications will be retired, and Cisco will begin offering new certification programs.

The good news is if you’re working toward any current CCNA certification, keep going. You have until February 24, 2020 to complete your current CCNA. If you already have CCENT/ICND1 certification and would like to earn CCNA, you have until February 23, 2020 to complete your CCNA certification in the current program. Likewise, if you’re thinking of completing the current CCENT/ICND1, ICND2, or CCNA Routing and Switching certification, you can still complete them between now and February 23, 2020.



Networking's leading authority joins Sybex for the ultimate CCNA prep guide

CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide, 2nd Edition is your comprehensive review for the CCNA exams. Written by the leading authority on networking technology, this guide covers 100% of all objectives for the latest ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Composite exams. Hands-on labs help you gain experience in critical procedures and practices. Gain access to the Sybex online learning environment, featuring a robust set of study tools including: practice questions, flashcards, video instruction, and an extensive glossary of terms to help you better prepare for exam day. The pre-assessment test helps you prioritize your study time, and bonus practice exams allow you to test your understanding.

The CCNA certification is essential to a career in networking, and the exam can be taken in two parts or as a composite. Whichever you choose, this book is your essential guide for complete review.

Master IP data network operation Troubleshoot issues and keep the network secure Understand switching and routing technologies Work with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

Full coverage and expert insight makes CCNA Routing and Switching Complete Study Guide your ultimate companion for CCNA prep.

The latest tactics for thwarting digital attacks

“Our new reality is zero-day, APT, and state-sponsored attacks. Today, more than ever, security professionals need to get into the hacker’s mind, methods, and toolbox to successfully deter such relentless assaults. This edition brings readers abreast with the latest attack vectors and arms them for these continually evolving threats.” --Brett Wahlin, CSO, Sony Network Entertainment

“Stop taking punches--let’s change the game; it’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we secure our networks, and Hacking Exposed 7 is the playbook for bringing pain to our adversaries.” --Shawn Henry, former Executive Assistant Director, FBI

Bolster your system’s security and defeat the tools and tactics of cyber-criminals with expert advice and defense strategies from the world-renowned Hacking Exposed team. Case studies expose the hacker’s latest devious methods and illustrate field-tested remedies. Find out how to block infrastructure hacks, minimize advanced persistent threats, neutralize malicious code, secure web and database applications, and fortify UNIX networks. Hacking Exposed 7: Network Security Secrets & Solutions contains all-new visual maps and a comprehensive “countermeasures cookbook.”

Obstruct APTs and web-based meta-exploits Defend against UNIX-based root access and buffer overflow hacks Block SQL injection, spear phishing, and embedded-code attacks Detect and terminate rootkits, Trojans, bots, worms, and malware Lock down remote access using smartcards and hardware tokens Protect 802.11 WLANs with multilayered encryption and gateways Plug holes in VoIP, social networking, cloud, and Web 2.0 services Learn about the latest iPhone and Android attacks and how to protect yourself

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Cisco Press has the only self-study guides approved by Cisco for the new CCENT and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications. The new edition of the best-selling two-book value priced CCNA Official Cert Guide Library includes updated content, new online practice exercises, more than 600 practice exam questions, and more than 2 hours of video training, plus the CCENT and CCNA Network Simulator Lite Editions with 43 free Network Simulator labs.


CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Official Cert Guide Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the latest CCNA exams and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. The two books contained in this package, CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide and CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, present complete reviews and more challenging and realistic preparation experiences. The books have been fully updated to refresh the content for the latest CCNA exam topics and to enhance certain key topics that are critical for exam success.


Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes

· A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

· "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

· Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

· Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam

· The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

· A free copy of the CCNA ICND1 and ICND2 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches

· Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author

· Online interactive practice exercises that help you hone your knowledge

· More than 2 hours of video mentoring from the author

· A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

· Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, these official study guides help you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

These official study guides help you master all the topics on the CCNA exams, including

· Networking fundamentals

· Implementing basic Ethernet LANs

· Ethernet LANs: design, VLANs, and troubleshooting

· IPv4 addressing and subnetting

· Implementing IPv4

· IPv4 design and troubleshooting

· IPv4 services: ACLs, NAT, and QoS

· IPv4 routing protocols and routing

· Wide area networks

· IPv6

· Network management, SDN, and cloud computing

Learn to hack your own system to protect against malicious attacks from outside

Is hacking something left up to the bad guys? Certainly not! Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your system to better protect your network against malicious attacks. This revised text helps you recognize any vulnerabilities that are lurking in your system, allowing you to fix them before someone else finds them. Penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and other aspects of ethical hacking are covered in this book, including Windows 10 hacks, Linux hacks, web application hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and mobile computing hacks. Additionally, you have access to free testing tools and an appendix detailing valuable tools and resources.

Ethical hacking entails thinking like the bad guys to identify any vulnerabilities that they might find in your system—and fixing them before they do. Also called penetration testing, ethical hacking is essential to keeping your system, and all of its data, secure. Understanding how to perform effective ethical hacking can improve the safety of your network.

Defend your system—and all of the data it holds—against the latest Windows 10 and Linux hacks Develop an effective ethical hacking plan that keeps your system safe Protect your web applications, databases, laptops, and smartphones by going beyond simple hacking strategies Leverage the latest testing tools and techniques when using ethical hacking to keep your system secure

Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your own system to protect it—and it will become your go-to reference when ethical hacking is on your to-do list.

This important text/reference presents a comprehensive guide to the field of computing and information security and assurance. The book takes a broad view of computer network security, encompassing online social networks, and wireless and mobile systems.

This fully updated new edition explores the security issues, vulnerabilities and dangers encountered by the users of modern computing and communication devices, highlighting the need to develop improved algorithms, protocols, and best practices to enhance the security of public, private and enterprise systems alike.

Topics and features: introduces the fundamentals of traditional computer networks, the security threats they face, and the best practices currently in use; discusses the security challenges introduced by virtualization software, cloud computing and mobile systems; examines the security quagmire presented by the home computing environment and the growing number of home hotspots (NEW); raises important legislative, legal, social, technical and ethical security issues, including the tension between the needs of individual privacy and collective security; provides both quickly workable and more thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter, with one chapter devoted entirely to lab exercises; supplies additional support material for instructors at an associated website, including laboratory exercises and projects, answers to selected exercises, and course slides.

This unique work is suitable as both a teaching and a reference tool for all those interested in learning about security in the evolving computing ecosystem. Computer network and data security personnel and policy makers will also find the guide to be a useful and unique source of ideas.
Objectives

The purpose of Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, is to help you design networks that meet a customer’s business and technical goals. Whether your customer is another department within your own company or an external client, this book provides you with tested processes and tools to help you understand traffic flow, protocol behavior, and internetworking technologies. After completing this book, you will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability.

Audience

This book is for you if you are an internetworking professional responsible for designing and maintaining medium- to large-sized enterprise networks. If you are a network engineer, architect, or technician who has a working knowledge of network protocols and technologies, this book will provide you with practical advice on applying your knowledge to internetwork design.

This book also includes useful information for consultants, systems engineers, and sales engineers who design corporate networks for clients. In the fast-paced presales environment of many systems engineers, it often is difficult to slow down and insist on a top-down, structured systems analysis approach. Wherever possible, this book includes shortcuts and assumptions that can be made to speed up the network design process.

Finally, this book is useful for undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and information technology disciplines. Students who have taken one or two courses in networking theory will find Top-Down Network Design, Third Edition, an approachable introduction to the engineering and business issues related to developing real-world networks that solve typical business problems.

Changes for the Third Edition

Networks have changed in many ways since the second edition was published. Many legacy technologies have disappeared and are no longer covered in the book. In addition, modern networks have become multifaceted, providing support for numerous bandwidth-hungry applications and a variety of devices, ranging from smart phones to tablet PCs to high-end servers. Modern users expect the network to be available all the time, from any device, and to let them securely collaborate with coworkers, friends, and family. Networks today support voice, video, high-definition TV, desktop sharing, virtual meetings, online training, virtual reality, and applications that we can’t even imagine that brilliant college students are busily creating in their dorm rooms.

As applications rapidly change and put more demand on networks, the need to teach a systematic approach to network design is even more important than ever. With that need in mind, the third edition has been retooled to make it an ideal textbook for college students. The third edition features review questions and design scenarios at the end of each chapter to help students learn top-down network design.

To address new demands on modern networks, the third edition of Top-Down Network Design also has updated material on the following topics:

¿ Network redundancy

¿ Modularity in network designs

¿ The Cisco SAFE security reference architecture

¿ The Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)

¿ Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

¿ Ethernet scalability options, including 10-Gbps Ethernet and Metro Ethernet

¿ Network design and management tools

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Fifth Edition, explores the key principles of computer networking, with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling and classic textbook explains various protocols and networking technologies. The systems-oriented approach encourages students to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions.

This book has a completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, network security, and network applications such as e-mail and the Web, IP telephony and video streaming, and peer-to-peer file sharing. There is now increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention. Other topics include network design and architecture; the ways users can connect to a network; the concepts of switching, routing, and internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; and end-to-end data.

Each chapter includes a problem statement, which introduces issues to be examined; shaded sidebars that elaborate on a topic or introduce a related advanced topic; What’s Next? discussions that deal with emerging issues in research, the commercial world, or society; and exercises.

This book is written for graduate or upper-division undergraduate classes in computer networking. It will also be useful for industry professionals retraining for network-related assignments, as well as for network practitioners seeking to understand the workings of network protocols and the big picture of networking.

Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, security, and applicationsIncreased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attentionFree downloadable network simulation software and lab experiments manual available
With 28 new chapters, the third edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration innovates yet again! Revised with thousands of updates and clarifications based on reader feedback, this new edition also incorporates DevOps strategies even for non-DevOps environments.

Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this new edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even experts through difficult projects.

Other books tell you what commands to type. This book teaches you the cross-platform strategies that are timeless!

DevOps techniques: Apply DevOps principles to enterprise IT infrastructure, even in environments without developers Game-changing strategies: New ways to deliver results faster with less stress Fleet management: A comprehensive guide to managing your fleet of desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices Service management: How to design, launch, upgrade and migrate services Measurable improvement: Assess your operational effectiveness; a forty-page, pain-free assessment system you can start using today to raise the quality of all services Design guides: Best practices for networks, data centers, email, storage, monitoring, backups and more Management skills: Organization design, communication, negotiation, ethics, hiring and firing, and more


Have you ever had any of these problems?

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No vague “management speak” or empty platitudes. This comprehensive guide provides real solutions that prevent these problems and more!

A detailed examination of interior routing protocols -- completely updated in a new edition

A complete revision of the best-selling first edition--widely considered a premier text on TCP/IP routing protocols A core textbook for CCIE preparation and a practical reference for network designers, administrators, and engineers Includes configuration and troubleshooting lessons that would cost thousands to learn in a classroom and numerous real-world examples and case studies

Praised in its first edition for its approachable style and wealth of information, this new edition provides readers a deep understanding of IP routing protocols, teaches how to implement these protocols using Cisco routers, and brings readers up to date protocol and implementation enhancements. Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, Second Edition, includes protocol changes and Cisco features that enhance routing integrity, secure routers from attacks initiated through routing protocols, and provide greater control over the propagation of routing information for all the IP interior routing protocols. Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, Second Edition, provides a detailed analysis of each of the IP interior gateway protocols (IGPs). Its structure remains the same as the best-selling first edition, though information within each section is enhanced and modified to include the new developments in routing protocols and Cisco implementations. What's New In This Edition? The first edition covers routing protocols as they existed in 1998. The new book updates all covered routing protocols and discusses new features integrated in the latest version of Cisco IOS Software. IPv6, its use with interior routing protocols, and its interoperability and integration with IPv4 are also integrated into this book. Approximately 200 pages of new information are added to the main text, with some old text removed. Additional exercise and solutions are also included.

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

Master Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 exam topics Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

This is the eBook edition of the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion CD-ROM with practice exam that comes with the print edition.

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-105 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

· A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

· Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

· Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

· Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam

· A free copy of the CCENT ICND1 100-105 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches

· Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author

· Online, interactive practice exercises that help you hone your knowledge

· More than 90 minutes of video mentoring from the author

· A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

· Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 exam, including

· Networking fundamentals

· Implementing basic Ethernet LANs

· Ethernet LANs: design, VLANs, and troubleshooting

· IPv4 addressing and subnetting

· Implementing IPv4

· IPv4 design and troubleshooting

· IPv4 services: ACLs and NAT

· IPv6

· Network device management

As a network administrator, auditor or architect, you know the importance of securing your network and finding security solutions you can implement quickly. This succinct book departs from other security literature by focusing exclusively on ways to secure Cisco routers, rather than the entire network. The rational is simple: If the router protecting a network is exposed to hackers, then so is the network behind it. Hardening Cisco Routers is a reference for protecting the protectors. Included are the following topics:The importance of router security and where routers fit into an overall security planDifferent router configurations for various versions of Cisco?s IOSStandard ways to access a Cisco router and the security implications of eachPassword and privilege levels in Cisco routersAuthentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) controlRouter warning banner use (as recommended by the FBI) Unnecessary protocols and services commonly run on Cisco routersSNMP securityAnti-spoofingProtocol security for RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, NTP, and BGPLogging violationsIncident responsePhysical securityWritten by Thomas Akin, an experienced Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cisco Academic Instructor (CCAI), the book is well organized, emphasizing practicality and a hands-on approach. At the end of each chapter, Akin includes a Checklist that summarizes the hardening techniques discussed in the chapter. The Checklists help you double-check the configurations you have been instructed to make, and serve as quick references for future security procedures.Concise and to the point, Hardening Cisco Routers supplies you with all the tools necessary to turn a potential vulnerability into a strength. In an area that is otherwise poorly documented, this is the one book that will help you make your Cisco routers rock solid.
The fifth edition of Behrouz Forouzan's Data Communications and Networking presents a comprehensive and accessible approach to data communications and networking that has made this book a favorite with students and professionals alike. More than 830 figures and 150 tables accompany the text and provide a visual and intuitive opportunity for understanding the material. This unique approach minimizes the need for heavy math content, allowing normally complicated topics to unfold graphically and visually rather than through the presentation of complex formulas. The new edition has been reorganized to showcase recent developments in the field and minimize or eliminate coverage of deprecated topics. In addition to the updated material included in each chapter, the text now features a chapter on the peer-to-peer paradigm, a full chapter on quality of service (QoS), additional coverage of forward error correction, coverage of WiMAX, and material on socket-interface programming in Java. The end-of-chapter material has also been significantly enhanced and now includes more than 630 questions, 600 problems, many lab assignments, programming assignments, and online applets that allow students to see problems and protocols in action. Technologies related to data communications and networking are among the fastest growing in our culture today, and there is no better guide to this rapidly expanding field than Behrouz Forouzan, an author whose visual, student-friendly approach has become a hallmark in a computer science instruction.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Appropriate for all introductory-to-intermediate courses in computer networking, the Internet, or Internet applications; readers need no background in networking, operating systems, or advanced mathematics.

Leading networking authority Douglas Comer presents a wide-ranging, self-contained tour of the concepts, principles, and technologies that enable today’s Internet to support applications ranging from web browsing to telephony and multimedia. Comer begins by illuminating the applications and facilities offered by today’s Internet. Next, he systematically introduces the underlying network technologies and protocols that make them possible. With these concepts and technologies established, he introduces several of the most important contemporary issues faced by network implementers and managers, including quality of service, Internet telephony, multimedia, network security, and network management. Comer has carefully designed this book to support both top-down and bottom-up teaching approaches. Students need no background in operating systems, and no sophisticated math: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.

Teaching and Learning Experience

This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students.

Broad Coverage of Key Concepts and Principles, Presented in a Technology-independent Fashion: Comer focuses on imparting knowledge that students will need regardless of which technologies emerge or become obsolete. Flexible Organization that Supports both Top-down and Bottom-up Teaching Approaches: Chapters may be sequenced to accommodate a wide variety of course needs and preferences. An Accessible Presentation that Resonates with Students: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs. Keep Your Course Current: Content is refreshed to provide the most up-to-date information on new technologies for your course.
Packed with the latest information on TCP/IP standards and protocols

TCP/IP is a hot topic, because it's the glue that holds the Internet and the Web together, and network administrators need to stay on top of the latest developments. TCP/IP For Dummies, 6th Edition, is both an introduction to the basics for beginners as well as the perfect go-to resource for TCP/IP veterans.

The book includes the latest on Web protocols and new hardware, plus very timely information on how TCP/IP secures connectivity for blogging, vlogging, photoblogging, and social networking. Step-by-step instructions show you how to install and set up TCP/IP on clients and servers; build security with encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures; handle new voice and mobile technologies, and much more.

Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the de facto standard transmission medium worldwide for computer-to-computer communications; intranets, private internets, and the Internet are all built on TCP/IP The book shows you how to install and configure TCP/IP and its applications on clients and servers; explains intranets, extranets, and virtual private networks (VPNs); provides step-by-step information on building and enforcing security; and covers all the newest protocols You'll learn how to use encryption, authentication, digital certificates, and signatures to set up a secure Internet credit card transaction

Find practical security tips, a Quick Start Security Guide, and still more in this practical guide.

The core concepts and technologies of Windows networking

Networking can be a complex topic, especially for those new to the field of IT. This focused, full-color book takes a unique approach to teaching Windows networking to beginners by stripping down a network to its bare basics, thereby making each topic clear and easy to understand. Focusing on the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program, this book pares down to just the essentials, showing beginners how to gain a solid foundation for understanding networking concepts upon which more advanced topics and technologies can be built.

This straightforward guide begins each chapter by laying out a list of topics to be discussed, followed by a concise discussion of the core networking skills you need to have to gain a strong handle on the subject matter. Chapters conclude with review questions and suggested labs so you can measure your level of understanding of the chapter's content.

Serves as an ideal resource for gaining a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts and skills Offers a straightforward and direct approach to networking basics and covers network management tools, TCP/IP, the name resolution process, and network protocols and topologies Reviews all the topics you need to know for taking the MTA 98-366 exam Provides an overview of networking components, discusses connecting computers to a network, and looks at connecting networks with routers

If you're new to IT and interested in entering the IT workforce, then Microsoft Windows Networking Essentials is essential reading.

Trust the best-selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, Academic Editionis a comprehensive textbook and study package that provides you with a detailed overview of network configuration and troubleshooting. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares study hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

· A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

· "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

· Chapter-ending and part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

· Troubleshooting sections, which help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam

· A free copy of the eBook version of the text, available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (Kindle) formats

· The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

· A free copy of the CCNA ICND2 200-105 Network Simulator Lite software, complete with meaningful lab exercises that help you hone your hands-on skills with the command-line interface for routers and switches

· Links to a series of hands-on config labs developed by the author

· Online interactive practice exercises that help you hone your knowledge

· More than 50 minutes of video mentoring from the author

· A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

· Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your success.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA ICND2 exam, including

· Ethernet LANs

· IPv4 routing protocols

· Wide area networks

· IPv4 services: ACLs and QoS

· IPv4 routing and troubleshooting

· IPv6

· Network management, SDN, and cloud computing

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Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Vista (SP2), Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

In addition to the wealth of updated content, this new edition includes a series of free hands-on exercises to help you master several real-world con guration and troubleshooting activities. These exercises can be performed on the CCNA ICND2 200-105 Network Simulator Lite software included for free on the DVD or companion web page that accompanies this book. This software, which simulates the experience of working on actual Cisco routers and switches, contains the following 19 free lab exercises, covering all of the topics in Part II, the first hands-on configuration section of the book:

1. EIGRP Serial Configuration I

2. EIGRP Serial Configuration II

3. EIGRP Serial Configuration III

4. EIGRP Serial Configuration IV

5. EIGRP Serial Configuration V

6. EIGRP Serial Configuration VI

7. EIGRP Route Tuning I

8. EIGRP Route Tuning II

9. EIGRP Route Tuning III

10. EIGRP Route Tuning IV

11. EIGRP Neighbors I

12. EIGRP Neighbors II

13. EIGRP Neighbors III

14. EIGRP Auto-Summary Configuration Scenario

15. EIGRP Configuration I Configuration Scenario

16. EIGRP Metric Manipulation Configuration Scenario

17. EIGRP Variance and Maximum Paths Configuration Scenario

18. EIGRP Troubleshooting Scenario

19. Path Troubleshooting Scenario IV

If you are interested in exploring more hands-on labs and practicing con guration and troubleshooting with more router and switch commands, check out our full simulator product offerings at http://www.pearsonitcerti cation.com/networksimulator.

CCNA ICND2 Network Simulator Lite minimum system requirements:

Windows (Minimum)

· Windows 10 (32/64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit), or Windows 7 (32/64-bit)

· 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

· 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

· 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

· DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

· Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 and above

Mac (Minimum)

· OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, or 10.8

· Intel core Duo 1.83 GHz

· 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)

· 1.5 GB hard disk space

· 32-bit color depth at 1024x768 resolution

· Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 and above

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