CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study) / Edition 2

CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study) / Edition 2

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by Brian Morgan, Craig Dennis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587200848

ISBN-13: 9781587200847

Pub. Date: 09/22/2003

Publisher: Pearson Education

CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is a Cisco exam study guide that has been completely updated to focus specifically on the objectives for the new BCRAN exam. Inside, you find preparation hints and test-taking tips to help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual and hands-on knowledge of virtual private networking (VPN) and…  See more details below

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CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition, is a Cisco exam study guide that has been completely updated to focus specifically on the objectives for the new BCRAN exam. Inside, you find preparation hints and test-taking tips to help you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual and hands-on knowledge of virtual private networking (VPN) and broadband technologies, with special emphasis on issues such as security and quality of service (QoS).

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587200847
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
09/22/2003
Series:
Exam Certification Guide Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.52(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. IIdentifying Remote Access Needs3
Ch. 1Remote Access Solutions5
Ch. 2Identifying Site Requirements25
Ch. 3Networking Overview51
Pt. IIEnabling On-Demand Connections to the Central Site81
Ch. 4Configuring Asynchronous Connections with Modems83
Ch. 5Configuring PPP and Controlling Network Access111
Ch. 6PPP Link Control Protocol Options127
Pt. IIIUsing ISDN and DDR Technologies to Enhance Remote Connectivity139
Ch. 7Using ISDN and DDR Technologies141
Ch. 8Advanced DDR Options175
Ch. 9Using ISDN Primary Rate Interface191
Pt. IVBroadband Access to the Central Site215
Ch. 10Broadband Options to Access a Central Site217
Ch. 11Using DSL to Access a Central Site241
Pt. VEstablishing a Dedicated Frame Relay Connection and Control Traffic Flow271
Ch. 12Establishing a Frame Relay Connection273
Ch. 13Framework Relay Traffic Shaping297
Pt. VIBackup and Network Management Methods313
Ch. 14Enabling a Backup to the Permanent Connection315
Ch. 15Managing Network Performance with Queuing and Compression327
Pt. VIIScaling Remote Access Networks359
Ch. 16Scaling IP Addresses with NAT361
Ch. 17Using AAA to Scale Access Control in an Expanding Network395
Pt. VIIISecuring Remote Access Networks423
Ch. 18Securing Remote Access Network Connections425
App. A: Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes and Q&A Sections451
Index504

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The ¿CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition¿ (ISBN 1-58720-084-8; Brian Morgan, Craig Dennis; Cisco Press; 547 pages) is the official study guide for the ¿Building Cisco Remote Access Networks¿ exam (BCRAN 642-821). The Forward to this guide states that it is ¿a complete study tool¿ for the exam. And it does appear to cover all of the topics described in the exam at www.cisco.com. The topics include traditional and emerging WAN technologies, dial-on-demand, NAT and security. The book is well structured, beginning with a high-level overview of remote access technologies and requirements and presents information in easily absorbed pieces. Very well executed figures, examples and even photographs are used liberally to help explain concepts and familiarize readers with the relevant Cisco products. The book provides several suggested study strategies and useful tips for taking the real exam. The ¿Do I Know This Already?¿ questions at the start of each chapter allow readers with different levels of experience to focus on the specific areas they need to improve. At the end of each chapter is a ¿Foundation Summary¿ that¿s intended to reinforce concepts and to be used as review notes prior to the real exam. But the ¿Foundation Summary¿ found in several chapters consists of only a few sentences and omits commands and other ostensibly important information found in the text. Also following each chapter is a ¿Q&A¿ section with questions that are more difficult than the ones on the real exam. These questions probe one¿s understanding of a topic and don¿t depend on the multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank formats that encourage guessing at answers. All questions and answers are grouped into an appendix that makes a good review tool to use the day before the exam. Although the back cover of the guide describes ¿an entire chapter of scenarios¿ or real world exercises, only a handful of scenarios can be found distributed among just a few chapters. The companion CD-ROM contains practice questions and the full text in Adobe Acrobat format. A total of 276 test questions are available including 170 questions taken directly from the text and 20 lab simulations. The practice tests use the venerable Boson test engine and contain multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank and list-in-order style questions. The well-designed and functional simulator provides practice in basic configuration of many of the IOS features described in the text. When errors are found in a practice exam at best they are a nuisance; at worst they can actually cost the reader valuable points on the real exam. Thankfully, the printed material and practice tests included here contain few obvious errors. However, no provision is made for easily reporting test errors if you do find them. There is no mention of how to go about reporting an incorrect answer. By contrast, some other products put a button on each answer that will send the questionable text along with comments directly to the author and publisher. Although registration via Internet or telephone is required before the practice tests can be used, nothing prevents one from registering and using the product on a second computer. This ¿feature¿ will be very appreciated by those that want to install the tests on a laptop for use when traveling in addition to installing on a desktop computer. The onerous single-use license enforced by some other publishers prevents this legitimate use of their product. Let¿s hope that Cisco Press continues to permit products like this to be registered and used on more than one computer. The authors have produced a technical reference and study guide that may very well be the only BCRAN exam preparation tool that you will need. And they¿ve done a good job of presenting a lot of information in a thoroughly readable form with relatively few weaknesses. I look forward to seeing other titles from them. Overall the guide represents a go