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Written by networking veteran with 20 years of experience, Network Warrior provides a thorough and practical introduction to the entire network infrastructure, from cabling to the routers. What you need to learn to pass a Cisco certification exam such as CCNA and what you need to know to survive in the real world are two very different things. The strategies that this book offers weren 't on the exam, but they 're exactly what you need to do your job well.

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Overview

Written by networking veteran with 20 years of experience, Network Warrior provides a thorough and practical introduction to the entire network infrastructure, from cabling to the routers. What you need to learn to pass a Cisco certification exam such as CCNA and what you need to know to survive in the real world are two very different things. The strategies that this book offers weren 't on the exam, but they 're exactly what you need to do your job well.

Network Warrior takes you step by step through the world of hubs, switches, firewalls, and more, including ways to troubleshoot a congested network, and when to upgrade and why. Along the way, you 'll gain an historical perspective of various networking features, such as the way Ethernet evolved. Based on the author 's own experience as well as those he worked for and with, Network Warrior is a Cisco-centric book, focused primarily on the TCP/IP protocol and Ethernet networks — the realm that Cisco Systems now dominates. The book covers:

The type of networks now in use, from LANs, WANs and MANs to CANs

  • The OSI Model and the layers involved in sending data
  • Hubs, repeaters, switches, and trunks in practice
  • Auto negotiation and why it 's a common problem in network slowdowns
  • Route maps, routing protocols, and switching algorithms in Cisco routers
  • The resilient Ethernet — how to make things truly redundant
  • Cisco 6500 multi-layer switches and the Catalyst 3750 switch
  • Telecom nomenclature — why it 's different from the data world
  • T1 and DS3
  • Firewall theory, designing access lists, authentication in Cisco devices
  • Server load balancing technology
  • Content switch module in action
  • Designing QOS and what QOS does not do
  • IP design and subnetting made easy

The book also explains how to sell your ideas to management, how networks become a mess as a company grows, and why change control is your friend. Network Warrior will help network administrators and engineers win the complex battles they face every day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449387860
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/2/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 788
  • Sales rank: 635,326
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary A. Donahue is a working consultant who has been in the computer industry for 25 years. Gary has worked as a programmer, mainframe administrator, Technical Assistance Center engineer, network administrator, network designer, and consultant. Gary has worked as the Director of Network Infrastructure for a national consulting company and has been the president of his own New Jersey consulting company; GAD Technologies.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Part I: Hubs, Switches, and Switching
    • Chapter 1: What Is a Network?
    • Chapter 2: Hubs and Switches
    • Chapter 3: Auto-Negotiation
    • Chapter 4: VLANs
    • Chapter 5: Trunking
    • Chapter 6: VLAN Trunking Protocol
    • Chapter 7: EtherChannel
    • Chapter 8: Spanning Tree


  • Part II: Routers and Routing
    • Chapter 9: Routing and Routers
    • Chapter 10: Routing Protocols
    • Chapter 11: Redistribution
    • Chapter 12: Tunnels
    • Chapter 13: Resilient Ethernet
    • Chapter 14: Route Maps
    • Chapter 15: Switching Algorithms in Cisco Routers


  • Part III: Multilayer Switches
    • Chapter 16: Multilayer Switches
    • Chapter 17: Cisco 6500 Multilayer Switches
    • Chapter 18: Catalyst 3750 Features


  • Part IV: Telecom
    • Chapter 19: Telecom Nomenclature
    • Chapter 20: T1
    • Chapter 21: DS3
    • Chapter 22: Frame Relay


  • Part V: Security and Firewalls
    • Chapter 23: Access Lists
    • Chapter 24: Authentication in Cisco Devices
    • Chapter 25: Firewall Theory
    • Chapter 26: PIX Firewall Configuration


  • Part VI: Server Load Balancing
    • Chapter 27: Server Load-Balancing Technology
    • Chapter 28: Content Switch Modules in Action


  • Part VII: Quality of Service
    • Chapter 29: Introduction to QoS
    • Chapter 30: Designing a QoS Scheme
    • Chapter 31: The Congested Network
    • Chapter 32: The Converged Network


  • Part VIII: Designing Networks
    • Chapter 33: Designing Networks
    • Chapter 34: IP Design
    • Chapter 35: Network Time Protocol
    • Chapter 36: Failures
    • Chapter 37: GAD's Maxims
    • Chapter 38: Avoiding Frustration


  • Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    A bit dated

    After a quick review of chapter one, I would say that this book is showing its age. Internetworking wiki by Cisco has a better primer for network fundementals

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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