Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide

Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide

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by Rick Graziani, Allan Johnson
     
 

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Routing Protocols and Concepts

CCNA Exploration Companion Guide

 

Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Routing Protocols and Concepts course in the Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA® Exploration curriculum version 4. This course

Overview

Routing Protocols and Concepts

CCNA Exploration Companion Guide

 

Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Routing Protocols and Concepts course in the Cisco Networking Academy® CCNA® Exploration curriculum version 4. This course describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and the primary routing protocols. The Companion Guide, written and edited by Networking Academy instructors, is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere. The book’s features reinforce the material in the course to help you focus on important concepts and organize your study time for exams.

 

New and improved features help you study and succeed in this course:

  • Chapter objectives–Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Key terms–Refer to the updated lists of networking vocabulary introduced and turn to the highlighted terms in context in each chapter.
  • Glossary–Consult the comprehensive glossary with more than 150 terms.
  • Check Your Understanding questions and answer key–Evaluate your readiness with the updated end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see on the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.
  • Challenge questions and activities–Strive to ace more challenging review questions and activities designed to prepare you for the complex styles of questions you might see on the CCNA exam. The answer key explains each answer.

 

Rick Graziani has been a computer science and networking instructor at Cabrillo College since 1994. 

 

Allan Johnson works full time developing curriculum for Cisco Networking Academy. Allan also is a part-time instructor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.

 

Packet Tracer Activities– Explore networking concepts in activities interspersed throughout some chapters using

Packet Tracer v4.1 developed by Cisco®. The files for these activities are on the accompanying CD-ROM.

 

Also available for the Routing Protocols and Concepts Course:

Routing Protocols and Concepts

CCNA Exploration

Labs and Study Guide

ISBN-10: 1-58713-204-4

ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-204-9

 

Companion CD-ROM

**See instructions within the ebook on how to get access to the files from the CD-ROM that accompanies this print book.**

The CD-ROM provides many useful tools and information to support your education:

  • Packet Tracer Activity exercise files v4.1
  • A Guide to Using a Networker’s Journal booklet
  • Taking Notes: a .txt file of the chapter objectives
  • More IT Career Information
  • Tips on Lifelong Learning in Networking

 

This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy online curriculum.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132877527
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/06/2007
Series:
Companion Guide
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
640
File size:
18 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Rick Graziani teaches computer science and computer networking courses at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. Rick has worked and taught in the computer networking and information technology field for almost 30 years. Prior to teaching, Rick worked in IT for various companies including Santa Cruz Operation, Tandem Computers, and Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation. He holds an M.A. in computer science and systems theory from California State University Monterey Bay. Rick also does consulting work for Cisco and other companies. When Rick is not working, he is most likely surfing. Rick is an avid surfer who enjoys longboarding at his favorite Santa Cruz surf breaks.

 

Allan Johnson entered the academic world in 1999 after 10 years as a business owner/operator to dedicate his efforts to his passion for teaching. He holds both an M.B.A. and an M.Ed. in occupational training and development. He is an information technology instructor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2003, Allan began to commit much of his time and energy to the CCNA Instructional Support Team, providing services to Networking Academy instructors worldwide and creating training materials. He now works full time for the Academy in Learning Systems Development.

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Routing Protocols and Concepts: CCNA Exploration Companion Guide 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
victorr6000 More than 1 year ago
The book is o.k. but not great. It does follow along with the online course. Good book to have so that you can continue reading when access to a computer is not available. The physical aspect of the book was not very good. The pages became unglued from the binding just a week after use. Now all the pages keep falling out the book. This is the cause of my 3 star rating.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
Another reviewer remarked negatively about the so-called poor quality of the paper in the book. I simply do not see this with my copy. The pages are high quality and quite reflective, without being actually glossy. In the printing business, there are grades of paper quality, and while I'm not in that field, the pages are certainly not low grade. As to the actual contents on those pages :) - It looks like comprehensive coverage. Remember that this is a Cisco produced book, for a Cisco certificate and where the hardware used is Cisco. So by definition, you are getting an authoritative reference for exam preparation. Unlike a third party offering [I don't know if these actually exist for this Cisco exam/certificate]. So to play it safe, if you are serious about getting the qualification, this text may be the best choice. The book has many examples of how to configure and otherwise manage routing. Instead of merely passively reading the text, you should manually try all the examples. Well, to save you time, these have been included in the accompanying CD. Related to this is the single most important point in the book. You need the Packet Tracer simulator. This does not come with the book, which advises you to ask your instructor, who has to be part of the Cisco Networking Academies. If you are trying to learn the material strictly on your own, then this will be harder to assimilate, short of you having access to another simulator or an actual network where you have administrative permissions. Having said that, a subsidiary role is possible for the book. If you already run a network, which might have Cisco hardware, and you need a solid reference on routing protocols, try using this.