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Switched Networks Companion Guide

Switched Networks Companion Guide

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Switched Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Switched Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and

Overview

Switched Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Switched Networks course in the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Routing and Switching curriculum.

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.

The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time.

The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to 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 lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter.
  • Glossary–Consult the comprehensive Glossary more than 300 terms.
  • Summary of Activities and Labs–Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter.
  • Check Your Understanding–Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer.

Related Title:

Switched Networks Lab Manual

ISBN-10: 1-58713-327-X

ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-327-5

  • How To–Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks.
  • Interactive Activities–Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon.
  • Videos–Watch the videos embedded within the online course.
  • Packet Tracer Activities–Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters.
  • Hands-on Labs–Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587133299
Publisher:
Cisco Press
Publication date:
06/03/2014
Series:
Companion Guide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
750
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Erich Spengler is the Director for the Center for System Security and Information Assurance, based at Moraine Valley CC. Erich is a Professor of Computer Integrated Technologies at Moraine Valley and has been teaching Cisco Academy courses for over 15 years. Erich is an ITQ-certified instructor for Cisco Academy. Erich is an active CISSP and has helped dozens of others earn the CISSP designation.

Erich has over 25 years of professional experience in IT systems and security. Erich’s Center has trained over 1000 faculty since 2003 in VMware, CyberSecurity, Cisco, EMC, and Linux.

In his downtime, Erich enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Wayne Lewis wears three hats: Cisco Academy Manager for the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training, NetAcad Contact for the Central Pacific Academy Support and Instructor Training Center, and Professor at Honolulu Community College. Okay . . . four hats: Wayne teaches calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Honolulu CC has been an instructor training center for Cisco Academy since 1998, and its instructors are responsible for training many of the initial cohorts of Cisco Academy instructors in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Wayne has been involved in curriculum development and assessment for Cisco Academy since 1999.

Wayne spends his free time doing math (representation theory, algebraic geometry, and several complex variables) and watching marathon sessions of TV series with his family (their favorites to rewatch are South Park, The Office, Monty Python, and Lost).

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