Cisco networking essentials—made easy!
Get a solid foundation in Cisco products and technologies from this fully updated bestseller. Covering the latest solutions, Cisco: A Beginner’s Guide, Fifth Edition shows you, step-by-step, how to design, build, and manage custom networks. Learn how to configure hardware, use IOS commands, set up wireless networks, and secure your systems. You’ll also get tips on preparing for Cisco certification exams. Brand-new voice and social networking features, Cisco TelePresence, the cloud-based Cisco Unified Computing System, and more are fully covered in this practical resource.
Understand Cisco networking and Internet basics
Connect and configure routers and switches
Work with TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet technologies
Maintain your network through IOS and IOS XR
Handle security using firewalls, Adaptive Security Appliances, SecureX, TrustSec, and other tools
Virtualize hardware and migrate resources to a private cloud
Manage wireless networks with Aironet and Airespace
Deliver VoIP, video, and social networking services
Design, administer, and tune a Cisco enterprise network
Identify and repair performance issues and bottlenecks