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BCMSN Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam Cram 642-811)
By Richard A. Deal
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: November 06, 2003
ISBN: 0-7897-2991-1
Pages: 528


The Exam Cram Method of study focuses on exactly what you need to get certified now.

In this book you'll learn how to:

  • Design enterprise switched networks

  • Use VLANs and STP enhancements to scale networks to large sizes

  • Deploy layer 3 switches and redundancy services

  • Implement QoS Layer 2 solutions

  • Deploy multicast services

  • Optimize and secure your switched network

  • Connect to Metropolitan Area Networks

  • Design enterprise switched networks with proven methodologies

  • Implement STP enhancements to provide for redundancy and fast convergence

  • Implement Layer 2 hardware redundancy

  • Use HSRP and VRRP for default gateway redundancy

  • Deploy multicast services

  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Examples
BCMSN Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam Cram 642-811)
By Richard A. Deal
 
Publisher: Que
Pub Date: November 06, 2003
ISBN: 0-7897-2991-1
Pages: 528
   Copyright
   The BCMSN Cram Sheet
      DESIGNING SWITCHED NETWORKS
      VLANS, TRUNKS, AND VTP
      SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL
      ENHANCEMENTS TO STP
      MULTILAYER SWITCHING
      AVAILABILITY AND REDUNDANCY
      MULTICASTS
      QUALITY OF SERVICE
      MLS OPTIMIZATION AND SECURITY
      METRO ETHERNET
   A Note from Series Editor Ed Tittel
   About the Author
   About the Technical Editors
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Introduction
      Who Is This Book For?
      Cisco Certifications Requiring the BCMSN Exam
      Signing Up to Take the Exam
      About This Book
      How to Use This Book
   Self-Assessment
      Networking Professionals in the Real World
      The Ideal BCMSN Candidate
      Put Yourself to the Test
      Hands-on Experience
      Testing Your Exam-Readiness
      Onward, Through the Fog!
    Chapter 1.  Cisco Certification Exams
      The Exam Situation
      Exam Layout and Design
      Exam-Taking Techniques
      Question-Handling Strategies
      Mastering the Inner Game
      Additional Resources
    Chapter 2.  Designing Switched Networks
      Network Design
      Devices, Media Types, and Switching Roles
      Introduction to the Command-Line Interface
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 3.  VLANs, Trunks, and VTP
      Virtual LANs
      Trunks
      VLAN Trunk Protocol
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 4.  Spanning Tree Protocol
      Transparent Bridging
      STP Introduction
      STP Components and Operation
      Running the STP Algorithm
      Spanning Trees
      Configuring and Verifying STP
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 5.  Enhancements to STP
      Cisco Enhancements to STP
      Rapid STP
      Multiple Spanning Tree
      EtherChannels
      Other STP Enhancement Features
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 6.  Multilayer Switching
      Routing Considerations
      Configuring Routing Between VLANs
      MLS Overview
      MLS Using CEF
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 7.  Availability and Redundancy
      Introduction to Availability and Redundancy
      Hardware Redundancy
      Layer 2 Redundancy
      Layer 3 Redundancy
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 8.  Multicasts
      Overview of Traffic Types
      Multicast Addressing
      Client Registration
      Multicast Routing
      Multicasting and Switches
      Configuring Your RPs
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 9.  Quality of Service
      Voice and Telephony
      QoS Issues and Architectures
      QoS Implementation
      QoS Configuration and Verification
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 10.  MLS Optimization and Security
      Performance
      Securing Your Switch
      Security for Your Network
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 11.  Metro Ethernet
      Layer 1 and Layer 2
      802.1Q Tunneling
      Ethernet over MPLS
      Summary
      Exam Prep Questions
      Need to Know More?
    Chapter 12.  Sample Test 1
      Questions, Questions, Questions
      Picking Proper Answers
      Decoding Ambiguity
      Working Within the Framework
      Deciding What to Memorize
      Preparing for the Test
      Taking the Test
    Chapter 13.  Answer Key 1
    Chapter 14.  Sample Test 2
    Chapter 15.  Answer Key 2
    Appendix A.  What's on the CD-ROM
      The PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Software
      An Exclusive Electronic Version of the Text
    Appendix B.  Using the PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition Software
      The Exam Simulation
      Question Quality
      The Interface Design
      The Effective Learning Environment
      Software Requirements
      Installing PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition
      Removing PrepLogic Practice Exams, Preview Edition from Your Computer
      How to Use the Software
      Contacting PrepLogic
      License Agreement
   Glossary
   Index