Cisco Networking Essentials


An engaging approach for anyone beginning a career in networking

As the world leader of networking products and services, Cisco products are constantly growing in demand. Yet, few books are aimed at those who are beginning a career in IT–until now. Cisco Networking Essentials provides a solid foundation on the Cisco networking products and services with thorough coverage of fundamental networking concepts. Author Troy McMillan applies his years of classroom instruction to effectively present high-level topics in easy-to-understand terms for beginners. With this indispensable full-color resource, you’ll quickly learn the concepts, processes, and skills that are essential to administer Cisco routers and switches.

  • Begins with a clear breakdown of what you can expect to learn in each chapter, followed by a straightforward discussion of concepts on core topics
  • Includes suggested labs and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter, which encourage you to reinforce and measure your understanding of the topics discussed
  • Serves as an ideal starting point for learning Cisco networking products and services

If you are interested in a career in IT but have little or no knowledge of networking and are new to Cisco networking products, then this book is for you.

From the Back Cover
Learn Cisco Networking Quickly and Easily

This full-color guide gives networking newcomers a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Cisco technologies. Learn networking basics, then get quickly up to speed on how to configure Cisco routers and switches, manage the Cisco IOS, and much more. Whether you’re an aspiring networking professional or just brushing up on the basics, it’s the essential information you need to be successful in any computing environment.

Learn these Cisco networking essentials—and more:

  • Network basics—terms, components, architectures
  • The ins-and-outs of the OSI model and its layers
  • TCP/IP, protocols, and physical and logical topologies
  • Understanding classful and classless IP addressing
  • Cabling, network devices, and LAN operations
  • Managing the Cisco IOS effectively
  • How to configure routers and switches
  • Configuring static and dynamic routing

Full-color images of network configurations
Helpful illustrations to reinforce learning objectives

This striking Essentials book maximizes skill acquisition and knowledge retention with:

  • Chapter-opening learning topics
  • Step-by-step tutorials
  • Four-color screenshots and illustrations
  • Essentials and Beyond—summaries and additional suggested exercises
  • Chapter review questions

Book Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118097599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118097595
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