Cisco Networks: Engineers' Handbook of Routing, Switching, and Security with Ios, Nx-Os, and Asa
Carthern, Chris, Wilson, William, Rivera, Noel
For beginning and experienced network engineers tasked with building LAN, WAN, and data center connections, this book lays out clear directions for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting networks with Cisco devices. Cisco Networks, 2nd Edition is a practical guide and desk reference for Cisco engineers. This new edition will discuss tools that can be used to automate and troubleshoot networks. A new chapter on quality of service has been added to teach managing network resources by prioritizing specific types of network traffic. The new edition has an updated wireless section which focuses on an updated controller and integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) and Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
This practical desk companion doubles as a comprehensive overview of the basic knowledge and skills needed by CCNA and CCNP exam takers. Prior familiarity with Cisco routing and switching is desirable but not necessary, as Chris Carthern, Dr. Will Wilson, and Noel Rivera start their book with a review of network basics. Further they explain practical considerations and troubleshooting when establishing a physical medium for network communications. Later they explain the concept of network layers, intermediate LAN switching, and routing. Next they introduce you to the tools and automation used with Cisco networks. Moving forward they explain management planes, data planes, and control planes. Next they describe advanced security, trouble shooting, and network management. They conclude the book with a section which focuses on using network automation to automate Cisco IOS networks.
What You Will Learn
- Configure Cisco switches, routers, and data center devices in typical corporate network architectures
- Use black-hat tools to conduct penetration testing on the security of your network
- Configure and secure virtual private networks (VPNs)
- Enable identity management in your network with the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
Who This Book Is For
Network designers, engineers, programmers, managers, and students.
Chris is a senior network engineer for Mantech and has worked for the department of defense. He is responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining the Cisco network infrastructure and mentoring junior network engineers. Carthern took his BS (honors) in computer science from Morehouse College and his MS in system engineering from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). He holds the following certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Brocade Certified Network Professional (BCNP), and ITIL v3. He is also an award winning photographer and indie movie producer.
Noel Rivera is a systems architect with CACI who specializes in communications networks, IT security, and infrastructure automation. He has worked at NASA, DoD, Lockheed Martin, and CACI. Mr. Rivera holds a bachelors of electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and two masters degrees one in electrical engineering and another in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Rivera holds the following certifications: Cisco Internetwork Expert in Routing and Switching (CCIE-RS), Cisco Internetwork Expert in Security (CCIE-SEC), Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Juniper Network Certified Service Provider Professional (JNCIP-SP ), Juniper Networks Certified Cloud Professional (JNCIP-Cloud), VMWare Certified Data Center Virtualization Professional (VCP-DCV), VMWare Certified Network Virtualization Professional (VCP-NV), ITILv3 and is currently working on his Juniper Networks Certified Service Provider Expert certification (JNCIE-SP) and Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification.
Dr. Wilson is a senior network consulting engineer. He specializes in optimization of routing and in security. He is responsible for assisting customers with resolving complex architectural and operation issues. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado. His doctorate is in computer science with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence in information security. He maintains the following certifications: Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, CCIE Security, all of the CCNP tracks, Cisco DevNet Professional, VMware VCP-NV, Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, MCSE, and PMP.