Internetworking Technologies Handbook (3rd Edition)
||Author: Inc. Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Inc.|
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Publisher: Cisco Press (22 December, 2000)
Sales Rank: 75,291
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Internetworking Technologies Handbook- A Must Have
Internetworking Technologies Handbook, 4th Ed. (ISBN 1-58705-119-2) is a well written book compiled from the contributions of top networking engineers at Cisco Systems. The book is well laid out and meticulously works its way from the very basics and early beginnings of networking topologies and standards right up to the most current technologies in use today such as VoIP. This edition has added such recent networking topics such as QoS, EAP, and VoIP. This book easily tackles the most complicated topics and puts them into terms that are quite simple to grasp and understand in surprising detail for the novice, as well as the expert. Anyone who is involved in networking from day to day will find this resource invaluable in its explanation of each protocol and technology.
The book is broken into nine Parts that focus on different aspects of networking technology such as Lan Protocols, Wan Technologies, Bridging and Switching, and Routing Protocols. Every Part is then composed of several chapters focusing on individual topics. Each chapter within winds it way though the topic presenting it so that the reader understands the topic. It also provides Cisco design details and examples to assist the reader in any real world applications of the topic. Finally, each chapter ends with a summary and review questions that identify the most important topics of the chapter and test your grasp of them. Also provided are references for further reading on items discussed in each chapter.
Throughout the book detailed diagrams are provided to give a clear picture of what is being discussed. Each diagram is simply presented and not cluttered with unnecessary detail that sometimes accompanies technology books.
Personally, this book was able to really pull together all the little extras that I may find on my CCIE written test I am currently preparing for. There are many different books out there that will help you in preparing for the written test, but they tend to focus strictly on the test, such as a study guide, and less on giving an overall picture of networking so that the reader is both ready for the test and ready for applying their knowledge in the real world. I find that this type of book, one that assists in obtaining a certification and still teach real world fundamentals, is invaluable.
Whether you are a novice just starting out in networking or a well seasoned network engineer preparing for the dreaded CCIE written exam, this book is more than capable in providing the information needed to be successful. And best of all, it is written by the very people who understanding internetworking, Cisco Systems!
As I own many titles written on many different networking and computer topics, I would have to rank this book as 5 out of 5 in terms of content, format, and execution. I would highly recommend this book to anyone involved in network design and implementation and especially to anyone who is about to embark on the CCIE exam.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Not an easy read, but a good, solid reference.
This book is not an "easy read", but it's very informative. With over 1,000 pages of in-depth networking technologies, you would think a book like this would put you into "Snoozeville" immediately; but, surprisingly, I found it to be well-written and easy-to-understand. The smaller chapter sizes helps you learn in bite-sized chunks.
Eventhough I'm not going for my Cisco certifications right away, this book helped answer many networking questions I had while studying for my MCSE tests.
Rating: 4 out of 5
This book concisely and succintly explains all Internetworking (LAN ,WAN) concepts in a way useful to the novice and also serves as a ready reference to the experienced professional. The print is also pleasing to the eye. However this compendium is a collection of all the Cisco Tutorials on the website.ALso many technologies are dealt with at a cursory level and the treatment could have been more in depth. But to sum up,a good buy.
· Dictionary of Internetworking Terms and Acronyms
· Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (Cisco Career Certifications)
· Designing Cisco Networks
· Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
· Cisco Networking Simplified