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LAN Design
By Cisco Networking Academy
Dec 1, 2017

In this sample chapter from Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide, learn strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model and appropriate device selections.

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STP
By Cisco Networking Academy
Dec 1, 2017

Network redundancy is a key to maintaining network reliability. In this sample chapter from Scaling Networks v6 Companion Guide, explore potential redundancy problems, symptoms, and protocols to manage them.

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Branch Connections
By Cisco Networking Academy
Nov 30, 2017

Broadband solutions provide teleworkers with high-speed connection options to business locations and to the Internet. In this sample chapter from Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide, identify branch connection options for small to medium-sized businesses, basic configuration for a PPPoE connection on a client router, and more.

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WAN Concepts
By Cisco Networking Academy
Nov 30, 2017

What is the purpose of a WAN? In this sample chapter from Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide, explore how wide-area networks (WANs) operate, what services are available, the differences between private and public WAN technologies, and more.

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Security Principles
By Stefano De Crescenzo, Joseph Muniz, Omar Santos
Oct 5, 2017

In this sample chapter from CCNA Cyber Ops SECFND #210-250 Official Cert Guide, explore principles of the defense-in-depth strategy, risk assessments, and more.

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IPSec VPN
By Narbik Kocharians
Oct 3, 2017

In this sample chapter from CCIE Routing and Switching v5.1 Foundations: Bridging the Gap Between CCNP and CCIE, learn how the Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) and IPSec are essential to building and encrypting VPN tunnels.

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IPv6 Address Representation and Address Types
By Rick Graziani
Oct 3, 2017

In this chapter from IPv6 Fundamentals: A Straightforward Approach to Understanding IPv6, 2nd Edition, author Rick Graziani examines all the different types of IPv6 addresses in the unicast, multicast, and anycast categories.

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NetFlow for Cybersecurity
By Joseph Muniz, Omar Santos
Oct 3, 2017

In this sample chapter from CCNA Cyber Ops SECOPS 210-255 Official Cert Guide, readers learn how to configure basic NetFlow in a Cisco device. Content also covers the industry standard IPFIX as well as how NetFlow is used for cybersecurity and incident response.

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Securing IoT
By Robert Barton, Patrick Grossetete, David Hanes, Jerome Henry, Gonzalo Salgueiro
Oct 3, 2017

In this sample chapter from IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things, readers will review a brief history of operational technology (OT) security, how it has evolved, and some of the common challenges it faces.

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Setting Up and Maintaining a Distributed ISE Deployment
By Jamey Heary, Aaron Woland
Oct 3, 2017

In this sample chapter from Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access, 2nd Edition, explore the configuration steps required to deploy ISE in a distributed design. Content also covers the basics of using a load balancer.

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VXLAN/EVPN Forwarding Characteristics
By David Jansen, Shyam Kapadia, Lukas Krattiger
Oct 3, 2017

In this chapter from Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN: A Cisco NX-OS Perspective, the author team discusses two different options for handling BUM or multidestination traffic— leveraging multicast replication in the underlying network and using a multicast-less approach called ingress replication.

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Cisco Prime Service Catalog
By Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, Steve Wasko
Mar 10, 2017

In this chapter from CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide, Cisco cloud experts Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, and Steve Wasko introduce the Cisco Prime Service Catalog and how it helps manage requests for IT services.

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Cisco Unified Communications Manager Deployment Models
By Akhil Behl, Joshua Samuel Finke, Berni Gardiner
Mar 10, 2017

In this chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1) Foundation Learning Guide (CCNP Collaboration Exam 300-070 CIPTV1), 3rd Edition, the author team introduces Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and explores different redundancy models.

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IKEv2 Deployments
By Graham Bartlett, Amjad Inamdar
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from IKEv2 IPsec Virtual Private Networks: Understanding and Deploying IKEv2, IPsec VPNs, and FlexVPN in Cisco IOS , authors Graham Bartlett and Amjad Inamdar introduce a number of designs where IKEv2 is used. Each design will use a simple deployment of two routers with the focus on the configuration of IKEv2. Although each scenario uses only two routers, the configuration can scale as required if needed.

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Implementing OSPF for IPv4
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter fromCCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, author Wendell Odom covers implementation details for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2) —that is, OSPF as used for IPv4. This chapter looks at how to configure and verify a variety of OSPFv2 features

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Implementing OSPF for IPv4
By Wendell Odom
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter from CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide Academic Edition,author Wendell Odom covers implementation details for Open Shortest Path First Version 2 (OSPFv2) —that is, OSPF as used for IPv4. This chapter looks at how to configure and verify a variety of OSPFv2 features.

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Introduction to and Design of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
By Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, Aaron Woland
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP, authors Omar Santos, Panos Kampanakis, and Aaron Woland provide an introduction to the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services solution. It also provides design guidance and best practices for deploying Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.

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Introduction to BGP
By Jeff Doyle
Nov 19, 2016

In this sample chapter from Routing TCP/IP, Volume II: CCIE Professional Development, 2nd Edition, author Jeff Doyle covers the basic operation of BGP, including its message types, how the messages are used, and the format of the messages. You also learn about the various basic attributes BGP can associate with a route and how it uses these attributes to choose a best path. Finally, this chapter shows you how to configure and troubleshoot BGP peering sessions.

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Network Access and Layer 2 Multicast
By Josh Loveless, Ray Blair
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from IP Multicast, Volume I: Cisco IP Multicast Networking, authors Josh Loveless, Ray Blair, and Arvind Durai take an in-depth look at IP multicast messages at Layer 2 and how they are transported in a Layer 2 domain. This chapter covers the basic elements of multicast functionality in Layer 2 domains as well as design considerations for multicast deployments.

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On-Box Automation and Operations Tools
By Ryan Tischer, Jason Gooley
Nov 19, 2016

In this chapter from Programming and Automating Cisco Networks, authors Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley cover the following on-box automation tools in greater detail; Auto SmartPorts, AutoConf, Auto Security, AutoQoS, Smart Call Home, Tcl Shell, and Embedded Event Manager (EEM)

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