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Alcatel-Lucent Scalable IP Networks Self-Study Guide: Preparing for the Network Routing Specialist I (NRS 1) Certification Exam

ISBN: 978-0-470-42906-8
720 pages
July 2009
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By offering the new Service Routing Certification Program, Alcatel-Lucent is extending their reach and knowledge to networking professionals with a comprehensive demonstration of how to build smart, scalable networks. Serving as a course in a book from Alcatel-Lucent the world leader in designing and developing scalable systems this resource pinpoints the pitfalls to avoid when building scalable networks, examines the most successful techniques available for engineers who are building and operating IP networks, and provides overviews of the Internet, IP routing and the IP layer, and the practice of opening the shortest path first.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1: Introduction To Networking 1

Chapter 2: The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR and 7450 ESS Components and the Command-Line Interface 37

Chapter 3: Data Link Overview 83

Chapter 4: Switched Networks, Spanning Tree, and VLANs 131

Chapter 5: IP Addressing 169

Chapter 6: IP Forwarding and Services 237

Chapter 7: Transport Layer Services—TCP and UDP 279

Chapter 8: Introduction to IP Routing 313

Chapter 9: OSPF 355

Chapter 10: BGP 393

Chapter 11: MPLS and VPN Services 427

Appendix A: Chapter Assessment Questions and Answers 469

Appendix B: Lab Exercises and Solutions 525

Glossary 649

Index 675

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Author Information

Kent Hundley (Alcatel-Lucent NRS I No. 1558) is a professional services IT consultant with more than 17 years of experience in the networking field. Kent has been a consultant for more than 12 years and has worked with numerous Fortune 100 enterprise clients and service provider customers in the areas of network architecture design, network operations, network management solutions, application analysis, and the design of security solutions. He is the author of several books on security and IPrelated technologies and currently works as a consultant for a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications.
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Press Release

October 15, 2009

The Internet has become a critical and vital component of everday life for businesses and individuals. The volume of content, use of video, VoIP, social networking sites and the expectations for all those who communicate over the Internet are driving a new set of network architecture, operations and maintenance challenges for today’s service providers. Building scalable networks that can address these new challenges and operating these networks in a profitable manner require a leading-edge IP skill set.

Alcatel-Lucent’s Network Routing Specialist I Certification (NRS I) from the Service Routing Certification Program equips individuals to begin this IP network transition.  With Alcatel-Lucent, Wiley Publishing has produced ALCATEL-LUCENT SCALABLE IP NETWORKS SELF-STUDY GUIDE: PREPARING FOR THE NETWORK ROUTING SPECIALIST (NRS 1) CERTIFICATION EXAM (4A0-100) (Wiley Publishing, Inc.; July 2009; $69.99) to prepare individuals for this industry leading  IP certification.  The official self-study guide for the Alcatel-Lucent NRS I Certification, this book provides readers with the introductory knowledge required to work successfully in an IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet environment that delivers consumer and business services.

After reading this book, individuals will be able to:

-describe the purpose and operation of common layer 2 technologies

-describe the IP forwarding process

- develop an IP address plan using IP Subnetting and address summarization

- explain the characteristics of dynamic routing protocols and configure basic IP routing   using OSPF and BGP

- explain the operation of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

- describe MPLS and how it is used for Layer 2 and Layer 3 services

 Responding to our current and future communication requirements in a very competitive landscape requires leading edge IP skills. The ALCATEL-LUCENT SCALABLE IP NETWORKS SELF-STUDY GUIDE is an essential tool to equip network designers and operators with these foundation skills. Visit www.alcatel-lucent.com/src to learn more about the Alcatel-Lucent Service Routing Certification Program.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:  http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.

Our core businesses publish scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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