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CCNP Complete Study Guide: Exams 642-801, 642-811, 642-821, 642-831

ISBN: 978-0-7821-5066-7
1424 pages
February 2006
CCNP Complete Study Guide: Exams 642-801, 642-811, 642-821, 642-831 (0782150667) cover image


The Most Comprehensive and Current CCNP Self-Study Solution on the Market!

Here's the comprehensive and economical self-study solution that will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to approach the CCNP exams with confidence. This Study Guide was developed to meet the exacting requirements of today's certification candidates. In addition to the consistent and accessible instructional approach that has earned Sybex the reputation as the leading publisher for certification study guides, this book provides:

  • Clear and concise information on configuring and managing Cisco internetworks
  • Practical examples and insights drawn from real-world experience
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine and electronic flashcards

And of course, you'll find in-depth coverage of all official objectives for all four exams required for the CCNP:

  • 642-801: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks
  • 642-811: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
  • 642-821: Building Cisco Remote Access Networks
  • 642-831: Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting Support
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Table of Contents


Part I: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI).

Chapter 1: Routing Principles.

Chapter 2: IP Addressing.

Chapter 3: Network Address Translation.

Chapter 4: IGRP and EIGRP.

Chapter 5: OSPF Operation in a Single Area.

Chapter 6: Interconnecting OSPF Areas.

Chapter 7: Integrated IS-IS.

Chapter 8: Border Gateway Protocol.

Chapter 9: Advanced Border Gateway Protocol.

Chapter 10: Route Optimization.

Chapter 11: Design Considerations.

Part II: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN).

Chapter 12: The Campus Network.

Chapter 13: Connecting the Switch Block.

Chapter 14: VLANs, Trunks, and VTP.

Chapter 15: Layer 2 Switching and the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Chapter 16: Using Spanning Tree with VLANs.

Chapter 17: Inter-VLAN Routing.

Chapter 18: Multilayer Switching (MLS).

Chapter 19: Understanding and Configuring Multicast Operation.

Chapter 20: Quality of Service (QoS).

Chapter 21: Catalyst Switch Technologies.

Part III: Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN).

Chapter 22: Cisco Solutions for Remote Access.

Chapter 23: Asynchronous Connections.

Chapter 24: Point-to-Point Protocol.

Chapter 25: Using Microsoft Win-dows 95/98/2000/XP.

Chapter 26: Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).

Chapter 27:Remote Access with Digital Subscriber Line.

Chapter 28: Remote Access with Cable Modems and Virtual Private Networks.

Chapter 29: Frame Relay.

Chapter 30: Queuing and Compression.

Chapter 31: Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation.

Chapter 32: Centralized Security in Remote Access Networks.

Part IV: Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT).

Chapter 33: Troubleshooting Methodology.

Chapter 34: Network Documentation.

Chapter 35: End-System Documentation and Troubleshooting.

Chapter 36: Protocol Attributes.

Chapter 37: Cisco Diagnostic Commands and TCP/IP Troubleshooting.

Chapter 38: TCP/IP Routing Protocol Troubleshooting.

Chapter 39: Troubleshooting Serial Line and Frame Relay Connectivity.

Chapter 40: Troubleshooting ISDN.

Chapter 41: Troubleshooting Switched Ethernet.

Chapter 42: Applying Cisco¿s Diagnostic Tools.


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Author Information

Wade Edwards, CCIE, has over 15 years of networking experience and has been actively involved in the computer industry for over 24 years.

Terry Jack, CCIE, has been working in IT for over 35 years and is currently Technical Director of GlobalNet Training Ltd, a UK-based training company.

Todd Lammle, CCNP is CEO and Chief Scientist of RouterSim, LLC and President of GlobalNet Training, Inc., and is the author of the best-selling CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide from Sybex.

Robert Padjen, CCNP Security, CCDP, is Director of Technology Solutions for a large financial institution and currently sits on the Cisco Technical Advisory Board.

Arthur Pfund, CCIE, has over 8 years experience in internetworking and is the Principal Engineer at at Fortune 500 company.

Toby Skandier, CCNP, has been involved with networking and computing for 20 years and is a technical instructor and developer with Sprint Corporation.

Carl Timm, CCIE, has over 10 years of experience in the design and implementation of Large Scale IP-based internetworks.

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New to This Edition

  • Covers all four required exams in a single volume.  
  • Updated to cover the most recent exam topics.
  • Eight bonus exams included on accompanying CD
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