Master today's world of Cisco networking with this book's completely updated, fully illustrated visual approach
Easy enough for novices, substantive enough for networking professionals
Covers the latest networking topics-from network architecture to secure wireless, unified communications to telepresence
In Full Color
Jim Doherty * Neil Anderson * Paul Della Maggiora
Now 100 percent updated for the latest technologies, this is today's easiest, most visual guide to Cisco (R) networking. Even if you've never set up or managed a network, Cisco Networking Simplified, Second Edition, helps you quickly master the concepts you need to understand. Its full-color diagrams and clear explanations give you the big picture: how each important networking technology works, what it can do for you, and how they all fit together. The authors illuminate networking from the smallest LANs to the largest enterprise infrastructures, offering practical introductions to key issues ranging from security to availability, mobility to virtualization.
What you always wanted to know about networking but were afraid to ask!
How networks and the Internet work
How to build coherent, cost-effective network infrastructures
How to design networks for maximum reliability and availability
What you need to know about data center and application networking
How to secure networks against today's threats and attacks
How to take advantage of the latest mobility technologies
How virtualizing networks can help businesses leverage their network investments even further
How to combine messaging, calendaring, telephony, audio, video, and web conferencing into a unified communications architecture
This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press (R), the only authorized publisher for Cisco (R).