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The official study guide for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP(r) Remote Access exam
Coverage of all CCNP and CCDP Remote Access exam topics enables you to identify and fill your knowledge gaps before the exam date. You'll learn to:
* Determine site requirements in a central office, branch office, and small/remote or home office, and select the proper Cisco network devices for remote access purposes
* Deploy physical connectivity of the WAN devices necessary for remote access purposes
* Implement, configure, and control modem connections
* Use the versatility of Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)-essential to today's remote access networks
* Deploy ISDN BRI connections as well as basic dial-on-demand routing (DDR) and advanced DDR options
* Establish and control traffic through X.25 and Frame Relay connections
* Manage network performance with queuing and compression
* Scale access control in an expanding network using the AAA utility
CCNP Remote Access Exam Certification Guide is a comprehensive study tool for the CCNP/CCDP(r) Remote Access exam. This exam evaluates your ability to build a remote access network to interconnect central sites to branch offices and home office/telecommuters, control access to the central site, and maximize bandwidth utilization over the remote links. This book covers all the major topics on the Remote Access exam, enabling you to master the concepts and technologies upon which you will be tested.
Each chapter of CCNP Remote Access Exam Certification Guide focuses your study and tests your knowledge of the subjects through specially designed assessment and study features. "Do I Know This Already?" quizzes assess your knowledge and help you decide how much time you need to spend on each section within a chapter. The well-organized Foundation Topics sections detail all the exam topics you need to master. Each chapter includes a Foundation Summary section that highlights essential concepts for quick reference. Challenging chapter-ending review questions and exercises test your knowledge of the subject matter, reinforce key concepts, and provide you with the opportunity to apply what you've learned in the chapter. Finally, the companion CD-ROM's robust testing engine enables you to take practice exams that mimic the real testing environment. This customizable software lets you take a full sample exam, focus on particular topic areas, randomize answers for reusability, track your progress, and refer to electronic text to review concepts.
CCNP Remote Access Exam Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems, Inc., that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study and exam preparation guides from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners, please visit: cisco/go/training.
This companion CD-ROM contains a test bank with more than 200 practice questions.
About the Author
Brian Morgan, CCIE(r) No. 4865, is director of data engineering for Allegiance Telecom, with 12 years of experience in the networking field. He has been installing and configuring T1, BRI, and PRI dialup services for eight years. As a certified Cisco Systems instructor for GeoTrain Corporation and then Mentor Technologies, Brian has been teaching Cisco courses for more than five years.
Craig Dennis works as an independent consultant for LANS UnLimited, specializing in small-business solutions, primarily SDSL and ADSL installations, in the northern Virginia area. Craig is a certified Cisco Systems instructor and holds a CCDP certification. During the past six years, he has taught classes for PSC, GeoTrain, Global Knowledge, and Mentor Technologies.