Book Description

From the Back Cover If you want to really understand routing, read on When James Macfarlane began teaching network routing, he simply could not find books that explained the subject clearly, understandably, and accurately. So he wrote his own. Authored by a consultant who has trained hundreds of networking professionals, this guide is designed to clear up the confusion and make the field of routing what Macfarlane believes it should be?understandable, interesting, and even fun. The goal of this book is to provide you with a working knowledge of routing technology and the confidence to use what you've learned. You'll take a major step toward passing an array of certification exams and be better prepared for the ultimate test?the real world. From this book you will: Get a complete review of core networking fundamentals, including packet forwarding and an overview of the TCP/IP protocol suite Understand classless addressing once and for all?subnetting, VLSMs, and CIDR Learn exactly how routing works, starting at the workstation Gain a working knowledge of route summarization, discontiguous networks, hierarchical addressing, and the longest match principle Build a foundation for more complex routing scenarios by understanding the legacy protocols RIP and IGRP Understand EIGRP and OSPF, and manage these routing protocols on large networks Get an introduction to the Border Gateway Protocol, the routing system that ties the entire Internet together Read more About the Author JAMES MACFARLANE is a 20-year veteran of the computer and networking industry. His career has covered consulting, network engineering, teaching, courseware development, and technical writing. He has held a long list of certifications, including Cisco CCNA, Microsoft MSCE and MCT, CompTIA A+ Trainer, Novell CNE and CNI. You can learn more at his Web site, Read more