Looking for work at an Internet service provider (ISP) or other connectivity center? The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) rating, with its remote access requirement, is bound to get you in the door and into the interview room. CCNP Remote Access Exam Prep
contains the information you need to get ready for the Remote Access exam (640-505). The book's focus is more on long- to middle-range exam preparation than on last-minute fact-snarfing, so readers will find lots of explanations of concepts and technologies. The authors of this hardback volume--both decorated Cisco experts--favor text explanations of general concepts, followed by bulleted lists that dig into low-level specifics. For example, in explaining the concept of lines for asynchronous communication, the authors discuss the general purpose of lines, then they itemize and define the four line types in a bulleted list. The listings of Internetwork Operating System (IOS) sessions reveal details as well. Because it is a study guide, this book incorporates a selection of labs--you're given challenges, which are then solved if you require help--and sample questions. Buy this for study; keep it for reference. --David Wall
Topics covered: All subjects that Cisco Systems says you have to understand to pass the Remote Access exam (640-505), a milestone you have to achieve on your way to Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) status. Coverage includes Cisco's range of remote access products, the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), and X.25 and Frame Relay in remote access situations.
About the Author
Dr. Barry Meinster, Ph.D., MCT, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP ( Bala Cynwood, PA) Has spent over 30 years in education , Educational Administration, IT consulting, management, and training. He is the author of multiple books sand has worked with IDG Books World Wide, Sybex Inc., Edge Tek Inc., and Cyberstate University. Richard Deal (Tampa Bay, FL) is a Certified Cisco Instructor who has been teaching Cisco LAN Switch Configuration classes for over a year. He also teaches Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration, Advanced Cisco Router Configuration, Cisco Internetworking Design, Managing Switched Internetworks, and Multiband Switch and Service Configuration. He is the owner of The Deal Group, Inc., a network consulting company based in Tampa, Florida. He has been in the networking consulting business for more than four years and has over ten years of experience in the computing industry.