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Includes: LiveLessons DVD with more than 8 hours of video instruction The Official Cert Guide for CCNA Voice 640-461 exam preparation A $199 value, this video and book training package gives you comprehensive coverage of CCNA Voice exam topics, providing you with all the assessment, review, and practice tools you need to succeed on the exam. About the LiveLessons DVD: Cisco CCNA Voice 640-461 Lessons is a comprehensive video training package covering the key topics on the CCNA Voice ICOMM 640-461 exam. Expert trainer David Schulz provides you more than 8 hours of hands-on, step-by-step video training to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to administer a voice network. Through this collection of 6 video training lessons, divided into 19 sub-lessons, you will gain insight into the hands-on configuration and troubleshooting skills needed to deploy and manage VoIP technologies such as IP PBX, IP telephony, handset, call control, and voicemail solutions. These hands-on video lessons cover such important topics as basic voice communications, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Presence Server, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and basic troubleshooting, reports, and administration. Whether you are looking for helpful and current hands-on labs to supplement your study for the CCNA Voice exam or are simply looking to gain a better understanding and proficiency with voice network configuration and troubleshooting tasks, CCNA Voice 640-461 LiveLessons will help you succeed on the CCNA Voice exam and in your daily job as a voice network professional. About the Official Cert Guide book: Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam. CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. * Master Cisco CCNA Voice 640-461 exam topics * Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes * Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks * Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNA Voice ICOMM exam. Senior voice consultants and trainers Jeremy Cioara and Michael Valentine share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA Voice exam, including: * Voice and data convergence * IP phone connections to the LAN infrastructure * Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express * CUCM Express IP phone configuration and voice productivity features * Gateways and trunks * Cisco Unity Express * Smart Business Communications System * UC500 series for voice Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: * Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; * Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; * Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); * 512 MB RAM; * 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam
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Jeremy D. Cioara, CCIE No. 11727, is the owner of AdTEC Networks, an IT consulting firm. Jeremy also teaches on topics ranging from Cisco certification to IP Telephony. Jeremy is also the author of books and official curricula. Michael Valentine has 15 years of experience in the IT field, specializing in network design and installation. Currently, he is a Cisco trainer with Skyline Advanced Technology Services and specializes in Cisco Unified Communications, CCNA, and CCNP classes. His accessible, humorous, and effective teaching style has demystified Cisco for hundreds of students since he began teaching in 2002. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and currently holds CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCVP, and CCSI No. 31461 certifications. Mike has developed courseware and labs for Cisco and its training partners. Dave Schulz, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP, CCDP, is a voice technology instructor in voice technology with Skyline Advanced Technology Services. Dave Schulz has over 25 years of experience with various technologies, ranging from routing and switching to security and voice technologies. In addition to teaching voice technologies over the last number years, Dave has been involved with writing and developing courseware and lab manuals for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Cisco Unity Connection.
The CCNA(R) Voice certification expands your CCNA-level skill set to prepare for a career in voice networking. This lab manual helps to prepare you for the Introducing Cisco Voice and Unified Communications Administration (ICOMM v8.0) certification exam (640-461). CCNA Voice Lab Manual gives you extensive hands-on practice for developing an in-depth understanding of voice networking principles, tools, skills, configurations, integration challenges, and troubleshooting techniques. Using this manual, you can practice a wide spectrum of tasks involving Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Unity Connection, Unified Communications Manager Express, and Unified Presence. CCNA Voice Lab Manual addresses all exam topics and offers additional guidance for successfully implementing IP voice solutions in small-to-medium-sized businesses. CCNA Voice 640-461 Official Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-417-3 ISBN-10: 1-58720-417-7 CCNA Voice Portable Command Guide ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-442-5 ISBN-10: 1-58720-442-8 Configuring Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unity Connection: A Step-by-Step Guide, Second Edition ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-226-0 ISBN-10: 1-58714-226-0 CCNA Voice Quick Reference ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-767-0 ISBN-10: 1-58705-767-0
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Brent Sieling is an instructor and program director for the two-year Network Specialist Associate Degree at Madison College. He has been teaching networking classes full-time since January 2006 and part-time for three semesters prior to that. He is the lead contact for the Academy Support Center and Instructor Training Center at Madison College’s Cisco Networking Academy, providing support to over 30 high schools and technical colleges in the state of Wisconsin. Brent previously worked as a network specialist at the Madison Metropolitan School District, where he managed a network of over 50 schools. Brent currently holds the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CCNA Voice, and CCNA Security certifications, and he was previously a Certified Novell Engineer (CNE). He recently completed the Cisco Academy Instructor Trainer Qualification (ITQ) process to become an Academy Instructor Trainer. Brent has been a regular presenter at the Cisco Academy conferences.
Prepare for the new Certified Ethical Hacker version 8 exam with this Sybex guide
Security professionals remain in high demand. The Certified Ethical Hacker is a one-of-a-kind certification designed to give the candidate a look inside the mind of a hacker. This study guide provides a concise, easy-to-follow approach that covers all of the exam objectives and includes numerous examples and hands-on exercises. Coverage includes cryptography, footprinting and reconnaissance, scanning networks, enumeration of services, gaining access to a system, Trojans, viruses, worms, covert channels, and much more. A companion website includes additional study tools, Including practice exam and chapter review questions and electronic flashcards.
- Security remains the fastest growing segment of IT, and CEH certification provides unique skills
- The CEH also satisfies the Department of Defense’s 8570 Directive, which requires all Information Assurance government positions to hold one of the approved certifications
- This Sybex study guide is perfect for candidates studying on their own as well as those who are taking the CEHv8 course
- Covers all the exam objectives with an easy-to-follow approach
- Companion website includes practice exam questions, flashcards, and a searchable Glossary of key terms
CEHv8: Certified Ethical Hacker Version 8 Study Guide is the book you need when you’re ready to tackle this challenging exam
The Cisco CCNA is one of the most widely recognised and respected qualifications in the IT industry. Every year, tens of thousands of people embark towards taking the exam via private study, Cisco Academy courses, or online training. The sad truth is most students quit along the way, and for those few who actually do attempt it, only 50% pass. All that time, effort, and money wasted! If there are so many manuals, CBT courses, lab simulators, exam engines, and study resources out there, then what goes wrong? This is the question Cisco trainer Paul Browning wanted to get to the bottom of. After interviewing thousands of students, he discovered that most people quit because they are simply overwhelmed with the sheer volume of material they need to digest and, of course, the large number of hands-on skills they need to be able to demonstrate in the exam. Add to that the day-to-day stresses of commuting to work, bringing up a family, and the distraction of everyday problems and challenges; it’s no wonder people quit. This is where Cisco CCNA in 60 Days can help. Devised by two industry experts and countless Cisco students just like you, the 60-day programme breaks down every exam requirement into a daily study task. All you need to do is open the book at the relevant day (from 1 to 60), read the theory, and complete the lab. Every lesson is reviewed several times in the form of exam questions, review sessions, a handy exam cram guide, and, of course, hands-on labs for you to follow. You can choose to take the CCENT after the first 30 days and the ICND2 after the next 30 days, or you can take the CCNA after 60 days of study. Here is what is included in your study guide: 60 daily study tasks Full explanations of theory Real-world tips and advice Over 47 hands-on labs, plus 15 bonus CCENT and ICND2 labs CCENT and ICND2 cram guides Bonus VLSM guide Motivational goal-setting guide Downloadable videos Free support via www.in60days.com Author Paul Browning is a former police officer who used his CCNA qualification to help him make a career change to IT. He worked for Cisco in the UK for a while, and then went on to start his own Cisco training company, which he ran for 8 years before moving into online Cisco training. He is the author of several Cisco study guides. He has also created the online Cisco certification training sites, including www.howtonetwork.net and www.in60days.com Technical author Farai Tafa used to work in a shoe shop but decided he wanted more out of life, so he began to study for his Cisco exams. He is now a dual CCIE and one of the leading Cisco consultants in the US. He currently designs, installs, and troubleshoots networks for large companies. Author Daniel Gheorghe is a CCIE in Routing and Switching. He is currently preparing for his second CCIE certification (in Security) and he is developing his skills in system penetration testing. He also holds numerous certifications in networking and security, from Cisco and other vendors, including CCNA, CCDA, CCNA Security, CCNP, CCDP, CCIP, FCNSA, FCNSP, and CEH. He took an interest in IT at an early age and soon developed a passion for computer networking, which made him study hard in order to reach an expert level. Technical author Dario Barinic is a network expert (dual CCIE #25071 – Routing and Switching, and Service Provider) with a Master of Engineering degree and eight years of experience in the networking field. He also holds other certifications, such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP, HP AIS, ASE, MASE, and various Cisco specialisations.Dario is specialised in the area of routing and switching (designing, implementing, troubleshooting, and operating service provider and large enterprise WAN and LAN networks).
DVD Features Three Complete Practice Exams, 31 videos, and 31 Interactive Exercises * Master every topic on CompTIA’s new Security SY0-401 exam * Assess your knowledge and focus your learning * Review key concepts with chapter-ending activities CompTIA Security SY0-401 Authorized Cert Guide,Deluxe Edition, Third Edition, is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor David L. Prowse shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Chapter-ending review activities help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Practice exam questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter sets you on the path to passing the exam. The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. The DVD also includes video solutions and interactive exercises to the Case Studies in the book. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this authorized study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time. The authorized study guide helps you master all the topics on the Security exam, including * Core computer system security * OS hardening and virtualization * Application security * Network design elements * Networking ports, protocols, and threats * Perimeter security * Network media and devices security * Physical security and authentication models * Access control * Vulnerability and risk assessment * Monitoring and auditing * Cryptography, including PKI * Redundancy and disaster recovery * Policies and procedures Companion DVD Your purchase includes three free, complete practice exams as well as video solutions and interactive exercises to the Case Studies in the book. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1 GHz processor (or equivalent); 512MB RAM; 650MB hard disk space plus 50MB for each downloaded practice exam: access to the Internet to register and download exam databases
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David L. Prowse is an author, a computer network specialist, and a technical trainer. Over the past several years he has authored several titles for Pearson Education, including the well-received CompTIA A Exam Cram . As a consultant, he installs and secures the latest in computer and networking technology. Over the past decade he has also taught CompTIA A , Network , and Security certification courses, both in the classroom and via the Internet. He runs the website www.davidlprowse.com , where he gladly answers questions from students and readers.
Comptia Security SY0-401 In Depth will prepare you to pass CompTIA’s new Security certification exam and earn this important credential in the field of computer security. Using the proven In Depth certification training method, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date, user-friendly test-prep guide. It will help you understand current risks and threats to networks and data, and give you the know-how and practice you’ll need to succeed. The book is fully mapped to Security exam objectives and offers in-depth coverage of all relevant topics, from handling malware to advanced cryptography, wireless and mobile security, and much more. End-of-chapter questions help you measure your progress and understanding of the material. The coaching and test-prep resources of Comptia Security SY0-401 In Depth will give you the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed on exam day.
Connecting Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks course in the Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) CCNA(R) Routing and Switching curriculum. This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course allows you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. You will learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: * Chapter objectives-Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. * Key terms-Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. * Glossary-Consult the comprehensive Glossary with 195 terms. * Summary of Activities and Labs-Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. * Check Your Understanding-Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. * How To-Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. * Interactive Activities-Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. * Videos-Watch the videos embedded within the online course. * Packet Tracer Activities-Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. * Hands-on Labs-Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.
A practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-enabled VPNs
- In-depth analysis of the Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) architecture
- Detailed discussion of the mechanisms and features that constitute the architecture
- Learn how MPLS scales to support tens of thousands of VPNs
- Extensive case studies guide you through the design and deployment of real-world MPLS/VPN networks
- Configuration examples and guidelines assist in configuring MPLS on Cisco® devices
- Design and implementation options help you build various VPN topologies
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is an innovative technique for high-performance packet forwarding. There are many uses for this new technology, both within a service-provider environment and within the enterprise network, and the most widely deployed usage today is the enabling of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). With the introduction of MPLS-enabled VPNs, network designers are able to better scale their networks than with the methods available in the past.
Network engineers and administrators need quick, effective education on this technology to efficiently deploy MPLS-enabled VPNs within their networks. With that goal in mind, MPLS and VPN Architectures provides an in-depth discussion particular to Cisco’s MPLS architecture. This book covers MPLS theory and configuration, network design issues, and case studies as well as one major MPLS application: MPLS-based VPNs. The MPLS/VPN architecture and all its mechanisms are explained with configuration examples, suggested design and deployment guidelines, and extensive case studies.
MPLS and VPN Architectures is your practical guide to understanding, designing, and deploying MPLS and MPLS-based VPNs.
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Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE #1354, is the Executive Director of the technical division at NIL, Cisco’s gold partner, training partner, and professional services provider. Ivan has more than 10 years of experience in designing, installing, troubleshooting, and operating large corporate and service provider networks, many of them based on the EIGRP routing protocol. He is also the creator of several advanced IP routing protocol courses, including the advanced EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting course that is offered by Cisco and NIL to their European customers.
Jim Guichard, CCIE #2069, is a Network Design Consultant at Cisco Systems who has extensive experience with designing, migrating, and deploying large-scale IP networks. Jim has used his practical knowledge to assist many of Cisco’s largest customers with their network rollouts. He has worked closely with Cisco development and has spent much time researching and testing MPLS-VPN functionality, both within the lab environment and within multiple customer deployments throughout Europe.
As a result of a rigorous, methodical process that (ISC)^2 follows to routinely update its credential exams, it has announced that enhancements will be made to both the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credential, beginning April 15, 2015. (ISC)^2 conducts this process on a regular basis to ensure that the examinations and subsequent training and continuing professional education requirements encompass the topic areas relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today’s practicing information security professionals. Refreshed technical content has been added to the official (ISC)^2 CISSP CBK to reflect the most current topics in the information security industry today. Some topics have been expanded (e.g., asset security, security assessment and testing), while other topics have been realigned under different domains. The result is an exam that most accurately reflects the technical and managerial competence required from an experienced information security professional to effectively design, engineer, implement and manage an organization’s information security program within an ever-changing security landscape. The domain names have been updated as follows: CISSP Domains, Effective April 15, 2015 * Security and Risk Management (Security, Risk, Compliance, Law, Regulations, Business Continuity) * Asset Security (Protecting Security of Assets) * Security Engineering (Engineering and Management of Security) * Communications and Network Security (Designing and Protecting Network Security) * Identity and Access Management (Controlling Access and Managing Identity) * Security Assessment and Testing (Designing, Performing, and Analyzing Security Testing) * Security Operations (Foundational Concepts, Investigations, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery) * Software Development Security (Understanding, Applying, and Enforcing Software Security) Some candidates may be wondering how these updates affect training materials for the CISSP credential. As part of the organization’s comprehensive education strategy and certifying body best practices, (ISC)^2 training materials do not teach directly to its credential examinations. Rather, (ISC)^2 Education is focused on teaching the core competencies relevant to the roles and responsibilities of today’s practicing information security professional. It is designed to refresh and enhance the knowledge of experienced industry professionals.
Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, PMP(R) Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Tenth Edition uses self study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP(R) certification exam the first time around. This tenth edition is up to date with the 2015 Examination Content Outline (ECO) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI(R)), which is the blueprint for the exam. In addition to 600 practice test questions, this edition includes a new chapter on the five process domains. It supplies an overview of each knowledge area, a list of exam topics, and 40 multiple-choice questions for each of the ten knowledge areas presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition (PMBOK(R) Guide). As in previous editions, this edition provides a clearly written rationale for each correct answer, along with a supporting reference list. To help broaden your understanding of the concepts in the answer, this edition features an expanded rationale that discusses why a particular answer is correct, some study tips to consider, and in many cases, an explanation as to why the other answers are incorrect. For each answer, the authors supply references to the appropriate pages in the PMBOK(R) Guide and the specific ECO domain and task. You will also find references to one or more of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, or Closing at the end of each rationale. The book features a 200-question online practice test that simulates the actual PMP(R) exam. It also includes the authors’ proprietary proficiency rating that will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses in each process domain so you can identify the areas where you require further study. Watch co-author Ginger Levin, PMP talk about this new edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ2RePeYBvY.
About the Author
Dr. Ginger Levin is a senior consultant, author, and educator with 49 years of experience in the project management field. Her specialty areas are portfolio management, program management, change management, the Project Management Office, metrics, and maturity assessments. Certified as a PMP(R) and PgMP(R), she was the second person in the world to receive the PgMP. In 2014, she won PMI(R)’s Eric Jenett Award. Dr. Levin is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where she teaches in the M.S. in Project Management Program, and for SKEMA University, France, in its doctoral programs in project management. Six of her students have won the Project Management Institute’s (PMI(R)) Student Paper of the Year Award. Dr. Levin is the editor, author, and co-author of approximately 20 books and is a series editor on advanced books in portfolio and program management for CRC Press. She presents regularly to the Project Management Institute and other organizations. Dr. Levin earned her doctorate in Information Systems Technology and Public Administration from The George Washington University and received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her research on large organizations. J. LeRoy Ward is President of Ward Associates, offering project, program and portfolio consulting and advisory services to corporations worldwide. Formerly, Mr. Ward was the Executive Vice President of ESI International responsible for R&D, Product Strategy and Consulting. Additionally, he spent more than 16 years with four U.S. federal agencies in the fields of cartography and information technology. Mr. Ward has authored nine publications and more than 40 articles in project, program, and portfolio management which have appeared in such publications as the Financial Times, PM Network, ProjectManager Today, CLO, and other notable trade and business publications. A dynamic and popular speaker and keynote presenter, Mr. Ward frequently speaks on project management and related topics at professional associations, client events, and conferences worldwide. Since 1991, he has worked to provide the most comprehensive guidance to project management practitioners, helping them pass the PMP Exam. Mr. Ward holds the PMP, PgMP, and PfMP certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI(R)); the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) credential from the Scrum Alliance; and is recognized by both The George Washington University School of Business and the Stanford University School of Engineering, as a “certified project manager.” Mr. Ward is also the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award from
Switched Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Switched Networks course in the Cisco(R) Networking Academy(R) CCNA(R) Routing and Switching curriculum. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of a converged switched network. You will learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to configure a switch for basic and advanced functionality. By the end of this course, you will be able to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with Virtual LANs and inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. You will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. The Companion Guide is designed as a portable desk reference to use anytime, anywhere to reinforce the material from the course and organize your time. The book’s features help you focus on important concepts to succeed in this course: * Chapter objectives-Review core concepts by answering the focus questions listed at the beginning of each chapter. * Key terms-Refer to the lists of networking vocabulary introduced and highlighted in context in each chapter. * Glossary-Consult the comprehensive Glossary more than 300 terms. * Summary of Activities and Labs-Maximize your study time with this complete list of all associated practice exercises at the end of each chapter. * Check Your Understanding-Evaluate your readiness with the end-of-chapter questions that match the style of questions you see in the online course quizzes. The answer key explains each answer. Related Title: Switched Networks Lab Manual ISBN-10: 1-58713-327-X ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-327-5 * How To-Look for this icon to study the steps you need to learn to perform certain tasks. * Interactive Activities-Reinforce your understanding of topics with all the different exercises from the online course identified throughout the book with this icon. * Videos-Watch the videos embedded within the online course. * Packet Tracer Activities-Explore and visualize networking concepts using Packet Tracer exercises interspersed throughout the chapters. * Hands-on Labs-Work through all the course labs and Class Activities that are included in the course and published in the separate Lab Manual.
The VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending “Review Tasks” help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. * Master VMware VCAP5-DCA exam topics * Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes and review tasks * Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks * Prepare and practice with realistic exam scenarios The VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5-Data Center Administration. VMware Certified Instructors (VCI) Steve Baca and John A. Davis share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics. This Official Cert Guide comes with access to one set of original practice scenarios designed to prepare you for the experience of the real exam and get you comfortable executing the scenarios in order to complete them in the limited amount of time during the actual test. Content in the practice scenarios maps to the VCAP blueprint and is relevant to both the VDCA510 and VDCA550 exams. All the scenarios are based on real-world experiences, where administration tasks that are covered by the exam, may need to be applied. Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. The VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training. The official study guide helps you master many of the topics on the VCAP5-DCA exam, including * Using administrator tools such as the vSphere Client, ESXCLI, vmkfstools, ESXTOP, vCLI, vMA, and PowerCLI. * Understanding the networking features that are available in vSphere, such as VLAN, PVLANS, and Netflow. * Managing vSphere features and technologies that can be used to provide solutions to various storage challenges. * Understanding performance tuning, optimization, and troubleshooting. * Carrying out a cluster configuration, troubleshoot, and management of a vSphere cluster. * Performing patch management and updating of ESXi hosts, virtual machine hardware, VMware Tools, and virtual appliances using VMware Update Manager. * Recognizing how logging works for both ESXi hosts and the vCenter Server. * Identifying the different methods to secure your vSphere environment. * Making sense of Auto Deploy and how its moving parts work.