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Authorized Self-Study Guide
Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
Foundation learning for CCNP 642-812 BCMSN
Richard Froom, CCIE® No. 5102
Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549
Authorized Self-Study Guide: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN), Fourth Edition, is a Cisco® authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCNP® switching foundation learning. You will learn how to create scalable multilayer switched networks by installing, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure equipment for a campus switched network and integrate advanced technologies such as VoIP and wireless.
This comprehensive book provides detailed information and easy-to-grasp tutorials on advanced skills in design, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of enterprise level switched networks, including converged IP data, voice, and Airespace wireless LAN (WLAN) connectivity. The book assumes only a basic understanding of networking so it provides a great deal of detail on the topics covered.
This book is ideal for certification candidates who are seeking a self-paced tool to learn the material covered in the latest BCMSN exam.
Each chapter opens with the list of topics covered to clearly identify the focus of that chapter. At the end of each chapter, Study Tips list the main points related to the BCMSN exam. A summary of key concepts for quick study and review questions provide you with an opportunity to assess and reinforce your understanding of the material. Real-world case studies help illuminate theoretical concepts.
In addition, chapters that cover Catalyst configurations also include configuration exercises. Most of these are small-scale exercises that can be performed on a single switch. The goal of using small-scale exercises is to enable network professionals to practice the configuration exercises with only a single switch.
Richard Froom, CCIE® No. 5102, is a technical leader for the Data Center, Switching and Wireless (DSW), and Storage Area Networking (SAN) Test Lab at Cisco.
Balaji Sivasubramanian, CCNP, is an escalation engineer for the Gigabit Switching Business Unit (GSBU) at Cisco.
Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549, is a senior support engineer working for the Data Center, DSW, and SAN Test Lab at Cisco.
Provides a thorough introduction to campus switched network construction, support, and security
Explains the fundamentals of multilayer switched network design and specific design features such as Spanning Tree Protocol, quality of service (QoS), and high availability
Covers virtual LAN (VLAN) and InterVLAN Routing implementation
Incorporates wireless client access and configuring campus switches to support voice technologies
Uses extensive configuration examples and diagrams to solidify the explanations of topics
Presents self-assessment review questions, configuration exercises, chapter objectives and summaries, and study tips to ensure information recall
This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.
Category: Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNP BCMSN Exam 642-812
About the Authors
Richard Froom, CCIE No. 5102, is an engineering manager for the Data Center Business Unit Customer
Operations Group at Cisco Systems. Richard is currently testing Cisco storage solutions with customers
and has been involved in customer testing, proof-of-concept testing, and post-sales support of
Cisco storage solutions. He has been with Cisco for nine years, previously serving as a support engineer
troubleshooting customers' networks and a technical leader working with Cisco Catalyst products.
Richard, being involved with Catalyst product field trials, has been crucial in driving troubleshooting
capabilities of Catalyst and MDS products and software. He has also contributed substantially to the
Cisco.com LAN Technologies Technical Tips and has written white papers about 802.3 auto-negotiation
and HSRP. Richard is also the coauthor ofCisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks
(ISBN 1-58705-120-6) from Cisco Press. He attended Clemson University and completed his bachelor
of science degree in computer engineering.
Balaji Sivasubramanian, CCNP, is a product manager for the Internet Systems Business Unit (ISBU)
at Cisco Systems. He is involved in defining product requirements for the next generation switching
products for the Catalyst 6500 Switch Series. Previously, Balaji served as a team leader for the Cisco
Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) LAN Switching team and as an escalation engineer for the
Gigabit Switching Business Unit (GSBU). He has been with Cisco for more than seven years. He was a
technical reviewer for the Cisco Press title,Cisco Catalyst QoS: Quality of Service in Campus Networks
(ISBN 1-58705-120-6). In addition, Balaji has authored and reviewed many technical white papers on
Cisco.com for the LAN Technologies subject area. He has been a presenter at Cisco Networkers and
Technical Virtual Chalk Talk seminars for partners. Balaji holds a master of science degree in electronics
and computer engineering from the University of Arizona and holds a bachelor of engineering
degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Anna University, India.
Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549, is a team lead working for the Data Center, Business unit in SAN Test
Lab at Cisco Systems. Erum is currently testing SAN solutions for various Cisco customers to aid them in
deployment of the Cisco storage technologies. In addition, she is testing new features and products as well
as handling crucial customer issues concerning Catalyst switches and Cisco MDS switches. She has been
working for Cisco for the past six years and has been involved in early field trial testing of Catalyst products.
In addition, Erum has contributed and authored articles on Cisco.com and inCertification Magazineon LAN and SAN technologies. Erum attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, where shecompleted her master of science degree in electrical engineering, and she received her bachelor's degreefrom the N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan.
For questions regarding this book, you can contact Richard at email@example.com and Erum at