|About the Book|
Learn to install and configure WAN switches with an authorized self-study guideCisco WAN Switching Professional Reference contains the complete course materials for three official professional-level WAN switching courses: MSSC: Multiband Switch and Service ConfigurationBSSC: BPX Switch and Service Configuration MACC: MGX ATM Concentrator ConfigurationAs client/server applications become more demanding and corporations and e-businesses depend more heavily on the wide-area network (WAN) infrastructure, there is a growing need for skilled WAN engineers who are trained to design and maintain high-availability WANs. Another factor driving the need for expert WAN switching professionals is the fact that prices of large-scale private WAN networks are dropping for the enterprise customer. With WAN switching technology becoming more affordable and increasingly critical to support customers of service providers and carriers, WAN switching know-how is essential for employers and employees alike. This book helps you choose the appropriate equipment for your environment and gives you the tools you need to implement and support the entire line of Cisco WAN switches.Whether you are searching for an accompaniment to the Cisco WAN switching courses or simply need a comprehensive reference to the complete line of Cisco WAN switches, Cisco WAN Switching Professional Reference provides you with an end-to-end solution for implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting these critical components of any large-scale network architecture.Wide-area network switching products and technologies form the telecommunications backbone from which service providers deliver all new communicationsservices across our planet. As we build a bigger, better, and faster global communications infrastructure-one of increasing importance to businesses, governments, schools, and individuals across the world-the need for WAN switching professionals becomes vital to the operation of the network upon which the world does business. The Cisco WAN Switching Professional Reference is the only training guide of its kind on the market today, providing a complete and in-depth understanding of WAN switching technologies.-Charles Giancarlo, Senior VP and GM, Cisco Systems, Inc.(r)Learn to install and configure Ciscos complete line of WAN switchesUnderstand the complete inner workings of the MGX(tm), BPX(r), and IGX(tm) switchesExplore voice, IP, ATM, and MPLS features on the MGX switchUnderstand interworking between Frame Relay and ATMConfigure ATM ports, ATM connections, and SONET APSFind information on voice and data channels and connections on the IGX switchTest your WAN switching knowledge with end-of-chapter review questionsLearn how to synchronize your network with any type of WAN switch Troubleshoot your network efficiently and effectivelyThis volume is in the Certification and Training Series offered by Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed training solutions on key internetworking topics to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.