This book is a focused guide for the CISCO Switch 642-813 Exam, which is an exam that is part of the CCNP program. The Cisco Certified Network Professional program certifies that the person is competent in Cisco technologies and can plan, configure, and implement different types of networks using Cisco technologies. The CCNP Switch 642-813 exam tests the student’s understanding of Cisco’s switching technologies. CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide provides comprehensive coverage of the topic in preparation for the exam. The book is divided into 7 parts. The first part explains the new CCNP exam format. The second part explains the basics of Cisco’s Campus Network Architecture to build switching solutions. The third chapter shows how to design Campus Networks. The fourth chapter explains Campus Network services - integrated wireless LANs and IP telephony. The fifth chapter discusses securing the networks - securing VLANs and switch access. The sixth part focuses on final preparations for the exam. The seventh part is a set of Appendices.
David Hucaby is an experienced Cisco network professional who works at the University of Kentucky. He has written other books related to Cisco technologies, including CCNP Security Firewall 642-617, CCNP Switch 642-813 Cert Kit: Video, Flash Card, and Quick Reference Preparation Package [With Online Flashcards and DVD], CCNP Routing and Switching Official Certification Library, Cisco Router Configuration Handbook, and CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide [With CDROM]. Hucaby uses Cisco technologies like Cisco catalyst, FWSM, ASA, and VPN products to implement and manage healthcare networks. He has a masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.