Building Cisco Remote Access Networks

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Cisco Press, 1999 - Computers - 652 pages

Cisco authorized self-study book for CCNP Remote Access foundation learning

  • Prepare for CCNP and CCDP certifications while learning the fundamentals of remote access networks
  • Apply Cisco solutions for assembling and cabling WAN components
  • Enable on-demand connections by configuring asynchronous connections with modems and configuring Point-to-Point Protocol
  • Enhance on-demand connectivity using ISDN and DDR technologies
  • Learn how to manage permanent connections with X.25, Frame Relay, backups, queuing, and compression

Building Cisco Remote Access Networks is a Cisco authorized self-paced learning tool. It teaches you how to design, configure, and maintain a remote access network using Cisco products. This book helps you enable and enhance the on-demand connectivity of a small office, home office, or telecommuter site to a Central site. It is divided into six main areas: introduction to remote access networks, identifying Cisco solutions to remote access needs, enabling on-demand connections to the Central site, enhancing on-demand connectivity, enabling permanent connections to the Central site, and scaling remote access networks.

Building Cisco Remote Access Networks offers detailed and concise solutions for working with remote access networks. Configuration examples demonstrate management and troubleshooting techniques. Step-by-step configuration and troubleshooting lists walk you though remote access network set-up and management. In-depth discussions teach you how to maintain and scale a remote access network. Finally, chapter-ending questions help you assess your understanding of key concepts and start you down the path for attaining your CCNP(r) and CCDP(r) certifications.

Building Cisco Remote Access Networks is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco Systems that can include simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

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About the author (1999)

Catherine Paquet is the director of technical resources for Global Knowledge Network (Canada) Inc., the largest Cisco worldwide training partner. Catherine is a certified Cisco Systems instructor and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) with a Security Specialty. Catherine was a member of the team at Cisco Systems that developed the Building Scalable Cisco Networks (BSCN) instructor-led course.

Catherine has in-depth knowledge of routing technologies, security systems, and access services mainly in the area of Frame Relay, ISDN, and asynchronous connections. Catherine's internetworking career started as a LAN manager, promoted to MAN manager, and eventually became the nationwide WAN manager for a federal department. She was the master instructor for the Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN) and Managing Cisco Networks Security (MCNS) courses at Global Knowledge Network (Canada). She is now directing Global Knowledge technical operations for Canada. Catherine has a master's in business administration with a major in management information systems.

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