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Voice over IP Security focuses on the analysis of current and future threats, the evaluation of security products, the methodologies of protection, and best practices for architecture design and service deployment.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 1: Working with VoIP

CCNA Wireless Official Exam Certification GuideBrandon Carroll (See Brandon Carroll's exclusive blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save when you join the site 

Published: 10/23/08; List price: $44.99.

Senior instructor Brandon Carroll shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 1: Introduction to Wireless Networking Concepts

Chained Exploits: Advanced Hacking AttacksAndrew Whitaker, Keatron Evans and Jack Voth (See Keatron Evans' exclusive blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from InformIT and save when you join the site 

Published by Addison-Wesley Professional: 2/16/09; List price: $39.99.

The first book that reflects the way today's hackers actually work: by combining multiple exploits to create even more powerful attacks

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 2: Multidimensional Space

IPv6 SecurityScott Hogg and Eric Vyncke (See Scott Hogg's exclusive blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the site 

Published: 12/11/08; List price: $60.

IPv6 Security offers guidance for avoiding security problems prior to widespread IPv6 deployment.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 1: Introduction to IPv6

Cisco Voice over IP (CVOICE)(Authorized Self-Study Guide), 3rd EditionKevin Wallace (See Kevin's exclusive blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the site 

Published: 07/16/08; List price: $65.

This book provides you with the knowledge and skills required to plan, design, and deploy a Cisco voice-over-IP (VoIP) network and to integrate gateways and gatekeepers into an enterprise VoIP network.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 3: Routing Calls over Analog Voice Ports

SSL Remote Access VPNs (Network Security)Qiang Huang and Jazib Frahim)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the site 

Published: 06/10/07; List price: $50.

Provides you with a basic working knowledge of SSL virtual private networks on Cisco SSL VPN-capable devices.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 2: SSL VPN Technology

Cisco Firewall Video Mentor (Video Learning)By Dave HucabyBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the site 

Published: 05/13/08; List price: $69.99.

A unique video product that provides you with more than five hours of personal visual instruction from best-selling author and lead network engineer David Hucaby.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Lab 10: Setting Up a DMZ

VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization ServersEdward L. Haletky (See Edward's exclusive blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from InformIT.com and save 30% when you join the site 

Published: 12/29/07; List price: $50.

Drawing on his extensive experience consulting on large-scale ESX Server implementations, Edward L. Haletky brings together an unprecedented collection of tips, best practices, and field-tested solutions.

Go to free chapter: Go to free chapter: Chapter 1: System Considerations

Cisco Network Admission Control, Volume II: NAC Deployment and TroubleshootingBy Jazib Frahim, Omar Santos, David WhiteBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site 

Published: 11/21/06; List price: $60.

The book focuses on the key components that make up the NAC Framework, showing how you can successfully deploy and troubleshoot each component and the overall solution.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 7: Configuring NAC on Cisco ASA and PIX Security Appliances

Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet AccessBy Eric Geier WallaceBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site 

Published: 10/10/06; List price: $40.

Wi-Fi Hotspots helps you throughout the entire process of setting up a hotspot to offer free or fee-based Internet access to the general public.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 4: Solution 1: Simple Free Access Hotspot 

Cisco Voice over IP (CVoice) (Authorized Self-Study Guide) Adobe Reader, 2nd EditionBy Kevin WallaceBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site 

Published: Sept. 1, 2006; List price: $48

A self-paced learning tool for Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP) voice over IP (VoIP) foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge you need to implement and support data and voice integration solutions at the network-access level.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 7: Improving and Maintaining Voice Quality 

iExec Enterprise Essentials Companion GuideBy: Martha Young and Michael Jude. (Read Martha Young's blog for Cisco Subnet.)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published: May 11, 2008; List price: $49.95

iExec Enterprise Essentials Companion Guide is the official print companion to the Cisco Entrepreneur Institute’s new iExec Enterprise Essentials curriculum—innovative IT-related business education designed to help you transform organizations through the strategic use of IT and Internet applications. Working through a realistic, start-to-finish case study, you’ll learn exactly how to use technology to help businesses enhance their processes and drive sustainable competitive advantage.

Go to free chapter: Module 1: Strategic Imperatives

Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANsBy: David Castaneda, Oisin Mac Alasdair, and Christopher VinckierBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published: May 16, 2006; List price:: $45

The Business Case for Enterprise-Class Wireless LANs helps you make the right decisions by explaining the business value and cost of investing in a WLAN—from security and architecture to deployment and application. Using a lifecycle perspective, this guide covers the value proposition, cost justification, and alignment of security, design, and operational components within the business.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 7: Security and Wireless LANs

Security Threat Mitigation and Response: Understanding Cisco Security MARSBy: Dale Tesch, Greg Abelar.Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published: Sept. 28, 2006; List price:: $55

Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (Cisco Security MARS) complements network and security infrastructure investment by delivering a security command and control solution that is easy to deploy, easy to use, and cost-effective. Cisco Security MARS fortifies deployed network devices and security countermeasures, empowering you to readily identify, manage, and eliminate network attacks and maintain compliance.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 5: CS-MARS Appliance Setup and Configuration

The Power of IP VideoRead Nader and Jennifer's blog for Cisco Subnet

By: Felicia Brych, Jennifer Baker, Mike Mitchell and Nader A Nanjiani.

Published: Dec. 12, 2008; List price:: $35

Understand and profit from the business benefits of video, voice, and web communications technologies. Learn how productivity advantages can be achieved through the adoption of video, voice and web collaboration; adopt and implement rich media in organizations with a focus on productivity gains; make a case for adoption using speed to market, process improvement, enhanced productivity, improved profitability and increased revenue as business drivers.

Go to free chapter Chapter 1: Quad-play and the Curse of Interesting Times 

Fax, Modem and Text for IP TelephonyRead David Hanes' blog for Cisco SubnetBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

By: David Hanes and Gonzalo Salgueiro.

Published: June 11, 2008; List price:: $55

A comprehensive resource that confronts the need for information on transporting alternative, non-voice communications over the IP protocol. Beginning with the basic theory and operation of fax, modem, and text telephony, this book then educates you on all of the current transport options that are available. 

Go to free chapter Chapter 4: Passthrough 

Nettwork Security Technologies and Solutions (CCIE Professional Development Series)By: Yusuf Bhaiji Read Yusuf's blog for Cisco SubnetBuy this from Ciscopresss.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published: March 20, 2008; List price:: $80

Network Security Technologies and Solutions is a comprehensive reference to the most cutting-edge security products and methodologies available to networking professionals today. This book helps you understand and implement current, state-of-the-art network security technologies to ensure secure communications throughout the network infrastructure.

Go to free chapter Chapter 1: Overview of Network Security

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) (Authorized Self-Study Guide)By: Dennis Hartmann (Read Dennis Hartmann's blog, exclusively for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published: June 3, 2008; List Price: $65

This book provides the knowledge necessary to install, configure, and deploy a Cisco Unified Communications solution based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the call routing and signaling component of the Cisco Unified Communications solution. By reading this book, you will gain an understanding of deploying a Cisco Unified Communications Manager to support single site, centralized, distributed, and hybrid call processing models.

Go to free chapter Chapter 1: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Architecture

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide, 3rd EditionBy Wendell Odom, Rus Healy, Naren MehtaBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Published Oct 30, 2007 as part of the Exam Certification Guideseries; List Price: $89.99

A best of breed Cisco exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam. It presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques.

Go to free chapter Chapter 1: Ethernet Basics

 CCNA Practice Questions (Exam 640-802), 3rd EditionPub date: 04/03/08; List price: $24.99 Buy this from InformIT.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Author: Jeremy Cioara

Published by Exam Cram

Simulations now included with MeasureUp’s innovative test engine for better preparation for the real exam. Features more than 300 questions organized according to the CCENT and CCNA exam objectives.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 2: Switching Foundations

CCSP SNPA Quick Reference(read Brandon's blog exclusively for Cisco Subnet)Pub date: 02/25/08; List price: $19.99 Buy this from ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Author: Brandon Carroll

This digital Short Cut provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics in cram-style format. With this document as your guide, you will review topics on securing networks using routers and switches. 

Go to free chapter: Chapter 4: AAA Configurations

Voice over IP Fundamentals, 2nd EditionAuthors: Jonathan Davidson, James Peters, Manoj Bhatia, Satish Kalidindi, Sudipto MukherjeeBuy this from ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 07/27/07; List price: $60

Voice over IP Fundamentals explains how a basic IP telephony infrastructure is built and works today, major concepts concerning voice and data networking, and transmission of voice over data networks. 

Go to free chapter: Chapter 9: Billing and Mediation Services

CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Certification Guide, 2nd EditionRead Wendell's blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Authors: Wendell Odom, Jim Geier and Naren Mehta (

Pub date: 02/20/06; List price: $79.95

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. 

Go to free chapter: Chapter 9: EIGRP.

Cisco Networking Simplified, 2nd EditionAuthors: Neil Anderson, Jim Doherty, Paul Della Maggiora (Read Neil and Jim's blog for Cisco Subnet.)Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 12/18/07; List price: $39.99

Even if you’ve never set up or managed a network, this book helps you quickly master the concepts you need to understand. Its full-color diagrams and clear explanations give you the big picture: how each important networking technology works, what it can do for you, and how they all fit together. 

Go to free chapter: Part I: How computer communicate.

Self-Defending Networks: The Next Generation of Network SecurityAuthor: Duane De CapiteBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 08/31/06; List price: $45

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