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Authored by wireless industry expert and leader Jim Geier, Deploying Voice over Wireless LANs draws on Geier’s extensive experience with real-world VoWLAN deployments. Geier brings together state-of-the-art insights into VoWLAN technologies, standards, products, services, implementation strategies, and much more.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 5: VoWLAN Security Solutions

IP Telephony Using CallManager Express Lab PortfolioAuthors: Cheryl Schmidt and Ernie FriendBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 12/22/06; List price: $29.95

As you work through the 51 labs in the book, you learn how to deploy a basic phone system using a CallManager Express-capable router. You install, configure, and customize Cisco IP Phones to work in an IP telephony environment as well as with traditional analog telephony devices.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 4: Dial Plans and Dial Peers

Authorized Self-Study Guide Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), Third EditionAuthors: Diana Teare and Catherine PaquetBuy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 12/26/06; List price: $65.00

This book teaches readers to design, configure, maintain, and scale routed networks that are growing in size and complexity. The book covers routing principles of both distance vector and link-state routing protocols; IP addressing techniques; the theory behind the IGP and EGP routing protocols; and configuration and troubleshooting information for each protocol.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 10: Implementing IPv6

CCNP BSCI Quick Reference SheetsAuthors: Brent Stewart and Denise Donohue (read Denise's blog for Cisco Subnet) Buy this from Ciscopress.com and save 30% save when you join the ciscopress.com site

Pub date: 11/03/06; List price: $9.99

As a final exam preparation tool, the CCNP BSCI Quick Reference Sheets provide a concise review of all objectives on the new CCNP BSCI exam (642-901). With this document as your guide, you will review topics on advanced IP addressing, routing principles, multicast routing, IPv6, manipulating routing updates, configuring basic BGP, and configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 8: IPv6 Introduction

Cisco Voice Gateways and GatekeepersAuthors: David Mallory, Ken Salhoff and Denise Donohue (read Denise's blog for Cisco Subnet) Buy this book from Cisco Press and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub date: 08/17/06; List price: $65

Cisco Voice Gateways and Gatekeepers provides detailed solutions to real-world problems encountered when implementing a VoIP network. This practical guide helps you understand Cisco gateways and gatekeepers and configure them properly. Gateway selection, design issues, feature configuration, and security and high-availability issues are all covered in depth.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 10: Digit Manipulation

MPLS VPN SecurityBy: Michael H. Behringer (read Michael's blog for Cisco Subnet) and Monique J. MorrowBuy this book from Cisco Press and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub date: 06/08/05; List price: $55

MPLS VPN Security is the first book to address the security features of MPLS VPN networks and to show you how to harden and securely operate an MPLS network. 

Go to free chapter: Chapter 6: How IPSec Complements MPLS

MPLS FundamentalsAuthor: Luc De GheinBuy this book from Cisco Press and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub date: 11/21/06; List price: $60

A comprehensive introduction to all facets of MPLS theory and practice. The book helps networking professionals choose the suitable MPLS application and design for their network and provides MPLS theory and relates to basic IOS configuration examples. 

Go to free chapter: MPLS and Quality of Service 

Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2nd EditionAuthors: Jeff Doyle (read Jeff's blog for Cisco Subnet) and Jennifer CarrollBuy this book from Cisco Press and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub date: 10/19/05; List price: $85.00

A detailed examination of interior routing protocols -- completely updated in a new edition, that includes a complete revision of the best-selling first edition--widely considered a premier text on TCP/IP routing protocols; a core textbook for CCIE preparation and a practical reference for network designers, administrators, and engineers; a configuration and troubleshooting lessons that would cost thousands to learn in a classroom.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 9: OSPFv3

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CCNP Video Mentor Author: Kevin WallaceBuy this book from ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub Date: 03/14/07; List price: $89.99

CCNP Video Mentor is a DVD-based series of instructional videos that demonstrate how to accomplish various CCNP-level configuration tasks on Cisco routers and switches. The 16 videos contained in this product total over 5 hours of instruction. At Cisco Subnet you can watch for free ISCW Lab 3: Securing Cisco Routers using Cisco Security Device Manager.

Business Case for Storage NetworksAuthor: Bill Williams (read Bill's blog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this book from ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Pub Date: 10/19/04; List price: $39.95

Understand the business case for storage networks and lower your total cost of ownership with this comprehensive guide.The book covers the benefits of storage networks, providing a comprehensive business case for the adoption and deployment of storage networking solutions; and provides a complete overview of the TCO methodology for storage networks. 

Go to free chapter: Chapter 5: Maximizing Storage Investments.

Endpoint Securityblog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this book from Informit.com and save 30% when you join the site

Author: Mark Kadrich (read Mark's

Pub Date: 03/30/07; List price: $54.99

Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional

Despite massive investments in security technology and training, hackers are increasingly succeeding in attacking networks at their weakest links: their endpoints. Now, leading security expert Mark Kadrich introduces a breakthrough strategy to protecting all your endpoint devices, from desktops and notebooks to PDAs and cellphones.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 5: Endpoints and Network Integration .

PacketCable Implementationblog for Cisco Subnet)Buy this book from ciscopress.com and save 30% when you join the Cisco Press site

Author: Jeff Riddel, CCIE No. 12798 (read Jeff's

Pub Date: 02/09/07; US SRP $75

The first complete primer on PacketCable network design, provisioning, configuration, management, and security. Drawing on consulting experience with every leading cable operator, Jeff Riddel presents real-world case studies, sample network designs, configurations, and practical tips for all facets of PacketCable planning and deployment.

Go to free chapter: Chapter 14 Multimedia Applications .

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