Between the pages of the upcoming 'Routing TCP/IP' book

* Two weeks until you can lay your hands on the second edition of 'Routing TCP/IP'

The suspense, the intrigue... what will you do for the next two weeks while you wait for the publication of the much-anticipated second edition of "Routing TCP/IP" by Jeff Doyle? Officials from publisher Cisco Press say the first edition was their best selling title, having sold more than 55,000 copies since its release in 1998. And guess what? We have a sneak peak of a chapter from the second edition here.

My colleague Carolyn Duffy Marsan recently caught up with Doyle, who is a minor celebrity and a popular presence on the conference speaking circuit, thanks to his book. You can also read Carolyn's story "You won't find this book on Oprah's list".

Doyle tells Carolyn that although Cisco wanted him to write the book, the networking giant had a lot of concerns because Doyle now works at archrival Juniper. When he wrote the first edition, Doyle was working for systems integrator International Network Services. Interesting stuff.

The book is considered a must-read for network engineers pursuing Cisco certifications. Cisco says it is a complete desk reference for anyone who works with Cisco routers.

If "Routing TCP/IP" leaves you hungry for more networking books, Cisco Press is releasing several other books this month:

*  "CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition" by David Hucaby. An update to the self-study test preparation book for the CCNP BCMSN exam, which now includes updates on high-availability considerations and design, security in the switching environment, and voice virtual LANs.

*  "CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide" by Earl Carter. This book covers all of the major topics on the new Cisco Systems IPS exam. Each chapter of this book tests readers' knowledge of the subjects through specially designed assessment and study features.

(Last month, Cisco announced enhancements to the Cisco Career Certifications program certification policy for the CCSP professional-level certification. Visit the CCSP page at Cisco Press for more details.)

* "Cisco 802.11 Wireless Networking Quick Reference" by Toby Velte and Anthony Velte. A pocket guide for network engineers and administrators who are implementing or have implemented Cisco wireless technologies

* "Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance" by Omar Santos and Jazib Frahim. A guide to planning, installing, configuring and maintaining the new Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance.

* "CCNP Certification Library, Third Ed." by multiple authors. An updated self-study exam preparation library for CCNP certification includes the new edition of CCNP BCMSN Exam Certification.

* "MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS Software" by Umesh Lakshman and Lancy Lobo. A The hands-on guide to practical, real-world MPLS configuration using Cisco IOS software.

Happy reading!


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