Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: End-to-End QoS Network Design

End-to-End QoS Network Design: Quality of Service LANs, WANs and VPNs was another book I bought for the CCIE preparations (but never read until now ;)).

Since I’m busy with a QoS design/concept for our company network (amongst other stuff) I was haveing a look into different Design books/pdfs/documents and was guided to the official Cisco Enterprise QoS Solution Reference Network Design Guide. And well It seems to be the exactly same as the book itself. Except the books Chapter II (QoS Toolset), which handles the different QoS Tools and explains them into more depth than the Guide which only gives a brief overview.

So before you think about buying the book, you probably should have a look at the free Cisco Design Guide if you don’t need an in depth explanation of the QoS Tools 🙂


Book Review: Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance

I was invited to a Cisco education round table during the Networkers 2009 in Barcelona and I got a voucher to hand in at the Cisco shop for participating in that round table. After I screened the available books at the store I finally decided to buy the book Cisco ASA: All-in-One Firewall, IPS, and VPN Adaptive Security Appliance (written by Jazib Frahim and Omar Santos) for about 5 Euro 🙂


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Book Review: Routing TCP/IP Volume I 2nd Edition

Routing TCP/IP Volume I 2nd Edition (written by Jeff Doyle) was the first book for my CCIE preparations I’ve read from the first to the last page (except the IS-IS chapter). Some people I know call this book the routing bible 😉
Its about interior routing protocols (distance vector and link state) and also covers redistribution, filtering and route-maps.

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Book Review: The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide

Ok this is my first book review, so please be kind with me 😉

Even though Im not so much into security, I recently bought The Complete Cisco VPN Configuration Guide (written by Richard Deal) cause we got quite a number of VPN connections at work and I wanted to have something like a reference book for VPN.

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