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Top-Down Network Design

Learn about the first step of network design: analyzing your customer or company's business goals.

Top-Down Network Design is a practical and comprehensive guide to designing enterprise networks that are reliable,...

secure, and manageable, teaching a systematic method for network design that can be applied to campus LANs, remote-access networks, WAN links, and large-scale internetworks. In chapter 1, author Priscilla Oppenheimer covers the first step of design: analyzing your customer or company's business goals.

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This was last published in May 2002

Dig Deeper on Network Infrastructure

Designing an optimal Layer 3 for Cisco network service architectures This chapter from 'Authorized Self-Study Guide: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures, 2nd ed.' examines a select number of topics on both advanced IP addressing and select design issues with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF). Advanced IP addressing and routing protocol design encompasses a large amount of detail that has already filled a number of books on routing protocols and networking best practices. Learn how to design addressing solutions to support summarization, design routing solutions to support summarization, route filtering, and redistribution, and design scalable EIGRP, OSPF and BGP routing solutions for the enterprise.

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