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Nov 28 2007   12:18AM GMT

Cisco networking bookshelf bonanza!

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Maybe you are hoping to catch up on some networking know-how before the new year… or perhaps you could use a free gift for that special geek on your holiday gift list. Either way, I’d like to help. Thanks to the friendly elves at Cisco Press, we have a big stack of networking books to give away! Here are a few examples:
stocking full of books

  • CCNP BSCI Portable Command Guide by Scott Empson
  • CCNA Portable Command Guide second edition by Scott Empson
  • LAN Switch Security: What Hackers Know About Your Switches by Eric Vyncke and Christopher Paggen, CCIE No. 2659
  • End-to-End Network Security: Defense-in-Depth by Omar Santos

If you’d like a chance to win one of these books, all you need to do is comment on this post and tell us the number one networking issue you’d like to learn more about in 2008, and post your comment before 8:00 a.m. EST December 10. Don’t forget to include an email address where we can reach you (and you can email us separately if you are worried about spammers, but don’t forget to include your ITKE ID so we’ll know you posted)! We’ll pick winners at random and keep sending books (chosen at random) ’til we run out. (Unfortunately, we can only ship within the U.S., but we’d still like to hear from our international readers.)

We can’t guarantee you’ll get the book before Dec. 25, but we’ll do our best.  Good luck, and thanks in advance for your input!

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  • QueenDee65
    Hello! I've sent an email to the email address provided.
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  • Bhnetadmin
    I'd like to see a thorough review/tutorial on 802.1x with IAS as a backend. Including Radius Proxy setup and MONITORING of the radius service. Perhaps how to implement Zenoss/other OSS to monitor the 802.1x infrastructure. A lot of shops have Cisco infrastructure with MS servers as backend.
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  • Dmorley
    I would like to learn about wireless network security.
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  • StewartC
    I would like to learn more about Web 2.0 network filtering
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  • Resnetsys
    I'd like to see a book on implementing VoIP for small businesses.
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  • Markpalus
    I am interested in end-to-end network security and NAC. Engineering an Industrial Automation Network. Use of Cisco Switches, Need to secure to the edge. Problem lies in securing serial devices on ethernet. How to create restricted security zones and implement Serial Device Routers, applying layered security principles without breaking the legacy systems communication requirements.
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  • Satirical
    Haooy Christmas! What I plan to do in the New Year is learn more about wireless & mobile - LANs and cellular phone networks, especially UMTS and bearer services.
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  • Ccna
    Hello, I would like to learn more about Security devices like ASA 5520 and 5510
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  • Sarku
    I would like to see something on wireless network security gateways.
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  • 2BEorNOT2BE
    I'd like to learn more about Cisco MARS - all about it.
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  • Pet geek
    As an accountant with a wide geek streak, I inherited the IT department when it grew big enough to be a department in and of itself.... I need pointers to how best to automate the necessary security functions so that the machines do everything they can do well. In a perfect world, I would be able to automate the process of going through logs (and the process would go through all of them every time,) learn what 'normal' looked like and flag anything that wasn't. ...and it wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. If I could afford either, I'd get staff added.
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  • Lamrozin
    I'd like to learn more about network assessments for VoIP implementations.
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  • EarlofPerl
    I'd like to see an indepth discussion of site to site VPN, including VOIP prioritizing.
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  • Swhuffman96
    I need to review WAN routing and wireless LAN security. I have sent an email to the addy provided.
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  • Shotzy
    I want to learn more about features/strategies in relation to securing Cisco devices.
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  • Phileobak
    I'd like to see more network monitoring and troubleshooting tips as well as more certification information.
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  • Goojon
    I like to see more info on wireless and anything concerning cisco certs.
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  • Turbo
    the number one networking issue i do like to learn more about in 2008 is Multi Protocol Layer Switching (MPLS)
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  • Mchauvin
    I would like to learn more about vpn set up and intergrating different types of vpn devices to set up tunnels between unmatched vpn devices.
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  • Mr B
    I'd like to learn more about IPv6 and it's effect on all affected areas, i.e. business, security, maintenance, support, marketing, etc.
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  • Jimboschow
    Networking issues for 2008 that I'd like to learn more about are routing protocols and network security.
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  • Dunit
    I would like to knowthe difference between Cisco's wlan and Extricom's wlan product.
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  • BobMCSE
    I would like to learn more about Cisco IOS programming to identify rouge access point and network connections and be able to lock down my network.
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  • Amidos81
    I am interested to read CCNP BSCI Portable Command Guide by Scott Empson
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  • DiegoDH
    Network security concepts in general, and security architecture ones in particular. New realm for me, professionally speaking. Guess that "End-to-End Network Security: Defense-in-Depth by Omar Santos" would be nice in my bookshelf (and desk)! Regards
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  • Elysium
    I'd like to expand knowledge on more uses for monitoring systems such as nagios, zenoss, specially nagios plug ins. Cisco ASA and its gui, which is beautiful on the latest pix web gui. Open source solutions for secure im server, wikis. Ways integrate more linux systems onto our current mostly windows domain. Ooh file replication/synchronization over WAN would be very nice.... and much more....
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  • Pkrajan-meena
    Hi, Thanks.I would like to learn appropriate solutions for SMBs.Various options available in switching components.Developments which are taking place for near future etc etc. P.K.Rajan
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  • Roberticoles
    I'd like to learn more about vlan hopping and maybe proof of concept. Also, can this be done in a wireless configuration where the ap has multiple vlans.
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  • 19
    I would like to design trouble free Wireless Mesh Networks, which can cater applications like VOIP and Video On Demand. azizmusthafa@gmail.com
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  • Jfjpcman
    I would like to see more info on incorparating other vendors equipment with PIX firewall to create multiple VPNs
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  • Bfsteel
    Virtualization is a hot subject. Articles on this would be very helpful to everyone. Bfsteel
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  • AlMcRae
    I would like to see a Security 2.0 approach to improving end-to-end LAN/WAN/WLAN security in SMB's, SOHO's, and other small organizations. With IP-based security attacks on the increase, and increasingly sophisticated in nature, it is important to me as an MSSP to be better able to defend the little guy. I'm especially interested in TPM-enabled NAC, Windows Server 2008 advanced security features, affordable two factor authentication, per seat policy-driven data leak prevention, hosted internet content filtering, managable endpoint security suites including mobile device protection, open source IPS/IDS platforms, and Windows XP O/S fingerprinting & state-of-health verification. Large enterprises have plenty of high-end tools to choose from and lots of security-focused technical support, but I'm concerned about the smaller organizations that make up the connective tissue of American society. They are at risk and under attack - I know because I'm often called in to investigate AFTER the damage has been done. Even then, it is hard to change unsafe computing practices that have flourished in the "everybody is an admin" environment of Windows peer-to-peer small business computing. What we need, besides more user best practices awareness, are low-cost Security 2.0 solutions that can better cover the multitudinous security holes inherent in Internet-connected PC networks.
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  • Accarlson
    I would like to see more about WiMax and Wireless stuff.
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  • Aarchangel
    My number one networking issue for 2008 is migrating to IPv6 and how it impacts traditional firewall environments.
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  • Bill88
    I am interested in more information on security as it applies to mobile usrs, wireless and VOIP.
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  • Cmagana
    I'd like to review/tutorial on Routers overview, security best practices, or arquitecture ethernet - configurations and advices.
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  • Snipe
    Well I am trying to learn cisco now, there is a lot of information to learn, maybe some really good charts, ackronyms or memorization techniqueswould be helpful. I know thats a long shot. Security #1 issue pparfitt@sbcglobal.net
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  • Athletengeniusalln1
    I am a student in a program to to prepare me to take the CCNA Certification, with aspirations of getting a CCIE. I think it's great Cisco is giving the knowledge some of us hunger for away. I woulod like to getinto network security, so that's my number one networking issue.
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  • Shannonsariman
    I'd like to see a complete review/tutorial on building an SSL VPN network using OpenVPN on Ubuntu Linux Server with configuration examples, hardware specs and a network diagram and so on.
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  • Hanteli
    Protocols those switches use.
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  • Indie1138
    I would like to see more real world network security issues for SMB's discussed.
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  • Bwilliams
    I'd like to learn more about VoIP for small or medium size businesses.
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  • Swandixie1967
    I would like to learn more about Cisco Switching and Cisco Firewall technology
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  • Ditty-bopper
    I'd like to see and learn more about implementing IPv6 and using Link local addresses versus Unicast Global addresses.
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  • Butch
    ************ How can an average citizen (concerned about privacy and security) benefit by implementing firewalls, anti-malware, encryption, etc...and are there simplified methods for assisting low to mid tech users with implementations of these technologies? In other words, How can I help the average Joe to keep his electronic info safe?*****************
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  • Jlmartjr
    More on wireless security
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  • Joe Foran
    I would like to learn more about Cisco's entry into Virtualization and how to better manage virtual switching.
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  • Spadasoe
    Wireless security at the edge of my environment is my concern going into 2008. Best practices on multiple authentication configurations.
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