he new Cisco certifications reach beyond the popular certifications,
such as the MCSE and CNE, to provide you with an indispensable factor in
understanding today’s network—insight into the Cisco world of internetworking.
This book is intended to help you continue on your exciting new
path toward obtaining CCNP and CCIE certification. Before reading this
book, you should have at least read the
CCNA: Cisco Certified Network
Associate Study Guide
(Sybex, 2000). While you can take the CCNP tests in
any order, you should pass the CCNA exam before pursuing your CCNP.
Many questions in the 640-505 exam are built upon the CCNA material.
However, we have done everything possible to make...