on 6 November 2000
This book is perfect for anybody wishing to attain a very detail knowledge of LAN Switching from a Cisco point of view. It covers Spanning Tree in great detail which no other book I have ever read has done and it also covers subjects in such a way that you can take this knowledge straight into the field. It also covers VLAN's, VTP, Truncking and ATM - I don't think it misses anything out. I am currently taking my CCIE and would recommend this book to anyone wishing to get the same accreditation. The best Cisco Press book I have ever worked with..
on 6 April 2013
This book is in need for an update to cover the new switching platforms, one might argue that Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals (ISBN-10: 1587050897 | ISBN-13: 978-1587050893) offers that kind of update since it takes in consideration the newer Catalyst platforms. The book is brilliantly written, I can go as far as saying that they don't write books like this anymore, the technical details are top notch as you would expect, but you feel that the authors are talking to you and sharing their experience. This is a fun read and no matter what level you are at in your career, this book will cement your switching knowledge.
on 8 June 2000
Very good book you should order if you want very DETAILED information on these subjects : SPANNING TREE (150 pages!), VLan use for load balancing, trunking, layer 3 switching with catalyst (off course it is cisco :) )and application to real world design campus (and this is only the principals...). If you only wants a simple quick overview on these subject, search another book! There is nice review and exercice at the end of chapters and tips for configuring material.