Introduction

Welcome to CCNP Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide! This book is the result of a redesign by Cisco of their professional-level certification exams to more closely align with the industry’s need for networking talent as we enter the era of “the Internet of Everything.” The previous success of the last editions of both the ROUTE and SWITCH books prompted Cisco Press to approach me with a request to update the book with the necessary new content to help both students and IT professionals in the field study and prepare for the new CCNP ROUTE and SWITCH exams. This time around, after many long talks with Hans and Patrick, Cisco Press, and other trusted IT colleagues, the decision was made to combine both ROUTE and SWITCH into ...

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