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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Prepare phase

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”
                                                                                                              - Alan Lakein

It is said with reference to the OSI layers that there is an eighth layer that rides preceding the application layer, and that is the business layer, as this is the layer that will define what applications are to be used on the network. The prepare phase tries to capture the business layer and the technological requirements of the underlying network infrastructure.

The prepare and the plan phases of the network lifecycle talk about the future and then hand it over to the next phases, which are concerned with how ...

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