Robert E. Larson
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This book is dedicated to my parents, Lou and Elmer Larson, who provided resources and direction when I was young, plus freedom, inspiration, and support as I got older.
About the Authors
Robert E. Larson lives in the Seattle, Washington area with his wife Jerri and four adult children. Bob has worked full-time as a computer trainer and course developer since 1985, including network training since 1995. Bob got involved with the Cisco Networking Academy program in 1998. He is currently the Cisco Regional Academy contact at Bates Technical College in Tacoma, plus teaches evening and weekend CCNP, Security, and CCIE prep classes at Green River Community College. Bob is currently a member of the Cisco Networking Academy Advisory Council. This is Bob’s third Cisco certification book, having also written a CCNA and CCNP book. Bob taught the first Academy CCNA series in Africa in 1999 in Cape Town, South Africa. He has also taught CCNP-level courses in Birmingham, England; Dillingen, Germany; and Vienna, Austria.
Lance Cockcroft, Net+, CCA, MCSE, MCT, CCNP, CCDP, has been a Senior Engineer for many ISP and telecommunications companies, including Bellsouth, Atlanta Broadband, and Southeastern Networks. Lance is currently the Cisco Product Manager for Self Test Software, Cisco’s only authorized test prep vendor. Lance writes and oversees the production of all Cisco practice tests for Self Test Software. Lance attended and continues to teach for Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic University located in his hometown of Marietta, Georgia.
About the Technical Reviewers
Ole Drews Jensen began working with computers 21 years ago, and five years later made it his profession. He started out as a programmer in a wide variety of languages, but soon got involved with administering servers and networks. Today Ole is the Systems Network Manager for an enterprise company with several subsidiaries in the recruiting industry, where one of the largest is Carlton Staffing. Ole holds the following certifications: CCNP, MCSE, and MCP+I, and is currently pursuing the new CCSP.
Setotolwane Johannes “Joe” Phago, CCIE # 7105, CCNP, Cisco Firewall Specialist, Cisco VPN Specialist, B.Sc. Computer Science (University of the North, S.A.). He was the first Black South African CCIE and is a graduate of the first Cisco Networking Academy in Africa. Joe is currently Senior Network Analyst at Standard Bank of South Africa, a leading banking and financial services company in S.A. and Africa with a presence on virtually all continents.