This introduction to Nortel Networks should be essential to every network professional because it offers hands-on implementation techniques and real world case studies. Key features include an introduction to LAN and WAN technologies, an introduction to managing and maintaining devices using Nortel tools and an outline of the Nortel certification track and objectives. Blueprints map out sample network designs using Nortel products so it should function as a springboard for certification study.
"Cisco owns the campus data-networking business. This statement may seem obvious, but Cisco's competitors finally have accepted it as fact and are pulling out in droves. Just a few months ago, Lucent, Nortel and 3 Com were making a run for Cisco. Even Cabletron had a substantial--but diminishing--presence. Now Nortel remains the only serious top-tier alternative for campus switching and routing products." -Network Computing (nwc.com) 15 May, 2000"