CCIE Professional Development: Cisco LAN Switching is essential for preparation for the CCIE Routing and Switching exam track. As well as CCIE preparation, this comprehensive volume provides readers with an in-depth analysis of Cisco LAN Switching technologies, architectures and deployments. CCIE Professional Development: Cisco LAN Switching discusses product operational details, hardware options, configuration fundamentals, spanning tree, source-route bridging, multilayer switching, and other technology areas related to the Catalyst series switches. The book presents these issues at advanced levels, providing overviews of both LAN technologies and Cisco switching hardware, and covering Catalyst network design essentials not found anywhere else. CCIE candidates will gain exam preparation through the following book elements: chapter-opening overviews of objectives; scenarios that highlight real-world issues; configuration examples and case studies; and review questions and exercises.