CCNA (version 3.1.1)
Cisco Press now publishes books for EACH CCNA course. The revised books for provide you with stronger pedagogy, more focused study, and improved usability in the classroom.
|Features of the CCNA Companion Guides
Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide
Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Companion Guide
Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing CCNA 3 Companion Guide
WAN Technologies CCNA 4 Companion Guide
Features & Benefits: How have the CCNA Companion Guides changed? (PDF)
|Labs and Study Guides
Networking Basics CCNA 1 Labs and Study Guide
Routers and Routing Basics CCNA 2 Labs and Study Guide
Switching Basics and Intermediate Routing CCNA 3 Labs and Study Guide
If you have the first printing, a revised chapter 2 is available for free download.
WAN Technologies CCNA 4 Labs and Study Guide
View the Introduction and Table of Contents from each Labs and Study Guide:
Webster's Ninth defines Companion as "one of a pair or set that accompanies another" and Guide as "one that exhibits and explains points of interest." Taking these concepts into the classroom environment we asked students and instructors over the past year, what would make a Cisco Press book a better Companion Guide for your courses?
This month we're proud to introduce to you our revised books that incorporate this feedback to focus on readability, study aids, pedagogy, and practice. The new books are simply redesigned to help students be more successful with v3.1.1 of the CCNA curriculum.
First, take note that the Companion Guides have been completely rewritten by instructors. These new authors cover the course material in their own voice and provide additional examples to help you drive home the course concepts. Also note that we're publishing one book set (textbook and lab manual) for each coursethis helps with updates, as well as price points per course for your students.
Second, take a look at the enhanced pedagogy throughout the books, for instance:
The new CCNA lab manuals have also been redesigned based on your feedback. Now called Labs and Study Guides, the books contain not only all the labs from the curriculum, but also additional classroom-tested challenge and optional labs to round out hands-on practice, and a new set of exercises as a study guide.
I encourage you to check out these new books and see for yourself the value that these complementary resources add to your students' experience with the curriculum. This is the result of communication with instructors and students. I look forward to continuing that conversation with you.
Mary Beth Ray, Executive Editor
Cisco Networking Academy Program
Packet Tracer is a standalone, medium-fidelity simulation environment for novices to design, configure, and troubleshoot CCNA-level networks. Features include:
Cisco CCNA Network Simulator
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Cisco CCNA Network Simulator License Server Edition
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