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Authorized Self-Study Guide
CCNA Preparation Library
Cisco authorized self-study books for CCNA 640-802 foundation learning
Steve McQuerry, CCIE® No. 6108
CCNA Preparation Library, Seventh Edition, is a detailed tutorial for the latest CCNA® exams. Containing two early-stage exam preparation tutorials, Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), Second Edition, and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2), Third Edition, this value-priced bundle provides you with two best-selling Cisco® authorized, self-paced learning tools for CCNA foundation learning. These self-study books are comprehensive foundation-learning tools that provide general training on building and supporting Cisco networks as well as early-stage exam preparation. They present you with the knowledge needed to identify and recommend the best Cisco solutions for small to medium-size businesses. They teach you how to perform all the basic configuration procedures to build a multiswitch, multirouter, and multigroup internetwork that uses LAN and WAN interfaces for the most commonly used routing and routed protocols.
In Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), you will study installation and configuration information that network administrators require to install and configure Cisco products. Specific topics include building a simple network, Ethernet LANs, wireless LANs (WLANs), LAN and WAN connections, and network environment management.
In Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2), you will study actual router and switch output to aid your understanding of how to configure these devices. Many notes, tips, and cautions are also spread throughout the book. Specific topics include constructing medium-size routed and switched networks, OSPF and EIGRP implementation, access control lists (ACL), address space management, and LAN extensions into a WAN.
Full of detailed information and easy-to-grasp tutorials, this value-priced package forms a comprehensive library for CCNA self-study. Through the chapter-ending review questions, exercises, and case studies, you will gain a thorough understanding of the topics covered on the CCNA exams. Whether you are preparing to become CCNA certified or are just seeking an introduction to building and maintaining small and medium-size networks, you will benefit from the information presented in these books.
CCNA Preparation Library, Seventh Edition, is part of a recommended study program from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
These early-stage training guides help you master CCNA 640-802 concepts, including:
This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed training solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations
Category: Cisco Press–Cisco Certification
Covers: CCNA Exam 640-802, ICND1 Exam 640-822, ICND2 Exam 640-816
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A Solid Place to Start Your CCNA Preperation,
This review is from: CCNA Preparation Library (7th Edition) (Hardcover)Those just starting out on their Cisco certification journey will find these books to be quite helpful. They covered the basic theories well such as the OSI model, IP addressing and network topologies. Additionally, these theories were applied using various examples taken from network design, router and switch configurations, and troubleshooting some of the more common problems that can occur on a day to day basis.
One significant difference in these books from past study guides that I've read, is the concept summary within each chapter. In addition to the usual chapter ending summary, there are what I would I call concept summaries. After each new concept there was a brief summary, which I found made the chapter as a whole easier to digest. There are plenty of examples to reinforce the theory including photos of equipment.
The books lined up well with the exam topics found on Cisco's web site. I feel that the material provides a solid beginning to... Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Not for CCNA Test Preparation,
This review is from: CCNA Self-Study: CCNA Preparation Library (640-801) (6th Edition) (Hardcover)I felt misled when I bought this text. I thought it is intended for those who don't plan to take the class, but plan to take the test. If you plan to take the CCNA test, get the official exam certification guide, definitely not this one. The materials covered in the self-study are inadequate to prepare one to take the test, though they are still useful. The author does a good job showing the structure of OSI layers, how they compare to TCP/IP structure, the packet, frame and segment format for the transport and network access (or data-link) layers, how the packets flow through switches and routers. The subnetting section, perhaps the most important skill one needs to understand when working with a network, describes a slow but more scientific way to analyze IP addressing schemes, while the exam certification guide adds the quick and dirty method to help test-takers answer the exam questions more efficiently. In addition, this self-study text has very limited practice problems while... Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A book you cannot afford to miss if you're serious about your CCNA certification!,
This review is from: CCNA Preparation Library (7th Edition) (Hardcover)I've recently had the chance to use and review the Authorised Self Study Guide CCNA and here are my thoughts/views.
Initially, on seeing the pack arrive on my desk, I was filled with dread. Here were two books about Cisco equipment that I had to read through, and which would theoretically give me all the skills I need to undertake the exam, which is quite a tall order, and I don't like doing exams and would rather just learn by using (and breaking) the equipment. So, imagine my surprise when I started to read the first book, and discovered that it wasn't as scary as I thought.
The first book in the set in designed around the ICND1 part of the exam. I opened the book and was very glad to see that the lessons started "right at the beginning" The book works on the idea that you have never done any computer network stuff before and takes you step by step through the basics. One of the things I enjoyed about the initial part of the book was that it didn't just "jump... Read more
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