Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gathering study material

I am lucky to have access to a substantial amount of Cisco study material, from ebooks to online resources and even CBT Nuggets Cisco CCNA videos. In this post, I'll try to further refine my study plan by selecting the books which I will focus on for my study as unfortunately, I do not have the time to read them all (most are very large volumes). Here are the ebooks that I currently have in my possession along with their rating on Amazon:

  • CCENT Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide (Exam 640-822)
     3½ stars 
  • Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 1 and 2 Companion Guide, Third Edition
     2½ stars 
  • CCNA INTRO Exam Certification Guide (CCNA Self-Study, 640-821, 640-801)
      4 stars 
  • CCNA Practical Studies
      4½ stars  
  • CCNA Exam Cram (Exam 640-802)
     2½ stars 
  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate: Fast Pass
     3 stars 
  • CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide: Exam 640-802
     4½ stars 
Based on these ratings and after reading numerous reviews on all the books mentioned, it would seem that Todd Lammlee "CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide: Exam 640-802 (6th Edition)" stands out as one of the best CCNA study guides on the market. Todd Lammlee is a Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI) and according to his website, he has written over 25 books on Cisco certification subjects. Therefore I will be primarily relying on this book in my future studies. I may supplement my studies with additional resources where necessary and I'm thinking about using "CCNA Practical Studies" by Gary Heap and Lynn Maynes to get some hands-on practice.

1 comment:

  1. There are LOADS of hot chicks at those parties dude ;) This blog is above me by the way lol xD