Book Recommendation

SRTMCSESRTMCSE Posts: 249Member
Anybody have any recommendations? I'm currently using the Cisco press library for INTRO and ICND. I was talking to a buddy of mine who still works for a testing center and he told me the tests got a bit harder since the books I have were printed. Should I just buy the new edition of the Cisco press or are there any other good ones?

I heard the Exam prep CCNA book is good (well he may have recommended it b/c he worked on the book doin editing, LOL).

Anyone know where I can purchase some lab manuals for use with real routers, I've been purchasing a few as I can (currently got a 2520, 1720, and 1601R).

Thanks,

Greg

Comments

  • NoodsNoods Posts: 168Member
    Cisco Press worked fine for me along with my home based lab. Best bet for guides is Ebay.
  • JiggsawwJiggsaww Posts: 195Member
    I'll recommend sybex 5th edition
  • qsubqsub Posts: 303Member
    Jiggsaww wrote:
    I'll recommend sybex 5th edition

    I agree, this book has a good approach to subnetting. I've read numerous books, but I found this one quite easy to understand the most. As long as you take it seriously and follow it. (ie. It shows you how to do it, next you do it, then after he tells you the answer.)
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  • JiggsawwJiggsaww Posts: 195Member
    yep most def
  • keenonkeenon Posts: 1,921Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    i used the sybex book, it lacks in certain areas i would direct you to cisco press.. also the cisco learning site

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    SRTMCSE wrote:
    Anyone know where I can purchase some lab manuals for use with real routers, I've been purchasing a few as I can (currently got a 2520, 1720, and 1601R).
    The Cisco Press Practical Studies books are a good place to start for some hands on work.
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  • JustSradJustSrad Posts: 4Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Anyone used the book" Fast Pass" ? Is the book highly recommended?

    Thanks.
  • CertsPlzCertsPlz Posts: 40Inactive Imported Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    i wouldnt recommend it, its jus like the study guide except that they brealk it down based on the objectives and somethings are left out so i would jus stick to the study guide
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  • EricOEricO Posts: 93Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Cisco Press was all I needed.......
  • Ten9t6Ten9t6 Posts: 691Member
    On all my Cisco exams, I use Sybex and CiscoPress. When it comes to Cisco, I never use just one book. They all miss one thing or another....or they focus in different areas.

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