Which is the best choice of book for CCNP ?

besh6274besh6274 Junior MemberMember Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
i know there is a comprehensive book from sybex,
and i also passed my CCNA with the help of sybex.

but according to some expert in this forum,
the best book still will be CiscoPress, as they know themselv the best.

but i have a problem here....
Do i need to take all of the book?

You see.... they have :
1.) To learn:
2.) To experience:
3.) To prepare:
4.) To practice:

Total of 4 book for 642-801 (BSCI), 642-811 (BCMSM), 642-821 (BCRAN), and 3 books for 642-842 (CIT).

Do i need or advicesable to buy all 15 books?

i doubt so.... who can finished 15 books within couple of month or a year then fully understand it and take the ccnp? (correct me if i'm wrong)

OR another option for me or for you all expert is take the
CCNP 642 Comprehensive Learning (CCNP Certification Library (CCNP Self-Study).
ISBN:1-58720-104-6

http://www.compbook.com.sg/book_review.asp?ISBN=1-58720-104-6 ?

IF i take this CCNP certification library, will it be anough for CCNP preparation?

another thing is about the simulator,
will Boson simulator good enought for CCNP ? or any better simulator?

please help all your expert.

Comments

  • keenonkeenon Senior Member Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    the only books i'm using is the cisco press complete ccnp book set
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  • mikej412mikej412 Cisco Moderator Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    besh6274 wrote:
    Do i need to take all of the book?

    You see.... they have :
    1.) To learn:
    2.) To experience:
    3.) To prepare:
    4.) To practice:

    Total of 4 book for 642-801 (BSCI), 642-811 (BCMSM), 642-821 (BCRAN), and 3 books for 642-842 (CIT).

    Do i need or advicesable to buy all 15 books?

    i doubt so.... who can finished 15 books within couple of month or a year then fully understand it and take the ccnp? (correct me if i'm wrong)
    What's your motivation? Are you willing to fail and re-take tests until you pass? What's your experience? How much time do you spend reading the Cisco Documentation as part of your job?

    If you already know most of the stuff, have the experience, and don't need practice because you've done it all at work, then you should be fine with just the exam certification guides.

    If you can look at the exam blueprint and understand what they are talking about and know the depth of material that each single line refers too -- then you've probably studied enough. Using all of the Cisco Press Books and reviewing all of the blueprints before taking the exams, I've still been surprised on a couple of exams by some of the questions. Your mileage may vary.
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • ChicagoTCChicagoTC Junior Member Member Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    besh6274 wrote:
    i know there is a comprehensive book from sybex,
    and i also passed my CCNA with the help of sybex.

    but according to some expert in this forum,
    the best book still will be CiscoPress, as they know themselv the best.

    but i have a problem here....
    Do i need to take all of the book?

    You see.... they have :
    1.) To learn:
    2.) To experience:
    3.) To prepare:
    4.) To practice:

    Total of 4 book for 642-801 (BSCI), 642-811 (BCMSM), 642-821 (BCRAN), and 3 books for 642-842 (CIT).

    /
    Good question i'm in the same I liked the sybex for CCNA and I'm going to do BCMSM first so not sure which book route to take.
  • mikej412mikej412 Cisco Moderator Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    ChicagoTC wrote:
    Good question i'm in the same I liked the sybex for CCNA and I'm going to do BCMSM first so not sure which book route to take.
    We could use a volunteer to grab the Sybex CCNP Complete Study Guide and let us know if it works for certification.... :D We'll let you also use the Cisco Press Flash Cards (and those nice reference sheet pdf files on the cd).

    Most people say BCMSN is the easiest of the CCNP exams -- but it does have the lowest passing score.
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • ceejay3001ceejay3001 Member Member Posts: 36 ■■□□□□□□□□
    i just bought the sybex complete ccnp book, its looks good -but i should read it really before judging it hey!!

    will let you guys know how i get on.
  • PremierCiscoPremierCisco Senior Member Member Posts: 221
    Here is a site that may interest you.

    www.thebryantadvantage.com.

    Very impressive site.

    Regards

    Eamonn
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  • romainromain Senior Member Member Posts: 222
    Hi,

    To prepare my CCNP I use the Cisco Press CCNP Certification Library, 3rd Edition by Craig Dennis, Clare Gough, David Hucaby, Neil Lovering, Brian Morgan, Amir Ranjbar.

    At this time i'm focussing on the BSCI book and it's most value reference.

    I advise you this certification pack.
    CCIE R&S Candidate

    Dynamips Labs
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