Would you suggest Todd Lammle or Wendell Odom for a CCNA book?

TechnicalJayTechnicalJay Senior MemberMember Posts: 219 ■■■□□□□□□□
As title says! Which would you recommend?

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  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Both. Always have more than 1 book, more than 1 video series and more than 1 lab guide.

    I would start with Lammle though, then review with Odom. some say the other way, but it doesnt really matter as long as you engage both.
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  • TechnicalJayTechnicalJay Senior Member Member Posts: 219 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Awesome thanks for the input
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Mod Posts: 2,813 Mod
    I second what Cisco Inferno said, Lammle first, Odom second. Odom seems to deep dive more into things, and Lammle reads easily and seems conversational. Also agree that having more than 1 source for anything is always a plus.
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  • rob42rob42 Member Posts: 423
    Both. Always have more than 1 book, more than 1 video series and more than 1 lab guide.

    I would start with Lammle though, then review with Odom. some say the other way, but it doesnt really matter as long as you engage both.

    I'll agree with this: Lammle is very easy reading, but the detail is lacking. Odem is the complete opposite; loads of detail, but heavy reading. As suggested, use both, and them some.

    For me, I plan to be over prepared when I go for the exams, as I can't afford to fail. Or to quote... "Failure is NOT an option!".
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  • Uriah7Uriah7 Member Posts: 45 ■■□□□□□□□□
    For ICND1, either is fine. For ICND2, neither cover all objectives in enough depth. Boson practice exams fill the void rather well. I was able to pass ICND1 with Lammle and ICND2 with Lammle and Boson practice exams.
  • E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 1,625 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I only used Odom which was good enough for me.
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