Which CCNA self study books are good?

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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Posts: 473Member ■■■□□□□□□□
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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,601Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I think it is more important to pick one and start rather then to find the best information.

    If you start google searching you will find an unlimited amount of info on CCNA. It becomes overwhelming. I would recommend buying a single book and read it from beginning to end. Even if you don't understand it all the first time it will start to make more sense as you move along. A lot of people give up after the first few chapters because it seems like to much at the time.

    I personally use Odem's book the first time I took the test. If I renew it I am going to use Lammle.

    Good Luck!
    Jon
  • MashoTGMashoTG Posts: 31Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The exam cram for 125 was the best book imo. I read nearly every ccna book on amazon too. Id say its the main reason i passed.
  • Moldygr33nb3anMoldygr33nb3an Posts: 241Member
    Jon Cisco's recommendation. Todd Lammle
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  • WarDoctorWarDoctor Posts: 15Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm currently using Lammle's book for my CCNA studies. Read each chapter, take the assessment tests at the end, re-read the chapter on the areas that still a bit fuzzy, then move on. You can then use Google, Youtube, etc. to help clear up certain parts that just don't make sense. I wouldn't recommend purchasing INE, CBT nuggets, or any of those type of (GREAT!) online video resources until you have a solid foundation of networking. I've read through Todd Lammle's CCNA book a couple of times, & then supplemented my learning with MANY online video's. Like Jon_Cisco said, it can be overwhelming. Just try to stick to one particular hardback resource, then use Google/Youtube to clarify any blurry topics. :)
  • Ltat42aLtat42a Posts: 585Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Being that you have Todd Lammle's book, be sure to check this out -
    https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/117496
  • asoftasoft Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hello, For initial preparation, Cisco official press book is good (Author :Wendell Odom). ON top of it, you can use Cisco Packet Tracer for hands-on practice. Alternatively, you may conside Boson or Certexams Netsim for CCNA. Also check out free CCETN cram notes. Finally its suggested to take some third party practice tests in addition to those usually provided in study guide.
    Good luck!
  • Shinjusn0wShinjusn0w Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    WarDoctor wrote: »
    I'm currently using Lammle's book for my CCNA studies. Read each chapter, take the assessment tests at the end, re-read the chapter on the areas that still a bit fuzzy, then move on. You can then use Google, Youtube, etc. to help clear up certain parts that just don't make sense. I wouldn't recommend purchasing INE, CBT nuggets, or any of those type of (GREAT!) online video resources until you have a solid foundation of networking. I've read through Todd Lammle's CCNA book a couple of times, & then supplemented my learning with MANY online video's. Like Jon_Cisco said, it can be overwhelming. Just try to stick to one particular hardback resource, then use Google/Youtube to clarify any blurry topics. :)


    Good info. I will use this for my self study as well. Im going CCENT first though.

    Thanks WarDoctor

    Thanks all for the useful information!
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