CCIE book recommendations.

NetworkGodNetworkGod Member Posts: 236 ■■■□□□□□□□
So while attempting CCNP, i decided to order some CCIE books just to go through on a free weekend, i know some of you guys read a lot, any recommendations?
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  • wildfirewildfire Member Posts: 654
    Here's my own personal must list:

    Routing TCP/IP volume I by Doyle et al
    Routing TCP/IP volume II by Doyle et al
    Internet routing architectures Halabi
    Qos Exam certification guide (CCIE reading list reccomends a diff one, but I prefer this one)
    CCIE written Exam certification guide (really good overview)
    The CCNP Cisco press Library

    I havent found a very good multicast book as yet, as I think the Cisco press "developing IP multicast networks" is utter Tat, and dated (8 years dated)

    Im sure Darby can point to some good sources,
    for this I used the cisco whitepapers

    http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/ipmulti.htm

    http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/idg4/nd2024.htm

    http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios124/124tcg/timcst_c/index.htm

    That should fill a "few" spare weekends icon_twisted.gif
    Looking for CCIE lab study partnerts, in the UK or Online.
  • NetworkGodNetworkGod Member Posts: 236 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks a lot gentlemen, i just bough Routing TCP/IP Vol I & II by Doyle from Amazon, i should get it within a couple of weeks, i'll get the rest later.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    I would say that the recommended reading list for the CCIE path, (I'm assuming you mean Routing & Switching,) would be a good place to start. Each CCIE path has a set of recommended books to take a look at, listed on the site for each respective path.

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  • NightShade1NightShade1 Member Posts: 431
    NetworkGod wrote:
    So while attempting CCNP, i decided to order some CCIE books just to go through on a free weekend, i know some of you guys read a lot, any recommendations?
    Why on a free weekend?
    use it as while you attempt to study for your CCNP... it will give you a better understanding of it...
    AT least i use CCIE books for my CCNP studies
    I use my normal CCNP study guides and also i always check and read with those books... bealive me you will learn a lot by doing it that way.
    Dont you think thats a good way to go Darby? :D
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  • jasonbochejasonboche Member Posts: 167
    I thought the Todd Lammle books were supposed to be good? Are they?
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  • EdTheLadEdTheLad Member Posts: 2,111 ■■■■□□□□□□
    jasonboche wrote:
    I thought the Todd Lammle books were supposed to be good? Are they?
    http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=565724

    Lammle is good for ccna, after that his books are pretty worthless.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    It doesn't look like Lammle's written anything for the new CCNP exams, anyway. Incidentally, my 'reward to myself', once I pass the CCNA is going to be Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1 (2nd Edition). I intend to go for the CCNP at some point, probably after my trek back into Microsoft-land, but I figured that reading some of the books on the CCIE reading list in my spare time wouldn't hurt. I definitely agree with NightShade1's comment that the reading-list books will be very helpful in those pro-level exams, since they don't just fall inside the parameters of the tests, they cover a more 'general', and complete range of topics.

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  • TurgonTurgon Banned Posts: 6,308 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Don't forget your arsenal of books that don't 'teach the test' :)

    Try the CCIE Study Guide by Roosevelt Giles as an example. You should be able to pick that up for a good price as a used book an amazon. If the level of detail in that book floats your boat I can recommend a few more like that. My shelf is full of texts like these, well thumbed and falling to bits. Stallings, Stevens, Perlman, Kwok to name just a few..

    It has errors but so do dummies guides and it doesn't teach the test. Nevertheless there's a lot of good stuff in there. These are the sorts of books we looked at back in the day before a gadzillion spoon fed training resources came out. Heavy going. But no heavier than reading an RFC.

    A lot of people hated it, but I guess they didn't understand. It's a very detailed, timeconsuming read that never killed anyone! But then for some folks there is a choice of more TV to watch and more food to eat..or..having to sit down and engage with tough books that will take up their whole evening.

    It's a big ask for some people.

    Networking study is a very long term thing.

    Time spent with difficult reading materials can pay off!

    Caslow is forgotten by a lot of candidates these days. Buy it. It's still good. Doyle of course, Parkhurst, Halibi, Beau's book on Multicast and more..

    Good luck with it all!
  • NetworkGodNetworkGod Member Posts: 236 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think we should probably sticky this topic!
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  • CiscopimpenatorCiscopimpenator Inactive Imported Users Posts: 134
    EdTheLad wrote:
    jasonboche wrote:
    I thought the Todd Lammle books were supposed to be good? Are they?
    http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=565724

    Lammle is good for ccna, after that his books are pretty worthless.

    Lammle had a decent CCIE Written Study Guide 6 years ago...never updated it.
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  • NightShade1NightShade1 Member Posts: 431
    Welll also fallowing your advises in the other topic of this... i just bough through internet CCNP for practical studies routing... to start doing practicse of everything(Well i actually did practice but i made lab myself to do it, now ill have a guide for it) Practiced on dynamips and ill access also a RACK to practice not just with dynamips and with real routers.
    Hope my book reach soon... i wanna start practicing from it.
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