Should i buy this 3 Ciscopress books for 642-552 ??

pwedmundpwedmund Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi guys i have seen 3 recommended reading books from ciscopress for 642-552, can anyone tell me if the 3 books is worth buying as i do not know any other reading materials for 642-552.

The cisco main link to the books is as below
>>> http://www.ciscopress.com/markets/detail.asp?st=44730&rl=1

Below is the title of the 3 books
Recommended Reading: Network Security Fundamentals
>>> http://www.ciscopress.com/title/1587051672

Recommended Reading: Cisco Access Control Security: AAA Administration Services
>>> http://www.ciscopress.com/title/1587051249

Recommended Reading: Network Security Architectures (Chapter 14: Campus Security Design)
>>> http://www.ciscopress.com/title/158705115X


Any comments would be very helpful :)


Many thanks,
Edmund

Comments

  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,799 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I found Security Fundamentals the single most valuable, alongside the CCSP Flashcard Book. AAA was good but not as relevant. Security Architectures I only skimmed.
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • pwedmundpwedmund Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It seems like you bought the 3 books + CCSP Flashcard Book so can you tell me if it's worth to buy all four of them for passing 642-552 or is there something else better out there that you can recommend.


    Cheers,
    Edmund
  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,799 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I'd definitely get the Flash Card/Quick Ref. guide and the Network Security Fundamentals, treat these as essential. The other's I listed are listed in order of priority, I'd say get the AAA guide if you can (you can get by without it but it definitely helps with understanding AAA if you haven't been through it before, and is a little more indepth/easier to read than the segments in most study guides) but architectures only if you have time and money to burn. There are some device specific questions on the exam so most people find this one extremely easy to sit last, if not then have a read through the other exam sections on the Quick Reference Guide/Flash Cards at least to familiarise yourself with them.
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • pwedmundpwedmund Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ok, in this case i'll get 3 books, the CCSP Flash Cards, Network Fundamentals & Cisco Access Control Security: AAA & leave out Architectures.


    Below is the link again in just any of you guys are interested in getting one too from ciscopress

    Main ciscopress website for all the sublinks below:
    http://www.ciscopress.com/markets/detail.asp?st=44730&rl=1

    *** CCSP 642-552 SND Exam ***

    Practice: CCSP Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack
    http://www.ciscopress.com/title/158720133X

    Recommended Reading: Network Security Fundamentals
    >>> http://www.ciscopress.com/title/1587051672

    Recommended Reading: Cisco Access Control Security: AAA Administration Services
    >>> http://www.ciscopress.com/title/1587051249

    Hopefully with these 3 books and maybe some rack time and if i could get my hands on at least some of the cisco physical device i could pass 642-552 soon :o


    Many thanks again for the info on these ciscopress books Ahriakin!


    Cheers,
    Edmund
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