tomaifauchai wrote: »
Heero, can you tell me a bit about the books you read for the composite exam?
Plan to take this it this summer, after Tshoot!
Before buying the books, i'd love to have your opinion on what ciscopress suggest to read for this exam.
Some guys says Halabi IRA for BGP isn't enough, should i buy another book?
And also, is MPLS MPLS and VPN ArchitecturesMPLS and VPN Architectures, Vol. II
are needed togheter as a complement, or i just pick the volume II ?
I heard about a "MPLS fundamentals" also...I'm really a noob about MPLS.
stuh84 wrote: »
so its probably the better first book to go for (given you don't know MPLS, a book which teaches the fundamentals rather than mostly scenarios in how it is applied is going to be a better bet)
mkomon wrote: »
I read the BGP part of Routing TCP/IP by Doyle and complemented it with BGP case studies at cisco.com. The exam was a cake.
For the MPLS exam I used only the MPLS Fundamentals book plus dynamips and passed without problems.
jovan88 wrote: »
mkomon I've been reading MPLS fundamentals and I think I should be ready to sit the exam soon, but I can see there are a lot of extra chapters in the book such as ipv6, VPLS, QoS etc. Is it worth reading through all of it, or just what appears to be on the exam topics?
gorebrush wrote: »
So you run Ubuntu in a VM then run Dynamips in there?
This is something I need to get on with!
I'm also starting QoS soon.
APA wrote: »
For the composite...
BGP Design and Implementation
Internet Routing Architectures
Those two will give you a very good understanding of BGP..... and for the MPLS portion I suggest reading...
MPLS & VPN Architectures
Both of those will give you solid knowledge on MPLS for the composite.... even for the standalone MPLS exams if you wish to go down that track...