Question regarding studying

jrel209jrel209 Posts: 21Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I just started studying for CCNA test, got sidetracked because of new position at work, but I just realized I've been reading this book after I got a lil more than half way..............

CCENT/CCNA ICND 1 / and ICND 2 - ciscopress by Wendell Odom.

For the CCNA 640-802 exam.

Now I know this is the old exam, and the new one has less questions in (RIP, SDM, and Security) but beefed up the IPv6 questions. It's been awhile since I originally took the classes (2011) at school, and was just trying to use this book as review.

So was wondering if I needed a good review and relearn some topics. Would it be more beneficial if I invest in the newer books?

Or would I be ok with these books, and just do side reading on whats not covered on this book to supplement the newer topics?

Or can this work against me because I may end up reviewing and wasting time for topics that are not even relevant to the new test?

Thank You in advance!
WGU B.S. IT - Security:: In Progress (17u): C170, C175, C246, C697
Required (38u): C698, C247, C484, C483, C176 , C179, C299, C435, C436
Completed(12u): ORA1, CUV1, CRV1, CTV1

Transferred (68u):
CLC1, TCP1, C393, C394, BVC1, IWT1, C278, INC1, WFV1, DJV1, TBP1, AGC1, EUC1, C132, EUP1, C277, IWC1, CJC1, DHV1, C164, C173

Comments

  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Take a look at the exam objectives and then read what you can from the book you have on them. Supplement where necessary. Obviously buying the new book would make that easier, but also more costly.
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  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,535Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Can't remember what was in the old exam but I do know that IPv6 was a change. As said review the objectives from Cisco and if possible get the new book just to make sure topics haven't changed since you started.
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,602Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    There is plenty of information out there if you don't want to buy the new books. However I would suggest spending the extra money and pick up the new information. The certification is just the piece of paper. Understanding everything is what really matters.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I'd say get the new books.

    I'm in a similar situation - I have the books for the old CCNA and got side tracked because of work and only finished the 1st half instead of the full thing. Now I'm actually thinking about getting the new CCNA books for BOTH the ICND1 and ICND2. I feel it'd be much simpler that way.
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  • jrel209jrel209 Posts: 21Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Books were a lot cheaper than I expected, so am just going to invest into the new pair.

    Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 Official Cert Guide Library: Wendell Odom: 9781587143878: Amazon.com: Books

    It's probably about 65 dollars total w/ tax/shipping, well worth it imo!

    WISH ME LUCK!
    WGU B.S. IT - Security:: In Progress (17u): C170, C175, C246, C697
    Required (38u): C698, C247, C484, C483, C176 , C179, C299, C435, C436
    Completed(12u): ORA1, CUV1, CRV1, CTV1

    Transferred (68u):
    CLC1, TCP1, C393, C394, BVC1, IWT1, C278, INC1, WFV1, DJV1, TBP1, AGC1, EUC1, C132, EUP1, C277, IWC1, CJC1, DHV1, C164, C173
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