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Oct 14, 2001, 3:22:31 PM10/14/01
I am requesting comments on the following subject. I am in the process of
buying my study material for the CCIE Written. I have come up with the
following course materials after asking around. Now keep in mind that along
with this material I am currently studying and preparing to sit the CCNP
Exams, so this knowledge will also add to my knowledge of CCIE material,
along with my experience. Here is what I have come up with so far. Will this
be enough?
1.Routing TCP/IP Volume I by Doyle
2.Routing TCP/IP Volume II by Doyle (are the two the same is this a
revision of the first
3.Internet Routing Architectures 2nd Edition by Halabi
4.Cisco Certification Bridges, Routers and Switches for CCIE by Caslow

And for the CCNP I am currently using Cisco Press Prep Library


Oct 14, 2001, 3:46:54 PM10/14/01
I'll add a couple a books I would certainly suggest...

CCIE Prep: Cisco LAN Switching (This is the equivalent of Doyle's book on
the switching side. Very good and will help you truly understand things
like STP for the switching exam)
TCP/IP Illustrated Vol. 1 (Not the most entertaining book, but it will give
you a *much* deeper understanding of IP and it's related suite of protocols.
This is pretty much the definitive guide for TCP/IP and is a must read)
Cisco Routers for IP Routing Little Black Book (this is one that was
suggested by HB so I decided to try it and been very suprised. Didn't
expect much from it, but it has provided some really good insights and
twists on routing protocols and routing in general)

"mr.pump" <> wrote in message

Geoff Zinderdine

Oct 14, 2001, 6:16:39 PM10/14/01
I would add in the Rossi Token Ring paper as well:

Might also consider the CCIE Network Design Fundamentals from the CCO for
coverage of DLSw and SNA.

There is a disproportionate amount of broken ring questions on the present
written given the utter lack of greenfield deployment for the past three to
five years, hopefully they will correct this when the new written exam comes
out in January or February.

The previous post here that recommends Clark & Hamilton's Cisco LAN
Switching is right on the money. This book is not only essential for a deep
understanding of LAN switching and its loop avoidance protocols, it is a
delightful read. Who would have thought STP could be this fun?


Geoff Zinderdine
CCNP yada yada yada

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got milk?

Oct 16, 2001, 8:43:42 PM10/16/01

Here's my list so far of recommended reading... some have already been

BCMSN - Clark, Hamilton "Cisco LAN Switching"
BSCN - Jeff Doyle "TCP/IP Routing Vol I & II"
Sam Halabi "Internet Routing Architechure"
BCRAN - Morgan, Dennis "CCNP Remote Access"

Bruce Caslow "Cisco Certification: Bridges, Routers, and Switches for
Satterlee, Hutnik "CCIE Lab Practice Kit"
Miller "Troubleshooting TCP/IP"
Lee "Enhanced IP Services"
Radia Perlman "Interconnections..."


Oct 16, 2001, 9:33:07 PM10/16/01
Just as an FYI...Satterlee, Hutnik "CCIE Lab Practice Kit" is really more
CCNP level. It's good b/c it walks you through various configurations, but
it is much more CCNP level than CCIE.

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Hansang Bae

Oct 16, 2001, 9:47:09 PM10/16/01
In article <nd5z7.72374$>, says...

> Just as an FYI...Satterlee, Hutnik "CCIE Lab Practice Kit" is really more
> CCNP level. It's good b/c it walks you through various configurations, but
> it is much more CCNP level than CCIE.

Their second edition is much much better. It's level of "trickiness" is
pretty decent. I would consider the first book to be more of a "CCNA
going on CCNP" level.



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