CCNP Switching Book

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Oct 9th, 2007

I am about to start preparing myself for BCMSN exam in December. Can anyone please let me know what is the best book for CCNP switching. I get different ideas about the available books when I read user comments and I am confused!

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ellis_b Tue, 10/09/2007 - 21:28

The best thing for that is to use the official Cisco courseware for BCMSN. It seems to be pretty comprehensive.


thanks,

Brad Ellis

CCIE#5796 (R&S / Security)

CCSI# 30482

CEO / President

CCBOOTCAMP - A Cisco Sponsored Organization (SO)

Email: [email protected]

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Training And Remote Racks: http://www.ccbootcamp.com

Routing and Switching Forums: http://www.routerie.com

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Voice Forums: http://www.voiceie.com


abdigulaid Thu, 10/11/2007 - 04:58

I would generally advise against the Sybex books, for one reason... The ciscopress books are written by the people who write the exams, Cisco themselves.. So you would find that the exam actually tests you on the knowledge that one would learn from the exam certification book from Cisco.


Sybex don't write the exams and you don't get the same advantage as you would from reading a Cisco Press certification guide... Which is actually far more detailed and thorough, the terms and phrases used in the books are phrases and words that would be used on the exam.


Hope that helps.




ellis_b Wed, 10/17/2007 - 19:55

Actually, you're mistaken. There are THREE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT teams of folks.


The first group comes up with the blueprint fo the exam, and gives the blueprint to two teams.


One team writes the course material, one team writes the exam questions. Yes, this is correct, the two teams are completely independent.


Cisco Press books are actually written by authors contracted by Pearson Education - who licenses the name, Cisco Press.


Just the 411 on the scoop behind the scenes.


thanks,

Brad Ellis

CCIE#5796 (R&S / Security)

CCSI# 30482

CEO / President

CCBOOTCAMP - A Cisco Sponsored Organization (SO)

Email: [email protected]

Toll Free: 877-654-2243

Direct: +1-702-968-5100 = Outside the USA

FAX: +1-702-446-8012

YES! We take Cisco Learning Credits!

Training And Remote Racks: http://www.ccbootcamp.com

Routing and Switching Forums: http://www.routerie.com

Security Forums: http://www.securityie.com

Voice Forums: http://www.voiceie.com


Register to win a free iPhone! http://www.ccbootcamp.com/iphone.html


cntour_2004 Sat, 10/20/2007 - 11:45

I am preparing 642-812(BCMSN) using the book CISCO PRESS published. It is really helpful. If you want to get more detail about something you could always find it on CISCO website. Good luck!

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