CCIE R&S Recert Materials

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Dec 3rd, 2007

Wow - I can't believe that my 1st recert is already coming due. As such, I have downloaded, printed and reviewed the CCIE R&S written blueprint v3. Much of the stuff on there remains the same as when I last took it (Oct 2003) with the exception of a few new technologies (wireless, MPLS, and IPv6).

My question is about preparation materials for the written from a recert point-of-view. Looking at the blueprint, I still feel comfortable with most of the topics on there (I just passed the lab little more than a year ago). So what I am looking for is good review material. Something that will help me quickly review the topics and identify where I may need further review / study.

Anyone have any good materials they can point me to? I own and have already read most of the books on the CCIE booklist.

Thanks for your help,

Joe

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Correct Answer by ccbootcamp about 9 years 4 days ago

No, if you are going through our R&S written book, don't spend your money on the Cisco Press book. It's a great book, but between our study guide and the boot camp you are attending, you should have more than enough material to cover the exam on Friday of the class. Now, the Halabi book is a different story. I would spend 2-3 months going through that book slowly, spending time understanding the labs, examples, and in-depth details of BGP. It's a WONDERFUL book.

-brad

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ccbootcamp Mon, 12/03/2007 - 15:39

No, if you are going through our R&S written book, don't spend your money on the Cisco Press book. It's a great book, but between our study guide and the boot camp you are attending, you should have more than enough material to cover the exam on Friday of the class. Now, the Halabi book is a different story. I would spend 2-3 months going through that book slowly, spending time understanding the labs, examples, and in-depth details of BGP. It's a WONDERFUL book.

-brad

www.ccbootcamp.com

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jgagznos Mon, 12/03/2007 - 16:26

Thanks for the book info, Brad. That looks like a great game plan for where I am.

I agree with you on the Halabi book, it is a "must have". I've probably read it cover-to-cover 5 times and I'll probably read it again before heading into the exam!

Joe

paul.matthews Tue, 12/04/2007 - 06:29

Hi, I did the V3 exam as a recert in August. The stuff I found useful was Doyle Vols 1&2, thw wendel odom R&S book and the online training materials for the first version of the advanced routing and switching specialisation. I also spent a little time with Williamson's multicast book.

What I will say is that I think this is the most accurate and useful blueprint for an exam yet.

Paul.

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