What is the diference between the self study guides and the exam guides. I am looking at CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide and Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI): Authorized Self-study Guide which should I yse or do I need both?
I had that question myself a couple months back--ciscopress answer is here:
They are both great books and both have a place in you CCNP study.
The self study guide will teach you all you need to learn the different technologies covered, so this should be the book you use first.
The the exam certification guide will help you sharpen up in preparation for the exam. So you should hit this book once you feel you have a good understanding of the technologies and are preparing for the exam.