Preparing for BSCI 642-901 with books for 642-801

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Apr 9th, 2009

Hi guys

I posted this over in the Certifications forum but it hasn't been too active over there. Hopefully someone here can answer:

Hi Guys

I have a bunch of study materials for the old BSCI exam (642-801). I hear that 642-901 covers OSPF v 3 and multicast routing & pim.

I have learned of some changes to the IPv6 specs since my study materials were published (no more site-local addressing, e.g.).

So do I need to buy all new $60 textbooks, or is there a less expensive way to brush up on the material that's new in 642-901 and not covered in the 642-801 curriculum?

I have this problem too.
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Istvan_Rabai Thu, 04/09/2009 - 23:18

Hi Seth,

I would suggest you buying Routing TCP/IP Vol I and Vol II from Jeff Doyle.

It covers the subjects of BSCI and more.

Clear explanations, excellent scenarios.

And you will be able to use it for preparations for your CCIE level as well.



Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 04/10/2009 - 08:10

Hello Stuey,

please don't buy the books suggested by Istavan or you will stop to put questions about OSPF and IS-IS in these forums ...

You can integrate your current books with materials taken from the CCO if you want to save money.

Compare the two blueprints if 90% of points are in common this approach is possible.

In the long term buying few valuable books like those of Jeff Doyle is a good investement regardless of (re)-certification issues: you will like them.

Side effect:

your insatisfaction about other books will increase.

Good Easter !!

Hope to help



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