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book recommendations

Hi,

I was looking to purchase a few books to help me in my Cisco field.

I currently work with ASA, switches and routers at work, most with ASA and then switches. I would like to learn more about the features including security and ideas of how to implment features provided by Cisco where I work.

I was looking to purchase a few books to help me.

A few which I saw were:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cisco-Firewalls-Press-Networking-Technology/dp/1587141094/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1331389186&sr=8-6

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Security-Firewall-642-617-Official-Guide/dp/1587142791/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1331389186&sr=8-10

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Network-Warrior-Gary-A-Donahue/dp/1449387861/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331389447&sr=1-1

I don't mind purchasing official Cisco books, but would like a more practically approach.

I would apperciate if anyone could provide some feedback or any recommedndations?

Thanks

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book recommendations

I think first that you have to read is official CCNA books. You have to understand all basic functions. If you think that you are good in it, then take a look for CCNA security.

If you understand the basics you would understand what are you doing.

It's my opinion

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Posted by WebUser Aleksandr Yanovskiy

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book recommendations

Thanks,

I've read the CCNA books and also have a CCNA. I've been working in networking for the past 9 months.

Cisco press books are really good for the theory but in the real world it seems things are missing.

book recommendations

Hi,

I have found the ASA firewall book by Richard Deal to be an excellent practical firewall reference book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cisco-Configuration-Networking-Professionals-Library/dp/0071622691/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331432436&sr=1-9

If you have a CCNA it might be worth considering studying for the CCDA and CCDP. They both have excellent security sections. You also cover a wide range of other topics such as wireless, switching, routing, VPN etc.

See below info about the CCDA exam books

http://www.ciscopress.com/markets/detail.asp?st=44716

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