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book recommendations


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:

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?



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


Posted by WebUser Aleksandr Yanovskiy

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book recommendations


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


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

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