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Re: Asking about the difference

Hello,

This document:

http://www.ciscopress.com/markets/detail.asp?st=44734

explains the difference between the Foundation Learning and Certification Guide quite nicely:

Foundation Learning Guides (formerly Self-Study  Guides), which are based on Cisco courses for the related exams, provide  essential foundation learning and thoroughly cover topics addressed in  those courses. These books assume no prior knowledge of the subject  matter and take a detailed approach to tutorial-based learning. Book  elements within the Foundational Learning Guide Series feature  real-world case studies, configuration examples, and chapter-ending  review questions, making them useful on the job, in addition to exam  preparation.

Certification Guides help prepare candidates for Cisco  certification exams. These books assume readers have attained the  necessary learning foundation and experience for a certification test  and are reviewing material before exam time. They include summary  information that details critical information on key exam topics and a  companion CD-ROM, which contains a powerful testing engine that can be  customized with practice exam questions, simulation-based questions, and  adaptable performance trackers.

It has to be noted, though, that regarding the CCNP, I have heard people saying that the Certification Guides are more helpful to them than the Foundation Learning Guides.

Best regards,

Peter

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Cisco Employee

Re: Asking about the difference

Hello,

This document:

http://www.ciscopress.com/markets/detail.asp?st=44734

explains the difference between the Foundation Learning and Certification Guide quite nicely:

Foundation Learning Guides (formerly Self-Study  Guides), which are based on Cisco courses for the related exams, provide  essential foundation learning and thoroughly cover topics addressed in  those courses. These books assume no prior knowledge of the subject  matter and take a detailed approach to tutorial-based learning. Book  elements within the Foundational Learning Guide Series feature  real-world case studies, configuration examples, and chapter-ending  review questions, making them useful on the job, in addition to exam  preparation.

Certification Guides help prepare candidates for Cisco  certification exams. These books assume readers have attained the  necessary learning foundation and experience for a certification test  and are reviewing material before exam time. They include summary  information that details critical information on key exam topics and a  companion CD-ROM, which contains a powerful testing engine that can be  customized with practice exam questions, simulation-based questions, and  adaptable performance trackers.

It has to be noted, though, that regarding the CCNP, I have heard people saying that the Certification Guides are more helpful to them than the Foundation Learning Guides.

Best regards,

Peter

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Re: Asking about the difference

Thanks very much Mr. Peter for clarification

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