640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book

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I've using Lammle's Sybex book to prepare for CCNA exam.
I've heard it doesn't cover all the subjects though - for example, there is
no mention of NAT.

Does anyone know what else it is missing...?

TIA
Tony




Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


Think of the time it takes an author to go through all the edits then
printers and then to your doorstep. A "new" book is at best a couple
months old when it comes to exam material.

What version of sybex do you have?
If "latest", its 5th which came out in february i think.
In boot camp terms = old.



Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


I'm not talking about typo/mistakes, as I agree it can take time, with
several edits/prints to get correct.

I'm talking about actual exam topics/material.

Even if my book is a few months old, weren't the exam topics/subjects known
when the book was written (4th edition btw)?

Are you saying that Cisco have actually introduced NAT into the 640-801 exam
material since my book was printed?

If so, wouldn't this mean a change of exam, with a new exam code, (the way
Cisco do every year of so)?



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Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


-Tony- wrote:
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I heard it was only lacking on NAT really for the 5th edition, I was
advise to also puchase CCNA study guide by Odom and published by cisco
press to help.


Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


Does not seem to be a problem with the books.

I gave my exam using the 4th edition and coached a batch with the 5th
edition.

Nat & RIP v2 are the only additions to 5th edition and it is due to change
by Cisco. I hadnt seen questions relating to these two in my exams or dumps
which i had used.
Another remarkable change in 5th edition is the usage of subnet-zero. The
5th edition suggests using 2^n instead of 2^n-2 when finding number of
subnets. Cisco website does not mention any change in its stance regarding
subnet zero.Go figure that out !






Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


Thanks for the reply.
I'm gonna have a look for this 'subnet-zero' info on the Cisco website
also...


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Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


There is an addendum for the book that Lammle wrote for NAT.

http://rapidshare.de/files/4647200/Sybex.rar.html





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Re: 640-801 // Exam topics NOT covered in the Sybex book


Nice one - this'll give me something to read up on . . .



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