BSCI - Which Book is Best?

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CCNP BSCI Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study, 642, 801), 4rd
Edition, By Clare Gough, Published by Cisco Press, Series: Exam
Certification Guide, ISBN: 1587200856, Dec 01, 2003, Copyright 2004,
Pages: 936


CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), By Cisco
Systems, Inc, Catherine Paquet, Diane Teare, Published by Cisco Press,
Series: Certification Self-Study,
ISBN: 1587050846, Jan 15, 2003, Copyright 2003,Pages: 944, 1st Edition

What's the difference, and why the two different books?

Re: BSCI - Which Book is Best?

I have used both books for passing BSCI. I find CCNP Self Study by Catherine
and Diane is a better book then the Certification guide. The self study
series give more lenghty, sufficient explanations and more examples. Thus,
it is much easier to understand, especially for someone who have limited
experience in routing. The certification guide series are much difficult to
understand and with limited examples and explanations.

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"Which book is right for me?" for explanation between the 2 different

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Re: BSCI - Which Book is Best?
I totally agree with Guan

I sat the BSCI course last week with GlobalKnowledge in the UK, yet to take
the exam but what I can most categorically state is that the Cisco BSCI
Course is nothing but the book by Catherine
and Diane. Know this book,  know the course content  know the content for
the exam

Good luck


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