ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)

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Hello all,
I want to take the two exams, ICND1 + ICND2, separately. I bought a
book, Cisco Certified Network Associate, which covers the composite
exam (640-802). My question is:

I would like focus only on the ICND1 material only. Is there certain
chapters in this book I should focus on? Where might I find detailed
information on what is covered for each exam?

Thanks in advance for the help


Re: ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)

No one can tell you what chapters to read in a book without knowing which
specific book your are talking about.  Sybex has released multiple CCNA
related books.  Even in one book published in September of 2007, the ICND
test topics overlap in most of the chapters, so you are reading most of the
book for each test anyway.

You have a CCNA book which corresponds to one $150 test that gets you your
CCNA title.  Why are you trying to use that same book to study for two
different $150 tests that get you the exact same title?  The test fee,
number of questions, and the time limit for all three of those tests are the
same, just get it done in one shot.  If it takes you two tries, then it was
no more expensive than taking both ICND exams.

Scott Perry
Indianapolis, IN

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Re: ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)

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I have the Cisco set, but I also bought the CCENT study guide by

(Amazon.com product link shortened)

I started my Cisco course this week, but it's  paced ridiculously slow
for the not-so-smart in the class.  It looks like I'll be going off on
my own.

I'm used to the classmates in my graduate courses, who are smart and
articulate.  The introductory post from one of the kids in the Cisco
class is "ibeen using computers sense i was like 11."

Re: ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)

On Aug 22, 8:02 am, Mitch@_._ wrote:
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Which Cisco set do you have? CCNA Official Exam Certification Library
(CCNA Exam 640-802) (Exam Certification Guide) (Hardcover) by Wendell
Odom Cisco Press; 3 edition (September 14, 2007)  or CCNA Preparation
Library (7th Edition) (Self-Study Guide) (Hardcover) by Stephen
McQuerry (Author) Cisco Press; 7 edition (March 28, 2008)? The latter
is more expensive but got 5 stars from 5 custometrs while as the
former has 4 1/2 stars from 32 customers.

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The CCENT book by Todd Lammie from Sybex title is "CCENT: Cisco
Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide: ICND1 (Exam
640-822) (Exam 640-822 With CD)".  I wonder whether the author/
publisher means that cd covers for full CCNA exam while the book i for
CCENT exam.  Can anyone verify?

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Just use the access you have through the program and fo with your
pace.  My instructor said that one student uses that packet tracer
software and did all simulation and took CCNA exam by the end of the
second class (out of 4).   He's a high school student and probably
didn't work anywhere and probably had a lot of time.

I need to get the CCNA certification done asap and so I am thinking
not to do subbing on Fridays and use Fri, Sat, Sun to have my own
study plan different from the cisco academy class, living like a
robot, study, cook, clean, sleep. work.

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Re: ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)

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I have the exam cert. guide, because that's what my professor

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The CD covers just this book (CCENT) because it has a chapter by
chapter list.

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That's what I'm going to do.
If I had all the time in the world, the courses here go through CCNP.
But that's TWO YEARS!

I figure at the very least there are enough practice exams out there
to keep track of how I'm doing.  I should be able to go off on my own.
The Cisco academy courseware is pretty efficient.

Re: ICND1 + Sybex (Sixth Ed)
On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 15:02:52 +0000, Mitch wrote:

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hey what's wrong with that? So have I - thats, erm, nearly 'like' 30
years :)

Let me guess, you're on "Discovery" or similar? Personally I'd prefer a
pile of RFCs and a box of parts but when it comes to jobs in a tough
world at least we'll be more hands-on than the "kids". Come the
revolution.... etc

That is, if I don't die soon. 2 years on day-release for a CCNA. What was
I thinking? I wonder if I could just read ahead on Academy and have a
stab. Any slower and we'll be tested on IPv9 and talking about root-
derived window reduction over legacy Terrabit copper

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