Sybex vs. McGraw-Hill

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I bought the Sybex exam book (ISBN-10: 0470110082 ) and I stumbled across
another book today at Borders from McGraw-Hill (ISBN-10: 0071497285).

I do not have time to read both and from the reviews I read on Amazon it
seems that the McGraw-Hill is pretty good. Anybody used this book as their
only source?

I really appreciate your help!

Re: Sybex vs. McGraw-Hill
I personally like the layout of Sybex books in general than the McGraw-Hill
book, but you would be better off with the one which is the most recently
written and more especially for the correct test.  Overall, I actually like
Cisco Press books by Wendell Odom the most.

The McGraw-Hill book was published in 2008 for Cisco exam 640-802.  The
Sybex book was pushlished in 2007 for Cisco exam 640-802 and was written by
Todd Lammle.  He has been writing CCNA material for quite a while and this
book does include some video material as well as practice test material.
Perhaps the other one has this as well, but I did not see it.

It is better at this point to read the book that you already have than to
spend more time comparing other books to this one.  After you have read the
complete book, then worry about practice test results, even the ones on
paper in the book.  After than, then worry about the actual exam.

There you go, that is your free book review, which you did not have time
for, done for you.  You probably spent as much time reading this as you
could have spent reading reviews on them.  Your best advice now is to
consume the entire contents of the book.

Scott Perry
Indianapolis, IN

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