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.
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.
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?
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.
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