Switching Resources

Hi guys,

 

I am a little confused here about Switching resources for preparing to Written&Lab.

 

So Could you please guide me for recommended books beside Cisco Documentations?

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  • So the LAN SWITCHING part covered in CCIE v5 Official Cert guide Vol.1 is not enough resource?  I am confused abou this too. Please help

  • EllieEllie ✭✭

    I have also found Cisco LAN Switching with Kennedy Clark very useful resource. I think It is worth of reading it depending on the experience.

  • just remember there's a lot to Cisco LAN Switching that's kind of old - both in terms of config and technologies - (anyone still want to do an ATM LANE?)

    Personally, after the videos and the checklist, I just safari search for stuff that might be relevent to the technologies that I don't feel comfortable with yet - this might also be one of the few times the official Cert guide is useful, but I doubt it - LOL.  There's an entire chapter in there dedicated to wiring that will play no part in the lab.

    Of course, I think it's written to pass the written, not the lab

    RB

  • I read the old Cisco Self-Study: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks BCMSN ISBN:1-58705-219-9. But now people are probably using the latest  CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide (http://www.ciscopress.com/store/ccnp-routing-and-switching-switch-300-115-official-9781587205606) or Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP SWITCH 300-115) (http://www.ciscopress.com/store/implementing-cisco-ip-switched-networks-switch-foundation-9781587206641)

    The other books, which is quite popular, is Cisco LAN Switching (CCIE Professional Development series) (http://www.ciscopress.com/store/cisco-lan-switching-ccie-professional-development-series-9781587140761, this is quite an old book but still relevant. Just skip some of the irrelevant stuff. Brian actually mentioned this book on the VoD CCIE RSv5 video #3 "3. CCIE Preparation Resources & Strategy"

    HTH,
    DSU.



    On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 5:51 AM, FrozenEyes <[email protected]> wrote:

    Hi guys,

     

    I am a little confused here about Switching resources for preparing to Written&Lab.

     

    So Could you please guide me for recommended books beside Cisco Documentations?




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  • I have to say that the best of the current crop of switching books definitely is the Foundation Learning Guide. It covers all of the switching topics very well, and I wouldn't really use the CCNP Cert Guide to be honest (as you are studying for something requiring much more in depth knowledge). Once the FLG isn't enough anymore, then config guides and additional videos on specific blueprint topics from any vendor should be sufficient to cover remaining gaps.

     

    EDIT: Here is an Amazon link to the Foundation Learning Guide:

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Implementing-Switched-Networks-Foundation-Learning/dp/1587206641/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438081033&sr=8-1&keywords=ccnp+switch+foundation+learning+guide

     

  • EllieEllie ✭✭

    are the authors for "Foundation and learning" switch book are Richard Froom, CCIE No. 5102

    Balaji Sivasubramanian

    Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549

     

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    Is that book better than BCMSN which is the older switch book. I just wanted to see if I would need to get that one if it has more topics that are not covered on other books.

     

    Thank you for sharing the experience.

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