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CCNA Portable Command Guide (2nd Edition) Paperback – July 28, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1587201936 ISBN-10: 1587201933 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 2 edition (July 28, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587201933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587201936
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Empson is the associate chair of the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology degree program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he teaches Cisco routing, switching, and network design courses in a variety of different programs (certificate, diploma, and applied degree) at the postsecondary level. Scott is also the program coordinator of the Cisco Networking Academy Program at NAIT, a Regional Academy covering Central and Northern Alberta. He has earned three undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in English; a Bachelor of Education, again with a major in English/Language Arts; and a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, with a major in Network Management. He currently holds several industry certifications, including CCNP, CCDA, CCAI, and Network+. Before instructing at NAIT, he was a junior/senior high school English/Language Arts/Computer Science teacher at different schools throughout Northern Alberta. Scott lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his wife, Trina, and two children, Zachariah and Shaelyn, where he enjoys reading, performing music on the weekend with his classic/80s rock band “Miss Understood,” and studying the martial art of Taekwon-Do.

Customer Reviews

It was well worth the cash outlay.
Thomas C. Ellis
I highly recommend this book as a networking student's essential companion!
Matthew Dugan
It truly helps you to remember commands and if you forget one, look it up!
John M. Harkey

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Hardt on June 8, 2011
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The title is wrong. It is more a review guide for CCNA and less a command guide. The book has no index of commands so if you are looking for a command that you don't recognize, you must know what process is associated with the command first to have any hope of finding it quickly in this book. It is organized in a "how to" fashion as opposed to a command dictionary as the title would imply to me. It has been of little use and a waist of money unless you are just starting your first class of Cisco and need a study guide. Then it might be useful.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Robbie Blake on March 23, 2009
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This portable command guide is a must for anyone working with CISCO switches and routers. I used this command guide as part of my study for the CCNA, but have also found this book an excellent referral for everyday work. This guide describes everything from configuring a switch at start up to setting up both standard and extended access lists. Routing protocols are also covered, showing you the actual commands required.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles Stizza on February 24, 2009
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This little book is what every CCNA should own! It is a great reference not only for exam study but while on the job. I keep one at my desk when I need to look up a command. Its small size lends itself to carrying around.

I like the fact that it gives full configuration examples and also makes mention of optional commands for the configuation. It can be quite tedious to use the Cisco website and this book fills a much needed void.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Zoldaman on May 18, 2008
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If you are taking the Cisco Academy classes, you will wonder why this book is not a required text. I sure did. One of the other students in the class bought one in and, after taking a look at it, I ordered myself a copy the next week. The book very clearly lays out, with examples, the commands needed to configure Cisco routers and switches. The text does not give you detailed background as to what all the commands mean and the various options for each command, so you will still need to "know your stuff" in order to get the desired results. However, if you are like me and spend time trying to remember the right words to type in on the less common configurations, this is a great tool to quickly get you to the "Oh, yeah! Now I remember."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas C. Ellis on November 29, 2008
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This book is an excellent companion to the CCNA offical course. I use it almost daily when configuring the lab routers. It was well worth the cash outlay.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reviewer on September 28, 2011
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It has all the commands you'll need but it's not very user friendly. You have to go through every chapter to find a command. An index would be nice to lookup the specific command you're looking for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Merenda on July 6, 2009
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I am a CCNA instructor and I own a previous edition of this book in soft cover; it is excellent and my students find that it helps them mentally organize the CLI. I downloaded the Kindle DX version of the newest edition and it nicely summarizes the new material in both the CCNA Exploration and Discovery curricula. The only reason I did not give it a five-star rating is that the images that contain tables and text in the Kindle version are not crisp. They appear in gray scale and look like a scanned version of a color page. The CCNA texts books use lots of green-gray in their images and many don't show well in the Kindle version. I even tried landscape and zoom but some of the image text is still not legible, otherwise, it beats lugging 30 pounds of text books to class every day! Both my students and I are waiting for the Kindle DX version of the CCNA textbooks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Heck on September 7, 2008
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This product only has one word to describe itself, "EXCELLENT". If you really want to have a bonifide supplemental reading to what ever Cisco Training your pursuing...this will definitely suffice all of your ambitions and endeavors. Not only does the author make the material legible and understandable, he simplifies it by giving real world application (which is the best type of training in my eye).
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