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CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide: Exams 100-101, 200-101, and 200-120 Paperback – October 7, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1118749616 ISBN-10: 1118749618 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1176 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 1 edition (October 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118749618
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118749616
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Guide Type
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Certification Courseware
Network Simulator/Virtual Lab
Certification Review
Audience Level
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Publication Date
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Todd Lammle
Todd Lammle & William Tedder
William Tedder
Glen E. Clarke
For Dummies
Print Book
Kindle Book
Brief Description
Covers ICND1 and ICND2 exams in one book. Features 8 hours of video, practice exams and flashcards, plus a network simulator.
Deluxe edition features more practice tests and flashcards, plus CCNA Virtual Lab 4.0 Lite Simulator, and ebook versions on CD.
Create network environments with unlimited routers and switches. Get hands-on practice with 200 labs mapped to the CCNA exam objectives.
Covers all core categories of the exams, and includes a code to access all 1,001 practice questions online, free, for one year.

From the Back Cover

Todd Lammle Prepares You for the New CCNA Exams

Get ready for Cisco's redesigned CCNA Routing and Switching certification exams with this new edition of the bestselling Sybex CCNA Study Guide. Cisco authority Todd Lammle covers all exam objectives for the ICND1 (#100-101) and ICND2 (#200-101) exams, as well as the CCNA Composite (#200-120) exam, and he provides plenty of examples and hands-on labs so you can really absorb the material. Not only will you be better prepared, you'll also benefit from Todd's valuable insights drawn from his over 30 years of experience in networking and Cisco technologies. Study, practice, and review with:

Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam

Practical written and hands-on labs to reinforce critical skills

Free network simulator to complete the book's hands-on labs without the need for additional hardware

Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles

Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day

Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

Sybex Exam Prep Tools

A full set of test prep tools is available at to help you prepare for the exam. Access the study tools from the Downloads section on the product page.

  • Free network simulator
  • Custom test environment
  • Todd Lammle author videos
  • Hundreds of sample questions
  • Electronic flashcards
  • Glossary of key terms

Includes coverage of all exam objectives, including these key topics:

  • Selecting the components required to meet a given network specification
  • Predicting the data flow between two hosts across a network
  • Identifying enhanced switching technologies
  • Describing IPv6 addresses
  • Configuring and verifying operation status of a serial interface
  • Managing Cisco IOS files

Bonus Videos

Access to over 40 MicroNuggets is provided exclusively by CBT Nuggets. QR codes and URLs are provided throughout the book with links to the videos.

Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On Labs, and Access to Exam Prep Tools Featuring:

  • Free Network Simulator
  • Practice Test Environment
  • Hundreds of Sample Questions
  • Author Videos
  • Access to MicroNugget Videos Provided by CBT Nuggets

More About the Author

Todd Lammle is the Authority on Cisco Certification and Internetworking, and is Cisco certified in all Cisco certification categories. He is a world-renowned author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Todd has three decades of experience working with LANs, WANs, and large enterprise licensed and unlicensed wireless networks, and lately, implementing large Cisco Data Centers world-wide.

His three decades of real world experience is prevalent in his writing; he is not just an author but an experienced networking engineer with very practical experience working on the largest networks in the world at such companies as Xerox, Hughes Aircraft, Texaco, AAA, Cisco and Toshiba, among many others. Todd has published over 60 books, including the very popular CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, CCNA Wireless Study Guide, and CCNA Data Center Study Guide, all from Sybex.

He runs an international consulting and training company based in Colorado, Texas, and San Francisco. You can reach Todd through his forum and blog at

Customer Reviews

I've read many CCNA books, but this book is by far the best.
Larry Goings
Great book ... As i sit in a coffee shop reading this technical book i begin to laugh ..
luke rivera
Todd's material is written in a way that is easy to understand.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dondeal on February 3, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was so confident after reading the first 14 chapters that I immediately scheduled my CCENT and passed it! I did do every single written lab, hands-on lab, and all the review questions after every chapter.The subnetting section is worth the price of the book alone. I simply couldn't understand it from anyone else until I read that chapter. I'm going to knock out the last 7 chapters and schedule the CCNA. I got the kindle version so when I read at home, my last reading position automatically synced to my phone when I was out and about. This made studying real efficient.

*EDIT: I obtained my CCNA. The 2nd part was harder and I supplemented my studies with other online sources to become more confident before testing.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By phisherman82 on October 13, 2013
Format: Paperback
First off, I wanted to say what a phenomenal book this is. I understand the subjects better than any other Cisco book I've read. This book covers the CCENT and CCNA R/S objectives to a "T", leaving nothing out, but really honing in on what you need to know to pass the exam. If you email the author there is a wealth of free bonus material available, and this is discussed in the introduction, and I highly recommend getting the bonus material. Make no mistake, this is a big book full of useful material that you can use in your career while also studying for the exams. The written labs, hands-on labs and review questions at the end of each chapter really help you remember the material. This is the best book on Cisco! The troubleshooting chapter is the best I've ever read on Cisco troubleshooting and is worth the price of the book for that one chapter alone. I also find it quite interesting to read the reviews and get everyone's opinion. I've recently started to review old material to bridge the gaps while also considering what has changed in terms of the technology and what I'll be subjected to come test time. Pittman mentions in his review that Lammle spends some time on legacy routing protocols, (or what some engineers may refer to them as these days). I can tell you that after working in this field for many years, you never know what you're going to encounter and it's VERY important to understand this technology whether you may be using them or not. R&S is Cisco's bread and butter, and I know Cisco is known to include some older technology on their exams, but it's for good reason, especially in my opinion. I can't begin to tell you how many times my group and I have been talking about the evolution of our network. From what it was 10 years ago and how it's grown over the years.Read more ›
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By P. Sutton on October 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I too have "thumbed through" this book, as C. Pittman notes, but perhaps a bit more thoroughly, and, I took the time to check the Cisco site to see what are actually listed as objectives of the ICND1, ICND2 tests. First, RIP 2 is an objective of the ICND1 test, and Lammle gives it its due in about six pages, which is about enough to cover the subject. I don't know that "20 pages are dedicated to RIP" is actually true as the index notes every occurrence of the term in the book, which in some cases is merely the mention of the term RIP, but is otherwise unrelated to it.

Second, 4-Layer and 5-Layer TCP/IP models? This was a new one on me, so I looked it up on Wiki. Turns out that "Cisco Academy" has an entry on a network chart of eight differing network models on the Wiki page, where it states that the "Cisco Academy" model has four layers. Then it lists five layers in the chart with distinct names. Go figure. This "Cisco Academy" model most closely corresponds to the four-layer DoD model that Cisco has tested on for years. The other model is the OSI model which has seven layers. For testing purposes, know the names of each layer in each model, and, which layer(s) in one model correspond to which layer(s) in the other. As noted, Lammle covers the DoD model in about 30 pages, and the OSI model in about 15. The information is dense, but clear and concise, and flows nicely from layer to layer.

And finally, Pittman's comment about multi-area OSPF is not true. I've posted a URL (below) for a Cisco video presentation where the objectives for the ICND1 and ICND2 tests are detailed. Sadly, this video is the only place I could quickly find that detailed the objectives for ICND1 and ICND2. Everything else was a sales pitch for a Cisco book or learning tool.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Epalm on October 28, 2013
Format: Paperback
Todd's material is written in a way that is easy to understand. I have read and used other CCNA study material and didn't get past the first 40 pages because it seemed like they already expected you to know the material. I have also been to one of his boot camps and it is intense high pace, but he makes sure that you understand the material and stresses what you need to know and understand in order to be a certified professional. This book is no different. I have my CCENT thanks to this book! I will be using this book for the ICND2 test as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Crites on March 7, 2014
Format: Paperback
This is now the second book i've read from Todd. I can say first hand that this book covers everything you will need to know for your ICND1 and ICND2, i used this book to pass both tests. It is well written, very informative, and not a dry cut book. The author talks to the reader, making it easier to read, and also offers real world scenarios, problems, and resolutions. This is a great book and a must have for studying CCENT/CCNA.
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