CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 7th Edition 7th Edition

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Todd Lammle
Todd Lammle
Lammle & Tedder
Todd Lammle
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Brief Description
Covers all exam objectives for the CCNA exam 640-802. Includes CD with practice test, flashcards, and more.
Includes two CDs featuring bonus exams, and the Platinum version of CCNA Virtual Lab with more than 150 hands-on labs.
Includes the Sybex Study Guide, Review Guide, and Titanium version of CCNA Virtual Lab (a $270 value if purchased separately).
Comprehensive test prep software includes 700+ exam questions, integrated Study Guide e-book, two test modes, and score reporting.

From the Back Cover

Prepare for the Latest Version of the CCNA Exam

Approach the CCNA exam with confidence with the detailed preparation you'll receive in this bestselling study guide from leading author Todd Lammle. This new edition—updated to reflect the very latest changes to the CCNA exam—features new or updated material on Ethernet, 802.11n technology, Voice VLANs, and much more. Reinforce your study with the author's supplemental video and audio instruction included on the CD. Inside, find the complete instruction you need, including:

  • 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 hands-on and written labs to reinforce critical skills
  • 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
  • A handy tear card that maps every official exam objective to the corresponding chapter in the book, so you can track your exam prep objective by objective

Look inside for complete coverage of all exam objectives.

Test your knowledge with advanced testing software. Includes chapter review questions and bonus exams.

Reinforce your understanding with electronic flashcards.

Also on CD, you'll find a Glossary of Terms in searchable and printable PDF.

Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On and Written Labs, and Leading-Edge Exam Prep Software Featuring:

  • Custom Test Engine

  • Hundreds of Sample Questions

  • Video and Audio Instruction from Todd Lammle

  • Electronic Flashcards

  • Glossary of Terms in PDF

  • Bonus CCNA Simulation Practice Guide e-book


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 7 edition (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470901071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470901076
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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

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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Steve on April 7, 2011
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After trying to prepare for the CCNA on my own I came to the conclusion that I needed a book if I were going to understand the material enough to receive my CCNA. Having seen Wendells books score high ratings I was going to purchase one of his until I read some of the excerpts from his book. With all due respect to Wendell his books were simply too dry for me. Then I checked out Lammle and discovered his books read as if somebody is actually talking to you, as if you're in a conversation with someone. Having purchased this book it's as immersive as reading a good story and you're learning the whole time.

Todd Lammle fully understands what Cisco expects you to know for your CCNA exam and the seller point for me is the fact that Lammle actually has a gift for teaching it. His book doesn't read as if hes just reguritating information to you but instead he writes to actually make sure you're understanding the material. (I've had professors in college teaching CCNA classes that couldn't do this. And for the record, this book is leaps and bounds better than any college class I've had on Cisco related information). Even if at some point he comes out of nowhere with new material he'll warn you about it and then he'll cover it later in depth. I have never at any point felt overwhelmed with the information in the book and he starts with the fundamentals, the building blocks of networking and goes in depth from there.

At the end of every chapter he'll have exam essays, written labs, and review questions to really make sure you understand the material (along with the CD provided).
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Jeremiah on July 8, 2011
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I just wanted to say that I purchased the Kindle edition of this book and studied for about a month before I took the test. While I was working through one of the example simulations in the book, I was having difficulty getting the network to work correctly. I emailed the author, Mr. Lammle, and he responded back the same day with the answer. Since I had purchased the Kindle edition, I did not have all the bonus materials that came on the CD with the hardback. After I sent Mr. Lammle my receipt, he emailed me digital copies of all the extras. I passed the test on the first try. I just wanted to say that the book was thorough and complete and the author very helpful.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By BookWorld on September 20, 2011
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Let me begin by saying that I have a stack of books consisting of practically every bit of CCNA prep material in existence in which to compare this book to. I realized after reading Todd's book that I could have saved myself a TON of money if this book would have been my first purchase. Not only have I been preparing for the CCNA exam by self-study, I have also completed the Cisco Networking Academy at my college so I've seen my share of thousands of dollars worth of Cisco material.

I loved this book from the minute I opened it. Todd has an incredible knack for explaining subject matter that can be very dull and dry at times when transferred to the printed page. Todd Lammle transfers his wealth of knowledge into literature that actually makes sense! The language is laid back, as if a very intelligent friend was explaining routers and switches to you in person. I spent many months before purchasing this book rereading subject matter which took him all of about one second to make clear to me. Summarization and wildcard masks are explained in a way that is surprisingly simple.

The order in which Todd explains subject matter is remarkably sensible. His chapters are in the chronological order in which you should be introduced to your material. There is no useless fluff, either. Every bit of subject matter in the book is practical and useable.

After reading this book you will be very well-versed in routing protocols, switching, ACLs, VLANs, STP, etc. His labs are a great help. Make sure you do them all and get lots of hands-on practice. You will find that the practice material in this book is an invaluable asset to you.

If you are planning on taking the one or two test route, this book is for you.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Engin33r on December 13, 2012
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I like Todd Lammle, and overall, I like his CCNA book. His approach is very casual, as many have said. It is written as though he is talking to you, and that does hold one's attention better. If you are brand new to networking, or just have Net+ level knowledge, then this is a great choice to bring your personal knowledge up.

That said, if you are using this book as your sole resource to study for, take, and pass the CCNA, you will be obliterated....even if you are in a Cisco networking profession. The problem is that the information provided in this book, while again, excellent for increasing and familiarizing yourself beyond Net+, is not enough alone to get you through the actual difficulty and content of the test.

I began studying with this book 3 years into my network engineering career (mind you, I do not have a technical academic background, and found this passion post-college). I read this book cover-to-cover, highlighting anything I found remotely important. I then re-read the book a 2nd time immediately, mostly the information I highlighted on my first read, being sure to ask mentors anything I was uncertain about. There are 1-3 assessment tests after every chapter. I took every test in the book until I passed all of them 100%.

Because the CCNA has such a punishing failure rate (88% chance you will fail the first attempt), and costs $300 each attempt, I felt I had better be safe and pick up a few more resources; CCNA Exam Cram by Jeremy Cioara, for example. Right away I noticed the assessment tests were much more challenging than Todd's tests, and was failing most sections (by Cisco's standards, which is anything below 86% correct). I did the same thing with Jeremy's book - Practiced all 330 questions until I understood the "why?
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