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A Welcome Continuation!,
This review is from: CCNA 640-802 Official Cert Library, Updated (3rd Edition) (Hardcover)
This updated third edition official certification guide is a welcome continuation of Wendell Odom's impressive Cisco Press library. This version includes a series of free hands-on activities using a `lite' edition of the CCNA Network Simulator. These activities provide a CCNA candidate with invaluable experience using a simulator that they will be expected to have mastered when they sit for the exam.
The library includes two books, "Ccent/CCNA ICND1-640-822" and "CCNA ICND2-640-816", enabling candidates to prepare for both certification exams separately, or combining the resources from both books to prepare for the 640-802 exam. Odom continues his easy-to-understand explanations of complex topics such as IP Addressing, variable-length subnet masking (VLSM), VLANs, and IP Access lists, among other topics.
As with his other books, Odom allows the reader to skim or dive into certain chapters with the `Do I Know This Already (DIKTA)' quizzes that begin each chapter. If the reader feels confident with the material, they can skip to the next chapter; if not, they can go through the materials in the chapter in depth.
Another welcome addition to the third edition is the opportunity for the reader to purchase the eBook version at a 70% discount off the list price. In this age of eReaders, this is a most timely offer.
Overall, Odom continues his excellence in preparing readers for successful completion of Cisco certification exams.