- Hardcover: 1080 pages
- Publisher: Cisco Press; 4 edition (December 18, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587059800
- ISBN-13: 978-1587059803
- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 2.4 x 9.4 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
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From the Back Cover
- Master CCIE Routing and Switching 4.0 blueprint exam topicsAssess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzesReview key concepts with Exam Preparation TasksPractice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM
CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition,is a best-of-breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCIE® Routing and Switching written exam. Well-respected networking professionals Wendell Odom, Rus Healy, and Denise Donohue share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.
CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already? quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts you must know thoroughly.
The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text and laying out a complete study plan for review.
Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.
CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, Fourth Edition,is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam, including:
- Bridging and LAN switchingIP addressing, IP services, TCP, UDP, and application protocol detailsLayer 3 forwarding conceptsEIGRP, OSPF, and BGP routing protocolsQuality of serviceFrame RelayMPLSIP multicastIPv6Router and switch securityTroubleshooting
The CD-ROM contains 200 practice questions for the exam.
This volume is part of the Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate
their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.
Category: Cisco Press-Cisco Certification
Covers: CCIE Routing and Switching written exam 350-001 v4.0
About the Author
Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, is a 28-year veteran of the networking industry. He
currently works as an independent author of Cisco certification resources and occasional
instructor of Cisco authorized training for Skyline ATS. He has worked as a network
engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer. He is author of
several best-selling Cisco certification titles. He maintains lists of current titles, links to
Wendell’s blogs, and other certification resources at www.TheCertZone.com.
Rus Healy, CCIE No. 15025, has worked on several Cisco Press projects, including the
third edition of this book as a coauthor, and the second edition as a technical reviewer. Rus
is chief technology officer of Annese & Associates, Cisco’s Education Partner of the Year
for the Northeast US and Canada. Rus serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for
Humanity of New York State and Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, NY.
Denise Donohue, CCIE No. 9566, is senior solutions architect for ePlus Technology, a
Cisco Gold partner. She works as a consulting engineer, designing networks for ePlus’s
customers. Prior to this role, she was a systems engineer for the data consulting arm of
SBC/AT&T. She has co-authored several Cisco Press books in the areas of route/switch and
voice. Denise has been a Cisco instructor and course director for Global Knowledge and
did network consulting for many years. Her areas of specialization include route/switch,
voice, and data center.
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For example, in the first chapter we begin some discussion on the format of bits in the MAC address. We discuss what determines the I/G and U/L bits. The book describes the I/G bit as the most significant bit, and places it on the right. As a CS major, this sent me researching (and reeling): that is not the standard. After an initial check with wiki (yes, I know it's not the gospel) for verification of the book's claim, I find l have further reason for doubt. From there I go to the IEEE standard and find, "The first 24 bits correspond to the OUI as assigned by the IEEE, except that the assignee may set the LSB of the first octet to 1 for group addresses or set it to 0 for individual addresses." The I/G bit is the Least Significant Bit (LSB)... not the Most as Cisco Press would assert. Yes, when transmitting the data across the wire, it's true that the LSB is sent first. It's this fact the author is confusing with the notation of bit order on paper- from left to right the LSB is on the right. I only can only guess the author makes the leap that "transmitted first" translates to "read first" and from there, that the I/G bit is the MSB. It only takes a few minutes of research to find the facts; I'm not sure why these assumptions get printed. I paid for the research, yet I'm still doing it myself.
This is just one example in the first few pages and, like I said, small- perhaps inconsequential. Perhaps not. I could see the exam asking me a question on this, and I wouldn't know how to answer: with the true answer, or Cisco's. It simply bugs me and, furthermore, I don't like wasting time leaving my studies to determine reality. The truth should be presented to me in the text, it's why I spent money on it. How hard would it be to have a few inquisitive people read these books and make the corrections *before* they go to press? Put the books in the hands of someone trying to learn the subject, not someone who thinks he or she already knows it. Then, perhaps, the right questions might be raised rather than assumptions made.
Also a small note on the matter of Cisco Press vs. IEEE standards: The standard was less confusing. I don't mean from the fact that it didn't lie to me; I mean simply from the perspective of having a better, more detailed explanation, on the matter.
Note: This is for the older version of the exam. Keep a look out for the new version once it releases. This book does cover the material you'll need for the new exam - maybe 80% of it? But you'll need to skip the frame relay sections and update yourself with other materials on MPLS/MP-BPG VPNs, and other technologies which have been added.
Good luck on your studying!
While this has been great for new knowledge, it is very in depth and solidifies the concepts learned early on in your networking studies. This of course is good for the test, but also reminds you of the little things you might not have thought about in a while. While progressing we sometimes forget the simple stuff, this is a good review for that. I will definitely be keeping this in my library for some time.
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