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  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (9 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587202530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587202537
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has been in the networking industry since 1981. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer. He is author of all the previous editions of the CCNA Exam Certification Guide series from Cisco Press, as well as the Cisco QoS Exam Certification Guide, the CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Certification Guide, Computer Networking First Step, the CCNA Video Mentor, and other titles. He also teaches classes for Skyline Advanced Technology Services and blogs regularly on the NetworkWorld.com Cisco Subnet site.


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Master the CCNP® ROUTE 642-902 exam with this official study guide

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the CD-ROM

 

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP® ROUTE exam. Senior instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom shares 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.

 

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide 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, 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.

 

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide 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

 

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 the 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.

 

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP ROUTE exam, including:

  • Network design, implementation, and verification plans
  • EIGRP
  • OSPF
  • IGP Redistribution
  • Policy-based routing and IP service-level agreement (IP SLA)
  • BGP
  • IPv6
  • IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence
  • Routing over branch Internet connections

 

This volume is part of the Official 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.

 

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. Wendell is the 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.

 


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T on 30 Jun. 2010
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On the whole a fairly good book in my opinion. It helped me pass my ROUTE exam. It's not the clearest of Ciscopress titles, and there were a lot of errors in the published version (although most of these have been picked up - the book contains a weblink to the errata details - definitely download this). Glad to see I'm not the only one who finds IPv6 addresses difficult to write/read! Practice questions and memory tables are good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Toby on 28 Feb. 2011
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The Kindle version of this book does not include the CDROM or the Boston Exam Environment BEE activation key(normally found on a piece of paper in the CDROM case on the hard version) which are usefull revision tools. I bought the Kindle version but have now had to buy the hard version as well. Some of the illustrations are not very clear due to quality issues on the Kindle version. I am using Kindle for PC which will make the text larger but will not enlarge the illustrations. I used the Windows screen magnifier which did not improve the situation as the images are of poor quality to start with. Otherwise not a bad Kindle book if you buy the hard book as well. Make sure to download the errata and highlight all issues before reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bazoo on 9 Feb. 2011
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When I first picked up the CCENT book by Wendel a few months ago I was dismayed by his technical writing but after a few chapters I fell in love with it and embraced his style. Now studying for CCNP, I find the level of detail perfect and although, as mentioned in a previous review, the book does introduce some concepts early on that are not fully covered until later, it doesn't do so in a way that's distracting but rather peaks your interest.

I've also read Implementing IP Routing (ROUTE) after completing this book and I found it boring, with long chapters (100+ pages) that were just dragging. It truly made me appreciate Wendell's no nonsense, technical, to the point writing that treats you as an intelligent student. I still recommend reading both books as there are a few gems in the later that Wendell doesn't mention in his book, something that seems to be true for all three exams in the current CCNP curriculum - esp SWITCH. One study source is simply not enough to pass the exams.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fendi on 2 Jan. 2011
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No offense to Wendell, he must be an expert in his field.

My personal opinion of this book is that it does not help much in passing the exam. Basic concepts are convoluted by complicated examples and wordy descriptions that don't quite explain things clearly. Instead of slowly introducing the theory step by step, the book jumps around, with examples early in the book using concepts that are explained later.

In short, Wendell's method of explaining things may suite fellow seasoned CCIEs but will only confuse lesser professionals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KesKyle on 27 Dec. 2010
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Having let my original CCNP lapse a few years ago, I'm thankful the new CCNP books place more emphasis on the practical implementation and less on the long-winded verbose format that many Cisco books suffer from. Mind you, at 700+ pages it's still a slog. I'd recommend setting up the scenarios in each chapter via test kit or GNS3 within each chapter to make the exercises much more interactive and solidifying.

As 'T' stated, lots of errors in the published text, particularly with command syntax so be careful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Massaroni on 19 Mar. 2010
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I read only the first four chapters (EIGRP) and 'till now I think it shows
a good explanations of the subject.
I don't know how the future self-study book will be but, as usual,
you will need to use a simulator or put hands on the hardware to nail
the subject.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Ahad on 18 May 2010
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Very nice book to use for your CC NP/IP route studies, if you can afford to do so -- best to use in conjuction with a lab of routers to make sure you can do the practical as well as the theory.

Passed first time using this, without using any nonsense like testking etc .

Go through book and back up the theory on a lab.
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This book was the only material I used to prepare for the ROUTE exam, and it got me a very comfortable pass mark. Would've been nice if it explained some of the branch routing concepts in more detail, but everything you need is in there.
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