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Good but Not good enough
on 2 March 2012
I had some doubt about writing a review for this book,that because I could not compare it with any other similar book.how can you really review something without any comparison?
But now that I have bought the Cisco official cert library book...
same topics and exams a can review it!
I found this book ambiguous and not clear...and I a not new to Networking.
the Cisco official book is actually two books of a total of 1500 pages,this book is about 800 pages.A good book no doubt,but not good enough for exams.
at the seven edition still printing errors?I spend an afternoon going mad with some subnet miscalculation,all becose of printing error.the page are yellow-ish,Cisco CCNA is a proper book,white pages,good quality and printing ecc.
if Cisco call the second layer of the TCP/IP model "Transport",why does Lammle call it Host to Host.in exams they want to ear what they teach you...e ne?
this is a good book don't take me wrong,but Cisco exams require the really best,and I think this book fall short of that.to many information's crammed in about 800 pages,it did not cut it for me.
Not at the level you expect from an examination book.
if you want general knowledge about Cisco networks this book will do very well,
for sure it can teach you how to network with Cisco routers,IOS,ecc.
The information are there,but the way that are presented to the student is as I said for me is not enough.
now that I bought the official Cisco press book I can see the difference,and if you see carefully the content on the Cisco one,it is better value,better quality,and with the Cisco network simulator (lite),exam test engine ecc,I regret not having bought it first.