12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2010
From reading this book it is clearly a collection of abridged versions of other titles. It reads like a collection of notes from other books. It is useful , but not on its own. It collects all the main points for sure , but there is a rather annoying amount of missing references.
For Example , page 25 Chapter 3 Introducing the TCP/IP protocol , the book states " You first look at a diagram of the TCP/IP protocol suite that illustrates how TCP/IP relates to the OSI network reference model". All well and good , except that there is no diagram in that chapter.
This Diagram is important and should not be excluded.
This continues throughout the book , and will have you flicking pages wondering where these items are ?
So on its own , this book is not good enough to get a grasp of the CCNA concepts.
I have been using it along with Todd Lammles CCNA study guide Sixth Edition. As a companion to that book it is very good , in that this explains key points concisely without wandering off topic and waffling on about advanced items you havnt covered yet , which Mr lammle has a habit of doing.
So , I'd recommend it as a companion to Todd lammle and his study guides , I made great progress reading lammle's chapters and then the corresponding chapters in this book.
But certainly would not recommend it as a comprehensive study guide to the CCNA on its own, due to the amount of important missing material.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 16 September 2010
This book is quite good for a basic understanding of the concepts related to passing the CCNA exam, but there are lots of mistakes in it that will have you scratching your head, or worse, answering exam questions incorrectly.
If you're planning to take the CCNA exam, you'll need more than this book.