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CCNA 3 and 4 Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy Program) Hardcover – 25 Jun 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 1040 pages
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 3 edition (25 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587131137
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587131134
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 4.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

The only authorized textbook for the Cisco Networking Academy Program

The CCNA 3 and 4 Companion Guide contains the information from the online curriculum with additional in-depth content to enhance your understanding of some topics plus supplemental aids to assist in studying:

  • Begins with a review chapter on the OSI Reference Model and routing
  • Chapter Objectives and Summaries provide references to the concepts covered for focused study on key topics
  • Extensive Glossary lists all the key terms and definitions in one place
  • Throughout this book, you see references to the lab activities found in the course and the Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 3 and 4 Lab Companion, Third Edition. These labs allow you to make a connection between theory and practice.
  • Plus seven bonus chapters on advanced material and key certification exam reviews

Cisco Networking Academy Program CCNA 3 and 4 Companion Guide, Third Edition, is the Cisco approved textbook that supplements version 3.x of the CCNA 3 and 4 online curriculum of the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The topics covered in this course and Companion Guide provide you with the necessary knowledge to further prepare for CCNA certification and to enter the field of network administration. CCNA 3 and 4 introduce you to the design, configuration, and maintenance of:

  • Switches and intermediate routing
  • Local-area networks (LANs)
  • Virtual local-area networks (VLANs)
  • Wide-area networks (WANs)
  • Internetwork Package Exchange (IPX) routing
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP)
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Integrated Services Data Network (ISDN)
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
  • Frame Relay

Use this Companion Guide as a portable desk reference to access this information for reference, study, and review at any time.

Cisco Press is a collaboration between Cisco Systems, Inc., and Pearson Education that is charged with developing high-quality, cutting-edge educational and reference products for the networking industry. The products in the Cisco Networking Academy Program series are designed to prepare students for careers in the exciting networking field. These products have proven to be strong supplements to the web-based curriculum and are the only print companions that have been reviewed and endorsed by Cisco Systems for Cisco Networking Academy Program use.

Companion CD-ROM
The CD-ROM contains 25 e-Lab Activities, 500 Practice Exam questions in an interactive Test Engine, 10 hi-res PhotoZooms Activities, and 25 Video Demonstrations to reinforce topics and enhance your overall learning experience.

This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program series from Cisco Press. The products in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy.

About the Author

The Cisco Networking Academy Program curriculum developers of the revised CCNA 3.0 courses are the authors of this series and are based in Phoenix, Arizona. They are experts in the field of educational and the online learning environment.


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Format: Hardcover
Don't be put off by the title, this is a very good book that guides you in the right direction, but if you are part of a cisco networking acadamy program and have access to the online curriculum then you will notice that the content of this book differs a great deal, why you ask? The book itself hasn't been proof read against the online curriculum, the book covers alot of information that is aimed more so to the CCNP qualification.
Cisco are actually bringing out a 3.1 version of the companion guide in April, so I would wait until that comes out if you wish to just concentrate your studies on getting the CCNA but if you are looking to progress in to the CCNP then this book will certainly give you a bit of a headstart.
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Cisco is offering the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate Program) professional qualification and therefore they have published the appropriate companions for their on-line curriculum.
CCNA 3 and 4: Companion Guide is a useful companion that has helped me a lot during semesters 3 and 4, as has CCNA 1 and 2: Companion Guide also done, since I am a CCNA student at the moment. The book is well written, in an easy-to-understand way and they try to make things as easy and understandable as they can be.
But, there are huge differences between the book and the on-line curriculum and that shows the poor effort from Cisco in devising the whole new version 3 of the CCNA. The book introduces during semester 3 concepts that will be taugth in semester 4 and this goes on!!!
I am not at all dissapointed that I bought the book, but I am a bit dissapointed in Cisco! They could do a better job. After all, they want to call themselves leaders, right???
Buy the book and try no to pay too much attention to some stuff that you will immediately recognise as "alien"...
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Don't be put off by the title, this is a very good book that guides you in the right direction, but if you are part of a cisco networking acadamy program and have access to the online curriculum then you will notice that the content of this book differs a great deal, why you ask? The book itself hasn't been proof read against the online curriculum, the book covers alot of information that is aimed more so to the CCNP qualification.
Cisco are actually bringing out a 3.1 version of the companion guide in April, so I would wait until that comes out if you wish to just concentrate your studies on getting the CCNA but if you are looking to progress in to the CCNP then this book will certainly give you a bit of a headstart.
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Of the three Ciscopress books I have read, the defining characteristics are errors, inconsistencies and sentences that are awkward to read. Illustrations are often several pages away from the referring sentence; I found myself disregarding the illustrations because I was wasting too much time finding them. The language appears to have been written by a late eighties experimental robot and could generally put an insomniac into a deep, deep slumber. The updated version of this book will undoubtedly be an improvement but there are still independent alternatives that are worth a look before parting with your money. Take a look at ISBN: 978-0470110089. It will prepare you just as well the English isn't so poor and it's generally a better read.
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