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Not enough to get you through the SWITCH exam
on 9 October 2010
Based on its title this book has been written with a sole purpose of teaching you what is required to pass the CCNP SWITCH exam. In that respect it fails! The book as it stands has gaps relating to syslog, SNMP, IP SLA, planning and implementation. Cisco Press released an errata after plenty of people complained on the Cisco forums but still this is not sufficient. I learned the hard way by relying solely on this book along with Cisco 3750's for labs, the end result being that I failed. I am now reading the Foundation Learning Guide which covers the areas missing from the Certification Guide and in my opinion is better suited if you are following the self study path.
** UPDATE 22nd October**
2 weeks after originally taking the SWITCH exam, I have now passsed. The Foundation Learning Guide played a big part in this as it filled a lot of gaps in topics that are not covered in the Certification Guide. As a self study aid, I would still recommend the Foundation Guide over the Certification Guide.