Top Cisco Certification Books

What books will help you with your Cisco certification? Here are some top picks for CCNP, CCIE, and CCNA study guides.

1. CCIE Practical Studies, Vol. 1 Karl Solie
With a focus on the lab portion of the exam, this book provides in-depth study and exercises for the CCIE Routing and Switching Lab Exam. It includes 37 lab scenarios and 5 practice labs, to test your knowledge and ability to perform in a timed environment.

2. Cisco CCNP Certification Library Cisco Press
“You get four comprehensive review and practice books, plenty of review questions and real-world scenarios, plus four CD-ROMs containing realistic sample exams — all written by CCIEs and reviewed thoroughly by Cisco’s own experts. The books cover all four CCNP exams: routing, switching, remote access, and support. From managing growth to troubleshooting campus networks, configuring PPP to deploying multicast, it’s here — authoritative and complete.” -Barnes&Noble Editors

3. CCNA Practical Studies Gary Heap & Lynn Maynes
With over 500 pages of lessons and information, this is a useful study guide for the new 640-607 exam. It offers hands-on networking lab scenarios to give you the best learning tool with which to gain the knowledge you need to pass the CCNA exam. A practice exam on CD would have won this a five star rating.

4. CCNP: Cisco Certified Network Professional Exam Notes Todd Lammle
This book covers all of the information to pass the four CCNP certification exams. It provides detailed analysis of all exam objectives and the CD includes an electronic version of the book, 4 sample exams, and 200 electronic flashcards.

5. Cisco CCNA Exam #640-607 Flash Card Practice Kit Eric Rivard
“This unique kit offers more than 350 CCNA test prep questions in physical, PC, or handheld formats as well as a 500-question test bank that tests a candidate’s profiency. Designed for anyone looking to get an extra edge on the Cisco Certification Exams, these cards are a great supplement to the basic CCNA cirriculum.” -Barnes&Noble Editors

6. Cisco CCNA Exam #640-607 Certification Guide Wendell Odom
“Odom has designed the book to offer two learning pathways: one for readers “who need a thorough background before their final study time”; the other for readers who are “reviewing and filling in the missing parts of their CCNA knowledge. Well organized, easy to understand, and respectful of your time, CCNA Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition is worthy of the Cisco logo it bears.” -Barnes&Noble Editors

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