Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting
||Author: Dan Farkas, Laura Chappell|
List Price: $60.00
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Publisher: Cisco Press (04 August, 1999)
Sales Rank: 26,137
Average Customer Rating: 3.57 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Yet another Cisco letdown
Once again Cisco has produced a very poor quality book. I have now purchased all the CCNP books produced by Cisco and this book is no different to the rest of them. Poor quality, No proof reading, mistakes everywhere, repeated paragraphs/tables and in this book in particular a real lack of detail. This book can be likened to the old Sunday night homework, very little planning, very little content and insufficient detail, by far the worst book in the course. I know from the other books in the CCNP range that the book will cover all subjects in the exam, but is that really good enough ? I for one don't think so.
Luckily Cisco networking products are not of the same quality as there books otherwise there would be no Cisco!
Rating: 5 out of 5
You will use this book after the exam
I bought this book to study for the CIT exam (which I passed), but I found it a great reference to have on the shelf by my desk. It is chock full of the output of router and switch "show" commands and fully explains each screen.
It also has one of the best explainations of route caching I have read.
Well worth the money.
Rating: 1 out of 5
bad book design
They took Cisco's CIT course and formatted it in book format, in some cases not even bothering to put sections together in a logical fashion. Chapter 2, for example, is a mess. They took the PowerPoint slides that cover protocol behavior and put them at the beginning and then tacked on the appendix from the course, which is essentially Cisco's Internetworking Technologies Overview. The result is that topics are covered twice in different styles.
The descriptions of the figures are wrong. Take Figure 2.3, for example. The description says that it shows ARPs in addition to the 3-way handshake. It doesn't, at least not in the edition I'm reading (1st edition)
One other comment: this is an awfully boring way to study for the exam. The book is really dry with very little added to the course notes and PowerPoint slides from the CIT class. It's also only an exam study guide. It's not like other books which add some material for actual network administrators, not just exam takers.
One final comment: the tests at the end of the chapters are too basic and don't resemble the questions on the actual Support test in any way.
· Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
· Building Cisco Remote Access Networks
· CCNP Self-Study: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
· Internetworking Troubleshooting Handbook (2nd Edition)
· Building Scalable Cisco Networks: Prepare for CCNP and CCDP Certification with the Official Cisco BSCN Coursbook