CCNP BCRAN Exam Certification Guide (CCNP Self-Study, 642-821), Second Edition
||Author: Brian Morgan, Craig Dennis|
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Publisher: Cisco Press (29 October, 2003)
Sales Rank: 22,311
Average Customer Rating: 3.4 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Excellent and Very Thorough
I used this well-written book as my primary study source for the exam. . and I passed the first time I took it!
Excellent book. . .very thorough and a great value.
Rating: 2 out of 5
Does NOT Cover The Test
After studying this book and taking the test, I found this book to not be of much use! There are so many questions that are asked on the exam that are not covered, or barely touched on in the book that I would not recommend this book for preparation for the exam! I have taken many CISCO tests and have scored over 900 on most of them, to study a Cisco Press book and not have it cover the material is VERY Disappointing!
Rating: 2 out of 5
Mediocre, but you'll probably pass
I am a CCNP as well as a Cisco Academy Instructor. I've taken 7 Cisco tests and this is definately not one of the better study guides. My gripes with this book are:
(1) After properly studying this book you will PROBABLY pass the exam. It's just enough to get by. Previous Cisco and Sybex books have made the tests a breeze and given me great confidence during the tests. By comparison this book falls short.
(2) A few items on the exam were not covered in the book. You may be blindsided by some of the questions.
(3) The included quiz CD-ROM has several defective questions. ie. the answer that is right in the book is wrong on the CD-ROM, etc... Did no one at Cisco Press proofread each question at least once before finalizing the CD?
(4) The quiz CD-ROM supposedly contains 225 unique questions. In taking the 50 question practice exam 10+ times, I encountered only about 100 unique questions. It seems the same questions get asked again and again, making your answers more reflex than knowledge.
(5) The questions in the book and on the CD-ROM are simpler than those on the exam. They don't provide any indicator at all of if you are ready for the exam.
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