Cisco Systems continues to dominate the internetworking hardware market with a more than 80 percent share of the routers used on the Internet. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is the first-tier certification in Cisco's Network Support and Communications & Services tracks and by far its most popular. Cisco recently refreshed the CCNA exam, assigning it a new exam number, 640-607, and expanding the question pool. In addition to standard multiple-choice questions, they've now added simulation and drag-and-drop format questions. The objectives, however, remain the same. This Deluxe Edition contains additional software content exam candidates can use to enhance their exam preparation program.
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Todd Lammle strikes gold again with a new edition of CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide which, in point of fact, isn't hugely different from earlier versions but nonetheless dominates its competitors. This is the best book on the market for bottom-up CCNA preparation, due in equal part to Lammle's thorough coverage (the CCNA test covers many tiny details), his skill in explaining concepts in prose and illustrations, and his care in designing exercises and practice questions. All the exam-prep elements are handled competently, as well, with annotations supplementing answer keys and plenty of comments about what Cisco expects its test-takers to say, as opposed to what may actually be true.
What's special about the Deluxe Edition? Its companion CD-ROM is somewhat better than before, since it now includes a browser-based tool that simulates a Cisco router's administrative interface (it can be hard to set up, though). The practice exam software on the CD-ROM is okay, though its questions are identical to those in the book. It would also be nice if the software kept track of your performance on exams over time, allowing you to identify and practice weaker subject areas. The book itself now features a larger and more detailed glossary, and a nice command reference. There's no need to upgrade if you have one of this book's predecessors, but count on a treat if this is the first Lammle CCNA book you buy. --David Wall
Topics covered: All of the material Cisco Systems says you have to understand in order to pass Exam 640-507 [new version: Exam 640-607] and earn its Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) professional rating, including the seven-layer network model, the essentials of Internet Protocol and its routing, the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS), and wide area network (WAN) technologies.From the Back Cover:
The CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide has always been the most affordable, effective way to prepare for the CCNA exam. But now you also have to be ready for Cisco's new simulation question format found in the new version of the exam, 640-607. This Deluxe Edition provides you with the information and skills you need, offering updated content and two CDs packed with invaluable software tools. Written by a Cisco Internetworking expert who knows exactly what it takes to pass the test, this study guide provides:
Preliminary assessment testing that helps direct your preparation
Focused coverage of critical CCNA issues
Written and hands-on labs that reinforce your knowledge
More than 700 challenging review questions, with answers and explanations
Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:
Understanding the OSI reference model
Using Cisco IOS commands
Adding RIP and IGRP routing protocols
Working with TCP/IP
Configuring Frame Relay, LMIs, maps, and subinterfaces
Understanding WAN configurations and services
Configuring and verifying IP addresses
Working with ISDN protocols, function groups, reference points, and channels
Controlling router passwords
Creating and managing standard and extended access lists
Logging into a router
Backing up and loading a Cisco IOS software image
Featured on the CD
The enclosed CD is packed with vital preparation tools and materials, beginning with the Sybex EdgeTest testing engine for the new CCNA exam, 640-607. To help you prepare for Cisco's simulation questions, we've included the best-selling CCNA Virtual Lab, which simulates a network consisting of three routers and a switch. You'll also find an advanced testing engine loaded with hundreds of practice questions, including simulation questions, and 10 bonus exams--it lets you test yourself chapter by chapter or according to objective areas. Finally, we've added over 300 electronic flashcards for your PC, Pocket PC and Palm handhelds, as well as an electronic version of the entire book.
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Descripción Sybex Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0782141692
Descripción Sybex Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0782141692