Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing student''s retention and recall of exam topics. The 'Memory Tables' idea that is covered in this book is a great way to get myself started. The additional information includes a network simulator, an electronic version of the book, twelve videos, and a practice test. I downloaded some packet tracers someone was hosting on youtube, and didn't have to enroll in the cisco academy scumbag. The questions were actually a little bit harder than what appeared on the test, but the question bank was pretty expansive. In the seminar prior to this course, our teacher warned us about subnetting, how it was challenging to alot of people and whatnot. However, starting from scratch, I found it made it easy enough to grasp both the concepts and the math—and I was never good at math, so this is quite telling.
Since it was an online course, I had absolutely no assistance from my teacher, with exception to a few Youtube videos - half of which are unavailable. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Normally when I read a technical book I wind up making a list of errata, even if it's only spelling mistakes. The 2013 one is much easier to understand when it comes to the math. Practice for 13: Analyzing Subnet Masks Appendix F. I passed the exam today, and the study guide covered everything that I needed to know.
This tool allows the reader to quickly review the most important details in each chapter. Two notable changes occur here for content. Here are some of my favorite parts of the book: The Colors - Black and White text is so boring; from the Green Highlighted Notes to the Blue Network maps are a great help while reading the book. Onwards to the 2016 edition, I guess? Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears. However, starting from scratch, I found it made it easy enough to grasp both the concepts and the math—and I was never good at math, so this is quite telling. Practice for 21: Route Summarization Appendix J.
He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and author; and has produced many Cisco certification videos and software packages. My best recommendation for subnetting is to find a method that consistently works for you. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications. Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, challenging review questions and exercises, video instruction, and hands-on labs, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. I've been reading through this book and found out several things about it and myself: - The only way I can remember stuff is repetition. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications. This is most evident in his explanations; instead of just explaining the basic working of various protocols, devices, etc, he makes clear the caveats and stresses the importance of the easy to miss things.
Basically, to pass this course, the only source of knowledge was this book, and it certainly did its job well. With a few days to go until the exam, I gave up on using it and just focused on labs. I have even seen at least one Cisco presentation that was poorly done. Todd Lammle, It has a way to download it's related simulator in the back of its book. All opinions stated are those of the poster only, and do not reflect the opinion of Cisco Systems Inc. However, while parts 1 and 3 do not change much, part 4 changes quite a bit.
That said, good book to study with in standard book format of course so for content I give it 4 stars. In particular, that meant that the embedded video links didn't work; oddly, neither did the hyperlinks to other chapters. If you're uncomfortably with the formatting of the test, I'd recommend another set of practice tests. I took the 640-802 which is the set of books prior to this one. The book is printed in four color, allowing students to benefit from carefully crafted figures that utilize color to convey concepts. With 30 chapters of fairly even length, this book is well suited to teaching a one or two semester course.
The addition of color to the diagrams and configuration samples help a lot, but this may be an e-book thing. The content is very complete and laid out quite well. One of the files included is a spreadsheet study planner that lays out how the chapters, labs, and videos should be viewed. Choose from more than 250 labs organized by lab type or by topic. I could see if you got it for free or already had it but it sounds like you are buying it new. The chapters are well presented, guiding you from the basics of network fundamentals to the more technical aspects you'll need to know for the new exam in a logical, progressive fashion. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact.
The book is printed in four color, allowing students to benefit from carefully crafted figures that utilize color to convey concepts. However, learning something new is always rewarding, even if the subject matter is sometimes a little dry. They are great for review and with a book that is 30 chapters I recommend using study mode to keep up with prior topics because you will need the refreshers. The four chapters contain roughly 1. Mind Map Solutions Appendix P.