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Confusing Cisco Books - Help

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Lix, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Lix

    Lix Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    I have been looking at some cisco ICND1/ICND2 books, but I have noticed something which has confused me.

    CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCENT Exam 640-822 and CCNA Exam 640-802) (Exam Certification Guide) (Hardcover)


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/CCENT-Offic...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227526520&sr=1-1

    Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND1 Exam 640-822 (Self-Study Guide) (Hardcover)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Interconnec...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227526520&sr=1-2


    So whats the difference between "Exam Certification Guide" and "Self-Study Guide" ?


    Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2): (CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND Exam 640-816) (Self-Study Guide) (Hardcover)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Interconnec...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227526657&sr=1-1

    CCNA ICND2 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCNA Exams 640-816 and 640-802) (Hardcover)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/ICND2-Offic...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227526657&sr=1-2


    And for the CCNA voice I cant seem to find any study guides, can only find the certification one, can anyone help me out with this one?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/CCNA-Voice-...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227526822&sr=1-1

    Might sound stupid but im really confused, any advice would be aprreciated.

    Thanks
     
    WIP: CCNA Voice, CCVP, Convergence+, CTP
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Well, they're both technically study guides... but there is a difference.

    Basic way to view it is:-

    Self Study Guide - A more hands on, touchy feely approach. Focused on self-paced learning.

    Exam Certification Guide - Far more precise, hitting the topics head on. Quoted from the link you referenced - "The material is presented in a concise manner, focused on increasing your understanding of exam topics and preparing you for the numerous challenges the exams present."

    My recommendation would be to get the former as it's designed for home learning and will be far easier to read and grasp the concepts required.

    Hope this helps.

    Qs
     
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  3. Boycie
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    The price by the look of it!
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Haha, that too! :)
     
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  5. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    Lix,

    When you're lost, it helps to have a roadmap. Here's a roadmap for the exams leading to the various certifications:

    1. 640-822 ICND1 exam
      1. CCENT Certification
        1. 640-816 ICND2 exam
          1. CCNA Certification
            1. 640-460 IIUC exam
              1. CCNA Voice Certification
    2. 640-802 CCNA exam
      1. CCNA Certification
        1. 640-460 IIUC exam
          1. CCNA Voice Certification

    Source:
    1. CCNA - Career Certifications & Paths - Cisco Systems - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le9/learning_certification_type_home.html
    2. CCNA Voice - Career Certifications & Paths - Cisco Systems - http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le3/learning_certification_type_home.html

    According to the "Self-Study Guide Series" webpage at CiscoPress.com, it states...
    According to the "Exam Certification Guide Series" webpage at CiscoPress.com, it states...
    So from a "how to get from here to there" perspective, these are the recommended Cisco Press book titles to help you get from here to there in order of the above paths.

    1. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND1 Exam 640-822, 2nd Edition
      1. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCENT Exam 640-822 and CCNA Exam 640-802), 2nd Edition
        1. 640-822 ICND1 exam
          1. CCENT Certification
            1. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2): (CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND exam 640-816), 3rd Edition
              1. CCNA ICND2 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCNA Exams 640-816 and 640-802), 2nd Edition
                1. 640-816 ICND2 exam
                  1. CCNA Certification
                    1. CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC)
                      1. 640-460 IIUC exam
                        1. CCNA Voice Certification
    2. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND1 Exam 640-822, 2nd Edition
      1. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2): (CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND exam 640-816), 3rd Edition
        1. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCENT Exam 640-822 and CCNA Exam 640-802), 2nd Edition
          1. CCNA ICND2 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCNA Exams 640-816 and 640-802), 2nd Edition
            1. 640-802 CCNA exam
              1. CCNA Certification
                1. CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC)
                  1. 640-460 IIUC exam
                    1. CCNA Voice Certification

    Unfortunately, there are currently no self-study guides for the 640-460 IIUC exam. I have at least included the Overview webpage for the 640-460 IIUC Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications exam. Did my post answer your questions?

    Source:
    1. Self-Study Guide Series - http://www.ciscopress.com/series/publisher.asp?st=44059
    2. Exam Certification Guide Series - http://www.ciscopress.com/series/publisher.asp?st=44066
    3. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1): CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND1 Exam 640-822, 2nd Edition - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587054620
    4. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCENT Exam 640-822 and CCNA Exam 640-802), 2nd Edition - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587201828
    5. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2): (CCNA Exam 640-802 and ICND exam 640-816), 3rd Edition - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587054639
    6. CCNA ICND2 Official Exam Certification Guide (CCNA Exams 640-816 and 640-802), 2nd Edition - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=158720181X
    7. Overview - 640-460 IIUC - Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications - https://cisco.hosted.jivesoftware.com/community/certifications/voice_ccna/iiuc?view=overview
    8. CCNA Voice Official Exam Certification Guide (640-460 IIUC) - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202077
     
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  6. Lix

    Lix Bit Poster

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    Thanks for clearing it all up guys, appreciated thanks again!
     
    WIP: CCNA Voice, CCVP, Convergence+, CTP

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