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What's changed between 640-607 and 640-801?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by TheFunkeyGibbon, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. TheFunkeyGibbon

    TheFunkeyGibbon Bit Poster

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    A friend had given me his old copy of Cisco CCNA Exam #640-607 Certification Guide by Wendell Odom.

    Would this be okay to get started with until I can afford a new book? Also which books do people here recommend I buy? I'm on a pretty tight budget as I'm slapping down nearly £500 on the same course Pete01 did in Milton Keynes.
     
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  2. Pete01

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    You'll get a very good book with that course and I think now some DVDs as well.

    That's the only book I used but I did a lot of reading around subjects on the web which was all free.

    There are suggested links in the book as well for each chapter.
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I really recommend that if you want to read from another source to that which is given to you by your training provider that you buy a new book. IOS will have been updated since the old book was published, meaning new commands, and there will undoubtedly be some different areas covered.

    8)
     
  4. TheFunkeyGibbon

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    Fair enough Simon, but there are 100's of books out there! Any recommendations?
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    No specific recommendations, as I haven't done the CCNA exam, but as part of my academy studies I have found this book to be really helpful.

    Something which I would really recommend though, to suplement your studies, is to buy a Non Exam book that will help you to learn the concepts rather than just what will be covered on the exam.

    8)
     
  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Yeah, sometimes some books concentrate purely on objectives of the exam and might miss out concepts which you don't fully understand. That is why i always buy books from different authors on the same subject
     
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  7. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Hmmm.... I tried that. What I found is that all it does is make me realize that my ignorance of any one subject far exceeds my knowledge of said subject. So, why not just remain ignorant of my ignorance and get certified? :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Jellyman_4eva

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    I will say something here... since you live close to me...

    I can very very very highly recommend Bedford College for its CCNA stuff..

    The book you get with the course is absolutely excellent, but the college has an excellent teacher who will teach you not just the exam essentials but also actual hands on what will be expected of you in a real life network scenario...

    I have been on a few courses so I can personally vouch for this guy... he knows it all through and through...

    If you are interested drop me a line... otherwise do not worry, about other materials, the main book you get is very thorough...
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    tbf for cisco stuff, buy cisco press books, they really are the DB these days
     
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