Wednesday, July 16, 2008

CCNA Certification Kit: (Exam 640-802) (Book & CD Rom)

Product details

  • Paperback: 740 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 5th Edition edition (4 Jan 2008)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0470185724
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470185728

The combination of Sybex's best-selling CCNA Study Guide and the e-trainer network simulation software mesh wonderfully. In fact, if truth be told they were always intended to be sold as one unit; the book contains a lot of rote exercises that are just jumbles of instructions if you're not sitting at a terminal, and the CD comes with practically no instructions at all. But put together in the CCNA Certification Kit, they create a force to be reckoned with.

But first, let's get what's in this little bundle of joy listed for you. The CCNA Study Guide is a densely written but comprehensive tome; the writing can be intimidating at times, but Lammle is to be commended for trying to show the reader the reasons why certain networking topics work, as opposed to just giving you lists of items to memorise. The concepts become particularly daunting during the chapters involving TCP/IP subnetting and VLAN trunking--but meticulous rereading will reward you not only with an exam-passing knowledge, but a deep understanding that will serve you well in the corporate world. There are only two slight disappointments: one, the chapter on WAN networking is a trifle light compared to the fact-packed density of the rest of the book; and two, this book is not for absolute beginners, as it skips very quickly over essential concepts such as Ethernet networking and cabling types.

A large portion of the guide consists of simple exercises to be run on Cisco routers--which is normally a problem for the CCNA student. Most people don't have access to, and cannot afford, the roughly £15000 in equipment it takes to set up a sample lab. But that's where the CCNA Virtual Lab e-trainer comes in; it's a software package that emulates a network that consists of three Cisco routers, a Catalyst 1900 switch and a couple of WAN links.

For what it does at the price, it does it well. It's not a fully fledged simulation by any means, but it does emulate most of the basic commands well enough for you to pass--and the amount of learning you'll get from the "hands on" experience is exponentially better than any amount of book learning. Tinkering around with your own setup will help you remember the oft-cryptic Cisco commands and password levels better than anything else, and the exercises given to you in the study guide will suddenly become fully fledged workshops that expand your learning.

Now there are those who have criticised the Virtual Lab for many reasons: Not all of the basic commands are adequately supported, the interface is very clunky, there are known bugs and it's useless beyond anything but the CCNA level. But there is a saying in the industry that should be well-taken here: "Close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades." Yes, there are better Cisco simulator programs. Yes, there are cheaper ones. But no other offering has the range of features and depth that you'll find at this price, and most importantly, it's enough to pass. --William Steinmetz, --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Description
Two bestselling CCNA study toolsone valuepriced set

Heres everything you need to prepare for the CCNA certification exam, including indepth coverage of all exam objectives, CCNA Virtual Lab, Titanium Edition simulation software that lets you to practice on a virtual networkcomplete with over 250 handson labsleadingedge testing software, and over an hour of additional video and audio instruction from Cisco expert Todd Lammle, and much more.

Prepare with confidence with the very latest edition of this consistent bestseller from top Cisco networking authority Todd Lammle. The book includes a CD with Sybexs leadingedge examprep software.

Indepth coverage of all objectives for exam 640802

New material on switching, network address translation, IPv6, and more

Practical handson exercises and labs to reinforce critical skills

Sybex custom test engine

Realworld scenarios so you learn in the context of actual job roles

Supplemental video and audio instruction from Todd Lammle

Sharpen your handson skills on a virtual network with this unique CCNA lab simulation software. Its the perfect companion to the CCNA Study Guide.

Create a virtual network of unlimited devices for unlimited practice

Practice using 2621 Cisco routers and the 1900, 2950, and 3550 Cisco switches

Test your knowledge of over 470 commands

Run problemsolving scenarios and test your troubleshooting skills

Hone your skills with over 250 handson labs from Todd Lammle

Save time and money with this affordable learning alternative





Anonymous said...

Thak you very much!

avalon1a said...

rapidshare blocking file access

Aasma said...

only 1st part is allowed to download, and others are blocked by rapidshare

redtagblogger said...

the download consists of CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide Sixth Edition

IcyFingers said...

Good job!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you


This is not the "CCNA Certification Kit"!!!
It's the companion CD that comes with the Sybex book.
So all the features mentioned do not belong to this package.

* The videos and audios here are just samples from the real package
* The test engine includes only the questions from the book, so it doesn't add any more questions.
* There are no labs to be configured.

Briefly, the description here doesn't suit the download.


Kenneth said...

Could you please update the download link please?