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Books recommended for ICND1(CCENT) and ICND2

These Books are recommended for retired Exams ICND1™ 100-101 and ICND2™ 200-101

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1. CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide 1st Edition by Wendell Odom

 

CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide

 

Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. 

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 exam, including

  • Networking fundamentals

  • Ethernet LANs and switches

  • IPv4 addressing and subnetting

  • Operating Cisco routers

  • Configuring OSPF

  • ACLs and NAT

  • IPv6 fundamentals

2. CCENT Study Guide: Exam 100-101 (ICND1) 1st Edition by Todd Lammle 

 

 CCENT Study Guide: Exam 100-101 (ICND1)

From the Back Cover

Includes Real-World Scenarios, Hands-On Labs, and Access to Exam Prep Software Featuring:

  • Free Network Simulator

  • Practice Test Environment

  • Hundreds of Sample Questions

  • Author Videos

New CCENT Exam Prep from Todd Lammle

Be ready for Cisco's new entry-level networking certification exam, ICND1 Exam 100-101. Leading Cisco authority Todd Lammle prepares you for the exam and a career with detailed coverage of the exam topics, dozens of hands-on labs, and practical insights from his nearly 30 years of networking experience. He covers such topics as data networks, switched and routed networks, network security, and much more. You'll find:

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you're getting the instruction you need for the exam

  • Practical written and hands-on labs to reinforce critical skills

  • Free network simulator, for hands-on labs without the need for additional hardware

  • Real-world scenarios that put what you've learned in the context of actual job roles

  • Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day

  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam

3. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) Foundation Learning Guide (4th Edition) (Foundation Learning Guides) 4th Edition by Anthony Sequeira 

 

 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) Foundation Learning Guide

This book provides you with all the knowledge you need to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. Whether you are preparing for certification or simply want to understand basic Cisco networking, you’ll find this guide exceptionally valuable. Topics covered include: TCP/IP models and protocols; LANs and Ethernet; running Cisco IOS; VLANs and trunks; IP addressing and subnetting; packet delivery; static and dynamic routing; DHCP and NAT; network security; WANs, IPv6, and more.

This edition has been fully updated to reflect the new Cisco ICND1 100-101 exam blueprint. Content has been reorganized, simplified, and expanded to help you learn even more efficiently. New Production Network Simulation questions offer more real-world review, and new web video resources in each chapter walks you through many key tasks.

  • Network functions, components, models, layers, topologies, and applications

  • LAN, Ethernet, switching, routing, and packet delivery concepts

  • Network management with Cisco IOS software and its command-line interface

  • VLANs and segmentation: techniques for optimizing performance and flexibility

 

  • Easy ways to create efficient IP addressing and subnetting schemes

  • Cisco router configuration, including static and dynamic routing

  • DHCP and NAT: dynamically providing IP addresses and handling limited address availability

  • Essential network security techniques

  • Traffic management with Access Control Lists

  • WAN concepts, technologies, and options

  • IPv6 configuration in dynamically routed network environments

4. CCENT ICND1 100-101 Exam Cram (2nd Edition) by Michael Valentine, Keith Barker 

 

 CCENT ICND1 100-101 Exam Cram (2nd Edition)

Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 Exam Cram, Second Edition is the perfect study guide to help you pass the Cisco ICND1 100-101 exam, providing coverage and practice questions for every exam topic.  Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your Cisco CCENT ICND1 100-101 exam!

  • Identify the protocols that operate at specific OSI layers

  • Learn the details of custom subnetting with IPv4

  • Understand and implement IPv6

  • Connect, configure, and manage Cisco routers and switches

  • Set up security for routers and switches

  • Create VLANs and set up switch-to-switch trunk links

  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot OSPFv2 and OSPFv3

  • Anticipate the actions a router will take

  • Understand and use CDP for neighbor discovery

  • Learn the detailed learning and forwarding process of both routers and switches

  • Filter traffic from one network to another with access control lists (ACLs)

  • Deploy Network Address Translation (NAT) and IOS router DHCP services

  • Troubleshoot many types of network problems

5. 31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND1 (100-101) Certification Exam (2nd Edition) by Allan Johnson 

 

 31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND1 (100-101)

31 Days Before Your CCENT Certification Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 100-101 ICND1 certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

With a CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician) certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions—the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA certification.
The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:

  • Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic

  • Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam

  • Description of the 100-101 ICND1 exam organization and sign-up process

  • Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day

  • Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable

6. CCNA ICND2 Study Guide: Exam 200-101 Kindle Edition by Todd Lammle

 

 CCNA ICND2 Study Guide: Exam 200-101

This new study guide from Cisco networking authority Todd Lammle covers 100 percent of the objectives for the exam. Topics include operating IP data networks, understanding switching and routing technologies, working with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, and troubleshooting. A robust set of study tools, including a network simulator that can be used with the book's hands-on labs and practice exams, gives you added confidence as you prepare.

  • Written by leading Cisco expert Todd Lammle, this complete study guide covers all the exam objectives for the new ICND2 exam

  • Cisco certification is the number one certification sought by networking professionals

  • Covers operating IP data networks, understanding switching and routing technologies, troubleshooting and network security, and working with IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

  • Includes a companion test engine with hundreds of sample questions, a preassessment test, practice exams, and over 100 electronic flashcards

  • Features a network simulator for use with the hands-on labs included in the book

  • Bonus Content: Access to MicroNugget videos from CBT Nuggets

 

7. Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide (4th Edition) (Foundation Learning Guides) 4th Edition by John Tiso

 

 Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide (4th Edition) (Foundation Learning Guides)

 

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 2 (ICND2) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. 

  • VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP), and EtherChannel

  • Troubleshooting basic connectivity in IPv4, IPv6, and virtualized network environments

  • EIGRP theory, operation, and troubleshooting (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • OSPF terminology, operation, configuration, and troubleshooting (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • WAN technologies, terminology, theory, configuration, and troubleshooting

  • VPNs and WANs: comparisons and integration

  • Device management with SNMP, SYSLOG, and Cisco Flexible NetFlow

  • Cisco Integrated Service Routers: architecture, configuration management, Cisco IOS software images, and licensing

  • Advanced diagnostics, Cisco IOS software bugs, and debugging

8. CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide 1st Edition by Wendell Odom

 

CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-101 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA exam, including

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)

  • Troubleshooting LAN switching

  • IPv4 routing

  • VPNs

  • OSPF and EIGRP configuration and troubleshooting

  • Wide area networks and Frame Relay

  • IPv6 implementation and troubleshooting

  • Network management

9. 31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101) Certification Exam (3rd Edition) by Allan Johnson

 31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam: A Day-By-Day Review Guide for the ICND2 (200-101)

31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam offers you a personable and practical way to understand the certification process, commit to taking the 200-101 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) certification exam, and finish your preparation using a variety of Primary and Supplemental study resources.

The ICND2 is the second exam associated with the CCNA Routing and Switching certification. This exam tests your knowledge and skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small- to medium-size enterprise branch network. Sign up for the ICND2 exam and use the book’s day-by-day guide and checklist to organize, prepare, and review. Each day in this guide breaks down an exam topic into a manageable bit of information to review using short summaries. A Study Resources section provides you with a quick reference for locating more in-depth treatment of a day’s topics within the Primary and Supplemental resources.

The features of the book empower you to fit exam preparation into a busy schedule:

  • Visual calendar summarizing each day’s study topic

  • Checklist providing advice for preparation activities leading up to the exam

  • Description of the 200-101 ICND2 exam organization and sign up process

  • Strategies from the author to be mentally, organizationally, and physically prepared for exam day

  • Conversational tone, which makes your study time more enjoyable

10.Cisco CCNA in 60 Days 2nd Edition by Paul William Browning

 

 Cisco CCNA in 60 Days

 

Completely revised and updated for the new Cisco exams: 

  • 200-120 CCNA 

  • 100-101 ICND1 

  • 200-101 ICND2 

FREE SUPPORT : The book is supported for free at in60days.com so just come over and register your copy to get free access to over $400 worth of videos, exams, cram guides and a friendly forum. 

Every subject Cisco want you to know for your exams is covered with labs, theory, exams, reviews and crams. From RIP to OSPF, from VLSM to CIDR, IPv4 to IPv6, STP to CDP. Every exam topic is covered in detail many times over. 

11.CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide (3rd Edition) 3rd Edition by Scott Empson

 

 CCNA Routing and Switching Portable Command Guide (3rd Edition)

The guide summarizes all CCNA certification-level Cisco IOS® Software commands, keywords, command arguments, and associated prompts, providing you with tips and examples of how to apply the commands to real-world scenarios. Configuration examples throughout the book provide you with a better understanding of how these commands are used in simple network designs.

This book has been completely updated to cover topics in the ICND1 100-101, ICND2 200-101, and CCNA 200-120 exams. Use this quick reference resource to help you memorize commands and concepts as you work to pass the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam.

The book is organized into these parts:

  • TCP/IP v4
  • Introduction to Cisco Devices
  • Configuring a Router
  • Routing
  • Layer 3 Redundancy
  • IPv6
  • Network Administration and Troubleshooting
  • Managing IP Services
  • WANs
  • Network Security

            Simulation Exams recommends 

Network Simulator for CCNA from CertExams.com

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Lab exercises for hands-on practice.

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Router, switch, and network visualizer and simulator

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Simulate Cisco® IOS routers (2501/2503/2506) or switches (2950).

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Support for 200+ router and switch commands

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Labs for 1900 and 2950 switches included

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Detailed help files

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Network designer that provides drag and drop feature for inserting devices and connectors. GUI based device configurator.

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Support short form commands. You can type short form commands in IOS simulator for router/switch commands just like in actual router/switch.


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