Undecided? Get Started and Defer Your Choice
The only dilemma: Buy study tools now for ICND1 only, or for CCNA?
The Big Issue: When to Buy Products
- Content-wise, CCNA = ICND1 + ICND2
- Cisco Press CCNA R&S products often include:
- An ICND1 Product
- An ICND2 Product
- A CCNA Product
- A CCNA Product is Equal to the Combined ICND1 and ICND2 Products
- A CCNA product costs less than the Combined ICND1 and ICND2 products
Decide to Stop at CCENT
- $30: Buy only the ICND1 Cert Guide, but nothing left to buy
- $45: Buy the CCNA Cert Library up front, spent $15 too much
Decide to Also Get CCNA
- $60: Buy the ICND1 Cert Guide, later buy the ICND2 Cert Guide
- $45: Buy the CCNA Cert Library up front, saved $15
Examples use typical US retail prices: $30 each for ICND1 and ICND2 Cert Guides, $45 for CCNA Cert Library.
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Primary Tools for CCNA R&S Certification Prep
CCNA Official Cert Library
The #1 CCNA study book set. Actually a box, with two books (ICND1 and ICND2 Cert Guides).
Lab exercises across both ICND1 and ICND2 halves of CCNA topics (400+ labs) in a desktop CLI simulator.
eBooks (Kindle, Nook, and PDF) plus extra practice questions. But you buy the ICND1 and ICND2 eBooks separately.