Introduction to Networking: Study Reference Pages
Click from the menu to reach the Chapter page for each chapter of this book, with:
Study Plans: A video with suggestions from the author about how to best use the chapter
Techie Topics: Videos on various technical topics related to that chapter. The full series is part of the Certskills Youtube channel (youtube.com/certskills)
Study Questions: Links to sample questions from many sources, including the book author’s blogs
Lablets: Links to lab exercises from many sources, including the book author’s blogs
Links from the Book: Links listed in the book.
Other Links: Any other links we think may be useful when reading this chapter.
The book gives some ideas for how to use the book as part of your overall study plan. Beyond that, here are some links to informal resources for ICND1, ICND2, and Exam Prep:
- Like lists? Here’s a template to use, based on the ICND1 book, part 2.
- A brief discussion on study plans, from my Network World blog.
- A blog series on getting started – it can help you plan for study tools. Look to the end of this post to see links for the rest of the entries in the series.
- The best Cisco certification forum: The Cisco Learning Network
- Wendell’s Blogs for CCENT and CCNA:
Wendell’s CCENT Skills blog – http://ccentskills.certskills.com
Focused on the ICND1 Exam, to get your CCENT, and the first half of the CCNA exam.Wendell’s CCNA Skills blog – http://ccnaskills.certskills.com
Focused on the ICND2 exam, and the 2nd half of the CCNA exam.
- The Cisco Cert Zone, hosted at Network World’s Cisco Subnet.
Wendell’s blog about the broader world of Cisco Certs, including posts related to ICND1/CCENT. (I’ve taken a sort of sabbatical from this one.)
- Kevin Wallace’s Cisco Cert Prep at Network World
Kevin is a wonderful author. He blogs about a variety of Cisco cert topics as well – check out his blog!
Hands-on CLI Skills
- Most people that pass Cisco exams say that you should practice commands from Cisco’s Command Line Interface (CLI). This web site has several resources to help you decide how to get those skills:
- Reasonably priced, excellent Simulator for CCENT and CCNA:
- When considering buying used gear:
- For past blog discussions:
We try to minimize the mistakes, but they do happen. If you see something in the book, or the CD questions, and it’s an error – anything from typos to technical inaccuracies – then please let us know. Also, to see the errata – the technical inaccuracies known in various printings of the book – look for the instructions below.
To find and read errata:
- Go here (http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587204355)
- Click the small red word “Updates” (if not there, no errata exists yet)
- Click the red words “Download the errata”
To report Errata about the book:
- Go to the publisher’s web site Contact page (http://www.ciscopress.com/about/contact_us)
- Select “Submit Errata”
- Copy the following name and ISBN in the form, and make your comment.CCNA ICND2 Official Cert Guide
To report Errata about the CD questions:
- From the software, when looking at the question, select “feedback”
- When asked, choose whether the error is content related or software related
- Complete the form. For content issues, the feedback process will automatically identify the specific question.
Part I : LAN Switching
Part II : IP Routing
Part IV Wide-Area Networks
Part V : Scaling the IP Addr Space
Part VI: Final Preparation