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Recommendations for Certification Books?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by MalGlo, Mar 28, 2002.

  1. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member


    Decided to actually go out and get some certs.... I'm going to grab my CCNA first.. then probably MCSE (even though its not worth much these days) and A+ because its actually required for some tech positions within ibm (for insurance reasons, apparantly)...

    Any suggestions on what books / authors I should check out?

    Right now i'm lookin at getting the CCNA Guide by Todd Lammle/Sybex Inc. and the CCNA Exam notes book that goes with it.


  2. H2Whoa

    H2Whoa TRIBE Member

  3. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    IBM won't pay for them right now cause i'm still a contractor for a couple months.. plus all i need is the books not the courses :)

    trust me when i am IBM reg i'm goin for tons of their learning programs.... as much as I can..


  4. H2Whoa

    H2Whoa TRIBE Member

    The materials you listed should be sufficient. Its not that intensive depending on your level on networking knowledge. CCNA is all about network provisioning - I doubt you'll have a problem.
  5. MalGlo

    MalGlo TRIBE Member

    yep thats what i was figuring

    plus i just inquired here.. and we can get any courses we want.. ON CD... I've request a bunch (values of the full Cisco Cert courses was over 2 grand! ) but i'm still going to buy the book too..

    Never get too many resources..

    Cheers and thanks

  6. Fir3start3r

    Fir3start3r TRIBE Member

    I'm following this track right now...
    A+ and Network+
    Both of these can be used as electives towards the newer MCSA (Microsoft Cert. Systems Analyst) which I'll take later.
    Then I might go for the CCNA just for a little background into routers. :)
  7. Variant

    Variant TRIBE Member

    CCNA - go with Ciscopress CCNA Exam Guide
    - also read Ciscopress ICND it fills in some

    CCNP - The Ciscopress books were shotty .. but ok.

    MCSE - Sybex always did a good job with Exam Crams
    from Corriolis
  8. Dr. Grinch

    Dr. Grinch TRIBE Member

    I wuldn't make as much light of the MCSE as you are..
    It's not some bullshit "learn it in a week" cert
    I know there's still paper MCSE's out there from the NT4 track, but
    for 2K it's alot more difficult to finish.

    Aside, get the MS Press books for your MCSE studies
    Sybex for the CCNA
    If you need a book for your A+, you shouldn't even be posting this thread..

    Grinch, A+, MCSE 2K, APS, ASE

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