As a final preparation tool providing a review of CCNP exam topics, the CCNP Quick Reference 2/e complements official Cisco curriculum, other books, or other exam preparatory material in a candidates preparation for the four CCNP exams. This concise guide provides you with detailed, graphical-based information, highlighting only the key topics on the latest CCNP exams in a review-style format. This fact-filled Quick Reference allows you to get all-important information at a glance, helping you to focus your study on areas of weakness and to enhance memory retention of important concepts. This book provides a comprehensive final review for candidates taking any of the CCNP exams. It steps through exam objectives one-by-one, providing concise and accurate review for all topics. Using this book, you will be able to easily and effectively review test objectives without having to wade through numerous books and documents for relevant content for final review.
A must have for the new 3 exam format
By flylikeaneagle - July 31, 2010
This is the new Quick Reference book, which was designed to complement the revised CCNP curriculum, which is now only three exams, ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT. The Amazon title page does not accurately explain the purpose of the book published in 2010 and it is mixed with reviews submitted prior to printing. I picked up the book as an addition to my library after the test change was announced. I completed my CCNP certification almost 2 years ago, and decided a refresher was in order to see what material was added. Instead of the old ISCW and ONT, you now have a troubleshooting exam. This quick reference book not only touches on the high points or all things routing and switching but also has a section on troubleshooting. For my personal experience, this is a perfect book to be used as a refresher. I believe if you were currently studying the new exam format, this one book would assist you in passing the three new exams. It is not designed to teach you from the ground up, but as the... read more
Small and easy to carry around but has everything
By John Matlock "Gunny" - February 19, 2010
Before you go take the test you want to read at least a couple of books preparing you for it. You might even want to look at one of the video presentations that are excellent for giving you an overall view. Then you want this book.
As the title says, this is a quick reference. It has two main uses. First, it is a good final preparation for taking the test. Second, it is a quick guide to the subject without a lot of explanation. When you want to know just the details about how to do something, without a lot of explanation -- use this book.
You've studied the big books. You know and (hopefully) remember the explanations. But now you need to know just exactly what to type in, what to look for, what test to run. That information is here. It's abbreviated to be sure, but that means you don't have to carry around a whole library.
Just a final note, be sure you get the 2010 edition, not the one from a few years ago with the same title.
Excellent guide for final study prep
By Ryan M. Adzima - February 19, 2010
I had just started studying for my CCNP when Cisco announced the updated tests, ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT. I grabbed this because it was the first I could get ahold of dealing with the new tests. After a quick read, I can say that anyone trying for their CCNP should get this book. It's a great add on to the study guides out there and makes quick work of summarizing everything needed for the exams. It covers terminology, command syntax (which is the reason it will stay at my desk even after the exams), and best practice components of the relevant information. This book is a must for anyone in the networking field working with Cisco, even if you aren't taking the exams.
Covers the installation, configuration, and operation of simple-routed LAN, WAN, and switched LAN networks. Discusses remote access and integrating dial-up connectivity with traditional, remote LAN ...