Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide

5.0 3
by Jim Geier, Naren Mehta

Product Details

Cisco Press
Publication date:
Exam Certification Guide Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, is a senior instructor with Skyline Advanced Technology Services (skyline-ats.com), where he teaches the QOS, CCIE, and CCNA® courses. Wendell has worked in the networking arena for 20 years, with jobs in pre- and post-sales technical consulting, teaching, and course development.


Jim Geier is the founder of Wireless-Nets, Ltd., and the company’s principal consultant. Jim provides expert analysis, design, and planning dealing with the development and deployment of wireless LANs.


Naren Mehta, CCIE No. 9797, has more than eight years of technical instruction experience. He is responsible for designing and delivering Cisco certification preparation courses, with a focus on the CCIE Routing and Switching and Security written and lab exams.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently read the book titled ¿CCIE Routing and Switching ¿ Official Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition¿, by Wendell Odom, Jim Geier and Naren Mehta. ISBN: 1587201410. Having read other titles from Wendell Odom, I had high expectations from this book. My expectations where met after reading this title. This is one of the most well put together study guides that I have read. Very well organized and easy to find information. There is a section at the end of each topic called ¿Memory Builders¿. This is a great addition to this study guide. The objective of the section is to help reinforce key topics by providing tables that you fill in key information relating to a given topic. It helps link the information in more than one place in your memory which gives the student a greater chance of remembering the information. The title covers several topics that reflect the CCIE Routing and Switching Blueprint. Some topics are cover in more detail than others. For example the sections on Wireless Networking has quite a bit information covered in the title. On the other hand IPv6 coverage is very sparse. All in the entire book does a good job of covering several topics, mostly at the fundamental level. You won¿t find many tips or tricks that aren¿t already covered in other titles. The book is geared to engrain the fundamental technologies required to pass the CCIE Routing and Switching written test. The book comes with a CD-ROM that has the entire book, in PDF format, on the CD. This is wonderful, when you want to do a quick search on something or you want to take the information on the road and travel light. The CD-ROM also has the best test engine I¿ve ever seen in a CCIE study guide. The study guide on the CD-ROM alone is worth the price of the title. It¿s packed with 500 questions with user configurable settings that allow you to customize your testing experience to maximize your time. The authors, having foresight, also included a nice section on MPLS. Thinking Cisco may put MPLS back into the CCIE Routing and Switching exam again. I have read several CCIE routing and switching study titles from different publishers. This is the best study guide you¿ll find to date for preparing for the CCIE Routing and Switching Written exam. After reading through this material I went and took the CCIE written exam and passed. This title doesn¿t cover every thing you need to know, because real world experience is still required, but it covers the material you¿ll need to have a strong grasp of in order to pass the written exam. I would highly recommend this title for those individuals that have a fair amount of experience in data communication networking and are pursuing the coveted CCIE Routing and Switching Certification. As for me, it¿s on to the lab. I will be going through the Cisco Press CCIE Lab study guides and Practical Study titles. Not to mention burning a lot of midnight oil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is important for a person pursuing Cisco certifications and using the ciscopress books to know how the books work together. It is typically a good idea to define which books will be study guides, the lab material, and your review guides. The CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition (ISBN 1587201410) fits firmly into the review materials. I¿m currently working on my CCNP certification with future ambitions to take on the extremely challenging CCIE so I wanted to read this book to get a good idea of the exam¿s framework. This book worked well for the purpose because the information is brief enough yet still informative and the chapter quizzes give a quick look at where you stand. I¿d imagine this would be a great refresher and quiz resource for someone working on the CCIE. The ¿Do I Know This Already¿ quizzes successfully give you a quick summary of your strengths and weaknesses of that particular chapter and I think it¿s one of the strongest points of the book. I like them because they give you a pretty accurate glance at where you need to spend more time studying and where you can pass. The book flows very well and I never felt I was reading something that was unnecessary. The information is lean and doesn¿t waste your time. With a Certification Guide, it¿s important to keep the format broad enough to keep subjects in perspective and that¿s done well here. The illustrations were certainly helpful but I got the most from the configuration examples. I always felt like they were very reinforcing and well placed. I¿ve read too many books where they don¿t give good enough explanations before the lab or they wait until the end of the chapter to cover them. This book did not have that issue and I would always feel comfortable and that much more knowledgeable after reading the configuration examples. One thing I didn¿t care for was the Foundation Summary. It¿s explained at the beginning of each one, ¿This section lists additional details and facts to round out the coverage of the topics in this chapter¿this book does not repeat information presented in the `Foundation Topics¿¿¿. In that case, I¿d rather it be called something else (like Foundation Notes and Extras) and feel Foundation Summary can be a bit misleading if you were thinking you could go through the summaries quickly. I found the Memory Builders at the end of the chapters to be great for further study and disciplined learning. I highly recommend taking the time to finish as many as you can. The CD-ROM that comes with the book is fantastic. The book is available in PDF if you need to read from another computer or a mobile device. The practice questions are great and do a good job in testing what you know (or don¿t know). One of the things I liked most about the practice questions was the Review Chapter button that opens the corresponding section in the PDF of the book. How priceless! When you¿re deep into a study or learning experience, the last thing you want to do is go searching everywhere to find more information or a reference point. Wendell Odom, the author of most of the book¿s contents, did a great job in explaining the material. I would have liked to seen his ¿voice¿ a little more throughout some of the more difficult chapters but probably better to lean on the conservative side than risk being annoying. Jim Geier and Naren Mehta did equally as good in their respective chapters. This is a great Certification Guide and will remain in my library both for reference and study when I prepare for my CCIE. I¿ve had few, if any, disappointments with ciscopress books and that remains true with this title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were to memorize every word of the new CCIE Routing and Switching Official Exam Guide you could still be blown away by the breadth and difficulty of the written qualifying exam for the most respected certification in the networking industry. However, after reading through this dense text, I am convinced it should be at the top of your reading list. The book is basically a blow up of the exam blue print from Cisco¿s Website. The authors, in many cases have borrowed, with permission, the sweetest excerpts from the other books that are on the suggested reading list. One of my favorite features in the book is the ¿Key Points¿ sections. I found doing a search on the PDF version from the CD-ROM that comes with the book, for the phrase ¿key points¿, then clicking each of these and reading them a good review after reading the entire paper book. These are mostly rules about each topic that help you understand when and how things work. There are also the familiar ¿Do I know this already¿ questions at the beginning of each chapter. The CD-Rom includes several printable documents including 4 sample chapters, the answers to all the questions in the book, and a comprehensive tutorial of IP Addressing that promises to get your speed up on summarizing and subnetting. What I found most helpful in the test engine on the CD was a link in each question that brings you to the place in the PDF book where that topic is discussed. Working through the practice test and clicking and reading these links will help the information to stick. I give the book five stars for its good balance of concepts, teaching, diagrams, and configurations to keep the interest.