CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide

CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide

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by Wendell Odom

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New Edition of Best Selling Official Cert Guide: Updated Content, New Exercises, and Expanded Coverage -- PLUS includes CCNA Network Simulator Lite

The new edition of bestselling CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom has been updated to refresh the content, add new exercises, and enhance certain topics that are key to

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New Edition of Best Selling Official Cert Guide: Updated Content, New Exercises, and Expanded Coverage -- PLUS includes CCNA Network Simulator Lite

The new edition of bestselling CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom has been updated to refresh the content, add new exercises, and enhance certain topics that are key to understanding for success on the CCNA exams. Chapters on VLSM, route summarization, and IP access control lists have been completely revised. In addition the book contains new practice exercises for all three of these topics to help reinforce the concepts and increase computation speed for exam preparation.

Learn, prepare, and practice for exam success

  • Master CCNA ICND2 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD
  • Learn from 60 minutes of Video mentoring
  • Apply concepts within Network Simulator lab exercises

CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition is a best of breed Cisco exam study guide. Best-selling author and expert instructor Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. The book presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. The master table of exam topics makes referencing easy. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. A final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan. Special troubleshooting sections help you master the complex scenarios you will face on the exam.

The companion DVD contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most. This new edition also includes a free copy of the CCNA ICND2 640-816 Network Simulator, Lite Edition, complete with meaningful lab exercises, which help you hone your hands-on skills with the Cisco user interface for routers and switches. The DVD also contains more than 60 minutes of personal video mentoring from the author focused on subnetting.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide, Third Edition is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, is the most respected author of Cisco networking books in the world. His past titles include books on the entry-level Cisco certifications (CCENT and CCNA), the more advanced CCNP, and the industry-renowned CCIE. His books are known for their technical depth and accuracy. Wendell has worked as a network engineer, consultant, instructor, course developer, and book author, and he has produced videos, software, and blogs related to Cisco certifications. His website with links to various study tools and resources is at

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA ICND2 exam, including

  • VLANs and Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Static and connected routes
  • VLSM and route summarization
  • IP Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Routing protocol theory
  • OSPF and EIGRP
  • Troubleshooting
  • Point-to-point WANS and Frame Relay
  • Frame Relay
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • IPv6

Companion DVD

The DVD contains two free, complete ICND2 practice exams and two free, full CCNA practice exams, CCNA ICND2 Network Simulator, Lite Edition, and 60 minutes of video training.

Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test.

Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:

Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), or Windows 7; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disc space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam

This volume is part of the Official Cert Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

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CCNA ICND2 640-816 Official Cert Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Boudville More than 1 year ago
Let me start by responding to an earlier reviewer who found that his third edition came with a page of errata. He complained about this. Ok, strictly, errata should never exist, so he has a point. But at least it is professional of the publisher to furnish such things, rather than sweep them aside and let the reader find out in real time. (You are on your own.) Also, by the time I got my copy of this book, it is April 2012. That reviewer wrote on 1 January 2012. My copy is the second printing of the third edition, and there is no errata page. I'm guessing that this printing has the errata remedied in the text, as it should be. So if you buy this book after reading this review, you might first ask the seller what printing it is, if this is important to you. The text itself is utterly comprehensive. As you might expect if you have used Odom's other Cisco exam books. No surprises, which by now should be a reliable feature of this exam text series. Granted, the heft of the book can be daunting. What seems new here is a quick quiz section at the start of each chapter, entitled "Do I Know This Already?". Just a few multiple choice questions. If you get enough of these right, and the answers are in the appendix, you can skip the entire chapter. I've never seen this before! Clearly Odom is trying to meet an anticipated reader need for a shortcut. This lets you objectively and rapidly determine for yourself. Useful because your time is worth something. As for the latest technical details within the book, there seems no shortage of such. Mostly, incremental improvements, harking to the already overall maturity of the Cisco hardware and IOS. One such improvement might suffice as an example. You can now delete or add single lines to named and numbered Access Control Lists. Previously, up to IOS v. 12.2, to delete a line from a numbered ACL meant deleting the entire ACL and reconfiguring it, minus the line you wanted to delete. The clumsiness of this can be readily imagined! In fairness to Cisco, entering each line is [I presume] not simply like typing a line into a text file. The action under IOS must have had the effect of loading and implementing that line, which is not a passive effect. So deleting a specific line was not really like deleting a line from a simple text file. It required going back into active memory and changing those contents. Still, it is good that IOS has improved its functionality beyond this earlier default behaviour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book but I found it left me wanting a lot more. Also with the upcoming 200-120 CCNA I would advise everyone just starting their Cisco path to go with that unless you are planning to take the 640-816 ICND2 From March 26, 2013 through September 30, 2013.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must buy if you truly wish to not only pass the ICND 2, but alsohow to truly function as a CCNA! A true IT classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book that you can get if you want to get your CCNA! Trust me!