CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide Deluxe, 5th Edition (Exam 640-802, includes 2 CD-ROM) / Edition 5

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Completely Revised for the New 2007 Version of the CCNA Exam (#640-802)

Cisco networking authority Todd Lammle has completely updated this new edition to cover all of the exam objectives for the latest version of the CCNA exam. Todd’s straightforward style provides lively examples, easy-to-understand analogies, and real-world scenarios that will not only help you prepare for the exam, but also give you a solid foundation as a Cisco networking professional.

Packed with updated topics that have been added to the 2007 version of the CCNA exam, this updated study guide features expanded coverage of key topic areas plus new material on switching, network address translation, and OSPF. Inside, find the complete instruction you need, including:

  • Full coverage of all exam objectives in a systematic approach, so you can be confident you’re getting the instruction you need for the exam
  • Practical hands-on exercises and labs to reinforce critical skills,
  • Real-world scenarios that put what you’ve learned in the context of actual job roles
  • Challenging review questions in each chapter to prepare you for exam day
  • Exam Essentials, a key feature in each chapter that identifies critical areas you must become proficient in before taking the exam
  • CD-ROM Includes:
  • Chapter Review Questions
  • Eight Full-Length Practice Exams
  • Over 400 Electronic Flashcards
  • Audio and Video Instruction from Todd Lammle
  • Full book in searchable PDF format
  • Bonus CD-ROM Includes Platinum Version of CCNA Virtual Lab
  • Learn from lab exercises created by Todd Lammle
  • Access configuration consoles for network devices, including 2600 series Cisco routers and 1900 or 2950 series Cisco switches.
  • Get practice with the Cisco IOS commands you'll need to know for the exam

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

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Editorial Reviews

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As of November 2007, there's a whole new CCNA exam. And, while routing and switching are still important, you'll need to know far more than that to pass it. Cisco will now test you on everything from VoIP to security, DHCP and DNS to IPv6. It's a much tougher test. If you're working from an old study guide, it's obsolete. The good news: Todd Lammle has written a great new one.

Lammle is arguably the world's No. 1 CCNA expert. (Forget "arguably." He just is.) In this book/CD package, he covers all you need to know to pass the new CCNA: from VLANs, WANs, and wireless to troubleshooting and administration.

In so doing, he leverages everything he's learned through more than 25 years of networking experience, and decade-plus of experience training network professionals and preparing them for certification. That means plenty of real-world examples and scenarios. And it means content explanations that have been thoroughly tested in his live seminars.

Short of stuffing Lammle himself into the box, this Deluxe Edition delivers training in every way imaginable. Each chapter contains tough review questions. The CD-ROM contains eight full-length practice exams, 400-plus electronic flashcards, and the whole book as a searchable PDF. Lammle himself shows up in a series of audio and video movies. And you get the "Platinum" version of CCNA VirtualLab, superb preparation for CCNA's hands-on simulation questions.

Incidentally: As with the last version of CCNA, you can achieve certification by taking one huge exam or two smaller ones. If you pass the first of the smaller exams, Cisco will now bless you with its new entry-level CCENT credential. Whichever path you take, this package will help you from start to finish. Bill Camarda, from the October 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470110096
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/11/2007
  • Edition description: Deluxe, 5th Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Lammle, CCSI, CCNA/CCNP/CCSP, MCSE, CEH/CHFI, FCC RF Licensed, is the authority on Cisco Certification internetworking. He is a world-renowned author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Todd has over 25 years of experience working with LANs, WANs, and large Wireless networks. He is president of GlobalNet Training, Inc, a network integration and training firm based in Dallas. You can reach Todd through his forum at
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Table of Contents


Assessment Test.

Chapter 1: Internetworking.

Chapter 2: Introduction to TCP/IP.

Chapter 3: Subnetting, Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSMs), and Troubleshooting TCP/IP.

Chapter 4: Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS) and Security Device Manager (SDM).

Chapter 5: Managing a Cisco Internetwork.

Chapter 6: IP Routing.

Chapter 7: Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).

Chapter 8: Layer 2 Switching and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Chapter 9: Virtual LANs (VLANs).

Chapter 10: Security.

Chapter 11: Network Address Translation (NAT).

Chapter 12: Cisco’s Wireless Technologies.

Chapter 13: Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

Chapter 14: Wide Area Networks.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2007

    Not the greatest

    It is an okay book to start studying for CCNA with but not the complete bible. It was a bit of disappointment for me. 1. The writer is not methodical, he skips steps. I found asking myself 'how the hell did he get here?' many many times. 2. The software CD the book came with is a blunder. It is a crappiest piece of software. Several commands shown in the book do not work on any of the routers/switches (for ex:int s0/0 did not work on any switch, yet the book mentions it a lot). 3. The writer is poorly organized. 4. Several sections in the book can be well understood if more figures, charts, maps, were included. 5. The publishers have done a terrible job too. If a figure is being referenced frequently, it should be located on the same page or opposing page as the references. I kept flipping pages back and forth to read and look at the figure. This is my pet-peeve about this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2005

    The Best for Cisco CCNA study material

    Follows the objectives pretty closely. Passed the exam on the 2nd attempt. The exam is very hard, but this book covers all the basics that you need to know. Add hands-on or routersim.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2004

    It tells you topics won't be on the exam that are on it!!!!

    I read all the way through this book twice before taking the exam, and it specifically says several technologies (for example RIPv2, & NAT, just to name a couple) would not be covered. I showed up on test day and - you guessed it - I had several questions each on these two and other technologies that I chose not to study! I failed the exam by one question, and had to buy the Cisco Press book. A much much better book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2003

    Pretty Good

    When I started for my CCNA I knew almost nothing about the material. I used this book in conjunction with the Cisco ICND book (Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices) and got a passing score of 860. Lammle's book was very easy to learn from, and the simulator and practice tests were fairly good. I found his WAN chapter difficult to learn, so I used the WAN chapter in the ICND book. I didn't feel that his practice tests on the CD were very close to the actual exam, so I'd look elsewhere for practice tests if you feel you need more practice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Ace'd the CCNA because of this book

    I passed the CCNA with 1000 out of 1000. This book does an excellent job of clearly explaining the exam essentials. The practice exams in the book are similar to the actual test questions. Flashcards for the PC are very beneficial too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2003

    Routing Protocols

    If you want to learn IP routing, this book will not take you anywhere close. For that you would need 'Cisco IOS for IP Routing' by Andrew Colton or Doyle's books. However, Lammle's book would probably be all you need to pass the CCNA test. Unless you're a complete beginner, then you may want to add one or two other fine CCNA books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    Best book I have ever used!!!

    This book helped me pass the CCNA. It is written for novice users and above and is easy to read. It is direct and down to the point. Plus the testing software that comes with the book is excellent. I would never have been able to pass the CCNA if it weren't for this book. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2002

    This Book has it all

    This book has every thing needed to pass the exam. The labs are very nice. If you really want to knock the exam out, add the CCNA Router Simm and you will pass easily. I passed with a 949, first shot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2002

    #1 Choice for the CCNA eXAM

    This book allowed me to pass my CCNA exam with a 903 on the first try. Only 3 weeks of studying and reading the book twice. This book explains all of the neccessary information to learn what it takes to be a CCNA. If you are a perfectionist, though, and want to score 1000, I recommend also reading the Cisco Press book for the extra technical details.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2001

    Extremely well written, although it did miss a few points

    This book does an outstanding all around job explaining the subject matter in plain english. It did miss a few points though, such as supernetting and a better explaination of multicasting. It could also have provided little more info on WAN protocols.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2001

    Good for basics

    I passed the exam with 947 after using this and the official book. This book is not as detailed as the Cisco Press one, but very easy to read. This book should be used 4 the basics n the other one's CD for the exam

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2001

    Excellent preparation

    I just passed my CCNA 2.0 test with a score of 924. This book covers everything you need! Along with the virtual lab e-trainer, you will be unstoppable come exam time. Lammle's language is very easy to understand, and his concepts come across easily. A must read for someone looking to break into the Cisco router market!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2001

    Passed CCNA with this book

    Hi! I have given my exam on 13 September 01. Passed my Cisco CCNA exam on my first try with a score of 956. Thanks Todd for writing this book and making CCNA possible to me. I will highly recommend this book. Todd has covered OSI reference model & layered communication, Network protocols, Routing, Network Management, LAN design, Cisco IOS very well. The only weakness in this book is he has to go in more detail on WAN protocol, Bridging & Switcxhing. Hope this will covered on next edition. There are good sample questions which are very similar with the exam. I realy enjoyed the lab session. Hasan Mahmood MCSE, CCNA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    Not what you really need

    I bought this book, hoping to revise the key points that I might have missed using the study guide. But as the exam came near I realized the best way to revise is to go through the study guide yourself and there is no subsitute to it. It highlights the main points but the test is more based on your overall ability. I passed my test with 849 so I would say its your call to buy this book or not

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    Passed on first attempt

    Well I work in a company as a networking intern. The only hands on experience I had was upgrading the IOS on switches. I bought this book along with the virtual e-trainer. Didn't study that hard and the last bit on WAN protocols I just read twice, but I passed the Exam with 849 at my first attempt. So I became the third and the youngest certified person in my dept. I would highly reccomend this book and only this book as it covers the topic with enough detail to pass the exam. Others book either over do the details or skip some vital information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    I'll tell ya after i take the test

    I heard this is one of the best books to use, when preparing for the CCNA. I've been taking Cisco classes for the past two years, but for the past two weeks, i've been preparing for the CCNA test, I take it in 6 days if i pass i'll let you know if the book is good or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2001

    Pass with a 946

    Read the book about 4 times from cover to cover and took the practice exams. This book is what you need for the 640--507 test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2001

    Good study guide for your CCNA exam

    This book is good, contains most material needed for your CCNA exam, is well organied and easy to understand, but be careful with the errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2001

    The material that really makes you prepared!!

    Just passed CCNA 2.0 today for the first try with score 946! Ok, I graduated in MS. Computer Eng., but I didn't know what IOS is at that time. Just 2 months later I passed with that impressive score. Only read the book and do all the excercises and labs, you're ready to go!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    Excellent book.

    The book covers all the relevant material as well as being very well written. The author is easy to understand and has examples for every IOS command. The questions at the end of each chapter are also excellent practice for the exam.

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