This section is heavily under construction. Please pardon the mess and check back often for updates.
I’m starting this with ICND2, as it’s my current study track. I will also write up ICND1 and CompTIA Net+ in this guide. My breakdown is themed off the chapter objectives from the cert library by Wendell Odom for your convenience.
Note: Many of my study guide links point to SafariBooksOnline.com. I am personally a big fan of this learning platform as it consolidates most of the books and videos I need into one site for what I consider a very reasonable price. Using the links with a Safari Books subscription is likely the easiest way to use this guide, but all of the references below correspond with the identical paper books. I make sure each link points to the identical chapter in both the digital Safari book (or other digital format) and the correct chapter in the physical book.
Resource Links and Prices
- Cisco Press “CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide” by Wendell Odom $36
- “CCNA ICND2 Study Guide: Exam 200-105″ 3rd Edition by Todd Lammle $33
- “Cisco CCNA Simplified: Your Complete Guide to Passing the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Paperback” by Paul W Browning $40 (Free with Kindle Unlimited)
- “31 Days Before Your CCNA Routing and Switching Exam” by Allan Johnson $23
- Boson NetSim 11 for CCNA (ICND1 and ICND2) $179
- Packet Tracer – Requires Cisco Network Academy
- CCNA Routing and Switching Network Simulator 200-125, Download Version $120
- GNS3 – Open Source; requires IOS images.
- * from book “Cisco CCNA Simplified: Your Complete Guide to Passing the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching Exam Paperback” by Paul W Browning – The chapter Mini-Labs can be replicated in a physical lab or with a topology simulator.
- The links in this guide lead to various series by ITProTV, CBT Nuggets, and Safaribooksonline.com. I do recommend having a subscription to one of these services.
- Meetup Group: RouterGods – Free Membership