CCDE Practical Reading Booklist

    CCDE Practical Exam Reading List

    The following list is a compilation of recommended reading to assist in the preparation for the exam. These books are not required study resources, however, they can be used to build knowledge in certain areas.


    Cisco Press Titles:

    These titles are available from Cisco Press except where noted:


    Highly Recommended:

    Optimal Routing Design

    MPLS Fundamentals

    IS-IS: Deployment in IP Networks  *

    Cisco QoS Exam Certification Guide: MQC, QPM, and AutoQoS

    Deploying IPv6 Networks

    CCIE Routing and Switching Certification Guide, 4th Edition

    Network Security Architectures


    Additional Book List Recommendations:

    BGP Design and Implementation

    IPv6 Enterprise Networks

    Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation

    EIGRP Network Design Solutions: The Definitive Resource for EIGRP Design, Deployment, and Operation  *

    MPLS and VPN Architectures, CCIP Edition

    Layer 2 VPN Architectures

    Traffic Engineering with MPLS

    End-to-End QoS Network Design

    IP Quality of Service

    MPLS Configuration on Cisco IOS

    Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures: Foundation Learning Guide

    Routing TCP/IP, Volume II

    Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks

    QoS for IP/MPLS Networks

    Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols

    Network Management Fundamentals

    Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

    Definitive MPLS Network Designs

    OSPF Network Design Solutions, 2nd Edition

    Top-Down Network Design, 2nd Edition

    Voice-Enabling the Data Network

    Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) (Authorized Self-Study Guide), 2nd Edition

    Practical BGP  *

    EIGRP for IP: Basic Operation and Configuration (The Addison-Wesley Networking Basics Series)  *

    * Not available on Cisco Press.