3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2012 6:52 AM by Lauren Child RSS

    Start from scratch

    Marcello Ishida

      Hello All.


      Start planning CCDE studies.


      Wondering at this time what would be a list of good and "important" books to read.


      Appreciate your help.



        • 1. Re: Start from scratch

          The below books are in mine must to read category for CCDE -


          1. OSPF Network Design Solutions

          by Russ White; Don Slice; Alvaro Retana




          2. Top Down Network Design

          by Priscilla Oppenheimer




          3. Optimal Routing Design

          by Russ White; Don Slice; Alvaro Retana

          Publisher: Cisco Press

          Pub Date: June 07, 2005

          Print ISBN-10: 1-58705-187-7

          Print ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-187-6


          4. Definitive MPLS Network Designs

          by Jim Guichard; François Le Faucheur; Jean-Philippe Vasseur

          Publisher: Cisco Press

          Pub Date: March 14, 2005

          Print ISBN-10: 1-58705-186-9

          Print ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-186-9


          5. End-to-End QoS Network Design

          by Tim Szigeti - CCIE No. 9794; Christina Hattingh

          Publisher: Cisco Press

          Pub Date: November 09, 2004

          Print ISBN-10: 1-58705-176-1

          Print ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-176-0


          6. MPLS Fundamentals

          By Luc De Ghein

          Publisher: Cisco Press

          Pub Date: November 21, 2006

          Print ISBN-10: 1-58705-197-4

          Print ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-197-5



          7. Comparing, Designing, and Deploying VPNs

          by Mark Lewis, - CCIE No. 6280

          Publisher: Cisco Press

          Pub Date: April 12, 2006

          Print ISBN-10: 1-58705-179-6

          Print ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-179-1


          8. MPLS & VPN Architectures I & II


          9.Layer 2 VPN Architectures


          10. BGP Design and implementation

          • 2. Re: Start from scratch
            Piyush V Gupta

            Vicky it's a good list..only downside I see personally is that it's too many books to read especially on same topics..



            • 3. Re: Start from scratch
              Lauren Child

              If you are looking at routing protocols (I see the OSPF book is your number 1), remember there are similar books on IS-IS and EIGRP to get a broad coverage.  I think one or both may be out of print but you can still pick them up if you look around.


              There's a Ciscopress CCDE PDF that gives an overview of the protocols which can be quite handy as well.