11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 22, 2012 8:55 AM by lperera03 RSS

    Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?

    Anders

      From Cisco Press

       

      Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) 640-721
      Last day to test May 11, 2012
           • Exam cost: $250 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
           • Exam objectives from cisco.com

      Implementing Cisco Unified Wireless Networking Essentials (IUWNE) v2.0 640-722
      New! Updated exam available now
           • Exam objectives from cisco.com

       

       

      CCNA Wireless 640-722
      Coming Soon! CCNA Wireless (640-722 IUWNE) Quick Reference—eBook, April 2012


       

      No new book ETA.

       

       

      How is it possible for them to update the exam, give a deadline for 11 may but have no ETA on the Official study guide?

       

       

       

       

      Cisco, any ETA at all? Or will people just braindump the new exam until the new books arrive?

       

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
          Blake K

          There is no requirement by Cisco to provide a book for an exam. There is still no official study guide for ccie wireless but yet there are a few of us that have passed. Reading a single book does not ensure that you know a topic enough to be certified. For the ccna wireless you can still use v1 book, the deployment guides, tech configuration notes, etc. couple that with real world experience and it should be no problem.

          • 2. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
            Anders

            Hi Blake

             

            My certification experiance gives me the belief that the exams uses data from the offical guide books for some questions, answers which I have failed to find in other non-cisco books.

             

            Reading the boards also gives the impression that its full of errors, plus the outdated version of the softwares being used versus todays enviroment.

             

            So, when I sit for the V2 exam, I rather have read the offical guide thats being used on new(ish) software on the controller/WCS/NCS... since I wont be ready for the 11th of may anyhow.

             

            Its alot of money to fork over if you fail the exam, especially if there is V2 book stuff in the new exam...

            • 3. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
              Blake K

              While that might seem true it's not. The Cisco Press books are not always wrote by Cisco employees, they are simply referencing material that is derived from the configuration & deployment guides. The book authors have to get their information from somewhere, they read the design guides and tech notes just the same as everyone else has to do. Because they delivery it in such a high overview level it seems like the books have the answers.

               

              Trust me, I passed all the CCNP-Wireless and the CCNA-Wireless exam using nothing but the design guides and have had other friends do the same.

               

              "ts alot of money to fork over if you fail the exam, especially if there is V2 book stuff in the new exam..."

               

              Books don't drive the exams, it's the other way around. Perfect example is CCNA-Wireless v1 Cisco Press book was wrote by Brandon Carroll, a non-Cisco employee. Brandon eitherh as to take the test and figure out how to write a book about the exam or look at the study notes. He didn't write the book and then Cisco wrote an exam based on his book.

              • 4. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                Jared

                 

                I would haVe to concur with Blake.  Cisco tests are created from their official documentation, not a ciscopress book.  Cisco documentation is the best source for study material, just not the most organized or easy to find.  I relied heavily on Cisco documentation for the IAUWS test for the CCNP wireless and the CCNA wireless.  I will agree that books do help, they are not the only source, nor are they the most authoritative source.

                 

                Also, the quick ref guide is still better than nothing.  I passed CUWSS with using it and it was a great source.  It looks like all the quick ref guides for the version 2 tests are by Jerome Henry, who is not a Cisco employee, but a wireless expert none the less!

                • 5. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                  Victor B

                  Hi Blake,

                   

                  Can you ellaborate a bit more on how you selected which design guide to use please? did you look at the exam topics and searched for design guides and tech notes related to the topics?

                  I have never used anything else but Cisco Press books however due to the lack of a book for the new CCNA Wireless test I decided that I must obtain this info from somewhere if I dotn want to wait 6 months for the books to come out.

                   

                  cheers

                   

                  Victor

                  • 6. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                    Alhasen

                     

                    Books in the wireless network is too complex to be a waveinterference in the science of radio about it Amoum physical under development always but now what he will study it is the art oftransmission and capture of the signal issued from the pointdesignated, and the rest is the basics of the network means there are only a focus of understanding on the type of Alarsalh and the type of reception ...!

                     

                    الكتب في الشبكة اللاسلكية معقدة جدا بحيث تكون عبارة عن موجات تدخل في علم الراديو تقريبا فهي علموم فيزيائية قيد التطوير دائما لكن حاليا ماسوف تدرسه هو فن الارسال و الالتقاط للأشارة الصادرة من النقطة المعينة والباقي هو أساسيات الشبكة يعني لا يوجد سوى تركيز الفهم على نوع الإرسالة و نوع الإستقبال...!

                    • 7. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                      mbagreen

                      Still no news about ETA for the book?

                      • 8. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                        Jared

                        It looks like the quick ref guide has been released.  http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587143089. I would start with that.

                        • 9. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                          Scott_O'Brien

                          Are theses guides worth using? I have never used a quick ref guide.  

                          • 10. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                            Jared

                            I have used 2 of the CCNP Wireless quick ref guides.  Both were helpful study tools.  So, I would say yes.

                            • 11. Re: Cisco, status on new CCNA wireless book?
                              lperera03

                              What did you say?

                              "

                              Books in the wireless network is too complex to be a waveinterference in the science of radio about it Amoum physical under development always but now what he will study it is the art oftransmission and capture of the signal issued from the pointdesignated, and the rest is the basics of the network means there are only a focus of understanding on the type of Alarsalh and the type of reception ...!"

                               

                              Huh? and

                              "

                              الكتب في الشبكة اللاسلكية معقدة جدا بحيث تكون عبارة عن موجات تدخل في علم الراديو تقريبا فهي علموم فيزيائية قيد التطوير دائما لكن حاليا ماسوف تدرسه هو فن الارسال و الالتقاط للأشارة الصادرة من النقطة المعينة والباقي هو أساسيات الشبكة يعني لا يوجد سوى تركيز الفهم على نوع الإرسالة و نوع الإستقبال...!"

                               

                              Really HUH?!?