Each on is good in its own way.....It is like choosing Hersheys and Cadbury..... (I am a glutoon) My adivice if you are inexperienced ..... and just starting prep...Go for Todd Lammle first and then Wendell Odom...It will help....It will consolidate.. your position....WELL KINDLY NOTE I DO NOT MEAN TO UNDERMINE OTHER LIKE CBT NUGGETS, BRYANT... THEY ALL MUST BE GOOD, AND I FOLLOWED THIS AND IT WORKED...
I agree, each has its own advantage. I've read about a dozen books for CCNA, but Todd Lammle's book is the last one I read, I did regret for not reading it earlier. Lammle had a casual way of writing, as if he is talking to you personally.
However, if you have some foundation (already read a couple of CCNA books), I suggest Wendell Odom's book. It's the book of fun and challenge, if you want to pass CCNA easily, read Wendell Odom's book.
I have read a bit of both authors & Odom is more full on & it feels more technical, whereas Lammie's writing seems more relaxed & easy going, not too sure which book is best though. I have heard alot of people say that to start out you should read Lammie & then further your knowledge with Odom. I did enjoy the Boson test that comes with Odom's book, does Lammie's book have a test/sim CD with it? I can't remember if mine did.
We'll I broke the bank. I ordered Tood Lammle today. I ordered 3 day delivery and I got a confirmation that it will be here by tomorrow. I hope I am not on CCENT overload. I don't want to get too excited, but I was offered a job last week working at IBM as Systems Administrator. This may change things a bit, but will stay on track with Cisco.
Thanks for all your help,
So now my studies include:
CBTnuggets with Jeremy
Plus the Cisco Forum's Cisco Cisco, Cisco.
PS: Let's hope I got the right book.
Delivery estimate: April 22, 2010
1 "CCENT: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician Study Guide: ICND1 (Exam 640-822) (Exam 640-822 With CD)"
Todd Lammle; Paperback; $26.39
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Thank Greg i really appreciate you have taken our advice... some people just ask for the sake of ask... and make us look ordinary...by making up their mind... before..... they make up their mind before the query trying to cheat themselves..... and that paste of your order is really good.....Nice one dude good job......Do not think it will be an over load... it would not kill you if you get more practice.... And if you are just starting.. my advice would be to start with Todd Lammle.... finish it... and then go to Wendell Odom. I would say Wendell Odom should be last....Nice one..... i hope you really pass with flying colors... God bless you.....
I wouldnt worry about being "ccent overload" as long as you keep moving forward you should be fine. I have a little saying, not sure if i picked up from some where but "you can never get all the facts from one book.
I am sure the more sources of information the better it will help you understand certain topics.