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Re: Studying Switching [7:75030] posted 09/09/2003
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Nakul,

Hi!  If you really want to learn about switching, I'd recommend picking up a
couple of switches and learning "hands-on."  It will give you a chance to
play around with different configurations.  If you've got the bux, go with a
couple of 3550s (it'll pay off after you finish CCNP and go for CCIE).  If
you can't afford that, go with a couple 1912s instead.

thanks,
-Brad Ellis
CCIE#5796 (R&S / Security)
Network Learning Inc
brad@xxxxxxxxx
www.optsys.net (Cisco hardware)

""Nakul Malik""  wrote in message
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> Hi all,
> I started off studying routing and found it to be a topic that interested
me
> a lot. I just couldn't get enough of halabi Doyle and the rest. I studied
a
> lot, practiced a lot and was thrilled when I passed the exam in beta.
>
> Next I started studying for switching. That didn't turn out as well as I
> thought it would. I couldn't just work up the same level of interest. I
have
> been analyzing the reasons and have come up with the following:
> 1. I've never worked with switches much, so I don't know too much about
> them, as opposed to routers.
> 2. Study materials.
>
> I've been wondering, has anyone else faced similar problems in their quest
> for CCNP.
>
> Also, could someone recommend some good materials/resources for switching
> other than the official Cisco book?
>
> Any/all answers would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> -N
>
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