Now that I am starting to review the material for the CCNP Switch exam, I had to put together a similar set of study aids for this exam. Here is what I have put together for this exam –
CCNP Switch 642-813 Exam Guide from www.ccnpguide.com. With the good overview of information that the Router version of this guide had, adding this one to the mix was the right thing to do. With using the same tools from the same companies, I am already used to the writing styles of the respective authors and have one less adjustment to make. I have had no problems in reading this in GoodReader on my iPad. Depending on the budget you are on for taking the exams, you can buy each study guide as you need it or hopefully, Aaron will have a bundle available for all three exams on his website soon.
As with the other CCNP exams, having a good source of labs to work through so that I can absorb as much of the information as possible has been a challenge. This book, originally intended for the Cisco Networking Academy program, gradually builds one concept on another. By the point you should have a good handle on things, you are given a couple of “challenge” labs to walk through given very basic info to walk through, the basic router configs to start with and information as to what you should see on the routers when you are finished.
By now you have figured out that when I find something that is good and works for me, that I stick with it. This reference is no different You can get this in either paperback or pdf form. For PDF form, you will need to buy it through the Safari Online website if you want a pdf or you can also get it as an eBook for the Kinda app or reader depending on which you have.