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Study Material For Cisco Ccna Ccnp And Ccie Students

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The most important and somewhat obvious goal of this book is to help you pass the ISCW exam (642-825). In fact, if the primary objective of this book were different, the book's title would be misleading; however, the methods used in this book to help you pass the CCNP ISCW exam are designed to also make you much more knowledgeable about how to do your job. Although this book and the accompanying CD-ROM together provide more than enough questions to help you prepare for the actual exam, the method in which they are used is not to simply make you memorize as many questions and answers as you possibly can.

One key methodology used in this book is to help you discover the exam topics that you need to review in more depth, to help you fully understand and remember those details, and to help you prove to yourself that you have retained your knowledge of those topics. So this book helps you pass the exam not by memorization, but by truly learning and understanding the topics. Although the ISCW exam is just one of the foundation areas for the CCNP certification, you should not consider yourself a truly skilled routing and switching engineer or specialist until you have demonstrated that you understand the material covered on the exam. This book would do you a disservice if it did not attempt to help you learn the material. To that end, the book uses the following methods to help you pass the ISCW exam:

■ Helps you discover which test topics you have not mastered

■ Provides explanations and information to fill in your knowledge gaps

■ Supplies exercises and scenarios that enhance your ability to recall and deduce the answers to test questions

■ Provides practice exercises on the topics and the testing process via test questions on the CD-ROM

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