It is an amazing feeling when you actually get to hold your latest book in your hands after all that hard work in a virtual place! Huge thank you to Keith Barker of CBT Nuggets for his incredibly in-depth edits on this remarkable text.
What does this text provide you?
The first thing you will note in this text is a laminated set of CramSheets you can tear out of the text introduction. This allows you to carry it with you right to the testing center and contains key charts, notes, and configurations you want to have committed to memory. An example would be the binary conversion chart! I really crammed the CramSheet – in fact, the publishers made me trim it down I was trying to get so many goodies in there. Remember, leave it in the locker before your actual test – you would breaks the rules bringing it to the testing PC! 🙂
Chapters and Topics
The Chapter and Topic layout follows the Cisco Exam Blueprint letter for letter! Worried about a certain area of the exam coverage? No problem – go right to that section of my text and have your fears put to rest!
Essential Terms and Components
Each chapter begins with a list of essential terms and components you must master if you are to have any success in the exam environment. Of course, each chapter hammers and highlights these.
Before every topic begins, this text presents you with a CramSaver. What is the point here? To challenge you with difficult fill in the blank style questions to pre-test you. Perhaps you already have mastery in this topic domain and would prefer to skip it!
These occur where required and highlight key pieces of exam relevant information you just MUST know in order to succeed.
Of course every topic area must end with a CramQuiz. These are in multiple choice format since this is the majority of what you will face in the actual exam.
Each chapter wraps up with intense review questions. This is a nice feature as it gives you confidence in testing on all of the topics that make up a chapter. Keep in mind that some of the chapters might have as many as four or five intense topic domains.
This section has never existed in an ExamCram text before. I wanted to include videos and documents to supplement each chapter. Videos includes the works of such greats as Jeremy Cioara, Keith Barker, and others.
I also added this ingredient never before added to the Cisco ExamCrams. At this level, students love a quick review of the commands they must master.
Two full practice exams of 60 questions each challenge the learner big time! These include questions that mirror the simulations found in the actual exam!
OK – yeah – there is a glossary of important terms. 🙂
Whew – listing all of this sure makes me recall the hard work that went into this text. I hope you find it as special as those of us that poured our hearts into it did! Enjoy!