I’m 3/4 done with Halabis book Internet routing architectures. It’s one of the best books out there and a recommended read for ayone wanting to learn some serious BGP. When done with BGP I will probably move on to MPLS. Will try to add my notes for BGP either tonight or tomorrow.
I’m trying to read as much as I can and I’m almost halfway through the certification guide. It’s a good read so far and knowing that Narbik has checked the content means it’s good technical quality. It doesn’t go very deep into all areas because then the book would be 5000 pages instead of 1000 but it gives you a good feeling for what you need to study and I would imagine that this book would be essential for anyone going after the IE. When I’m done with this I’ll probably go with the Doyle books next.
I finished this book yesterday. Overall a pretty good read although very academic and somewhat dated in certain areas. If you want to know more about TCP/IP this is a good book to read. I am also going to read some chapters from “The protocols TCP/IP illustrated”. I have done about 20-30 hours of reading so far. I will make a post of this at the end of the month.
These are the books I am planning on reading:
- Interconnections: Bridges and Routers by Radia Perlman
- Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols and Architecture v.1 by Douglas E. Comer
- TCP/IP Illustrated: Protocols v. 1: The Protocols by W. Richard Stevens
- Internet Routing Architectures by Sam Halabi
- Routing TCP/IP (CCIE Professional Development): Volume 2 by Jeff Doyle and Jennifer Caroll
- Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture (CCIE Professional Development) by Vijay Bollaprogada, Russ White and Curtis Murphy
- Developing IP Multicast Networks: 1 (Design & Implementation) by Beau Williamson
- CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Certification Guide by Wendell Odom, Rus Healy and Denise Donohue
- Cisco QOS: Exam Certification Guide by Wendell Odom and Michael J. Cavanaugh
Most of these I will read cover to cover and some I will only read parts of. I will do no labs for now. The second time over I will go with the blueprint. Read one section at a time in books, read in DocCD and configuration guides, do labs, maybe watch some videos. This will take a lot of time but should give me a good foundation to stand on. This means I will probably not take the written before getting relatively close to the lab exam.
I am roughly halfway through this book right now by Douglas E. Comer. The book is called Internetworking with TCP/IP Vol.1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture (4th Edition). I am finding it a good read so far. It talks about the history of the Internet with ARPA-net and NSF-net and describes most of the protocols that have been used and that are used today. It has some good explanations on TCP where it describes TCP slow start and other features of TCP. As a part of my studies for the CCIE I am keeping a count of how much time I study. If anyone is interested I will post the numbers later on. So far I have done about 15 hours of reading.
Well, I didn’t really finish it. I was about halfway through when I decided I had enough. I was a bit disappointed with it I must say. I do like Perlman but her writing style didn’t really appeal to me. It was basically like reading a 400 page long RFC and a lot of legacy protocols like Decnet and Appletalk. So I decided my time was better spent on reading something else.