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.
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even i thought of reading vendor independent books first and then cisco as of now i’ve below.
• 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
started Stevens book today ….any suggestions for other vendor independent books or these should be fine enough ?
These are good. There are vendor independent books on QoS and multicast etc as well if you are interested.
thanks Daniel ..i am almost done with “TCP/IP Illustrated: Protocols v. 1: The Protocols by W. Richard Stevens” it took me lot of time than expected …..everything is too detailed in that ..it reminded me of my engineering books 🙂