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Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I, Second Ed.


Reviewer Name: Scott Evans

Reviewer Certification: CCNA

Rating: ***** out of *****



After hearing about how valuable and informative the first edition of
Routing TCP/IP

was I knew I
had to give the new and improved

Ro
uting TCP/IP
,

Vo
lume I
, Second Ed
.

a go.


After passing my
CCNA test a few months ago, the natural route is to pursue the CCNP certification. Even though
this book is labeled “CCIE Professional Development”, it is also an in
-
depth resource for your
CCNP ro
uting studies.


Routing TCP/IP
, Volume I

starts off with a few chapters o
f r
outing basics. You get a good review
of the TCP/IP protocol suite, an IPv6
o
verview, and a review of
s
tatic and
d
ynamic
r
outing. The
c
hapter on IPv6 is quite in
-
depth. IPv6 addres
sing,
h
eader format, ICMPv6 and
n
eighbor
d
iscovery
p
rotocol are among the topics in this chapter. After the first review section you enter the
heart of the book
,

Part II, Interior Routing Protocols. RIP, RIPv2, classless routing, OSPF,
EIGRP, and
i
ntegrate
d IS
-
IS are the chapters you will be diving into. Each chapter explains
proper
o
peration,
c
onfiguration and
t
roubleshooting of its respective protocol. Anything and
everything you will ever want to know about the aforementioned
i
nterior routing protocols a
re
within these pages. The last part of
Routing TCP/IP
, Volume I
is the Route Control and
Interoperability section. This section of the book goes over
r
oute
r
edistribution, ODR (On
-
demand
Routing),
r
oute
f
iltering and
r
oute maps.


Just like most Cisco Pre
ss books, the figures are easy to follow and are clear. The command
output examples are easy to understand and follow. The examples in the book make it easy to
see how to apply all the information.


I’m a visual person, and to see all the technology applie
d
and the output shown helps a lot.




Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I,

Second Ed
.

will be beneficial for a person holding a CCNP certification
looking to move on to the CCIE Routing & Switching Certification. In my opinion, it will also
benefit a CCNA studying f
or the CCNP certification
, and m
ore importantly, the Building Scalable
Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) 642
-
801 test. The
i
nterior
r
outing chapters on OSPF, EIGRP and
i
ntegrated IS
-
IS will help you understand more then enough to pass the BSCI test, along with th
e
BSCI Self
-
Study and Exam Cert
ification

G
uide
s (from Cisco Press)
.

Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I

will make a
n

excellent addition to a Cisco engineer’s home Cisco Press library, not to mention a
perfect book reference to have at the work place. Jeff Doyle and J
ennifer Carrol
l
’s writing
styles

are

excellent. They make understanding and consuming all this information painless. It might not
be painless for everyone, but if you are a
n

information hog like myself, then it will be rather
painless.




I would buy ano
t
her

Cisco Press title written by Jeff Doyle and/or Jennifer Carrol
l

in a heartbeat.
On a
s
cale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest
,

I would give
Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I,

Second Ed
.

a 5
without a doubt. The information is in
-
depth, easy to understand and relati
vely painless to retain.
Yeah, you might have to read it twice, but isn’t it that way with all technology books like this?
Especially books on Cisco
t
echnology.


I recommend this book to anyone studying for the CCNP
BSCI
test, a CCNP looking to move on
to

the CCIE Routing & Switching written test, or a
n
etwork
e
ngineer looki
ng to know the ins and
outs of interior routing p
rotocols.
Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I,

will make a perfect work reference or
a home reference for your personal Cisco Press
l
ibrary.


Off
to purchase Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume

II

for
e
xterior
r
outing
p
rotocols. If it is anything close to
Routing TCP/IP
,

Vol
ume I,

Second Ed
.
, then I will be a very happy camper.