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Get Cisco Certified and Get Ahead

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ISBN-10: 0071352589

ISBN-13: 9780071352581

Edition: 1999

Authors: Anne Martinez

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Cisco currently has more than ten certifications, including CCNP, CCDA, CCDP and CCIE. This is a book for those who want to obtain a Cisco certification, or who just want to learn more about it.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Prefacep. xi
Why Certify?p. 1
The Quick FAQsp. 3
What Does Cisco Certified Mean?p. 4
Who Benefits from Cisco Certification?p. 4
What Cisco Certifications Are There?p. 6
What Is Internetworking?p. 7
What Are Routers and Who Uses Them Anyway?p. 7
How Do Cisco Certifications Compare to Other Certifications such as Microsoft's MCSE?p. 8
Will Cisco Certification Help Me Earn More?p. 9
How Will Cisco Certification Affect My Marketability?p. 10
Can Certification Compensate for Inexperience?p. 10
Which Cisco Certification Is Best for Me?p. 11
How Much Will Getting Certified Cost?p. 12
Is Financial Assistance Available for Certification Training?p. 13
How Long Does Earning Certification Take?p. 14
Where Will I Have to Go for Certification Training and Testing?p. 15
What Will I Receive from Cisco When I Get Certified?p. 17
Is Passing Exams the Only Thing I Have to Do to Become Certified?p. 17
Do I Need a College Degree to Get Cisco Certified?p. 18
What If I Don't Remember How to Study?p. 18
What Resources Are Available to Help Me Achieve Certification?p. 18
Do I Need Access to Cisco Routers to Get Cisco Certified?p. 19
What Are the Certification Tests Like?p. 20
How Can I (or Anyone Else) Verify That Someone Is Really a CCIE?p. 20
How Can I Promote Myself and My Certification?p. 21
What Is the Future of Cisco Certification?p. 21
The Evolution of Cisco Certificationp. 23
The First Certificationp. 24
Novell Dives Inp. 25
Cisco Participates as Certification Takes Offp. 26
Opportunities and Benefitsp. 33
More Options, Better Payp. 34
Jobs, Jobs, Jobsp. 34
Training to Trainp. 36
Adding to Your Bottom Linep. 37
Leading the Crowdp. 39
Career Shiftingp. 40
Power Perksp. 41
Priority Technical Supportp. 42
Exclusive Forump. 42
Training and Conference Admissionp. 43
Free Subscriptionsp. 43
Use of Logos and Marketing Materialsp. 43
Other Payoffsp. 45
Study Dividendsp. 45
Peace of Mindp. 45
Food for Your Egop. 47
The Certificationsp. 49
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)p. 52
CCNA Suggested Curriculump. 53
CCNA-WAN Switching Suggested Curriculump. 54
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)p. 54
CCNP Suggested Curriculump. 56
CCNP-WAN Switching Suggested Curriculump. 57
CCNP Specialtiesp. 57
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)p. 58
CCDA Suggested Curriculump. 59
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)p. 59
CCDP Suggested Curriculump. 60
CCDP-WAN Switching Suggested Curriculump. 61
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)p. 62
CCIE-R/Sp. 63
CCIE-WAN Switchingp. 63
CCIE-ISP Dialp. 64
Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI)p. 65
Learning Tree International Cisco Router Certificationp. 66
How to Get (Happily) Certifiedp. 69
Inside Perspectivesp. 71
The Way Inp. 72
Reports from the Fieldp. 72
Scott Urban, CCIE, CCNAp. 73
Pamela Forsyth, CCIE, former CCSIp. 75
Terry Slattery, CCIE, CCSIp. 78
Ben Lovegrove, CCNAp. 80
Chad Marsh, CCNAp. 82
Lou Rossi, CCIE, CCSI, CCNAp. 84
Putting the Pieces Togetherp. 86
Dollars and Sense: Financial Answers Before You Beginp. 89
Total Expenditurep. 90
Creating a Worksheetp. 92
How to Cut Your Costsp. 93
Getting Subsidizedp. 94
Training on the Cheapp. 98
Training Methods and Costsp. 99
Taking Advantage of Tax Breaksp. 105
Do You Qualify?p. 106
What You Can Deductp. 107
Claiming Your Deductionsp. 109
Taking Out a Loanp. 114
Certification Mistakes You Need Not Makep. 117
Choosing the Wrong Certificationp. 118
Error: Choosing a Certification Because It's "Hot"p. 118
Error: Unrealistic Expectationsp. 119
Error: Underestimating Costp. 120
Mistakes While Working Toward Certificationp. 121
Error: Purchasing a Complete Certification Package Right Awayp. 122
Error: Assuming Your Employer Will Pay for Your Trainingp. 123
Error: Assuming Your Employer Won't Pay for Your Trainingp. 123
Error: Failing to Shop Aroundp. 124
Error: Ignoring/Missing Time Constraintsp. 124
Error: Failing to Get Certified After Your Employer Agrees to Pay for Itp. 125
Error: Neglecting Your Job in Order to Study for Certificationp. 126
Error: Assuming You Don't Need to Studyp. 127
Error: Assuming You Know the Best Way to Studyp. 128
Error: Failure to Set Deadlines for Yourselfp. 128
Mistakes After Certification Is Achievedp. 129
Error: Forgetting about Continuing Requirementsp. 129
Error: Failing to Take Advantage of Perks and Privilegesp. 129
Error: Failing to Advertise Your New Statusp. 131
Plan, Perform, and Follow Throughp. 132
Understanding Training Alternativesp. 133
Workbooks and Study Guidesp. 136
Product Documentationp. 138
Computer-Based Training (CBT)p. 138
Online Classesp. 141
Ziff-Davis Universityp. 143
CyberState Universityp. 144
Scholars.comp. 144
Training Web Sitesp. 146
Authorized Training Centersp. 148
Cisco Academiesp. 150
Online Resourcesp. 150
Unofficial Training Programsp. 153
Training Videosp. 154
Your Personal Training and Certification Road Mapp. 157
A Word on Tracksp. 160
Deciding How to Preparep. 162
How Do You Learn?p. 162
Finding Preparation Toolsp. 167
How to Evaluate a Training Centerp. 169
How to Set Up a Home Practice Labp. 171
CCNA Practice Lab Equipment Listp. 172
CCNP Practice Lab Equipment Listp. 172
CCIE Practice Lab Equipment Listp. 173
Where to Get the Gearp. 173
Following Your Planp. 175
Study Secretsp. 177
You Might Have Heard That...p. 179
When to Studyp. 181
Where to Studyp. 183
How to Studyp. 185
How to Read a Textbookp. 186
How to Get the Most from a Classp. 188
Note Taking 101p. 190
How to Rememberp. 192
Taking Testsp. 200
Before the Testp. 201
The Day of the Testp. 202
A Half Dozen Ways to Beat Procrastination--Todayp. 204
Study 15 Minutes a Dayp. 204
Put Procrastination to Work for Youp. 205
Quell Household Distractionsp. 205
Respect What You're Doingp. 206
Get Regularp. 206
Entering the Zonep. 207
Putting It All Togetherp. 207
All About Cisco Testsp. 209
Registering for an Examp. 210
Exam and Question Formatsp. 213
CCIE Lab Examsp. 219
Utilize Your Certification to the Maxp. 223
Advertising Your New Statusp. 225
Looking Good in Printp. 226
Marketing Magic Via the Internetp. 228
A Quick Guide to Getting Connectedp. 228
Direct E-mailp. 232
Your Cyber Billboardp. 233
Networking and Lurkingp. 240
Moving Upp. 245
Up or Out?p. 246
Laying the Groundworkp. 247
Understand Your Managerp. 247
Share the Good Newsp. 248
Be a (Visible) Problem Solverp. 250
Be Part of the Team (Better Yet, Be the Captain)p. 251
Asking for a Raisep. 252
What Are You Worth?p. 253
How Does Your Employer Pay?p. 256
How Has Your Organization Been Performing Lately?p. 257
Preparing Your Casep. 257
Timingp. 259
Raise Dayp. 259
Securing a Promotionp. 260
Promotion to What?p. 261
Honing In On Your Targetp. 261
Get On the Schedulep. 262
Preparing for the Interviewp. 262
The Interviewp. 263
Follow Upp. 265
Increasing Consulting Ratesp. 265
What to Do If Your Efforts Don't Workp. 267
Moving Onp. 269
Before You Start Your Searchp. 270
A Resume Tune-Upp. 272
Keeping It Hush-Hushp. 277
How to Find Job Openingsp. 278
Cisco's Web Sitep. 279
Headhuntersp. 280
Print Advertisementsp. 282
Job Fairsp. 285
Online Job Huntingp. 287
Networkingp. 289
Follow Upp. 289
Going Independentp. 289
Spare Those Bridgesp. 293
Keeping Currentp. 295
Training Offered by Ciscop. 300
Company Trainingp. 300
Do-It-Yourself Optionsp. 301
Training Directoriesp. 302
Bonus Benefitsp. 303
Record Keepingp. 305
Taking Advantage of Perks and Privilegesp. 307
Cisco Certification Benefitsp. 308
Getting the Most from Restricted Forumsp. 310
How to Benefit from Priority Tech Supportp. 313
Putting Priority to Workp. 315
Landing in the Spotlightp. 316
Another Certification?p. 319
More Can Be Betterp. 320
Drawbacksp. 322
Selecting Additional Certificationsp. 325
The Bottom Linep. 326
Resourcesp. 329
Certification Fact Sheetsp. 331
Cisco Certification Resourcesp. 341
Publicationsp. 342
Self-study Vendors (see also Web sites)p. 343
Training Companies (not Cisco partners)p. 345
Web Sitesp. 346
Used Cisco Equipment Sourcesp. 348
Cisco Users Groupsp. 349
On Cisco's Web Sitep. 350
Cisco Certified Training Partners Worldwidep. 352
Glossary of Internetworking Terminologyp. 373
Cisco and Internetworking Acronymsp. 383
Indexp. 387
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