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CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide (Exam 640-863)

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    Anthony Bruno(Author) Steve Jordan(Author)

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CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide

Third Edition


  • Master all 640-863 exam topics with the official study guide
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with foundation summaries
  • Practice with hundreds of exam questions on the CD-ROM


Anthony Bruno, CCIE® No. 2738

Steve Jordan, CCIE No. 11293


CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is a best-of-breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the topics for the DESGN exam. Senior networking consultants Anthony Bruno and Steve Jordan expertly cover the latest exam content, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve your knowledge of Cisco network design. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists and concise Foundation Summary information make referencing easy and give you a quick refresher whenever you need it. Challenging chapter-ending review questions help you assess your knowledge and reinforce key concepts.


The companion CD-ROM contains a powerful testing engine that allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a topic-by-topic basis, presenting question-by-question remediation to the text.


Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this book helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


CCDA Official Exam Certification Guide, Third Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit


A. Anthony Bruno, CCIE® No. 2738, is a senior principal consultant with British Telecom with more than 17 years experience in the internetworking field. He has consulted for many enterprise and service-provider customers in the design, implementation, and optimization of large-scale data and IP telephony networks.


Steve Jordan, CCIE No. 11293, is a senior consultant with British Telecom with more than 11 years of experience in internetworking. He has extensive experience with large-scale data-center environments and has designed and implemented various network solutions in the manufacturing, telecommunication, and transportation industries.


This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the DESGN exam, including

  • Network design methodology
  • Network structure models
  • Enterprise LAN design
  • Wireless LAN design
  • Enterprise edge module design
  • WAN design
  • IPv4 and IPv6
  • Routing protocol selection
  • BGP, route manipulation, and IP multicast
  • Security management, technologies, and design
  • Voice architectures and IP telephony design
  • Network management protocols


Companion CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains an electronic copy of the book and more than 200 practice questions for the DESGN exam, all available in study mode, test mode, and flash card format.


This volume is part of the Exam Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.


Category: Cisco Press―Cisco Certification

Covers: CCDA® DESGN exam 640-863



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Review Text

  • By Teetoo on 20 January 2010

    It is an excellent book not only for certification purposes but for building concepts as well. I have already done my CCNA but lacked understanding of when a certain routing protocol is used and such design concepts. This book addresses those areas.

  • By j051034 on 25 September 2010

    This helped me pass my CCDA exam (pretty much only resource used, although I have a few years exposure to designing and deploying networks), the material was spot on.

  • By A. Fell on 30 July 2010

    Here are just some of the flaws with this book:Large chunks of it are far TOO detailed. This is meant to be a study guide, therefore it should address what's in the exam, NOT list endless tables full of information that the exam candidate will not need to know. That information is out there if anyone wants it or needs it. Anyone buying this book wants a guide to WHAT'S IN THE EXAM. This book weighs in at 600 pages but could be half that & still address everything that's in the exam.Want an errata? Unfortunately there isn't one, even though there are errors.Want to do the practise exams on the CD? Wheras once you could simply load up the CD & do the test exams, NOW you have to create a Boson account, download their software, then download the test exam from Boson. Unfortunately this process fails abysmally, you get constant errors when trying to download the Boson environment, when trying to update it (it tells you you need to but the update fails every time) & then trying to download the CCDA test exam that supposedly came with the book. At time of writing I have spent an hour just trying to get to the test exam but all I get is an error message saying:The test failed to deserializeThe test failed to loadAn operation on a test has been attempted before any test was loadedAn unhandled exception has occurred in the TestEngine library-Util:mainSo in summary, a poor book, no errata, and the practise exams won't even run. Very poor indeed.

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