This is a bit of a sticky one and there are pitfalls but
here is what I recommend when studying for the CCNA but
wanting more info on a topic.
I heartily recommend reading Farai’s CCNP notes if you
are reading up on a CCNA level subject but would like to
add a little ‘meat’ to my notes. You can do this for all
sorts of subjects including:
That is, once we have the CCNP SWITCH notes up. It is good
to see the bigger picture before you come back to the CCNA
level required for the exam. If you can get to grips with
at least some of the concepts then coming back will make
CCNA notes seem a lot easier.
There is also a ‘no mans land’ which is somewhere between
where the CCNA leaves off and the CCNP begins. You can
bridge the gap by reading around a topic.
Remember also that it may help to read another persons
concepts on a subject matter. They will have different
experience to me and have dealt with different scenarios
The mistake I see many students make is getting drawn into
off topic subjects or getting bogged down with BGP when to
be honest, you don’t need to know this stuff for the CCNA
exam. Great that you want to know more but if this quest
for knowledge delays your exam date or worse, causes you
to suffer from paralysis by analysis then be very careful
about your extracurricular reading.