Cisco QOS Exam Certification Guide (IP Telephony Self-Study) (Official Cert Guide) (英語) ハードカバー – 2004/11/18
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Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624, is a senior instructor with Skyline Advanced Technology Services, where he teaches courses on QoS, CCNA®, and CCIE lab preparation. He has worked in the networking arena for more than 20 years with jobs in pre- and post-sales technical consulting, teaching, and course development.
Michael J. Cavanaugh, CCIE No. 4516, has been in the networking industry for more than 17 years. His current focus is Cisco AVVID implementations, providing convergence consulting, professional services, and technical support.
I used this book to pass the Cisco QOS exam, it was the last exam I had to take in order to gain my CCIP.
The book provides a great introduction to the use of QOS, and by the end of it you will be completely familiar with MQC, DSCP, IP Precedence, and all the other great acronyms that make up QOS.
If you want to learn about QOS, or if your looking to pass the exam then this book is the one to get.
I sort of enjoyed studying QOS, although in my work I don't tend to have to implement it, but it's a requirment these days and I hope to use it soon.
The book certainly helped with exam preparation but has proven to be useful long after the exam. I still find myself referring back to it when designing converged architectures.
The accompanying CD contains a pdf copy of the text so you don't have to carry the book around with you. Unfortunately the copyright protection means you can only install it one computer so if you have a laptop and desktop choose wisely because afterwards your stuck. I installed it on my desktop and wish I hadn't.
Overall one of the best books in the Cisco range.
On the downside I very, very much regret buying the kindle edition of this book. The usual free exam practice questions on the CD are missing and not even available through Amazon or Cisco Press. This is especially galling as the hardcover version contains the electronic version of the book along with the questions on the CD. This makes the kindle version much more expensive as you then have to buy the hardcover version.
In my opinion Mr Odim's practice questions are well worth while as they seem to be harder and more searching than what you will face in the real exam.
In summary, excellent book but in my opinion Cisco Press kindle books are not suitable for exam study and I will never buy one again. Go for the hard cover version and you will not be ripped-off.
If your doing the exam then this really is a must read, if not its still an really good reference book... highly recommended.
I really appreciated the overview chapters, as I managed to get a patchwork knowledge of QOS, and the follow-ups were sufficiently detailed to give solid depth of understanding. Also, don't toss the CD out, it's not just some goofy test engine for the VOIP test. It has the first edition's chapters that were cut out. If you're working toward the CCIE R&S, this is really important as the CD contains the Frame Relay Traffic Shaping chapter.
If you're doing QOS or studying for the CCIE R&S, read this cover to cover, at least twice. Good stuff all around. I also have "End-to-End QOS Network Design" as well, but haven't gotten to it yet or I'd comment on the differences.
1- If you're going to take a CCIE lab test DO NOT FORGET to check out the CD of the book just to go through some technologies pushed back onto the CD! topics like CAR and Custom queuing are very well described but not in the book! - as a reader I'd be happy to pay $20 more and get them all of them printed out somewhere in the book.
2- For some reasons (probably just to follow the 642-642 syllabus), Mr.Odom has decided to cover QoS on 29xx platforms. I was wondering if any organizations had ever used such weak access devices to implement complex QoS policies (except marking) and I wish he had covered 3550/3560/3750's instead. Still Cisco CCO is the ultimate resource for these guys.
3- All other chapters are awesome, however you'd need to learn more on some topics like voice VLAN.