Wow. I scared myself after writing down the list of books slated for reading this weekend. Yes, I am planning on finishing 6 books - *this* weekend. What's even more scary is that this is actually 'doable' ...
In reality - two of the books [Wireless and Remote Access] are books that I have already read. I'm going to read them again for a refresher, so that means 'casual reading' instead of intense studying. When I do that, it's like reading a fiction novel. I just read along and follow the story. I spend most of my time nodding my head and remembering that I had seen that before. It goes quickly.
Two of the other books are Configuration Handbooks. Those aren't really books that you 'read' - they're more like something you browse through. They should go quickly too. So there are really two books to read - MPLS Fundamentals and the Frame Relay Solutions Guide. I should be able to fit it all in.
In the meantime, I'm working my way through the CCIE Exam Certification Guide. That's the one book that I'm reading with a notebook and jotting down notes and charts that I want to remember. I'm on chapter 9 out of 20. Yeah, that's another book that I've already read - several times. I read the First Edition of that book. Then I read the Second Edition. This is the Third Edition. But looking at the material in the other books, it's not a book that you can use to study for the test. It's the book you use at the beginning and end of your studies. You read it first - to give you an idea of what's important and what doesn't have that much emphasis. Then you read the books on the subject. Then you read this book again to summarize and solidify your knowledge. At least that's how I'm using it.
So - I'll be blogging my progress through the weekend. Hopefully I'll get everything done that needs to be done.
The test is on Wednesday...
Posted by BlueWolf on March 6, 2009 09:42 PM