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Review: CCIE Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Wireless Certification Exam Preparation Course in a Book for Passing the CCIE Exam


I completed my read of the "CCIE Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Wireless Certification Exam Preparation Course in a Book for Passing the CCIE Exam" by William Manning

I'm surfing Amazon looking for a good read for my iPad. I stumble across this book. So, I shot a few emails to some colleagues of mine if anyone read this or knew about it before I purchased it. There weren't any reviews on Amazon for this title either. So what the heck for $16.00 let me give it a spin!

At first impression you aren't sure if this is a study guide for the lab or written or both. It turns the book is geared towards the Cisco CCIE Wireless written exam. The content itself is a mile high and a inch thick. By this I mean it covers broad topics and doesn't go into great great  detail. That's not a bad thing. Just know what to expect. 

If you are preparing for your Cisco CCIE Wireless written you may find this of interest as refresher material. Keep in mind this is NOT your 'offical' everything you need to pass guide. But rather a quick review of objectives you will find on the exam. 

Is it worth the $16.00... yea, but I wouldn't spend a penny more!


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Kewl - I'll blow $16.00 on it.

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarby Weaver

Wait... Go to and preview before you buy:

1. The book is about $16.00 for Kindle version.

2. The book is $29.95 otherwise with Free delivery.

3. Take a moment to look over the table of contents first.

Is this what anyone is expecting from a book on the CCIE Wireless?

219 Pages

First 10 pages are utter fluff and wasted.

Pages 11-19 are Regulatory Bodies - Read it and Google it.

Pages 20-28 are Legal Aspects of Security - I know how to use Google.

Pages 29-34 simple examine 802.11, b,a,g,n - Hmm...

Pages 44-63 is titled Design but covers the OSI Model - WTF?

Pages 64-73 is Spectrum... Huh?... CWNA still.

Pages 75-83 covers Wireless Technologies, Wired, Wireless LAN devices, PCMCIA versus PCI, and LAPP

Pages 84-96 - RF and Antennas.

Pages 97-101 - Access Points

Pages 102-115 - HREAP and Benfits... benefits of Wi-FI halfway through the book?

Pages 116-119 - Access Control Theory...

Pages 120-128 - We learn "about" the architecture of Access Control...

Pages 129-142 - Now we get spoon fed Cryptography.

Pages 143-151 - Security Protols...

Pages 152-159 - More BS

Pages 160-171 - WEP and WLAN Security... getting kind of dry in here...

Pages 172-177 - VLANs and VTP?

Pages 177-186 - A little Multicast... how much can you cover in under 9 pages?

Pages 187-189 - Wireless Bridges - I guess the author tells us what a Wireless Bridge is.

After that there is a practice exam...

Didn't this book say something about the Wireless Exam...

I guess he MUST mean the written exam. In which case, after the CWNA - I'm ready to go.

Might be a wolf in sheep's clothes but I think I'm not going to buy the book after all.

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarby Weaver

Yea, its not an impressive read.. Does a 3 mile high 1 inch think ... there are a number of type os as well...

May 13, 2010 | Registered CommenterGeorge

Thanks for the heads up guys! I figured review the written BP and research those facts and know them inside out.


May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC.Bogard

I agree completely. I purchased from Amazon several days ago and sent it back the same day it arrived.

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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