Cisco Foundation Express – Reading list

As promised i will make a reading list for the Cisco foundation exams.
In the next few days of january i will update this post with all sort of links to reading which can/will help you understand the objectives to get passed for either 642-374 or 642-384.

First of all you can find all the education you will need to pass either of these exams at the Cisco Partner Education Connection (PEC) wich can be accessed when your CCO account is connected to your Company.
Access the PEC website: PEC website

And now the Readinglist …

Check frequently for updates. 

Cisco Lifecycle

Cisco has a six-phase lifecycle for networks: Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate and Optimize (also known as PPDIOO)

Prepare / Presales : Defining the requirements
Plan : Prioritizing the requirements
Design : defining the implementation
Implement : test, install and training
Operate : Service and Support
Optimize : Adjustments

Mindcert made a awesome mindmap of all the phases, read it here: MindCert Cisco Lifecycle Services Mindmap
Also found a short list of the phases, read it here: The Cisco Lifecycle Services approach by Christopher Church.

Routing & Switching

STP – Spanning tree Protocol : Cisco document

Routing Protocols for Redundancy

HSRP – Hot Standby Routing Protocol : Cisco document, Cisco document #2
VRRP – Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol : Cisco document
GLBP – Gateway Load Balancing Protocol :  Cisco document


CBAC – Context-Based Access List : Cisco document, PacketLife
ZPF – Zone-Based Policy Firewall : Cisco document

Cisco Easy VPN Q&A – Cisco website

Management & Monitoring

SDM – Security Device manager :
CCP – Cisco Configuration Professional : Cisco video
SDN – Cisco Self Defending Network : Cisco document

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