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 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
Cisco Easy VPN Q&A – Cisco website