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Master the CCNP® ROUTE 642-902 exam with this official study guide

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with Exam Preparation Tasks

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the CCNP® ROUTE exam. Senior instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks sections help drill you on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624, is a 28-year veteran of the networking industry. He currently works as an independent author of Cisco certification resources and occasional instructor of Cisco authorized training for Skyline ATS. He has worked as a network engineer, consultant, systems engineer, instructor, and course developer. He is the author of several best-selling Cisco certification titles. He maintains lists of current titles, links to Wendell’s blogs, and other certification resources at

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNP ROUTE exam, including:

  • Network design, implementation, and verification plans


  • OSPF

  • IGP Redistribution

  • Policy-based routing and IP service-level agreement (IP SLA)

  • BGP

  • IPv6

  • IPv4 and IPv6 coexistence

  • Routing over branch Internet connections

This volume is part of the Official Certification Guide Series from Cisco Press. Books in this series provide officially developed exam preparation materials that offer assessment, review, and practice to help Cisco Career Certification candidates identify weaknesses, concentrate their study efforts, and enhance their confidence as exam day nears.

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.611111111111111 out of 5 rating Based on 18 Ratings

"Good, but missing a few items" - by Andrew Koch on 24-JAN-2013
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This is a good book to review for the ROUTE exam, but misses a few points.  I followed-up using the Quick Reference for my final review and found a number of "new" items that I would have expected this book to cover.
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"640-902" - by CCNP ROUTE on 09-NOV-2011
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"642-902" - by CCNP on 03-JUN-2010
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Very nice book
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"Excellent study material" - by Angela on 12-APR-2010
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  I gotta say, none of Mr.Odom's book fail my expectations. The text is very informative as usual, I basically don't have a lot of questions after a chapter, even the entire book.

  As for the DIKTA quiz, although difficult, it whips your brain to work, and a lot of times, I can find what I'm missing here. This is where you review what you've learned and take a good look at how far you have advanced into the networking world.

  The reasons why I only gave this book 4 stars:

1) This is the first edition, so inevitably, there will be some errors here and there. There are not a lot of errors, at least not very major ones.
  By the way, the errata for this book has now been published.

2) There are some areas that I think do require a little more attention.

- I only knew how to write ACL to filter IP address in CCNA, and in this book, there's been talks about ACL to filter routes, which was a little intimidating in the beginning. I sincerely hope Mr. Odom can add a section explaining the difference between the 2.

- Chapter 19 was a big, difficult chapter for someone who hasn't taken the CCNA concentrations. Well, it definitely was for me. The theory was not that hard to understand, but the commands presented are, well, kind of confusing and really new to me. Mr.Odom didn't really provide a clear explanation for their usage, by this, I mean what and why each command means in the configuration.
  I hope those commands won't be tested in detail for the CCNP ROUTE exam because I really don't have a clear idea what each of them do.

But other than these, this is THE best CCNP ROUTE book out there. It takes you down deep into networking and give you a completely new perspective about routing. Believe me, if you are planning to take CCNP, whether the old or the new exam, it will be a regret not reading this fantastic book!!!!!

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