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DISCUSSION Books Reading List For CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Track

Dose any one have Books Reading List For CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure Track or could someone recommend any books for me.

Below are few books i am referring for study:-

1) Routing TCP/IP Volume I 2nd Edition
2) Routing TCP/IP Volume II
3) Cisco LAN Switchingertification Guide
4) Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols
5) QoS Certification Guide
6) BGP Design & Implementation
7) Developing IP Multicast Network
8) MPLS Fundamentals
9) Deploying IPv6 Networks
10) IPv6 for the Enterprise
11) Optimal Routing Design
This post was last modified: 04-17-2020, 11:00 AM by Bishop2020.

Below books should be on your Reading list

1) Your CCIE Lab Success Strategy, The Non-Technical Guide Book
2) OSPF – Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol
3) Internet Routing Architectures (Second Edition)


Thanks RoutingNinja for those book names

Do you have any idea about this book Routing Bits – www.routing-bits.com ?


Routing Bits – www.routing-bits.com is a very good book this is like short notes . You can you this book for quick recap during study


You Can Follow the below Books

Core Routing Knowledge
Core knowledge for the exam is covered in a few books. Some of these books are written by Russ White and Alvaro Retana, who are among the CCDE exam designers.
  • IS-IS: Deployment in IP Networks by Russ White and Alvaro Retana. Good reading on ISIS, provides some design ideas and covers advanced topics.
  • OSPF: Anatomy of an Internet Routing Protocol by John Moy. Provides detailed OSPF overview from the protocol author, covers historical perspectives and additional information.
  • EIGRP for IP: Basic Operation and Configuration by Russ White and Alvaro Retana. Good reading on EIGRP network designs.
  • BGP Design and Implementation by Randy Zhang Excellent Reading on BGP, missing some "new" features such as BGP next-hop tracking, but perfect for advanced BGP understanding.
  • OSPF and ISIS: Choosing an IGP for Large Scale Network by Jeff Doyle. Optional. Excellent additional reading on OSPF and ISIS and routed network design.
  • Routing TCP/IP Volume II by Jeff Doyle (Multicast sections). This book provides excellent Multicast routing overview. Read over Chapters 5-7, and possibly Chapter 4 (NAT). Multicast is not huge in CCDE, but you definitely need to know it.
  • Optimum Routing Designs by Russ White and Alvaro Retana. You may mainly concentrate on IGP protocols designs and IGP-specific appendices (Part I, Part II and Appendix A-E). I recommend reading this book after you have completed the previous ones on the list.
  • Understanding Third-Party Next-HopThird-party next-hops are not very well explained in other publications, so reading this publication may help.
  • EIGRP Query ScopingA short summary on EIGRP query scoping, which is they key to EIGRP scalability
  • OSPF Transit Capability An overview of powerful transit capability feature of OSPF protocol which makes it possible to use complex area hierarchices and perform topology information aggregation with OSPF
You may notice that wonderful Alex Zinin's and Radia Perlman's masterpieces are missing from this list now. The sole reason I took them away is their "grand" status - carefully reading every of these books along may take you months. However, if you feel like all time is yours, feel free to add "IP Routing" and "Interconnections" to your reading list.

VPNs and Other MPLS Applications

Knowing MPLS applications, such as VPNs and TE is crucial to passing the CCDE exam. There is a ton of books available on MPLS VPNs, so I tried to select just a minimal reading list on the subject.
  • MPLS Enabled Applications by Ina Minei et al. One of the best introductions to MPLS services, features a lot of self-study questions, perfect for preparing to CCDE.
  • Layer 2 VPN Architectures by by Dmitry Bokotey Perfect introduction to L2 VPNs, complements the previous book.
  • Advanced MPLS Design and Implementation by Vivek Alwyan Optional, you could skip configuration portions and some ATM related topics. Of course, do not get stuck in the configurations - you will not need them in the design exam.
High Availability
The following is a small reading list on the subject. High Availability is a complex topic, which could hardly be covered in a single document. IPv6
IPv6 is not a big topic in the CCDE exam. Mostly because it is not widely deployed, however the other important reason is that IPv6 routing is very similar to IPv4 - the only difference is the access-layer. Nonetheless, knowing IPv6 fundamentals is important for overall education. Security

Security is not the primary topic of the CCDE exam, but you should solid understanding of the concepts. The reading list below focues mainly on SP-related security topics, routing security and infrastructure protection. Quality of Service

Just like Security, QoS is not big in the CCDE exam. However, do not take it easy. You need to know QoS fundamentals, models and tools by heart to pass the exam. In addition to generic QoS reading, I added some "TCP related" publications, as TCP is the major transport protocol of the Internet, and knowing QoS considerations for TCP is important.
  • TCP Performance
  • Future for TCP
  • IP Quality of Service by Srinivas Vegesna. This book may lack some configuration examples and does not cover every Cisco QoS tool but provides good QoS background.
  • RFC 2475 - An Architecture for Differentiated Services. A must-read document to understand the Diff-Serv architecture.
What to read last two months before the exam

The below list is an addition to the list you have seen previously. You goal is comparing and analyzing technology properties, abstracting and getting a high-level view of protocols and solutions.
  • Definitive MPLS Network Designs by Jim Guichard et al. *Definitely*, your number handbook when preparing to the practical exam.
  • Optimum Routing Designs by Russ White and Alvaro Retana. Review Part I/Part II and see if you understand the topics better
  • RFC 1958 and RFC 3439 These are important! The documents cover some of the Internet architectural guidelines. These documents require careful reading and provide some very helpful insights into network design.
  • Leonard Kleinrock "Hierarchical Routing for Large Networks".This paper outlines the core of modern routing protocols - hierarchical addressing and routing principles.
  • Robustness and the Internet, Theoretical Foundation A must read document on complex systems and their evolution
  • MPLS-TE Does Not Scale by Adrian Farrel If you think MPLS-TE is perfect, look over this presentation.
  • RFC 4655: A Path Computation Element Based Architecture. This document provides an interesting alternative to decentralized traffic engineering commonly used in modern networks. Also mentioned in the "Definitive MPLS Network Designs".
  • Scaling Considerations in MPLS Networks by Ina Minei . An excellent presentation that outlines some scaling problems in MPLS networks.
  • MPLS TE Scaling Analysis, Yasukawa, Farrel Some good reading on MPLS TE scaling properties and possible solutions.
  • RFC 4206: LSP Hierarchy. Introduces hierarchical LSP into MPLS. You do not have to read the whole document, but you need to have a general understanding on hierarchical LSPs.
  • Scaling MPLS Networks This paper summarizes known approaches to MPLS network scaling.
  • Introduction to Compact Routing. Provides insights on the limitations of hierarchical routing and possible solutions to the problem.
  • Internet Traffic Engineering by Optimizing OSPF Weights An alternate approach to traffic engineering that using OSPF metric manipulations solely and achieves nearly optimum performance.
  • Understanding Unequal-Cost Load-Balancing An overview of unequal cost load-balancing with EIGRP
Misc topics
The below topics do not necessary fall under the CCDE blueprint, but, in my opinion, represent interesting reading. It never hurth to do some additional reading that helps generalizing some ideas and getting a better perspective of network design.


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