Road to the CCNP….

This year has some exciting things in store for me.  We are moving our offices and I am building out an entirely new core network., making some security updates where it makes sense and deploying a new VoIP system.  After that I will turn my attention to removing old web servers and buckling down on PCI 3.0, and obtaining my CCNP certification.  As I learn new things and go through the labs, I will be making my notes available on my blog.  I just ordered my learning kit today and will be purchasing test vouchers (save $5 – 20 per exam this way) this week.  Here is what my study kit consists of:

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Cert Kit: Video, Flash Card, and Quick Reference Preparation Package (Cert Kits) 
CCNP TSHOOT Lab Manual (Lab Companion) 
Cisco Networking Academy; Paperback 
CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide 
Empson, Scott,Roth, Hans; Paperback 
CCNP Routing and Switching Official Certification Library (Exams 642-902, 642-813, 642-832) (Certification Guide Series) 
Odom, Wendell,Hucaby, David,Wallace, Kevin; Hardcover 
CCNP SWITCH Lab Manual (Lab Companion) 
Cisco Networking Academy; Paperback 
CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Cert Kit: Video, Flash Card, and Quick Reference Preparation Package (Cert Kits) 
Wallace, Kevin,Stewart, Brent,Rivard, Eric; Paperback 
CCNP ROUTE Lab Manual (Lab Companion) 
Cisco Networking Academy; Paperback 
CCNP ROUTE Portable Command Guide 
Empson, Scott,Roth, Hans; Paperback 
CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Cert Kit: Video, Flash Card, and Quick Reference Preparation Package (Cert Kits) 
The CCNP – CCNA CCNP CCIE Advanced Cisco Certification Study Lab Training Kit 
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I am very excited to start this process.  Between the configurations I will get to play with in setting a new network and then using the study guides, I plan to become even more proficient in the routing, switching, and troubleshooting arena!  Stay tuned!