Before we discuss the recommendation for the Network Engineering Professional Route Books, if you wish to have in-depth knowledge about the same, you should check out the courses which are being offered at the SPOTO Club.
Official Cert Guide CCNA Routing and Switching 200-120 – Wendell Odom
This Cisco Press book is the new CCENT and CCNA Routing & Switching certification official guide. Wendell Odom has signed another masterpiece in the network certification. This book allows preparing from scratch for the aforementioned certifications, providing the ground to successfully pass the exams. It includes the study up to date content, exercises, practice exams plus 150 minutes of video training. It also includes the CCENT and CCNA Network simulator (Lite Edition) with 26 network labs provided. If you are looking to start with Cisco networking.
CCIE Routing & Switching – Wendell Odom
If you are taking the challenge to the next step, CCIE will keep you busy for a while. After having fun with CCNA and CCNP, this certification will get your hands dirty with the real stuff. Uncountable hours of lab are required to pass the exam, but first, you need to start from the written part. This book covers all the topics in the CCIE blueprint, written by the Cisco guru Wendell Odom. Don’t expect to be an expert just after reading this book, but it provides a solid ground to develop your knowledge up to the IE level. It includes Do I Know This Already quizzes at the opening of each chapter and allows you to decide how much time you would be required to spend on each section. Foundation Topic sections would be presenting detailed overviews of all exam objectives
Routing TCP/IP – Doyle Carrol (2 volumes)
The TCP/IP protocol runs the Internet as we know it, but it’s still a bit of a mystery for many people. This book is truly a bible for TCP/IP and BGP-4, explaining the protocol inside out. This is a Cisco branded book, but covering the protocol from a platform-independent point of view. The book content allows mastering the operational components, configuration, and troubleshooting of BGP-4. Understand the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols master the NAT configuration and deployment. This is more an operation book rather than a theoretic one, so really for engineers who wish to get down to the hands-on stuff!
TCP/IP Illustrated – Richard Stevens (2 volumes)
This is a unique book from a top-notch author, illustrating the TCP/IP protocol with a hands-on example. Instead of going through the RFC, Stevens uses popular diagnostic tools to show the protocol in action. This provides a much greater understanding of the TCP mechanisms such as connection establishment, timeouts, sliding windows, retransmissions and fragmentation. The books are organized in a stacked way, starting from the OSI Link Layer up to the Application Layer. The protocols are referenced using several popular implementations such as Sun OS, Solaris, and BSD. These two books are a must-have for whoever needs to deeply understand the real world of TCP/IP, not just the stuff in the RFC’s!
IP Routing Fundamentals – Mark Sportack
IP routing is the basic of internetworking, and any Network Engineer should know the inside out. This book is a comprehensive guide on all the routing protocols (RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF) along with IP addressing (classful and classless) and CIDR/VLSM. This is the essential background for network engineers who want to work on core routing. A book to keep on the shelf of any NOC center, a reference for all the routing protocols explained with simple words.
Hence, if you wish to have good knowledge about the Route, these books would help you out a lot. But if you wish to gain practical knowledge, enroll yourself into the courses, which are being offered at the SPOTO Club. When it comes to the