I think. I tech. I write.
What happens when those three passions come together? Study guides are born! Okay, I realize it’s
hokey and pathetic an uncommon statement, but it’s the truth.
You see, we all have the same basic problem (that is, unless you’re Rainman): No one remembers everything.
Even if you’re a self-proclaimed “know-it-all,” you will still forget concepts that you aren’t dealing with on a day-to-day basis.
Sure, you may have a plethora of these laying around your office or tying up DropBox space:
- Cisco design guides
- Cisco Live! presentations
- O’Reilly books
- Cisco Press titles
- Hand-written notes
But it can be a bit daunting to crack those open and regularly read through them to stay fresh.
My Cisco Voice Guru study guides!
These study guides contain technical and conceptual information in a concise format that is easy to refer to (and search!).
Each premium guide, comes with a detailed table of contents for quick reference. They’re also full of tables and diagrams to illustrate points and ensure that you understand the concepts presented.
Below is a list of the Cisco study guides that I’ve put together over the past few years. Some of them are FREE; others are available for a small fee. I hope you enjoy these guides. I know you’re going to love them!
Quality of Service Study Guide
Definitive reference guide for daily QoS tasks ($25.00 USD)
Just updated! Larger font, better layout. Same great guide.
The QOS exam is one of the qualifying exams for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional, Cisco Certified Voice Professional, Cisco IP Telephony Design Specialist, Cisco IP Telephony Express Specialist, Cisco IP Telephony Operations Specialist, and Cisco IP Telephony Support Specialist certifications.
The QOS 642-642 exam will test materials covered under the Implementing Cisco Quality of Service QOS v2.1 course. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has knowledge and skills necessary to configure and troubleshoot Cisco IOS routers running Quality of Service protocols in Service Provider and Enterprise environments. The exam covers topics on IP QOS, classification and marking Mechanisms, queuing mechanisms, traffic shaping and policing mechanisms, congestion avoidance mechanisms, link efficiency mechanisms, modular QOS command line interface, and QOS Best Practices.
Cisco Voice over IP (CVOICE) Guide
H.323, SIP, and Gatekeeper Examples (Free)
The 642-436 CVOICE Cisco Voice over IP is the exam formerly associated with the CCVP (now CCNP Voice) certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of the foundational elements of VOIP calls, and the description of dial plans, and the implementation of gateways, gatekeepers and IP-IP gateways. Candidates can prepare for this exam by reading this CVOICE Cisco Voice over IP study guide.
Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications Guide
A Must-Read Primer in CallManager (CUCME) Express 7.x+ (Free)
The 640-460 IIUC Implementing Cisco IOS Unified Communications exam is associated with the CCNA Voice certification. This exam confirms basic IP telephony installation, configuration, and maintenance skills by testing a candidate’s knowledge of implementing and configuring small- to medium sized IP Telephony solutions using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, Cisco Unity Express, and the UC500 Smart Business Communications System solutions.