Whether you are a Networking professional trying to level up your career or attempting to get a certification, any of these CCNP certification books are excellent resources for achieving that goal.

Check-out the following top 8 CCNP certification books for networking professionals that won’t end up inducing sleep.

Top 8 CCNP Certification Books for Networking Professionals

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide (Exam Certification Guide)1. CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide (Exam Certification Guide) by Wendell Odom

The author Wendell Odom of this CCNP certification book  is extremely detailed with information that will help you pass your CCNP route exam. He is among the 3 best authors  of IT books ever known. Very well-written and organized, it explains things, then follows with diagrams and full working configurations to hit up every angle to help the reader fully comprehend topics.


CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide (Exam Certification Guide)2. CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide (Exam Certification Guide) by David Hucaby

The diagrams included in this CCNP certification book are excellent and help clarify topics well. This book is not just an excellent study tool for exam preparation, but it provides you with way more valuable knowledge that serve as good reference in the future.


Cisco Network Professional's Advanced Internetworking Guide (CCNP Series)3. Cisco Network Professional’s Advanced Internetworking Guide (CCNP Series) by Patrick J. Conlan

This CCNP certification book is an excellent primer for the CCNP topics of Advanced Switching, Advanced Routing, Remote Access and Converged Networks. The author does a good job of presenting the material in conversational tone, with a logical progression to the contents of the book from LAN, WAN, etc.


CCNP Official Exam Certification Library (5th Edition)4. CCNP Official Exam Certification Library (5th Edition) by Brent Stewart, David Hucaby, Brian Morgan and Neil Lovering

The tittle  of this CCNP certification book says it all. It is quite easy to understand, and it is very user- friendly.  A must have for every networking professional out there, this book’s content is excellent and comes with Cisco test engines for all modules in CCNP. Overall, a great product that comes recommended for this certification track.


CCNP Switch Study guides5. CCNP Switching Study Guide (2nd Edition; Exam #640-604 with CD-ROM) by Todd Lammle and Eric Quinn

This book is very well-written. It is technical, yet funny, and it prepares you for the exam. The review questions, written labs, and flash cards are exactly what you’d need to help you pass the exam. It is easy to understand and read, especially for those who are novice to the catalyst line of switches.


CCNP ISCW Official Exam Certification Guide6. CCNP ISCW Official Exam Certification Guide by Brian Morgan and Neil Lovering

An excellent resource, this CCNP certification book is recommend for all IT professional. Exhibiting clear topics and a good source of information, you will find that reading it becomes enjoyable as you go on with various chapters. The VPN chapters are also excellent because it is well-explained in detail.


CCNP ONT Official Exam Certification Guide7. CCNP ONT Official Exam Certification Guide by Amir Ranjbar

With minimal fluff, clear and concise explanations, and very good examples, this is the CCNP certification book to use to study for the ONT exam. It is interesting to read and makes concepts quite easy to understand. This book is recommend to anyone who would like a better understanding of Quality of Service mechanisms.


CCNP BCMSN8. CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide (4th Edition) by David Hucaby

This CCNP certification book covers most of the content you will encounter on the exam. It isn’t as verbose and dry as some other titles on the subject you will read, and it explains the material quickly to ensure fast learning. You will gain a more in-depth view about VLANS, layer 3 switches, STP, fault-tolerance, redundancy, securing your layer 2 and 3 devices, and more.


These books are all informative and detailed, yet they refrain from becoming verbose and become quite an enjoyable read. Do you have any CCNP certification books that you prefer? Leave me a comment below and let me know.