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Top Recommended IT Cert Study Books

top10_studybooks_EMAIL{Editor’s Note: As more recommendations are made, we will be adding them to this list!}

Here at CBT Nuggets, we often receive questions about book recommendations to help supplement our on-demand video training. And we get it, when it comes to studying for an upcoming certification exam, sometimes you need a little “extra” information. We understand it so much that we even recommended it in a previous post: Top 10 Ways to Up your Study Game.

At this point you may be thinking, “OK, great, I need to get a book to help supplement my learning, but…there are so many options for the topic I’m studying. How do I know what book is best?

Based on some of the top-watched courses on our website, we polled our social community to find out what study books they would recommend. Broken down by course, here is the list we came up with:



Cisco CCNA Security 640-554

Cisco CCNP Route 642-902

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 70-410 R2

VMware vSphere 5.5 VCA-DCV VCP5-DCV

MPLS Fundamentals

LPI Linux LPIC-1 101 and CompTIA Linux+

CompTIA Network+ N10-005

Other books highly recommended by our community but not necessarily related to top-viewed courses:

Obviously, there are a lot of different certification exams and we couldn’t possibly list them all, but hopefully, this will give you a good point from which to start your exam prep.

Now what are you waiting for? Go forth and conquer!

Have you used a study guide that you would recommend that we didn’t list? Tell us below in the comments!


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