At the bottom of this post is a link to a small article by Jared over at IPexpert about the books he recommends for the CCIE written exam. Anyone who looked at the recommended book list from Cisco is blown away. I believe theres 21 books on that list, most of which, I suspect is no less than 600 pages. Jareds list is only one third of that. This is a guy with 3x CCIE’s under his belt, so I take his words as the definite truth :
I am still reading through the Routing TCP/IP Vol. 1, to get a good feel for the routing protocols (all except IS-IS because its not on the blue-print, and it generally annoys me). After that I think I will follow his advice and go with the Exam Guide to put everything into context.
Here’s the famous link: http://ipexpert.ccieblog.com/2008/11/21/so-much-information-part-one/