As you can see from the images accompanying this preview, the packaging includes a DVD-ROM with the video course bundled together with a booklet covering all the labs contained in the video presentations. The DVD-ROM sports a spartan but easy to use interface that starts of the video course with a personal introduction by the author. After this short video, you can chose one of the CCNP labs including "Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks", Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks", "Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks" and "Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks".
All of the seperate labs are also personally introduced by the author and afterwards split on four specific chapters. While all of the videos combine the author's audio with product screenshots, usage videos, diagrams and code, you can also complement your experience by viewing accompanying PDF files to further understand the topology diagrams and the code.
Cisco Press people really made this video mentor available for multiple platforms, as the DVD-ROM root contains auto start applications for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X. There is also a pure HTML (+flash) version of the whole class, which targets additional operating systems.
Overall, "CCNP Video Mentor" will definitely be the next big step for Cisco Press. The videos contain quite a lot of in-depth content provided in an easy to follow way.
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