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starting Self-study of CCNP

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Hello Guys,

I want to start the self-study of CCNP. I've recently passed CCNA. I've emailed my tutor to ask him and he replied. To make it easier, I'll show you my email and his reply. And I'm awaiting for your comments.

My email:
After our conversation, I now wish to study for my CCNP. I don't have time to take courses as it takes 6 months, do you think I can learn CCNP by self-study ? Which books do you recommend for me to learn from ? Which software should I use for simulations ? Is there a CCNA Network Simulator http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202166 but for CCNP ?

His Reply:
CCNP Study Guides are different than CCNA Guides. u should try to get Student Guide or Reference guide. both of them Great and helpful, u will find them in websites and so on, if u didnt find any of them just contact me.
About the order of courses. It could be either:
1 - Route , 2 - Switch , 3 - Troubleshoot
OR
1 - Switch, 2 - Route , 3 - Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot course should be the last one to take, it doesn't matter which one of the others you will start with.

about simulation. the best one is  GNS3  this is an Emulator to emulate cisco Routers, u can download it for free from their website www.gns3.net

So basically my question is, what resources should I study from ? what simulators ? Any links for either ? I've got the full version Cisco Packet tracer 5.3 ? Is that not enough for CCNP ?
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