CCNA

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Brandi, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. Brandi

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    Anyone taken the cert recently? If so do you have any tips? What study materials are good, etc. Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Brandi

    Brandi Guest

    Damn, no one has taken the CCNA recently?
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not me yet! (heh)
    I am working thru a few MCPs first then I will be thinking about what is needed next.
     
  4. Grandmaster

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    Heh, my dad got me the official traning kit about a year ago but I haven't been arsed to use it :confused: I'll ask him about any tips. (He works at Cisco).
     
  5. JJB6486

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    the 3.0 or the 2.x version? thers a huge difference.

    JJB
     
  6. Brandi

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    oh sorry, forgot to mention that....3.0
     
  7. TheBlueRaja

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    I sat it (relatively) recently - April. There is a LOT more emphasis on the router simulations now - where you configure and setup several routers and get them all to talk.

    Get the official Cisco CCNA book and go through the practice sessions and example simulations given there as they will be exatly the same sort of thing that you get in the exam.

    Try to learn the way Cisco asks questions too, they are whiley little scumbags at the best of times, the CCNA book "end of chapter" questions are good examples.

    As for preperation for sitting the exam, i found that the Cisco CCNA book wasnt really enough, although i expect thats the intention, as you will need to sit the exam a couple of times if you just use that.

    People have had good results with the Sybex book though.

    Good luck.
     
  8. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Oh - Subnetting...

    LEARN IT!!!!

    Make sure you know how to work out the number of networks and the number of hosts as if it was second nature.

    :D
     
  9. Brandi

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    Thanks so much for the advice! I appreciate it! :)
     
  10. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    The one thing i hated about Cisco Academy was i sucked at the academics. I could very easily take every little thing we learned and implement it on our lab network, but i only got high 70s or 80s on all the tests.

    I'm more of the hands on type instead of the book-type, and cisco is putting a lot more emphasis on actually making it work rather then deelpy understanding the inner workings of it.

    JJB
     
  11. Brandi

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    Well I went to class last night and noticed those fockers finally started giving partial credit for the multiple choice multiple answer ones. Brought my grade up a whole letter grade. Thank God.
     
  12. Reg

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    The CCNA test has changed since I took it. But, to me, it really wasn't that difficult (aside from the e-sim part). There are a lot of helpful sites and software on the net. Just look around a bit.

    Just a note: Make sure that if you decide to by any software that they offer a free trial. You don't want to end up paying for something that does you no good. I used Trancender when I took the test, BTW.
     
  13. Brandi

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    So did you find the transcender helpful?
     
  14. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    I found it helpful for the questions. It wasn't too helpful with the router sim, but I had a tool from my instructor that worked.