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Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by Jaron78, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Jaron78

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    Hi Guys,

    Booked my ICND 100-105 for the 28th Feb.
    I plan on going through CBT Nuggets, the Udemy Video series and then the official Press book.

    I have a Router and Switch at home which I am using for Labs. Would this be enough to pass you think?

    Cheers
     
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    mate anything is possible. As long as you put the hours in and do practice exams you will smash it
     
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    Nice one Jim, thanks mate. Want my CCNA R&S by May so I can start the CCNA Cyber Ops :)
     
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    Brilliant mate, Cyber is huge now and growing. I think it's very wise to specialise in Cyber. Smash it mate, six weeks is plenty if you're doing an hour a day, 4 or 5 at the weekends kind of thing. You might not need to do that many hours, or may need more, you'll know by how you're doing on practice exams. I would love to do something like this myself, I'm not sure I've got it in me anymore. My day job causes me to work longer hours so its been tough to think about certs tbh
     
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    Brilliant mate, Cyber is huge now and growing. I think it's very wise to specialise in Cyber. Smash it mate, six weeks is plenty if you're doing an hour a day, 4 or 5 at the weekends kind of thing. You might not need to do that many hours, or may need more, you'll know by how you're doing on practice exams. I would love to do something like this myself, I'm not sure I've got it in me anymore. My day job causes me to work longer hours so its been tough to think about certs tbh
     
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    Thanks mate. Spent all afternoon messing about with Routers & Switches, just need to get Subnetting next.

    I must admit, work is very quiet at the moment. Keep asking for more work...but nothing so I end up watching CBT nuggets. Is there anything in particular you would look at?
     
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    Hi Jaron78, i too am booking the CCNAX 200-125. I'm considering booking it for early March. I start CyberOps on the 15th of March. I also start CCNA Security in April. Its all a bit tight but keeping the knowledge sharp is a good thing. Especially with them all overlapping. This is how i keep motivated anyway.

    I have recently passed R&S at the Network Academy. I was hitting 90+% on each semester exam. I cockily took a mock ICND1 exam and i was shocked. I only got 71%. This shook me up a little.

    I'm planning on doing CBT/INE/Puralsight videos to keep learning and re-enforce what i know. I'm making notes on all the little important bits which need to be memorised. If you want to ask anything fire away.

    If you don't mind sharing any sites you would recommend for revision i would greatly appreciate it. I have recently been using a site called Cram.com. This site is a flash card repository which helps memorise important concepts
     
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    Morning Mate,

    I am using CBT Nuggets, the official press Book and the Lazlo Udemy series.
    I do have a Router and a Switch at home so I have been messing about with that. I have been using Packet Tracer too.

    The plan is to go through CBT Nuggets, then go through and take Written notes, watch Udemy and read through the official book. I am going to get Boson or Transcender practice exams in a couple of weeks and spend my time going through practice exams and labs. I can always put the exam back if I am not feeling confident but want the full CCNA by June.

    I didn't get the Scholarship for some reason so going to Self Study for it instead. If you are on Skype, drop me a message and we can have a chat.

    Cheers
     
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    I have the Cisco press books too they are good. They cover what the Net Academy course missed so it fills in the gaps.

    you have a good plan. I have used transcender before and it was really good. I used it for MS and CompTIA back in 2004 so it's a while ago but I found them really good.

    I simply have run out of money now as I've spent nearly £2,500 on the net acad course, books and practise routers

    I really wanted to buy transcender but I'm going to try without it. Not very positive but if I fail on first attempt I will most probably go buy it

    Send me your Skype details and I will add you to my Skype and send you anything I find useful. We seem to have the same goals and the same time frame so it cannot hurt to help each other out can it?
     
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    Sorry for the delay mate. Its been chaos!!

    I have put the exam back till the 31st March as I need to cover Subnetting and some other commands.
    I have just over 5 weeks to smash it out.

    Skype is Jackson.r78

    Cheers
     
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    How did your exam go? I failed mine by one question I was running out of time and skipped a lab too which let me down. Revising like mad and sitting it again in May.

    I'm doing CCNA CyberSecurity too and I'm ready for the first exam. It's been hard studying for these together but they overlap well
     
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    Failed by a few questions mate. Gutted!!

    I am Going through the Labs again as well as LiveLessons. Exam date for May too.

    Best of luck mate.
     
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    It's an horrible feeling isn't it. I was gutted too. I wasn't expecting RIP questions so I pretty much memorised EIGRP and OSPF and a few RIP questions surprised me. Routing let me down with only 69% of the routing questions were a pass I managed to do well in all the other areas

    Good luck and I'll try get on here more to share some content. I find YouTube good enough though
     
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    Yup, Well P122ed off but in all honesty, I panicked a bit. Thought I was going to run out of time and really powered through. Not to worry.

    Just going through my notes, and watching YouTube Vids, Next stop...is Labs!
    Check out Ryan Beany on YouTube. REALLY good teacher.

    Keep me informed mate,

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks I'll look up Ryan Beany.
     
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    Quick update... I passed CCNA R&S 200-125 on 25th of May. It was difficult but I managed 870 out of 1000. Happy days.

    I've been hammering CCNA CyberOps SECFND this week as I fell behind. Hopefully taking this exam at end of June. Moving on to SECOPS.
     
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    Hope you've managed to take it again and hopefully passed. Don't give up if you haven't managed to take it yet
     
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    Hiya,

    Ive put my ICND 1 back a bit I am afraid. I need to be more hands on. Im going through the Official Press Book again as well as CBT Nuggets. Ive got two 48 Port Switches and a couple of Routers setup and running. Want to make sure I know my stuff so I can then blast through the CCNA :)
     
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    The new stuff got me a bit. I'm sure I can say what I'm about to say as it's on the exam blue print... understand the differences between APIC and APIC-EM, Northbridge and SouthBridge SDN. Net flow and completely master Access control lists and where to put them for different scenarios also which to use Standard or Extended. BGP, PPPoE & MPLS configurations but nothing more than clients side.

    I used the exam blueprint as a tool to work out weak areas. My weak area was Routing. I got 69% for Routing on my first exam attempt and after two months study I managed 90%.

    Honest it's brutal but with time and using the blueprint you can break it down

    Virtual labs are essential. Use either Packet Tracer if you can get your hands on it or GNS 3. It's essential as this is where you can master all the configs but you can jump from lab to lab easily.

    Much more time consuming with physical kit.

    Any questions PM me and I'll answer as long as it's not classed as cheating. Got to be careful as Cisco can take your credential for saying the wrong thing or discussing exams.
     
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