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Ccna Crash Course - Can I Pass....

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by FSZ, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. FSZ

    FSZ Bit Poster

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    2 / 3 weeks ago I decided to do a crash course in Cisco. I have several years of IT experience and felt I needed to get more aware of other vendor technologies. I always wanted to do Cisco and was under the impression at some stage in my career I would get exposure to it, unfortunately this has not occurred. (Well very minor – I know how to rest password on a switch / router, done basic connection and log on, but no further – My current employer seems content to contract the Cisco stuff out to other companies)

    I brought both the CBT Nuggets and Trainsignal CBT, ran through both and then committed with the following lab purchase;

    2 x 2610
    1 x 2620
    1 x 3550
    1 x 1900
    1 x 1800 (Borrowed)

    I have read the Sybex (2nd hand Book - 4th edition – ran out of money – 6th edition covers IPv6 and Wireless) and now looking to book myself on a CCNA course.

    Everyday the pass three weeks I spend an average of 2/3 hours a night and a good 10 hours on the weekends. I just want to get the CCNA in the right way and not by way of braindumping my CCNA exam. Please do NOT suggesting or use them.

    My question here is should I be doing anything further to expand my hands on knowledge? Would it worth while attending a session with a training school? If so, can you recommend one?

    Please be critical in your response back, so that I can engage correctly on what steps I need to take. Please forgive my grammar, English is not my first language..

    Thanks you
    FSZ
     
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  2. sp1507

    sp1507 New Member

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    I think you are on the right path, try TestOut CBT as well they are much better than the other two you aready have.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    hi there,

    if it's classroom training you are after, the CCNA is carried out in some university/high school sites over a number of weeks at quite a reasonable cost from memory.

    if it's something you wanted to cover in five or seven days at take the exam at the end of it, i would look for companies in your area and ask to speak with some of their past and present students to see what they thought of the whole process.

    There is a company advertising a free sit-in (i'll try to remember who it is and post back) for a day.

    All the best with it!

    Simon
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    With the amount of work you've been putting in I'm sure you will stand a good chance at passing. Remember to take the CCNA using the two-part route as you'll gain CCENT and CCNA.

    See here for more information.

    The best of luck for when you take your exam/s. :)

    Qs
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Sounds like you're on the right track, FSZ! :)
     
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  6. FSZ

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    Hello All

    I just thougth I'd let you folks now...I failed, got 689 or sumit. Maybe next time I'll get it.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Too bad, however judging by the kit you were using and the materials (I assume that you got the CBT's), you'll get it next time :)

    -Ken
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    You'll get it next time
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Best of luck on your next attempt!
     
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  10. anandsoft

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    Hello,
    The study material and lab material should be sufficient for ccna preparation. CCNA exams include simlets and router simulation questions. Therefore, you need to take some exam sims after completing your studies/labs. Just search Google, and you will find several of them.

    Good luck!
     

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