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Final month - exam prep

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by MadMat, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. MadMat

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    I'm almost at the end of my CCNA course with the open uni, and am starting to think about the certification exams (I'm going the two exam route)

    What are the best resources out there for revision / final polish before attempting the certifications? should I go with the official Cisco press CCENT book or are there better resources out there?

    Particularly interested in practice exams, especially getting used to the Simlet type questions, there seems little preparation for these in the Cisco Academy materials, the end of Semester exams are all multiple choice!

    TIA

    Mat
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA
  2. crazy horse

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    Hi MadMat,

    If you are interested in practice exams than then Cisco Press Book comes with Boson's ICND1 exam included. Thus, killing two birds with one stone. If I remember rightly, the Boson test exam came with 6 sim type tests.

    Other materials:

    For lab practice: http://www.configureterminal.com - They also have good resources for ICND1/CCNA


    Good luck
    Crazy Horse
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    You are correct. And, as an added bonus, if you have trouble, you can have a direct audience with the guy who wrote most of the content - me! :biggrin

    Thanks for the props, Crazy Horse! :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. MadMat

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    I guess it's the Cisco book then :)

    Mat
     
    Certifications: CCENT
    WIP: CCNA
  5. BosonMichael
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    Oh wait - I didn't read Crazy Horse's post carefully enough. One MAJOR point of clarification...

    ...the Cisco Press book does NOT come with Boson's ICND1 exam. Although their exam uses Boson's exam engine, the content itself wasn't written by Boson - it was written by Cisco Press's authors. If you want Boson's CCNA product (which has 6 exams - the CCENT product has only 3 exams), you have to purchase it from Boson's website.

    Bottom line is: "If you bought it in a book, it ain't Boson." :biggrin
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  6. crazy horse

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    Ah - I didn't realise it wasn't Boson's actual content included in the practice exam supplied in the press book. Thanks for clarifying that!
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  7. BosonMichael
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    Yeah, most people don't know... we're aiming to fix that. ;)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
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    Good Luck in advance. I've obtained my CCNA just before christmas, part-time evening course. I've used Cisco official books, CBT nuggets, and Packet Tracer. I've also taken the two exams route, but found CCENT difficult than CCNA. Did pass both exam first attempt, some of my class member had to retake CCENT. All I can advise for the exam is be quick! The clock will tick fast. First exam I had 3 minutes to spare, and the second exam I had 8 minutes to spare. Unfortunately you cannot go back to review your questions. And I've missed a few questions.
     
    Certifications: CCNA, MCDST
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  9. jonny7_2002

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    DONT BE TOO QUICK THOUGH!!!! :eek:
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCNP R&S, CCDA, CCNA Voice, CCNA Wireless & CCNA Security
    WIP: CCIE V5 (when its out)

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