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Ready for CCNP switch?

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by BraderzTheDog, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. BraderzTheDog

    BraderzTheDog Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    Just wondering if now is the right time to take on the CCNP switch exam?

    From anyone that has done it or has looked into the material / pre reqs. what stage in you're career ideally should you be at?

    Currently have 2 years network experience 1 year of which is in network security. I have configured a fair few switches for client sites and I'm comfortable around the Cisco ios.

    I've done quite a bit of L3 work also on the core switching side of things 3750's as well as distribution / access switching 2960 series.

    What are the best resources to use for study if now is the time?

    Cheers,
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCNA-SEC, CCSA, JNCIA FWV, MCITP, MCTS, MTA, A+
  2. Cunningfox

    Cunningfox Byte Poster

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    I'd tackle Route first if you are going for the CCNP as a whole, but otherwise if you feel you are covering most of the SWITCH topics in your normal role and just want to back it up with a cert then sure go for it. I'd recommend getting a couple of 3550's to play with, plus some 2950s and setup some interesting L2 networks. Unless ofcourse you can borrow work kit to play with :).
     
    Certifications: CCNP, CCNA, MCP
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