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Ready for CCNP

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Pete01, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

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    Bit late (2 years almost) but I need to get moving on the CCNP - is BSCI the natural progression?

    It would be more beneficial to my client if I were to get switchen' quicker(more VLANS than users - don't ask) so I'm thinking the switching exam may be a better one to start on.

    I don't think it will hurt to start on BCMSN - but if anyone thinks otherwise please speak now!
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    There's no "best route"... but most people go BCSI, BCMSN, ISCW, ONT.
     
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  3. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

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    hehe this is the Cisco forum :p

    Thankyou for answering my question Mike :D
     
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  4. Headache

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    Don't buy the switches first off though. Skim through the book first and then check out the practicals. That would help you decide what kind of switches to get. Anything below 3550 is pointless however. Even the 3550 doesn't quite make the grade. Best aim for 3750 and up.
     
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  5. Pete01

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    We're thinking of setting up a lab at work but we won't have any new switches to put in. I might go back to Mindtech who did me well for my CCNA.

    It would be tempting to practice on the live environment here but I probably shouldn't do that :p
     
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  6. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    The mindtech CCIE lab has four 3560s, which might just do it.

    *shrug*

    I guess you'll have to try it out and see.

    I need a new lab myself (for my BCMSN). My current one (made up of three 3550s) is total pants. When eventually I get the money together though, I probably wouldn't bother with the 3560. It has to be the 3750 at the very least. I'm not convinced the 3560 carries enough juice.
     
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  7. juice142

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    I think I'm carrying enough for everyone. :rolleyes:

    J.
     
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  8. r.h.lee

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    Pete01,

    Do you work for/at a site that is:
    1. a network endpoint
    2. a network hub
    3. Other
     
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  9. Pete01

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    It's a financial exchange, all the routing is done in multilayer switches, we have almost more VLANs than users (the main network guy has an intense dislike for broadcast traffic) and we have inbound and outgoing feeds to/from Reuters and Bloomberg.

    I think it's probably a network hub.

    My mian involvement at the moment is with the 'switch fabric' and load balancers (CSS)
     
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