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CCNA Study Guides

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by doggiesherd, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. doggiesherd

    doggiesherd New Member


    I am doing my CCNA exam next week and I am using the testking study guides,

    What is the best one to do before I sit my Exam? I was looking at SemSim and it looks fairly good with good simulations.

  2. d-Faktor
    Honorary Member

    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

    testkings are braindumps. they are illegal. certforums does not allow nor condone braindumps. most members prefer to gain their certs the proper way, via study and hard work. you'll find little sympathy for braindumpers here.

    that said, you might not have known what braindumps are. if you want genuine help with your studies, feel free to ask.
  3. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

    <puts fingers in ears> :eek:

    Certifications: BSc (Hons), A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270, MCSA
  4. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Like d-faktor said CF does not support the use of braindumps.

    If you are unaware what braindumps are and would genuinely like help to learn and pass your exam(s) then we will be pleased to help.

    Please don't cheat your way to certification.

  5. Keimos

    Keimos Byte Poster

    Hello doggiesherd,

    In answer to your question.

    For some real preparation go to the Cisco Education site and sign into the CCNA Prep Centre.

    They provide a lot of free tutorials and you also get access to the forums etc and to Cisco experts.

    Also book wise the CCNA Certification Library is excellent particularly the Network Simulator that is supplied as part of the bundle.

    Advice that can be passed onto anybody looking at CCNA certification.

    As to previous advice, Braindumps do not always provide the right answers as they are not verified or approved of by Cisco or any of the other vendors, so you could be learning the wrong answers to critical questions.

    Anyway, Good luck with the exam but make sure you know your stuff.

    Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist
  6. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator


    If you're looking for free stuff, another website you may wish to visit is Cramsession, you can download free study guides for almost any course.

    On the other hand if you want proper books, check out Amazon and do a search for CCNA, I'm currently using the Sybex book to study for the CCDA, they look ok. Other books recommended would include (but not limited to): the ExamCram series, CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack (CCNP Self-study S.) Eric Rivard, Jim Doherty & Cisco Networking for Dummies (Cisco Networking for Dummies).

    As for test Sims, Transcender seems to be one of the best ones out there. However it does come at a price.

    Hope you pass your exam.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  7. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

    Has anyone seen an unbias quality assurance on TS lately? I have not seen this first hand, but I've heard that ever since the ownership changed, the quality of thier material has really dropped.
    Certifications: CompTIA and Micro$oft
    WIP: PDI+
  8. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

    I used Boson test exams they're pretty good.

    Apart from that Sybex books are pretty good. I used the prep centre a lot and did labs using Mindtech, very good value and support.

    Even if you did use braindumps how can they help with the simulation question? Get the simulation wrong and you fail the exam, at the beginning of the exam you're told that the simulation questions should not take you longer than 10 minutes.

    If you can't configure routers and switches fluently, quickly and confidently you won't pass the exam.

    Theory wise a good place to gauge your readiness is Celtic Rover.

    Don't use brain dumps- they devalue the certifications we work so hard for and even if you were able to somehow blag your way through an interview (highly unlikely) it won't be long before you'll be exposed for not really knowing what you claim to know.
    Certifications: MCP (NT4) CCNA
    WIP: 70-669, Learning MSI packaging
  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    agreed, for something like cisco you definitly want to know your stuff. Even though its is an entry level certification for cisco, in comparison to other certifications its pretty advanced and hard, so CCNA should be taken seriously by studying hard and reading the material, etc.
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  10. Keimos

    Keimos Byte Poster

    Hi doggiesherd,

    Have you passed the CCNA yet?

    Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist

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