ICND or Straight into it

Discussion in 'CCENT / CCNA' started by Jaron78, May 14, 2018.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Hi Guys,
    Just after a bit of input. Spoken to a few colleagues and getting different answers so thought I would open it up here.
    Attending a 6 Day CCNA training course in August with the intention of pre-reading the ICND 1/2 Videos and reading the full CCNA book before the course starts. Id like to finish the course, then go straight into the exam a week or two later.

    I was planning on doing the full CCNA exam, but been told by a couple of guys at work I should look at ICND 1/2, but then others have said just go for the full CCNA.

    Not really sure what to do now.
  2. JK2447
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    I'd say learn as much as you can now but don't over do it as you have the course booked. Surely the ICND 1 and 2 material will cover the single beasts content, then I'd see how you did on the course and ask Joes advice (ciscolabrat) based on how you're doing. Pros and cons to both but ore work will help you get the most out of your course regardless Id think
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  3. nisseki

    nisseki Byte Poster

    I'm doing it in parts.

    Passed the first exam within 40 minutes and 1 more to go!

    I think the full CCNA are for people with networking experience, especially with cisco equipment.

    I would do it in parts. Slow and steady wins the race. :)
  4. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Thats lovely Chaps, thank you. I think I am more swayed to the Two exam process :)
  5. SimonD
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    My only question would be how comfortable are you with the topic, if you're already doing the job then CCNA is probably the answer, if you're not 100% then ICND is the way to go.
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  6. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Gigabyte Poster Forum Leader

    ICND it is @SimonD
    Think I was getting too carried away ha ha.
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