CCNA exam prep

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  1. lightsareout

    lightsareout New Member

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    I'm looking at taking the CCNA at the end of the summer so that I have it at the time i graduate next spring. I figure I'll have around 1.5-2 months to really prepare for it. I've had 2 Cisco classes in my last 2 semesters so I do have background but just need to really study up and prepare for the test. Is this time frame enough to do well on the test? Also has anyone taken the exam lately? I'm not very sure what the format of the most current version is as far as types of questions, hands on section, and time lengths.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i've been through the ccna and ccnp classes, plus the cisco wireless and security classes.
    i don't think i'd be prepared for the ccna exam, seriously. they rush you through the labs and most of it does not stick
     
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    thats the same i've been through, any other input on this?
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    examcram
     
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    Study. It's ridiculously easy. Be able to subnet quickly, study STP and routing protocols, know how to implement all of it on a device. Really easy stuff.
     
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    is there a lot of layer questions?
     
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    A lot? I guess so. I would hope for questions like that, they're freebies. If you don't get the OSI model yet, you have a ways to go.
     
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    :werd: any question on the OSI model is simply a wasted question in terms of determining your knoweldge base.

    I recall the cisco commands being the most difficult part because they're not entirely intuitive.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I never ended up testing for this. :mamoru:
     
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    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    I like IOS commands more than any other OS I've worked with. The ability to use the "?" is also something I wish every OS had.
     
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    Vito_Corleone New Member

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    Fucking slacker!
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Tell me about it..

    Sup Vito?!
     
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    yes because -h --help /? help and man are all soooooo difficult :mamoru:
     
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    commands are a breeze for me, but all the "what layer does this happen on stuff" i hate
     
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    dunno, I found the OSI level pretty easy.
     
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    Not "soooooo" difficult, but more tedious, and never uniform.

    Not much, nga. Moving back to Tampa soon. Can't wait.
     

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