advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam

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Hi,

I am preparing for the 640-801 (BSCI) exam and I have a cisco press
book by claire gough. Now I would like to supplement that with a
practice test/router sim/study guide to further strengthen my knowledge
before my actual exam. However there are a lot of choices out there
(testking, how2pass, etc)

Can anybody recommend what is worth buying? it doesnt necessarily have
to be testking or how2pass..

TIA


Re: advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam
Better take the exam before November.


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Why? whats going to happen by november?
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what happens in november ?


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The entire CCNP curriculum is changing.




Re: advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam
I am in the middle of my BSCI, intend to take it end of Sept. I still
have my BCRAN and
CIT to finish though.

I will probably not be a big deal if it changes in Nov. They usually
honor the
old tests. I'd just like to see some reference that it's changing in
Nov.

Nobody seems to be able to point me to any links for this information.



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In terms of simulators the two most common seem to be Boson and
the CCNA Network Visualizer from routersim.com. I have tried both and
my conclusion is that the Boson seems to support more commands than
NV, but NV is easier to get to grips with and use. It depends on how
complex you want your labs to be, really. For example, I found that
only the advanced version of Boson will allow you to redistribute
RIP. If you intend to do a CCNP after your CCNA I would seriously
consider the Boson "Netsim for CCNP".

I have also looked at the Testking. I am not a big fan of this kind of
"exam dump" as it makes it easy to learn the questions by rote. This is
fine for passing the exam but you learn very little. Testking however do
provide a thorough explanation after each question as to *why* X option is
correct. That is very valuable information and I have found I can use this
to jog my memory and really plug my knowledge gaps.

Re: advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam
I used TestKing practice exams for my BCMSN (Switching) exam.
Good - The questions were a good example of the actual exam, mostly
important for knowing WHAT to study.
Bad - Looks obvious TestKing dumps questions into a testing engine and does
not really look over how they look.
It was still good.

As for a book, I used Exam Cram books after reading Cisco Press.  The Cisco
Press will really show you how it works and give you all of the numbers.
Exam Cram is smaller and an easier read thus preparing you for the exam.
Read both.  I usually start the Exam Cram book 1 week before the exam and
read 1 hour each evening until it is done.

Taking the BCSI?  Know your routing protocol timers.  Study BGP and all of
its settings more than any other protocol.  Know your administrative weight
table by memory.

 - Overlord

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Re: advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam
Try Dynamips.

It is a cisco 7206 emulator.
Runs on real IOS and has the FULL COMMAND SET.


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Re: advise on which practice test, router sim and study guide should I get? for bsci exam
Why buying all this Simulation stuff. Go to ebay or other second hand
buy/sell market and buy yourself a 25xx series. I bet these boxes are
much more cheaper then these simulation software. Buy yourself two of
these boxes plus one back-2-back cable and you're done.

And I do not believe that you need 12.4 IOS: It is only BSCI...


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