CCNA exam structure

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Hello,

I would like to challenge CCNA exam, without taking any course. Is it there
more than just one exam?
What's the structure of the exam and what are the recommended videotraining
software.


Thanks in advance
 



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It is my opinion but I think you could pass the test without taking a
course but not without a few things having been done.

The test is written using "the Cisco way."  In order to grasp
everything that is on the exam you are going to have to read the Cisco
texts FOR THE CLASS.  Note that there are texts that are for people
who do not take the class....do NOT Read those texts.  Read the course
texts.  They are more closely aligned with the course material and do
not offer material that are not covered on the exam.  There were four
texts when I took the exam and you are going to have to buy those
texts and know them inside and out.  Not everything is on the test but
I cannot tell you what I think is not covered.

Then there is the exam configuration.  You do not have to take the
classes to pass the configuration but you are going to have to know
all of the protocols covered in the classes.  If you think you know
the protocols well enough you should have no problem.

You are going to have to be able to subnet under pressure to answer
certain questions.  Could be subnetting on both areas of the exam, the
multiple choice and the configuration.

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It is my opinion but I think you could pass the test without taking a
course but not without a few things having been done.

The test is written using "the Cisco way."  In order to grasp
everything that is on the exam you are going to have to read the Cisco
texts FOR THE CLASS.  Note that there are texts that are for people
who do not take the class....do NOT Read those texts.  Read the course
texts.  They are more closely aligned with the course material and do
not offer material that are not covered on the exam.  There were four
texts when I took the exam and you are going to have to buy those
texts and know them inside and out.  Not everything is on the test but
I cannot tell you what I think is not covered.

Then there is the exam configuration.  You do not have to take the
classes to pass the configuration but you are going to have to know
all of the protocols covered in the classes.  If you think you know
the protocols well enough you should have no problem.

You are going to have to be able to subnet under pressure to answer
certain questions.  Could be subnetting on both areas of the exam, the
multiple choice and the configuration.



Thank you!
Do you have the titles of those texts please, so I can buy them?
When did you pass the exam, are there changes in 2008 compare to 2007?
What's the number of the exam so I can register for it? Or, are there 2
exams, like in A+?



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Are the Cisco Academy assessments similar to the Cisco CCNA exams?

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Essentially yes - except the cert exams have more than just the multi-choice
items that you get in the Academy chapter and Final exams.

The drag and drop items in the end of chapter quizzes have the same style as
those in the cert exams.

In the 4th CCNA Exploration course - Accessing the WAN your instructor can
activate some practice cert exams that include the simulation and testlet
style that are in the real cert exams.

The major difference is that in the Academy exams you can control how many
questions you display per screen and you can go back and review your answers
before you submit them - in the cert exam you get presented with one
question at a time and you *cannot* go back and re-do a question once you
have submitted it.

Also don't forget that if you get 70% or better on your first attempt at
theFinal Exam for Exploration: Accessing the WAN you are eligible for a
discount voucher for the cert exam.

Aubrey



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On Wed, 3 Sep 2008 08:16:06 +0800, "Aubrey Adams"

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Yow!

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If you have a local college offering  Cisco Academy program classes,
the books used on those classes would be the text books but if I were
you, I'd just buy Wendell's CCNA Officiali Exam library book. If you
want another one, get the one(s) from Sybex.  Read the thread "CCNA"
in this ng where Perry explains all this.

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Thanks!

Is that old crap about frame relays still on the Cisco exams?



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Nobody is allowed to speak about the Cisco exam, but *if* I knew what
CCNA was like, then I'd say that Frame Relay concepts *are* indeed
covered in the exam.

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