Passed the CCNA this weekend

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Passed the CCNA this weekend / 90 Percent.

The question pool is quite large.  I used Todd's 5'th edition study guide.

I'd be more than happy to entertain any questions.

->  Lots of subnetting
->  I had a simulator with configuring OSPF
->  DDR/ ISDN
->  Vlans/Switching

For the most part, there is only one or two simulators.  The rest is
multiple choice
or drag/drop and the dreaded fill in the blank.



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Congrats. I passed mine dec 2004 .
Are you shooting for CCNP now? I'm reading BSCI Cisco Press now. Very
demanding though.

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which exam you taking first, any other books you recommend like from sybex?

-ch
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guide.




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Yea, I'm shooting for the CCNP now -- looking for some good study
material.  Do you
like the BSCI Cisco Press one?


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congrats i have my test soon! please advise the main things to studdy
on! also can you guys tell me the types of drag and drops you got and
sims and filling the blanks you got! thanks allot
 myk3



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myk3,

The sybex book basically covers all the main things to study.  There are other
books, and I've read others -- but I liked the sybex. Make sure you get
the 5th edition.
In my opinion, if you know that book inside and out, you should be good to go.

Since the questions are random, you don't know what you will
be asked -- so you need to make sure you cover everything.

There are several different sim questions -- almost all of them have to deal
with troubleshooting a network and routing protocols.


On 2005-02-21 03:50:18 -0600,
michael.collins@bertling-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (myk3) said:

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I got two books for BCSI . Both Cisco Press. I'm fan of the Cisco press
because they go into depth really deep. First book is BCSI Exam
certification guide(with cd included) by Clare Gough and second is BCSI self
study second edition by Catherine Paquet. I think it's wise to get both and
to read them really well. The one by Catherine goes more into depth and it's
harder to read but it'll teach you details. The one by Clare is aimed to
prepare you for the test itself and it's easier to read (also reviews some
ICND stuff). My plan is to ready the one by Catherine till i understand it
well and then go to exam preparation book by Clare and do lots of question
and then hit some online racks while doing questions from the books in the
meantime. I don't think anyone should use simulators since it's hard to
simulate debugs (and you'll be using those a lot for routing).That's my two
cents anyway.That should be enough. Also according to some CCIE's and CCNP's
at Cisco forums study time for BCSI should be double of that for CCNA (INTRO
and ICND). Switching should be little easier i think. I'm planning to spend
next year and a half just on CCNP and then take a month or two break and
then hit CCIE blue prints.
I hope some of this gives you insight on which books to get.My suggestion is
to get them both. If you're member of Cisco Press you'll get discounts. You
are member as long as you have Cisco ID.
Good studying


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