PrepLogic CCNP training

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Hi,

Just a word of warning.  I recently purchased a whole set of
preparation materials for the BSCI exam (the routing exam toward the
CCNP certification) from PrepLogic.  I have used their Cram Session
study sheets (free pdfs) to study for certification tests in the past
and found them helpful.  I took a look at the BSCI study sheet and
found it lacking.  So, I bought some premium material from them,
assuming the good stuff would be better than the free stuff.

As it turns out the Audio Training Lecture series for the BSCI exam is
simply someone reading the free Cram Session pdf file.  Not only that,
I do not believe that the person reading the material actually knows
what he is reading.  I base that claim on a number of issues, one of
which is that he reads the CLI prompts as if they were part of the
command.  Also, at one point, he calls an OSPF designated router the
"designed router".  It is obviously to me that he is simply reading
material which he himself has little (if any) knowledge.

They sell the material for $57....here:
http://www.preplogic.com/products/audio/audio-trainer-lecture-product-details.asp?eid=282

You can get it for free, save yourself some cash, and read it to
yourself.... here:
http://www.cramsession.com/certifications/products/product-details.asp?product_id=1890&product_type=study+guides

They are 99% the same.  About the only difference is in the pdf there
are diagrams and charts that either need to be explained audibly in the
audio lecture, or else included in a "resouce" cd as part of the
package.  No, the resouce cd isn't very resourceful.  It's pretty much
the same stuff in the PDF.

The resource cd also will "integrate" with their practice testing
engine, which leaves alot to be desired as well.  Supposedly when you
put the testing engine in "learning mode", it will play back the
sections of the audio lecture that are pertinent to the questions that
you answered incorrectly.  I have not tried this feature, mainly
because I found both the practice testing engine and the audio lectures
to be a waste of time and money.

So, don't waste your money on this product.  I learned my lesson.


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Thanks for sharing your experience.



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