Passed ICND1

The Reluctant LoserThe Reluctant Loser ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I don't usually post to forums, but I really enjoyed hearing success stories and it helped me get the confidence I needed to pass the exam. So, here it goes...

I took the exam yesterday morning and was actually pleased to find that it was less of a chore than I had anticipated. My score was a 920/1000. Don't get me wrong, it's not an easy exam. It is, however, able to be conquered.

As for study resources, I used Odom's book, Exam cram, and a good old copy of GSN3 for sims.

The main thing to keep in mind is that this is not something you want to rush. Yes you can pass the test in less than a month, but can you really learn ALL the material you'll need to start your networking career?


  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Yeah, anything is easy....... if you are prepared enough...
  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 1,472Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on passing!
  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 475Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. Are you planning on taking ICND2?
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  • tuleeohtuleeoh ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 78Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratz on the pass man!! Best of luck with ICND2
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  • anuragaks10anuragaks10 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well done mate!

    How was your exam experience and what's next ?
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  • RodneyMcKayRodneyMcKay ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 18Member ■□□□□□□□□□

    What was your experience level before doing the exam?
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  • The Reluctant LoserThe Reluctant Loser ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Mostly, just Odom's books and the practice tests that accompany them as far as prep goes.

    As far as prior experience, I currently work for an ISP, so I've been able to practice with some live equipment as well.

    Next, I"m planning on taking both ICND2 and CCNA security within the next year.
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