ICND 2 Passed! CCNA R&S Certified!

Valor85Valor85 Posts: 16Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hola,

Passed ICND2 last Saturday. I read the Cisco Press guide and my company got me training through a Cisco Learning partner vendor. The test wasn't too bad. The week I spent in training/labbing was probably the most helpful and attributed to me passing. I'm on to to CCNP now. I just went out and bought the CCNP ROUTE 300-101 cert guide. Good luck to everyone else out there with their studies!

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  • ssnyderu2ssnyderu2 Posts: 475Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on getting you CCNA and good luck with the next step.
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  • anuragaks10anuragaks10 Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well done matey!

    How long did you prepare for the exam ?
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  • 10Linefigure10Linefigure CCNP R&S, Security+ USAPosts: 368Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • DoyenDoyen Posts: 397Member
    Great ambition and also the best time to go study for the next level while the concepts are still fresh in your mind. Congratulations on the passicon_thumright.gif
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  • Valor85Valor85 Posts: 16Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I self studied for ICND1 (CCENT) for about 6 months, on and off. I didn't get serious until I moved from a Desktop support role to Network Engineering within my company. Once that happened, I spent just about all my free time for a good 4 weeks reading Cisco Press manual, watching INE CCNA bootcamp, and labbing with 2 2950 switches and 2 2811 routers I picked up off ebay/craigslist. I passed ICND1 on my first try.

    I self studied for ICND2 for about 3 months with Cisco Press manual, an INE subscription, and a week long training my company paid for. I probably put in about 10 hours a week due to my schedule plus another 50 hours for the week I had training.

    Labbing is most important in my opinion. It really helps to fully understand the concepts you're studying. I did a lot of googling to find good lab material. I think as a newbie it's hard to come up with good scenarios on your own sometimes. icon_smile.gif

    In my opinion the practice exams provided in Cisco Press and through my training vendor were actually harder than the real one!
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • tecnodog7tecnodog7 Posts: 129Member
    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congratz bro.
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  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropePosts: 1,008Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats!
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  • 7255carl7255carl Posts: 1,544Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats
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  • Henry.netHenry.net Posts: 12Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well done, itching to get there myself.

    Although I'm pretty new to it myself, I have found that labbing is really essential for my understanding.
  • ThechainremainsThechainremains Posts: 59Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Valor85 wrote: »
    I self studied for ICND1 (CCENT) for about 6 months, on and off. I didn't get serious until I moved from a Desktop support role to Network Engineering within my company. Once that happened, I spent just about all my free time for a good 4 weeks reading Cisco Press manual, watching INE CCNA bootcamp, and labbing with 2 2950 switches and 2 2811 routers I picked up off ebay/craigslist. I passed ICND1 on my first try.

    I self studied for ICND2 for about 3 months with Cisco Press manual, an INE subscription, and a week long training my company paid for. I probably put in about 10 hours a week due to my schedule plus another 50 hours for the week I had training.

    Labbing is most important in my opinion. It really helps to fully understand the concepts you're studying. I did a lot of googling to find good lab material. I think as a newbie it's hard to come up with good scenarios on your own sometimes. icon_smile.gif

    In my opinion the practice exams provided in Cisco Press and through my training vendor were actually harder than the real one!

    Would you say the ICND1 was harder than ICND2? I just passed ICND1 this past Friday 1/23 and i gotta tell ya, that might have been the most difficult exam I have ever taken. I am going to schedule ICND2 for Feb. 16th or Feb 20th.
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  • dave151dave151 Posts: 30Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Way to go! Welcome to the club. Cisco exams are almost infectious in a way. Once you take one you want to take another. You will have fun with the CCNP track. I think the V2 of CCNP has some exciting new topics as well.
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