Done!

linuxabuserlinuxabuser Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
CCNP done as of this morning. Studied official Cisco Press books starting in January. I also used Chris Bryant's series on Udemy.

Took the exams in this order:

Route (passed 1st time) - April 2015
Switch (passed 1st time) - June 2015
T-Shoot (failed once with 806, passed a week later with 951) - September 2015

I downloaded the blueprints for Route and Switch and pasted them into OneNote, then read about all of those topics and filled in notes underneath them.

For T-Shoot, I memorized the topology from Cisco: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/6741-102-1-23100/TSHOOT%20Exam%20Topology.pdf

Happy to be done with this, and moving onto CCIE. I'll take my R&S written in June 2016, take Narbik's 10 day bootcamp around October/November 2016 and Lab in January 2017.

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  • MowMow Member Posts: 445 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice job! Hopefully I'm right behind you
  • linuxabuserlinuxabuser Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Mow wrote: »
    Nice job! Hopefully I'm right behind you

    I hope so too!
  • Fulcrum45Fulcrum45 Member Posts: 615 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations, nice score!
  • koz24koz24 Member Posts: 766 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats man! 9 months is the pace I'm currently going at as well.
  • Danielh22185Danielh22185 Member Posts: 1,195 ■■■■□□□□□□
    CONGRATS!

    How was TSHOOT? I am finishing up the new switch content and then will have to also test out with the new TSHOOT. I'm hoping my route skills aren't so far off pitch since I passed the Route exam. I plan on picking up the new book though for some review before stepping into TSHOOT. That or might just rehash on my notes and just get the new TSHOOT book.
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  • linuxabuserlinuxabuser Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks everyone.
    CONGRATS!

    How was TSHOOT? I am finishing up the new switch content and then will have to also test out with the new TSHOOT. I'm hoping my route skills are so far off pitch since I passed the Route exam. I plan on picking up the new book though for some review before stepping into TSHOOT. That or might just rehash on my notes and just get the new TSHOOT book.

    T-Shoot was one of the most unrealistic tests I've encountered. Very few tickets were anything you'd run into in real life. Also, there's no sh run int or sh run | i <whatever> so you have to parse sh ip proto and sh run yourself. The T-Shoot book is a great reference for real life, but the test and book are not related in my opinion.
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