CISCO CCENT Vs Boson Practise Exams

pujan96pujan96 Posts: 112Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi guys,

Just wanted to get your guys opinion on the boson practise exams vs the ccent exam.

Ive been using tbe cisco press book and the lamme guide when studying for the ccent.

However when taking the boson tests im finding that questions come up regarding topics which arent even mentioned in the books at the level of depth in the boson test.

Ive read around and apparently the boson test is alot harder than the actual exam.

Is this true and can anyone give advice on how to better prepare for the real icnd1 test.

Thanks
Pujan
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  • scenicroutescenicroute Posts: 56Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I found the Boson exams extremely helpful for both ICND1 and ICND2. I'm not sure if the Boson was harder than the actual exam (hard to remember), but it does work out your critical thinking skills just like the actual exam does. In other words, it challenges you with more than just wrote memorization. Well worth the money IMHO.
  • emekemek Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The boson exam is similar to the real thing, but slightly more difficult (maybe like 5-7%). The reason you are seeing things in the boson exam that you haven't read about is because Lammle's book is not 100% comprehensive. Most people get the Lammle book because its an easier read, but the Odom book (Cisco Press) is the more complete book.

    Once you can get around an 80-82% or so on the boson exam, without having seen the questions before, then you are likely ready.
  • dontstopdontstop Posts: 578Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Neither book has 100% coverage of the exam topics. I'm also not convinced that reading both books alone will get you 100% either. I believe it's more important to read outside of the scope of the book and chase down more information through other sources (like Cisco's documentation). Personally I struggled with Lammle's style of writing which is very haphazard.
  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,174Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I found the Boson exams extremely helpful for both ICND1 and ICND2. I'm not sure if the Boson was harder than the actual exam (hard to remember), but it does work out your critical thinking skills just like the actual exam does. In other words, it challenges you with more than just wrote memorization. Well worth the money IMHO.

    This is some Good info guys that boston exam seems handy.
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  • Mike RMike R Posts: 148Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm going to buy the Boson materials to go with the practice test. Much like the OP I've found not everything needed can be read in the book and if Boson is as good with their materials as they are with their test it's money well spent.
  • cdxcdx Posts: 186Member
    boson +1
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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,592Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    We switched to Boson where I work, so +1 for Boson.
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  • Uriah7Uriah7 Posts: 45Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I would have failed without boson. Neither book covers all of the material.
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