210-260 Passed!

KyrakKyrak Posts: 138Registered Members
I got my CCNA almost a year ago and had grand plans to take the CCNA Security right away, but then I got this super demanding job with no work / life balance and moved twice so everything got moved to the back burner. I finally finished preparing with Pluralsight, CBT Nuggets, lots of labbing in GNS3, the OCG, and Boson practice tests. I tend to over prepare so I eventually have to just schedule the test and go for it. Well today was the day and I passed!

It took a lot longer than I wanted but I'm happy to have it behind me. Next stop is the CISSP! In my new job I've sort of become the expert with our Cisco UCS so I may tackle the CCNA Data Center as well in the future.

Kyrak
Up next: On Break, but then maybe CCNA DC, CCNP DC, CISM, AWS SysOps Administrator

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  • kye.daveykye.davey Posts: 27Registered Members ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!
  • robo78robo78 Posts: 37Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thats amazing ! Congats and keep up the good work.
    Working on: Linux+
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,717Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass!! Which resource did you think was the best for actually prepping for the exam, or helped the most?
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: eJPT, Learning: Linux/CLI, Git, Python, Pentesting
    Next Up:​ eJPT, eCPPTv2, OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (CLI, Git, Python), eLearnSecurity PTSv3
  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,717Mod Mod
    Scenicroute, as the OCG isn't that great (still worth reading though), I've heard the 31 Days before your CCNA Security Exam is a good book. I've scanned through it and it seems a good resource.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
    Currently Working On: eJPT, Learning: Linux/CLI, Git, Python, Pentesting
    Next Up:​ eJPT, eCPPTv2, OSCP
    Studying:​ Code Academy (CLI, Git, Python), eLearnSecurity PTSv3
  • KyrakKyrak Posts: 138Registered Members
    JoJoCal19 wrote: »
    Congrats on the pass!! Which resource did you think was the best for actually prepping for the exam, or helped the most?
    I learn much quicker by watching and doing than reading so the CBT Nuggets with Keith Barker was perfect for me (following along by creating the labs in GNS3). When he says "pay attention" or "you will need to know this" then heed his advice because it probably means you will see a question or two about that on the exam. I used the OCG when I just couldn't get a concept down to go in depth until I got it. The Boson questions were similar in scope and style to what I saw so would recommend that as well. I had read good things about the 31 days book too but I felt like I was ready so I took a shot. Having the Security+ definitely helped since there is some common ground.
    Up next: On Break, but then maybe CCNA DC, CCNP DC, CISM, AWS SysOps Administrator
  • p@r0tuXus[email protected] Posts: 532Registered Members
    Congratulations, thanks for all the insight. I appreciate this thread. :)
    Completed: ITIL-F, A+, S+, CCENT, CCNA R|S
    In Progress: Linux+/LPIC-1, Python, Bash
    Upcoming: eJPT, C|EH, CSA+, CCNA-Sec, PA-ACE
  • MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Posts: 1,740Registered Members
    Congrats! I always love reading about people passing. I am currently going through the CCNP R&S track right now. After I pass all the exams, I will then go onto CCNA Security. FWIW, don't get the INE series for Security. I was originally planning on taking CCNA Security after I recently passed the NA exam - the guy on there doesn't speak English as his first language (kinda difficult to understand), and he says "um" a lot. For me, it's very difficult to stay on track when it seems like he doesn't even know what he's talking about. That's when I decided to go CCNP.
    2017 Certification Goals:
    CCNP R/S
  • Phileeeeeeep651Phileeeeeeep651 Posts: 179Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! CBTNuggets was a must for this course, I couldn't imagine studying for the exam without it.
    Working on: CCNP Switch
  • TimBakerTimBaker Posts: 7Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi Kyrak, how useful was the Pluralsight course to your preparation?
  • KyrakKyrak Posts: 138Registered Members
    TimBaker wrote: »
    Hi Kyrak, how useful was the Pluralsight course to your preparation?
    CBT Nuggets was my primary resource and I used Pluralsight for further clarification of topics that I wasn't comfortable with. I'm glad I had both.
    Up next: On Break, but then maybe CCNA DC, CCNP DC, CISM, AWS SysOps Administrator
  • rodrigo91octavianorodrigo91octaviano Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hello Kyrak, first of all: Congrats!

    Could you help me about that Lab you faced? I look for some materials, but I don't find things more accurate about this.

    Thanks.
  • technogoattechnogoat Posts: 73Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Where did you get the lab resources?

    I'm looking for labs so I can do the practicals
  • hunterthuntert Posts: 231Banned
    congrats
  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,152Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats!
    Certs Gained 2018: 210-255 ( Cyber Security Operations)
    Upcoming: Ccent, CTT, 210-250 (Cyber Security Fundamentals)

    Isaiah 28:10 - For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
  • TimBakerTimBaker Posts: 7Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hi Kyrak, sorry this is coming late. Thanks for the feedback. It's good to know I'm not wasting my time with any of the materials I using atm.

    Cheers!
  • mbarrettmbarrett Posts: 397Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    MAC_Addy wrote: »
    FWIW, don't get the INE series for Security. I was originally planning on taking CCNA Security after I recently passed the NA exam - the guy on there doesn't speak English as his first language (kinda difficult to understand), and he says "um" a lot. For me, it's very difficult to stay on track when it seems like he doesn't even know what he's talking about.
    Not to be a shill for INE, but the instructor for their Security track is solid. I share your opinion to the extent that he does speak English with a bit of an accent (I think he's Romanian) so it might be more difficult for some people to listen to his material.
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