Route in 4 weeks. Study tips please!

Welly_59Welly_59 Member Posts: 431
Finally booked route for 22nd September. Been studying for about 5 months using OCG, FLG, quick reference guide and cbt nuggets.

Any tips or advise on subjects to slam now in the next few weeks? I'm lucky in being off the 5 days prior to the test with paid study leave from my employer. I've got plenty of time just need advice on what to hit hardest.

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  • negru_tudornegru_tudor Senior Member Member Posts: 473 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think everything else aside from BGP. What I usually see happening is people putting too much emphasis on it and having a hard time at other topics. Make sure you leave no stone un-turned. I'm reading up on IPv6 right now for example as I know I'm weak in that area etc. You might well have another are you'd like to focus on etc.
    2017-2018 goals:
    [X] CIPTV2 300-075
    [ ] SIP School SSCA
    [X] CCNP Switch 300-115 [X] CCNP Route 300-101 [X] CCNP Tshoot 300-135
    [ ] LPIC1-101 [ ] LPIC1-102 (wishful thinking)
  • esr0159esr0159 Member Posts: 80 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sharpen your config skills, the sims on the route exam are tough. Also try to remember and understand the topic in the blueprint. Good luck on your route exam!
    CCNP R&S | Planning to hit IE R&S or JNCIA or Security path|
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Member Posts: 431
    Passed 3 days ago!
  • negru_tudornegru_tudor Senior Member Member Posts: 473 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! How did you find the exam to be? Fair game or does it go into sales territory like some others do?
    2017-2018 goals:
    [X] CIPTV2 300-075
    [ ] SIP School SSCA
    [X] CCNP Switch 300-115 [X] CCNP Route 300-101 [X] CCNP Tshoot 300-135
    [ ] LPIC1-101 [ ] LPIC1-102 (wishful thinking)
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Member Posts: 431
    I found the exam really good. I didn't get any questions which left me thinking 'wtf you on about cisco?'

    The labs all worked and were well explained. I thought id aced it. I did get a decent score but I obviously got a couple wrong, but that was not due to me not thinking I knew the answer
  • shortstop20shortstop20 Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! Glad to hear the exam was good as well.

    Have you taken Switch already?
    CCNA Security - 6/11/2018
    CCNP TShoot - 3/7/2018
    CCNP Route - 1/31/2018
    CCNP Switch - 12/10/2015
    CCNA R/S - 1/14/2015
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Member Posts: 431
    Not yet. Just started studying for it now. I'm hoping to get it done in around 2 months. Route took far too long for my liking - about 7 months. Saying that though my current job is pure switch based with no routing apart from statics between firewalls etc so not really surprised it took as long as it did
  • shortstop20shortstop20 Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Welly_59 wrote: »
    Not yet. Just started studying for it now. I'm hoping to get it done in around 2 months. Route took far too long for my liking - about 7 months. Saying that though my current job is pure switch based with no routing apart from statics between firewalls etc so not really surprised it took as long as it did

    Sounds similar to my employer's network. I need to get going on Route again.

    I passed Switch in only 2-3 months without even studying very hard so I think you could definitely do it in 2 months.
    CCNA Security - 6/11/2018
    CCNP TShoot - 3/7/2018
    CCNP Route - 1/31/2018
    CCNP Switch - 12/10/2015
    CCNA R/S - 1/14/2015
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