Passed ICND1 100-105 today

H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member
Woot!

Just got back from the exam center, I've been working on this on and off for a full term at WGU, but due to some issues at work, and real life I kept getting torn away from my studying, so it was a long and hard fought journey to this pass today.

Study Materials:
Cisco Press ICND 100-105 hard cover
Exam Cram ICND1 100-105 soft cover
CBT Nuggets
Boson Exam Sim
Boson Net Sim

read the cisco Press book cover to cover, that took a while and in total I've likely read it a few times due to the interruptions/restarts with my studying... took hand written notes while reading, and performed all of the built in chapter questions. Proceeded to try to jump straight to Practise exams, and got ~700s (based on Boson Test Engine), was doing poorly in routing, so read the exam cram chapters that pertained to that, and began labbing. performed all labs, redid Boson exams, in 750-800 range scores... never got that needed 832+ within Boson...

scheduled the exam, and continued to cram, lab, and subnet every day, as well as work on what I needed to jot down for subnetting calculations, etc.

On to ICND2...Ugh....
WGU B.S. IT - Security Progress Start Date: Mar 1 2015 Transferred|Required|In Progress|Completed
C176 C220 C221 C393 C394 C172 C178 C164 C457 C455 C456 C480 (42 CUs Xfered)
C247 C299 (12 CUs Required to Graduate)
C247
C299 (12 CU In Progress)
C182 ORA1 C459 C132 C168 C376 C483 C255 C278 C173 C169 C175 C484 C170 C179 C451 C100 C246
C435 C436(68 CU Completed)

Comments

  • clarkincnetclarkincnet Posts: 253Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Awesome! Congrats!
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,989Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! :)
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  • Tolg4Tolg4 Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Good luck for icnd2.
    Was Boson necessary to pass the exam?
  • H3||scr3amH3||scr3am Posts: 563Member
    Tolg4 wrote: »
    Congrats! Good luck for icnd2.
    Was Boson necessary to pass the exam?
    Likely not, but I felt it did really help. For labbing there are alternatives, such as Packet Tracer, and GNS3, etc... Even the official press book included a lite labbing application.

    in terms of practice exams I'd say that is where the Boson software really shines and helped me. Both books also contained practice test software, but neither of them include sim questions, it's all just multiple choice questions. But the Boson software does, and is more in tune with the real exam in that manner. Also, there is a "No Pass, No Pay" guarantee with Boson's ExSim Max software, where if you bought the software and failed the real exam within 6 months, you can get a full refund of the purchase price of the software ($99 USD), but mine was part of my WGU Course resources which is why I used it. I have use Pearson Test Prep for other certifications without issues, but they didn't include simulation questions like Cisco.
    WGU B.S. IT - Security Progress Start Date: Mar 1 2015 Transferred|Required|In Progress|Completed
    C176 C220 C221 C393 C394 C172 C178 C164 C457 C455 C456 C480 (42 CUs Xfered)
    C247 C299 (12 CUs Required to Graduate)
    C247
    C299 (12 CU In Progress)
    C182 ORA1 C459 C132 C168 C376 C483 C255 C278 C173 C169 C175 C484 C170 C179 C451 C100 C246
    C435 C436(68 CU Completed)
  • hanker21hanker21 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks for your inspiration and tips for ccent, im on the way to ccent.
  • hunterthuntert Posts: 231Banned
    congrats
  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,163Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • waspe3waspe3 Posts: 18Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats
  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 454Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! Thanks for sharing! :)
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