Just passed Switch...

Robbo777Robbo777 Member Posts: 331 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hey everyone, yesterday after a lot of stress and studying i managed to pass the switch exam on my first attempt. Study material i used where...
Networklessons.com
CBTNuggets videos
Research and labbing

NetworkLessons really do cover pretty much everything minus one or 2 little things.

After passing this exam and also Route i only have TShoot left now. To the people who have taken it, can i ask, what is it like compared to the other 2? I would say Route was harder than Switch definitely if that puts any perspective on it for me.

Thanks again

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  • negru_tudornegru_tudor Senior Member Member Posts: 473 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations for the pass! That must be a big load off your chest.

    I think the general consensus for the difficulty of these exams is ROUTE > SWITCH > TSHOOT.

    Most people who I have asked that passed their CCNP (on TE or Reddit or Linkedin) think that TSHOOT is the fairest of them all - no stupid trivia questions and actually allowing people who have really studied for ROUTE and SWITCH to gain a 1000 score.

    Do a general recap, labs and knock it out of the park :) I bought the ExSim from Boson on TSHOOT and ROUTE and they seem to be really good. I haven't sat ROUTE yet (planning to do this sometime in February) but had a look at the Boson ExSim stuff and it looks really good. Think there's still a discount going on or vouchers available online .
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    [X] CCNP Switch 300-115 [X] CCNP Route 300-101 [X] CCNP Tshoot 300-135
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  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats! What topics in switch were harder to study?
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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  • joshuamurphy75joshuamurphy75 Senior Member Member Posts: 162 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats, almost done.
  • negru_tudornegru_tudor Senior Member Member Posts: 473 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! What topics in switch were harder to study?

    By far, the hardest one is time management :) and for SWITCH-only, the most difficult to master were security (802.1X, RADIUS/TACACS) and maybe STP extensions / RSTP propagation...at least as far as my experience with SWITCH is concerned.
    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)
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Member Posts: 515 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats, 802.1X and security topics in general were the toughest for me...such as VLAN ACLs,
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  • denfrombedenfrombe Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Exactly the same for me, security part was the hardest.
  • CryptoQueCryptoQue PMP, CISSP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, CCDA, CCENT, NET+, SEC+, ITILv3 VirginiaMember Posts: 205 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! I definitely agree with negru_tudor that the troubleshooting exam is the easier of the 3.
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