Passed ICND2

PseudonymPseudonym Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
[FONT=&amp]892/811.[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]Had an email first thing this morning saying my exam was cancelled. (Apparently the test centre guy fractured his foot.) So I call Pearson Vue to see if any other test centres could book me in today. Nearest one was Wolverhampton. ([/FONT][FONT=&quot]I work quite a while away[/FONT][FONT=&amp], so a bit of a drive :')[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]So yeah, anyway. One of the most difficult exams I've ever taken. Really horrible experience. Felt like it was 50/50 by the end of the exam, but I made it. Scored pretty low on every domain besides routing and switching (which I got 100% on) so considering together they make up over half the exam, it was obviously enough to get a good pass mark. Elated at the end when I saw the score. 4-5 questions that I straight up didn't know what it was talking about (or even referring to at one point). So yeah. Big time relief. Very happy even after a long drive home.[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]I used Todd Lammle's book, Packet tracer & Boson. Boson, again is what got me over the line. The simulations are just so good for prepping for that portion of the exam, and it actually gave me a few answers that weren't in Todd Lammle's book. The book as well was outstanding btw, mapped to almost every exam objective, although missed a bit of detail in a couple of areas. It definitely has enough CLI config in it. You don't need to go any deeper than his labs/instructions. Also, packet tracer is more than enough for labbing. Missing a few things, but they can easily be memorised. I always type them in anyway just to get the muscle memory going.[/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]Had a change of plan, and I'll be working on 70-533 for my mcse next, before finishing off the year with 3-4 linux exams. [/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]I'd say time for a beer, but I don't drink.. [/FONT]icon_smile.gif[FONT=&amp] Time for a sparkling water haha.[/FONT]
Certifications - A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I, RHCSA
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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Member Posts: 1,772 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Great job! Sounds like it was well worth the drive.
  • TheComputerPlumberTheComputerPlumber Member Posts: 49 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats Man!!!

    I'm just started my studies for ICND1 using:
    lammle ccent book v3
    lammle prep cert: ccent icnd1 video course lynda.com
    lazaro diaz ccent cousre udemy
    packet tracer


    hopefully this will be enough!
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Member Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats!!!
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  • PseudonymPseudonym Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks guys.

    @TheComputerPlumber - I highly recommend the Boson practice exams. They're well worth the money.
    Certifications - A+, Net+, Sec+, Linux+, ITIL v3, MCITP:EDST/EDA, CCNA R&S/Cyber Ops, MCSA:2008/2012, MCSE:CP&I, RHCSA
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  • SpiegelSpiegel Member Posts: 322 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats and good job not letting the test cancellation mess up your game. That's some commitment!icon_thumright.gif
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  • Jon1992Jon1992 Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats, i go on the 26th for my exams, every time i come to this site i regret it because i keep reading how nightmare-ish it is lol. Im taking both exams in one day because its a 2 hour drive to the test center, even if i only pass ccent ill be happy as i'll have 3 years to do part 2 and it renews my cert.
  • Jon1992Jon1992 Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Im currently watching the 200-125 course by Diaz, i didn't see just a ccent course, either way hes pretty good idk if he's telling us enough info tho.
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,189 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Apple Cider Congrats!
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    When will you rise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep, So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler And your need like an armed man.
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