Passed My 200-105(ICDN2) Exam Today

coreyb80coreyb80 Posts: 633Member ■■■■■□□□□□
Afternoon Everyone,

Took the ICDN1 back in October and passed.  Immediately following I started studying for the ICDN2.  Alot of material to go over, but by the grace of God and my father watching over me I was able to retain the information.  Some of the questions on the exam were lazy and bad wording.  I'm glad this is over.  Great way to start the year and now I can move forward with this term @ WGU.
WGU BS - Network Operations and Security
Estimated completion: November 2021

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  • JD20JD20 Posts: 63Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hey great job man! What's next in your certification journey?
    Certs: CCNA: R&S, CCNA: Sec, CCDA, MCSA: Server 2012, Security+, Cloud Essentials, Project+, A+
  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 399Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations!!

    What a great achievement.
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 270Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Fantastic work!

    What is next on the list?
    Degree: WGU B.S. Information Technology - Security [In-Progress]
    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F | CCENT
    Currently Working On: CCNA: R & S


    2019 Goals: CCENT [X], CCNA: R & S [ ], CCNA Security, CCDA
    Future Certs: LPI Linux Essentials | Project+ [ ] | CCNP R & S | CCNP Security | MDAA
  • coreyb80coreyb80 Posts: 633Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    JD20 said:
    Hey great job man! What's next in your certification journey?
    CompTIA Cloud Essentials is on my docket for this term so that'll be up next.  I'll rest my brain this week and get to studying starting the weekend.
    WGU BS - Network Operations and Security
    Estimated completion: November 2021
  • JD20JD20 Posts: 63Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    coreyb80 said:
    JD20 said:
    Hey great job man! What's next in your certification journey?
    CompTIA Cloud Essentials is on my docket for this term so that'll be up next.  I'll rest my brain this week and get to studying starting the weekend.
    Nice. I just finished completing the Cloud Essentials for WGU a few weeks ago. All the material provided by WGU should suffice. Good luck!
    Certs: CCNA: R&S, CCNA: Sec, CCDA, MCSA: Server 2012, Security+, Cloud Essentials, Project+, A+
  • nisti2nisti2 Posts: 473Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
    2019 Year goals:
    AWS Cloud Practitioner
    Willing to take: ITIL Foundation, 70-410
    "Certs... is all about IT certs!"
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 790Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass!
    Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to. - Richard Branson
  • kent05kent05 CCENT Posts: 1Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Can you share your study methods as I just started my ICND 2 & stuck at STP using Wendell Odem's book?
  • greg9891greg9891 Posts: 1,173Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Excellent News
    Certs Gained 2018: CCENT ,210-255 ( Cyber Security Operations)
    Upcoming: ICND2, 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.
  • RoyaltyRoyalty Posts: 8Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    edited February 20
    kent05 said:
    Congrats! Can you share your study methods as I just started my ICND 2 & stuck at STP using Wendell Odem's book?
    Hi Kent,
    I strongly advise getting yourself a set of videos, two different vendors if possible. Videos generally help your understanding on a basic level as the Cisco Press books go in a lot of depth quickly and can really throw you off. Please ask if you have any questions about STP and its variations.

    I swear by using the Cisco Press books, but only as my last study source, apart from practice questions of course.

    I personally used:
    • CBT Nuggets Jeremy Cioara's CCNA course.
    • Chris Bryant's CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp (Udemy)
    • Wendell Odom's Cisco Press book.
    • MeasureUp practice test
    • Pearson Test Prep practice question software. (included in Cisco Press)

    I studied in the order above.


  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 399Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Royalty said:

    I swear by using the Cisco Press books, but only as my last study source, apart from practice questions of course.

    I personally used:
    • CBT Nuggets Jeremy Cioara's CCNA course.
    • Chris Bryant's CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp (Udemy)
    • Wendell Odom's Cisco Press book.
    • MeasureUp practice test
    • Pearson Test Prep practice question software. (included in Cisco Press)

    I studied in the order above.



    You were able to pass with no labbing?
  • RoyaltyRoyalty Posts: 8Registered Users ■■□□□□□□□□
    edited February 23
    Royalty said:

    I swear by using the Cisco Press books, but only as my last study source, apart from practice questions of course.

    I personally used:
    • CBT Nuggets Jeremy Cioara's CCNA course.
    • Chris Bryant's CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp (Udemy)
    • Wendell Odom's Cisco Press book.
    • MeasureUp practice test
    • Pearson Test Prep practice question software. (included in Cisco Press)

    I studied in the order above.



    You were able to pass with no labbing?

    Of course not! That usually goes without saying for me though, as usually you'd lab the material you read/watch.
    I used Packet Tracer for a lot of the simple stuff, and physical equipment for the functionality PT did not provide.

    Switches: 3550s and 3750s
    Routers: 2621s and 2821s.




  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 399Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Ah ok, great...

    But hey you never know. Some people have amazing abilities. :D
  • coreyb80coreyb80 Posts: 633Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    kent05 said:
    Congrats! Can you share your study methods as I just started my ICND 2 & stuck at STP using Wendell Odem's book?
    I used the UCertify material, along with Cisco Packet Tracer, and I also have a lab at work as well.  Getting some experience with the networking team and asking them questions here at work helped as well.
    WGU BS - Network Operations and Security
    Estimated completion: November 2021
  • LunchbocksLunchbocks MCTS, Network+ Posts: 271Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Royalty said:
    kent05 said:
    Congrats! Can you share your study methods as I just started my ICND 2 & stuck at STP using Wendell Odem's book?
    Hi Kent,
    I strongly advise getting yourself a set of videos, two different vendors if possible. Videos generally help your understanding on a basic level as the Cisco Press books go in a lot of depth quickly and can really throw you off. Please ask if you have any questions about STP and its variations.

    I swear by using the Cisco Press books, but only as my last study source, apart from practice questions of course.

    I personally used:
    • CBT Nuggets Jeremy Cioara's CCNA course.
    • Chris Bryant's CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp (Udemy)
    • Wendell Odom's Cisco Press book.
    • MeasureUp practice test
    • Pearson Test Prep practice question software. (included in Cisco Press)

    I studied in the order above.


    I agree with adding video courses to study materials. I am using the following for my ICND1 test:

    I love Jeremy's CBT Nuggets video course. He has a way to keep it interesting and his teaching methods resonate with me. I am also using Odom's Cisco Press book, Chris Bryant's Udemy course, and Stormwind Studios CCENT course. While the books fill in the knowledge, the video courses show me how it's done. The combination has worked very well for me in the past.

    Degree: Liberty University - B.S Computer Science (In Progress)
    Current Certs: MCTS | Network+
    Currently Working On: CCNA
    2019 Goals: CCNA R&S
    2020 Goals: CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security, Linux+


  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,466Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Awesome job!
  • jazz_01jazz_01 Posts: 63Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations on your success!  :)
  • itguy4lifeitguy4life Microsoft Posts: 6Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    edited May 26
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