Passed ICND1

jasojaso CompTia Server+, CCNA CyberOps, CCENT, MTA: NFPosts: 36Member ■■■□□□□□□□
This was a very pleasant surprise for me. I haven't seen anything regarding ICND1 for like 4 months and prepared for couple of hours yesterday and the day before, still was able to pass with 884 (had to take the exam because of expiring voucher from NetAcad). I guess I was lucky for the test (just two very easy sims) and questions that were truly ugly (like know all types of this command output) I was able to solve based on pure logic (like dynamically means automatically and statically means manually or by eliminating the really stupid answers etc).

I was playing with the thought of doing the exam for like 2 years (more or less studying for it), while studying hard for like 5 months. I used:
  • Official cert guide (Odom)
  • NetAcad Introduction to Networks (first half is boring like hell if you know something)
  • NetAcad Routing and Switching Essentials
I would really recommend the NetAcad courses - I think this is the best way of learning what Cisco will want to know from you. Some topics are not touched even in the Official cert guide and you will get very strong knowledge regarding the basics.

Overall not sure if I'm happy since Cisco is going to make the CCNA level easy (planned to do CCNA:S and RS on top of my CyberOps).

Good luck to everybody.

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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 308Admin Admin
    Congratulations on the pass! Just as an FYI - Cisco will be retiring the ICND1/2 exams in February, so if you're thinking about taking that second exam for the CCNA, you'll want to do that sooner rather than later. Here's a thread that talks about the upcoming changes. I'm actually in your same position: currently holding a CCENT but needing the ICND2 to get the CCNA - I loved the netacad stuff too, so I'll probably end up sticking with that!
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  • diablo911diablo911 none Posts: 34Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @Infosec_Sam , what does that mean retiring the icnd1/2. There being updated so new material is going to be added for them ?

  • PCTechLincPCTechLinc CISSP, CHFI, CEH, CCNA RS/Sec, MCSA Server 2008, Project+, Security+ce, Server+, Network+, A+ King City, CAPosts: 615Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    @diablo911 Cisco is retiring the CCENT program, and the lowest tier will be CCNA.  This is effective February 24, 2020.
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  • jasojaso CompTia Server+, CCNA CyberOps, CCENT, MTA: NF Posts: 36Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yea and the new CCNA will be a mix across their CCNA level of exams - little bit of rs, WLAN, Security and DevNet... That was what I meant by making the CCNA easier.
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 274Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! Get that ICND2 quick and good luck.
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    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F | CCENT
    Currently Working On: CCNA: R & S


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  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 308Admin Admin
    jaso said:
    Yea and the new CCNA will be a mix across their CCNA level of exams - little bit of rs, WLAN, Security and DevNet... That was what I meant by making the CCNA easier.
    Ahh, gotcha. Yeah, I'm not sure if I want to delve into higher level CCNP stuff, so I figure the ICND2 is going to be a better option for me to just check the networking box with the CCNA. Depending on how long you want to wait and how many Cisco certs you want, it might be beneficial to hold off on the CCNA until next year so you can get accustomed to the new format.
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  • ernest_17ernest_17 Posts: 4Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hey guys I'm currently studying for my ICND1. I'm taking an online course at NexGent.com and so far so good. Have you guys heard about this academy? I'm planning to take the exam at the end of Agust but my question is: Do you guys know where place it's better to practice with similar questions to the exam? I mean the same way to ask. The thing is, I've been looking for online sites that provide practice exams, but I always see reviews saying that.... "Too easy" , "this site it's not enough" " this is not the way cisco exams ask...." Any help will be appreciated
    Thank you guys🙏🏻
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 274Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    ernest_17 said:
    Hey guys I'm currently studying for my ICND1. I'm taking an online course at NexGent.com and so far so good. Have you guys heard about this academy? I'm planning to take the exam at the end of Agust but my question is: Do you guys know where place it's better to practice with similar questions to the exam? I mean the same way to ask. The thing is, I've been looking for online sites that provide practice exams, but I always see reviews saying that.... "Too easy" , "this site it's not enough" " this is not the way cisco exams ask...." Any help will be appreciated
    Thank you guys🙏🏻
    The Boson pratice exams I feel are extremely close to how and what will be asked of you in the real exam. I can attest to that after taking ICND1 this past March and noticed how similar the practice exams were to the real thing.
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  • ernest_17ernest_17 Posts: 4Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Spiegel!!! I'm from Florida. Do you know how can I get those Boson practice exams? If you could help me would be appreciated my friend. 
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 274Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    http://boson.com/certification/ccent#practiceTab

    The practice exam is $99. Its a bit pricey but I can tell you they're worth it. 
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    Currently Working On: CCNA: R & S


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  • ernest_17ernest_17 Posts: 4Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks my friend I will buy it for sure!!!!!
  • Fulcrum45Fulcrum45 Posts: 586Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass! I found the ICND1 to be the harder of the two. 
  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 308Admin Admin
    Fulcrum45 said:
    Congrats on the pass! I found the ICND1 to be the harder of the two. 
    Really? That's good to hear, as someone who passed ICND1 by the skin of my teeth. I feel pretty confident about trunking and dynamic routing - is that most of what's on the ICND2 exam?
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  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 980Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    ernest_17 said:
    Hey guys I'm currently studying for my ICND1. I'm taking an online course at NexGent.com and so far so good. Have you guys heard about this academy?
    I like that it's 6 months long. I am little reserved that a person could become a "network engineer" in 6 months after studying for and gaining essentially a Network+ and a CCNA in this time frame. I dislike that they tease the notion you'll be banking with a $100k+ salary as a takeaway.


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  • ernest_17ernest_17 Posts: 4Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well yoba222, I didn't buy the full stack network engineer. I only bought the ICND1 course and so far it has been really good for me. They cover a lot of materials and I think the way to explain is really good. Will see what happens😩😏
  • Fulcrum45Fulcrum45 Posts: 586Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    @infosec_sam I'd say that makes up the majority of it. If you're comfortable with that you're PROBABLY good to go. Good luck!
  • LunchbocksLunchbocks MCTS, Network+ Posts: 271Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass!!!

    I am hoping to take my ICND1 exam in 4 - 6 weeks.
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    Current Certs: MCTS | Network+
    Currently Working On: CCNA
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    2020 Goals: CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security, Linux+


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