CCNA flash cards

NetstudentNetstudent Member Posts: 1,693 ■■■□□□□□□□
Hey are there numerous editions to this book? There is an add on amazon for a CCNA flash card manual 2nd edition. Is this the latest?

Also, for people who have tried the Flash cards, How much did it really help you in your final preparation for the CCNA exam??????

Thanks! :)
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    the 2nd edition is the latest version, I used it for the 640-801 exam and it was definitely a big help. I used the flash cards and the test engine which both helped me prepare!

    I'd recommend them to a friend! :D
  • NetstudentNetstudent Member Posts: 1,693 ■■■□□□□□□□
    icon_cool.gif Cool. thanks a lot!
    There is no place like 127.0.0.1 BUT 209.62.5.3 is my 127.0.0.1 away from 127.0.0.1!
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Save yourself some cash and make your own. You learn a lot more because you're putting physical pen to paper (that helps EVERYONE) and they're in your own learning style. it's time consuming but it works, trust me.
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    if you make your own you may miss topics/questions that you're not too sure about as you're only going to make flash cards from the knowledge you already have.

    I'd say if you have the cash spend the 15 bucks and learn it how cisco want you to + get the 1100 flash cards and 500+ ready made questions unless you have hours to sit making your own that could be spent studying
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    The "hours spent making your own when you could be spent studying" is you actually studying. It's not like you just turn your brain off when you write down factoid after factoid. It's no different from people who transcribe notes after reading the book to make sure they grasp the concepts. If you study the covered material in either the Cisco Press CCNA books or the Sybex offering you'll be fine. I made flash cards any time I had trouble wrapping my head around something, so that I wouldn't miss anything.

    It's up to the individual how they want to study, and I'm sure buying versus making your own are equally valid depending on the person.
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Member Posts: 900 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Ah OK Paul you didn't explain how you done it in your first post and you also referred to it as being "time consuming"......that sounds laborious to me and puts me off straight away especially if (as most people do) you have a schedule to sit the exam by.

    Is that not just the same as taking notes though?

    I'm sure it's a valid technique as you and probably many other people have passed the CCNA this way, but I was giving my opinion based on my own experience using the ciscopress flash cards and probably showing the lazy side in myself a bit too!!!! icon_lol.gif
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Sorry, I thoroughly detailed my note card methods in the "Post your study tips" thread I started a while back, and sometimes neglect to flesh out ideas thoroughly once I've given them.
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  • KGhaleonKGhaleon Member Posts: 1,346 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The flashcard book is still great. It gives you some practice questions, a CD loaded with sims and more practice questions and has some good charts and summaries at the back.

    KG
    Present goals: MCAS, MCSA, 70-680
  • michael_knightmichael_knight Member Posts: 136
    I got the flash card book as well, and find that the computer exams that come with it are a big help. Paul is also right though. I had issues with ACL's and NAT and I would write down how to do it in a way that made sense to me. If you can, I would do both. Just don't use the flash cards as your main study book, it should only be used a secondary (or tertiary) source
  • NetstudentNetstudent Member Posts: 1,693 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Right! Well I have read the sybex delux and ICND books 2 times each in the last 2 months. So I have most of the concepts and facts in my head. I'v spent a lot of time on Boson and real gear. I just want to clear up all the loose ends and little things I may have forgotten along the way. Plus flash cards really help me cram all those little "hard to remember" trivial facts.
    There is no place like 127.0.0.1 BUT 209.62.5.3 is my 127.0.0.1 away from 127.0.0.1!
  • The Prize Is LobsterThe Prize Is Lobster Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I agree with Paul Boz. Writing your own flash cards definetly helps. It works even better if you word it in your language and break it down some rather than just using the verbatim statements from the book. Include little side explanations and the like. I used them for VLAN commands and I plan to write out some more.
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