Passed CCDA exam Finaly

kenny504kenny504 Posts: 237Users Awaiting Email Confirmation ■■□□□□□□□□
Passed 640-863 exam finally. Thanks alot guys. I thought for a second i would have been unsuccesful a third time. But ohh man it feels good. Have to update my profile now.

Thanks again. That Diane Teare Study guide is trillion times more lucid than the cisco cert guide 3rd edition.

Despite the pass i understand voip now and cisco best practices for QoS now i want to implement it, So on to the CCDP,...and NP

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  • dtlokeedtlokee Posts: 2,381Member
    Congrats! icon_thumright.gif
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod

    I have heard the cert guide is not very good for the CCDA. If you move on to the professional level certs I'd suggest to use both the study and cert guides for those also. Good luck on your future endevours!!
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  • shednikshednik Posts: 2,005Member
    Nice one Kenny!!! Congrats :D
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Hey congrats dude! :D icon_wink.gif Good luck with the DP/NP
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  • 7255carl7255carl Posts: 1,544Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats icon_cool.gif
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  • MishraMishra Posts: 2,468Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Passed Citrix-CCA on the 18th and passed the CCDA on the 20th. Sounds pretty crazy. How are you doing it?
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  • ErehwonErehwon Posts: 1Member ■□□□□□□□□□

    I have heard the cert guide is not very good for the CCDA. If you move on to the professional level certs I'd suggest to use both the study and cert guides for those also. Good luck on your future endevours!!

    New user here, and I totally agree..the Cert Guide by Bruno and Jordan is not the best to use. I've attemtped the test once, and am going for it again on the 24th. I just purchased the Tearle book and hope to have a better understanding. My biggest gripe is the book seems to assume you know a lot already about acronyms (and what the mean) before jumping right into the how's and whys they do what they do. Also the book seems to jump around from topic to topic. For example one of the biggest gripes I have are the standard , How many calls can be placed given X Y Z (codecs, compression, bit rates etc). Well (hoping I didn't miss it) there's not one place in the Study Guide that actually says, to figure out how mancy calls can be placed on a line take the bandwidth divided by the bit rate bla bla bla. I'm still having trouble getting a firm understanding of how to figure that out.

    In short I'm hoping that Diane's book will shed some light on areas that are lacking for me before I retake the test on the 24th. Glad to be here! icon_lol.gif
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! Would it be dumb to take the CCDA after the BSCI? It would be a deviation from my current track (CCNP). I feel I shoud go for a design exam anyway. I'm currently working on BCMSN.
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  • romainromain Posts: 222Member
    Congratulations !

    Good luck for your NP track ;)
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass! Good luck on the CCNP/CCDP path. . . you know, once you sober up from celebrating. drunken_smilie.gif

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  • Project2501Project2501 Posts: 61Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's great to hear. They say 3rd time lucky and looks like it was hard work more than luck.

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  • nelnel Posts: 2,859Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    congrats man, well done
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