CCDA Exam scheduled for Tuesday at Noon (passed) 988/1000

Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
I didn't do so bad :) Wireless was tough, it was very under-represented in both of the available Cisco Press books.

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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Sounds like you could be on a lucky streak...Good luck and let us know how it goes... icon_wink.gif
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  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Posts: 748Member
    Good luck, or should I say congrats because we all know you will pass it :P

    I could have sworn I already saw a post saying you took and passed it.
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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    I think that was in someone else's pass post saying that there was going to be a few of them passing all around the same time. No doubt icon_cool.gif
  • shednikshednik Posts: 2,005Member
    Best of luck Paul!! should we expect another 1000/1000 out of you?
  • btowntechbtowntech Posts: 198Member
    Good luck, let us know how both turn out!
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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Good Luck! icon_thumright.gif

    Don't worry, we'll still read your posts if you only get a 988 :D

    Are you studying for the ARCH exam also? There was an overlap between the old DESGN and ARCH material/topics -- just a different exam focus.
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  • gojericho0gojericho0 Posts: 1,060Member
    Good Luck Paul! I think if there is any question you are unsure of you should purposely fail it in order to retry and continue the pass streak of 1000 :D
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    haha the streak died at three in a row. I missed one on the QoS exam ;)

    Mike - I haven't formally started studying for the ARCH yet but once I finish the CCDA it will be my highest priority. I'm still passively studying for the BGP/MPLS composite. The way I've got it laid out now, my next three tests will net a certification each. DESIGN tomorrow = CCDA. ARCH = CCDP because I've already taken the CCNP composite. BGP/MPLS Composite = CCIP because I've already taken the QoS.

    I've noticed that once the CCNP has been completed one can get 4-5 Cisco certs in very quick order.
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  • liquid6liquid6 Posts: 77Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good luck and you will be glad when you get to the newer CCDP materials, I find them very interesting and I think very useful for normal network administration/design. The CCDA books were like pulling teeth but the student guides have been quite the opposite!
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  • bertiebbertieb Posts: 1,031Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Good luck, I'm sure you'll do fine.
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Good luck on the hot seat. I am sure you will have another one in the bag... icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    passed :)
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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    Good thing you didn't do any worse. You almost lost Mike as a valued customer!

    Nice job. On to ARCH then, or back to BGP+MPLS?
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    Don't let the flashing lights on those IP Telephones distract you!! CCDP --> CCIP --> CCIE
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    mikej412 wrote:
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    Don't let the flashing lights on those IP Telephones distract you!! CCDP --> CCIP --> CCIE

    hehe I know what you mean. I used to do centrex switch programing and those blinking lights suck :D

    CCDP -> CCIP -> CCIE is the goal. Does anyone know about the CCDE?
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Posts: 885Member
    congrats! :D
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  • PlazmaPlazma Posts: 503Member
    rock on !
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  • nelnel Posts: 2,859Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats mate, shame you didnt do better in the scoring ...maybe next time eh

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    Paul, i know you have done your ccnp already and have worked with the equipment but if you were someone who didnt have experiance (like me) would you go to ccnp after ccna or to ccda? or maybe anothe NA specialisation?
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  • btowntechbtowntech Posts: 198Member
    Congrats!!
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    nel wrote:

    Paul, i know you have done your ccnp already and have worked with the equipment but if you were someone who didnt have experiance (like me) would you go to ccnp after ccna or to ccda? or maybe anothe NA specialisation?

    CCNA + CCNP is much more valuable to your resume and professional skillset. It also makes the other exams much easier. Without the CCNP the CCDA would have been a lot harder. The CCNP exposed me to 90% of the material on the CCDA. I got a job offer from a recruiter who found my resume on monster which is literally double what I was getting paid at my last job because I've got the CCNP on my resume.
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Paul Boz wrote:
    I didn't do so bad :) Wireless was tough, it was very under-represented in both of the available Cisco Press books.

    Onto ARCH icon_cool.gif

    Only 988? I am very disappointed with you! icon_lol.gif Seriously though, congrats I knew it was in the bag..... icon_wink.gif Next up.......
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Paul Boz wrote:
    CCDP -> CCIP -> CCIE is the goal. Does anyone know about the CCDE?
    Yea, it is going to be one big ride. See ya there eventually. icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    Paul Boz wrote:
    nel wrote:

    Paul, i know you have done your ccnp already and have worked with the equipment but if you were someone who didnt have experiance (like me) would you go to ccnp after ccna or to ccda? or maybe anothe NA specialisation?

    CCNA + CCNP is much more valuable to your resume and professional skillset. It also makes the other exams much easier. Without the CCNP the CCDA would have been a lot harder. The CCNP exposed me to 90% of the material on the CCDA. I got a job offer from a recruiter who found my resume on monster which is literally double what I was getting paid at my last job because I've got the CCNP on my resume.

    To follow up on that, did ONT and/or ISCW help with your design studies, or was it primarily just BSCI and BCMSN (the two required for DP)?
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    A lot of the routing protocol labs from the BSCI and the general understanding of the technologies (GLBP, where L3 switching happens, where to use QoS, etc) were prevalent on the BCMSN. ISCW covered security, some wireless, etc. ONT really nailed QoS and some security/ip telephony. I think all four exams were beneficial. I couldn't tell why the BCMSN is a suggested prep for the DESIGN exam.
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  • malcyboodmalcybood Posts: 900Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Paul, great score...told ya you'd be fine! icon_cool.gif
  • nelnel Posts: 2,859Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the reply paul, much appreciated. Well done again.
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Paul Boz wrote:
    I couldn't tell why the BCMSN is a suggested prep for the DESIGN exam.

    It certainly is for ARCH. icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • liquid6liquid6 Posts: 77Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    well done bro...right behind you on the CCDP->CCIP->CCIE track, maybe way behind you on the CCIE...
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Yea, bring it on! :) icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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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
    Cool beans, congratulations on the ol' CCDA. Good luck with the ARCH exam, too. (Does this mean there might be not only a CCIE track in your future, but possibly a run for the CCDE as well?)

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