What is the hardest topic to study for CCNA?



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    Quench24Quench24 Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    IPv6 subnetting
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    robo78robo78 Member Posts: 37 ■■■□□□□□□□
    PPPoE configuration
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    rob42rob42 Member Posts: 423
    To date: OSPF is far and away the hardest topic for me. I'm a little surprised that it's not on the vote. Okay, I can see that 'Routing Protocols' are, but RIP is a walk in the park when compared to OSPF (I.M.H.O).
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    MAC_AddyMAC_Addy Member Posts: 1,740 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Subnetting i struggled with anything other than /24 confuses me even to this day :)
    You just need some good charts. Want me to post some on here?
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    NavyMooseCCNANavyMooseCCNA Member Posts: 544 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Spanning Tree was one of my weakest areas followed by Frame Relay.

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    tboetboe Member Posts: 44 ■■■□□□□□□□
    MAC_Addy wrote: »
    You just need some good charts. Want me to post some on here?

    I would like to see the charts. more practice for me...
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    SpetsRepairSpetsRepair Member Posts: 210 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Had issues with the same topics as most with the CCNA

    WAN Protocols (Frame Relay, ISDN, PPP, etc.)
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    n4pst3rn4pst3r Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    IPv6 and all associated protocols and 'ng' (OSPFv3, RIPng...etc) + all changes which came around ithas always been a type.

    In the old program CCNAv2, there was a section on fine tunning OSPF (timers, redistribution, LSAs)

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    WastedHatWastedHat Member Posts: 132 ■■■□□□□□□□
    From ICND2 v3 I've found PPPoE and SNMP config to be the hardest to absorb. I've gone through the offical cert guide twice now and I'm comfortable with everything but I've got a bit more work to do before I can configure and troubleshoot those topics without any help.

    I'm glad I don't need to do frame relay however I still see it in the CCNP exam topics.
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    princely jonesprincely jones Member Posts: 5 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have struggled to understand WAN protocols are things has not be clear for me. To answer your question I feel WAN protocol is the hardest
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    jws86jws86 Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Where are these charts?
    Currently studying for CCNA R&S
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    dotPHdotPH Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    NAT & ACLs has my vote.
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    crowtycrowty Registered Users Posts: 3 ■■□□□□□□□□
    WAN Tech and ACL for me.
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    OnitaOnita Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    IPv6 for me. We don't use it where I work and I touch a lot of the other stuff.
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    MustafaITMustafaIT Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I would say WAN technology. It is require knowledge and experience to have better understanding . Everything else you can learn it and apply it with simulation
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    williebwillieb Member Posts: 108 ■■■□□□□□□□
    When I was teaching CCNA for a couple years, at least for my students each year it was by far:

    1.) Subnetting/supernetting

    2.) ACLs
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    hughes1052688hughes1052688 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    In my opinion the the hardest part of ccna is subnetting,
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    Learn_everythingLearn_everything Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I found it quite difficult to get my head around the WAN topics. Especially because a lot of the WAN protocols are outdated and not in use nowadays.
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    AmeliaAAmeliaA Registered Users Posts: 5 ■■□□□□□□□□
    everything is so hard! but I think, with hardwork, we can do this!
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    coreyb80coreyb80 Member Posts: 647 ■■■■■□□□□□
    For me it's IPV6 and ACLs.
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    themanwholaughsthemanwholaughs Member Posts: 27 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Learning all the commands and making sure their right when you do the exam can be a hard task to do. Lots of practice with a cisco virtual switch and router which you can use in a official lab and you should be good.
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    pure_cadencepure_cadence Member Posts: 1 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The WAN technology (PPPoE configuration) and IPv6.
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    emmaganlpwhiteemmaganlpwhite Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    ip address and ACL I guess
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    khaledit2015khaledit2015 Member Posts: 42 ■■■□□□□□□□

    wow this question since i think 2003 on when we were little younger for me subnetting

    start it 2015

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    nagaskdnnagaskdn Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    For me it's VPN and Frame relay
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    ps.89ps.89 Member Posts: 47 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    WAN configuration/implementation (such as PPPoE) and IPv6
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    bigdogzbigdogz Member Posts: 881 ■■■■■■■■□□
    yes, subnetting for me.
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    MerrickMerrick Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Webmaster said:
    I agree that if you know nothing about both LAN and WAN they both are as hard to learn. But it is much easier to get hands-on with LAN (home lab for example) than WAN technologies.

    Absolutely! LAN gives more accessible experiences for learning than WAN, making it easier for beginners to understand networking basic rules.

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    Lily02Lily02 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    7-layer OSI Model
    Routed Protocols (IP)
    Routing Protocol (RIP, IGRP etc.)
    WAN Protocols (Frame Relay, ISDN, PPP, etc.)
    LAN Technologies
    Basic Router Management and Configuration
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