ICND2 Passed / I'm a CCNA

kalebkspkalebksp Posts: 1,033Member ■■■■■□□□□□
Just got back after my exam, passed with 958. It was probably the hardest exam I've taken so far. I was starting to get worried after I spent 20 minutes on a simulation, but all's well that ends well. Too bad I have 5 hours of work before I can relax and celebrate.

What CCNP exam do most people start with? I want to get started on that.

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  • jscimeca715jscimeca715 Posts: 280Member
    Congratulations man, I'm getting ready to take the first part in February. Any particular reason you took the two exam route?
  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Congratulations! Well the traditional first exam and typically the most difficult for most is BSCI, but you are free to take them in any order...

    If you want to ease into it a bit you could start with BCMSN. Some people find a little more comfort doing that first coming right from CCNA. It all depends on your experience and comfort level. Good luck! icon_wink.gif
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  • kalebkspkalebksp Posts: 1,033Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations man, I'm getting ready to take the first part in February. Any particular reason you took the two exam route?

    Same price as doing the single exam and I got a CCENT at the halfway point to CCNA. Plus if I passed ICND1 but failed ICND2 I would have to pay $125 to retake rather than $250.

    Thanks guys!
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations! icon_santa.gif

    BSCI or BCMSN are probably the "top 2" exams people take after they get their CCNA. icon_rendeer.gif
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  • gojericho0gojericho0 Posts: 1,060Member
    Congratulations! I would start with BSCI because alot of the others involve those routing protocols in one way or another.
  • janmikejanmike Posts: 3,076Member
    Congratulations!
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  • JavonRJavonR Posts: 245Member
    Congrats on the pass! Good luck on your CCNP studies, it sure is interesting stuff :)
  • 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, and good luck with those CCNP studies. I'd suggest starting with either BSCI or BCMSN, and going from there.

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  • kalebkspkalebksp Posts: 1,033Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thank everyone. I think I'm going to start with BSCI. I've been looking at related books, I can barely wait to get started, it looks like a lot of fun. (You know you're a nerd when you start calling routing protocols fun.) Tonight I've decided to take a break from studying and relax a bit. Now I'm off to make myself a drink.
  • dwtherockdwtherock Posts: 40Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    WOW Great job!

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  • NullCodeNullCode Posts: 73Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well i started with ISCW . If you like security and want toget the CCNA:S you can start with ISCW and then get CCNA:S (it has almost the same curriculum , ISCW>CCNA:S , i think )
    And then move to BSCI,BCMSN ,ONT .
    At least that is my goal and now i share it with you ;) .
    Why ISCW then CCNA:S then bsci,... ?
    Cause you have the info fresh and it will be easy to pass CCNA:S with a few hours of practice/reading.
  • Well done man.
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