What's in and What's not?

miclchmiclch Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi,
I am taking the two tests option for the CCNA.
Since I am taking the two tests options, I would like to focus on one exam at a time. However, the objectives on the CCNA website is very vague.
So, can anyone gives the a clear statement of..
What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the first CCNA test?
What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the second CCNA test?
Thank you.

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  • tech-airmantech-airman Posts: 953Member
    miclch wrote:
    Hi,
    I am taking the two tests option for the CCNA.
    Since I am taking the two tests options, I would like to focus on one exam at a time. However, the objectives on the CCNA website is very vague.
    So, can anyone gives the a clear statement of..
    What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the first CCNA test?
    What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the second CCNA test?
    Thank you.

    miclch,

    What do you mean by "...FOR SURE NOT...?"
  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/640-822.html
    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/640-816.html

    Expect to know everything in ICND1 for ICND2 though. You probably won't get asked about those items directly, but the ICND2 material builds on the foundation that's set in ICND1. If you don't understand that material, you're not going to do well with ICND2. I'd consider ICND2 to include everything.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    miclch wrote:
    What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the first CCNA test?
    What topics are FOR SURE IN and FOR SURE NOT IN the second CCNA test?
    There is a pool of test questions. Just because someone else didn't get a question that they would think is related to a specific topic on the exam blueprint doesn't mean you won't.

    Plus there are these things known as the Cisco Candidate Conduct Policy and the Cisco Career Certifications and Confidentiality Agreement (aka NDA) -- so anyone who has taken the exam(s) can't tell you what they saw.

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    • Disseminating actual exam content via web postings, discussion groups, chat rooms, study guides, etc.
    

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  • miclchmiclch Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for answering my question.

    There seems to be a confusion about my question.
    What I mean is I would like to skip studying some topics for ICND 1, like WAN or Frame Relay that are focused on ICND 2?

    What topics can I skip so that I can focused on topics for ICND 1?
  • miclchmiclch Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Also, the reason why I am asking is that I have this CCNA book that does not seperate ICND1 and ICND2 accordingly. It would be inefficient to study every chapters and take just the ICND1.
  • JavonRJavonR Posts: 245Member
    The best you can do is follow the objectives on cisco's website - either way you slice it, there will be some overlap if you have an all-in-one book. Usually with these books they will combine topics every chapter, at the end of the day you gotta learn it all anyways, so it's not really a downside. It will just give you a deeper understanding for your ICND1 test :) Good luck.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    miclch wrote:
    Also, the reason why I am asking is that I have this CCNA book that does not seperate ICND1 and ICND2 accordingly. It would be inefficient to study every chapters and take just the ICND1.

    Check out the links dynamik gave, and you should be able to pick out the topics accordingly. You should also be able to check the table of contents of the book, depending on the publisher, to see if they mention which chapters cover what topics and towards what test(s). I believe the Lammle book does it this way, (the Cisco Press books are split up into ICND1 and ICND2).
    dynamik wrote:

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    There is an exam blueprint for ICND1 and there is an exam blueprint for ICND2.

    If you don't want to study the WAN topics on the ICND1 blueprint, that's your option.
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  • mamonomamono Posts: 776Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    There is some overlap between ICND1 and ICND2, that can't be helped. You are eventually going to study ICND2 material while studying for ICND1. Might as well over study by reading that CCNA book that you have. What you could do is mark all chapters that are obviously in the ICND1 from the Cisco website, paying special attention to chapters that you marked, and then skim all other chapters that you did not mark.
  • miclchmiclch Posts: 42Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for all your replies. I am using Sybex CCNA book.
  • tech-airmantech-airman Posts: 953Member
    miclch wrote:
    Also, the reason why I am asking is that I have this CCNA book that does not seperate ICND1 and ICND2 accordingly. It would be inefficient to study every chapters and take just the ICND1.

    miclch,

    If you got the Cisco Press books, they would have separated into 640-822 ICND1 and 640-816 ICND2 materials.
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