Whew...PASSED..its over......for now : )

bigga12bigga12 Member Posts: 26 ■■□□□□□□□□
After 4 weeks of non-stop reading, watching CBT nuggets and setting up / breaking / setting up every possible ephone, ephone-dn, DHCP, dial-peer, FXS, etc.. config using the gear I had. I sat for the exam today and PASSED. Oh yeah my weekends were a wash for the last 4 weeks too. guess what I'm doing this weekend?

What I used

CBT nuggets - Watched 3 times
Cisco Quick reference guide - Read 3 times
I didn't read the Cisco Press book cover to cover, I found it better use the equipment I had to follow Jeremy's steps throughout each video nugget. And when I got it working I would break it all down and do it again without watching the video. It is also probably worth mentioning that all the hardware I got came from different places with insufficient memory, outdated firmware, old IOS versions, CME wasn't installed, etc. So having to get all this working truly helped in understanding all the concepts. As for Unity Express and the UC500 stuff I did refer to the Cisco Press book for that information (read those sections like 4 times so it could sink in)

4 - Cisco 7960s /w power bricks
1 - 2650XM 48F / 256DR (CME installed)
1 - 1760-V 32F / 96DR FXS / FXO cards installed
1 - 3524 (thank gawd it supported Voice Vlans, I had no money left for a 3550)

Last word - The exam was not extremely hard, but you are tested on pretty much all topics in the book / nuggets so it is best to be sure you know everything before taking the exam. Good luck!

Question for those heading up the CCVP track, will the equipment above be sufficient for a CCVP lab? If not what else is needed?


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