Transcender, CCENT and going to far...

jscimeca715jscimeca715 Member Posts: 280
Hi guys, I have a few questions regarding the Transcender practice tests and the CCENT. I just purchased the exam packs and have done well on them. The only questions I've had trouble with are in regards to stuff that hasn't been in Wendall Odom's CCENT book. For example, there were a few questions regarding configuring the default-network command, configure IGRP and OSPF, and a few questions about RIP authentication.

I'm not looking at getting anybody to tell me what's on the test because that would violate the NDA, so if this question violates that I'll understand. That being said, are the above mentioned stuff things that are relegated to learning now or on the second test.

I'm tremendously motivated to pass this test and get some momentum going so if I have to learn them I will, but I've studied Odom's book cover-to-cover about five times and haven't seen this mentioned.

As always, any help is appreciated.

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  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    OSPF and IGRP are not on the topic list for ICND1, so I wouldn't worry too much about them.
    cisco wrote:
    Describe the operation of data networks
    • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
    • Select the components required to meet a given network specification
    • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
    • Describe common networking applications including web applications
    • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models
    • Describe the impact of applications (Voice Over IP and Video Over IP) on a network
    • Interpret network diagrams
    • Determine the path between two hosts across a network
    • Describe the components required for network and Internet communications
    • Identify and correct common network problems at layers 1, 2, 3 and 7 using a layered model approach
    • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

    Implement a small switched network
    • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect switches to other network devices and hosts
    • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet technologies
    • Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts
    • Explain the operation of Cisco switches and basic switching concepts
    • Perform, save and verify initial switch configuration tasks including remote access management
    • Verify network status and switch operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands
    • Implement and verify basic security for a switch (port security, deactivate ports)
    • Identify, prescribe, and resolve common switched network media issues, configuration issues, autonegotiation, and switch hardware failures

    Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements for a small branch office
    • Describe the need and role of addressing in a network " Create and apply an addressing scheme to a network
    • Assign and verify valid IP addresses to hosts, servers, and networking devices in a LAN environment
    • Explain the basic uses and operation of NAT in a small network connecting to one ISP
    • Describe and verify DNS operation
    • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
    • Enable NAT for a small network with a single ISP and connection using SDM and verify operation using CLI and ping
    • Configure, verify and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operation on a router.(including: CLI/SDM)
    • Implement static and dynamic addressing services for hosts in a LAN environment
    • Identify and correct IP addressing issues

    Implement a small routed network
    • Describe basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)
    • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)
    • Select the appropriate media, cables, ports, and connectors to connect routers to other network devices and hosts
    • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot RIPv2
    • Access and utilize the router CLI to set basic parameters
    • Connect, configure, and verify operation status of a device interface
    • Verify device configuration and network connectivity using ping, traceroute, telnet, SSH or other utilities
    • Perform and verify routing configuration tasks for a static or default route given specific routing requirements
    • Manage IOS configuration files (including: save, edit, upgrade, restore)
    • Manage Cisco IOS
    • Implement password and physical security
    • Verify network status and router operation using basic utilities (including: ping, traceroute,telnet,SSH,arp, ipconfig), SHOW & DEBUG commands

    Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks required for a WLAN
    • Describe standards associated with wireless media (including: IEEE WI-FI Alliance, ITU/FCC)
    • Identify and describe the purpose of the components in a small wireless network. (including: SSID, BSS, ESS)
    • Identify the basic parameters to configure on a wireless network to ensure that devices connect to the correct access point
    • Compare and contrast wireless security features and capabilities of WPA security (including: open, WEP, WPA-1/2)
    • Identify common issues with implementing wireless networks

    Identify security threats to a network and describe general methods to mitigate those threats
    • Explain today's increasing network security threats and the need to implement a comprehensive security policy to mitigate the threats
    • Explain general methods to mitigate common security threats to network devices, hosts, and applications
    • Describe the functions of common security appliances and applications
    • Describe security recommended practices including initial steps to secure network devices

    Implement and verify WAN links
    • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
    • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
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  • jscimeca715jscimeca715 Member Posts: 280
    meadIT wrote: »
    OSPF and IGRP are not on the topic list for ICND1, so I wouldn't worry too much about them.


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    Thanks mead...that's what I figured. I really thought I had followed the exam objectives to a t! When I saw those questions, I thought I was going crazy.
  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks mead...that's what I figured. I really thought I had followed the exam objectives to a t! When I saw those questions, I thought I was going crazy.

    I get some of those on my practice exams too (SelfTest & Boson). I think they just tried to split their CCNA questions up when the CCENT became available and got some on there that shouldn't be.
    CERTS: VCDX #110 / VCAP-DCA #500 (v5 & 4) / VCAP-DCD #10(v5 & 4) / VCP 5 & 4 / EMCISA / MCSE 2003 / MCTS: Vista / CCNA / CCENT / Security+ / Network+ / Project+ / CIW Database Design Specialist, Professional, Associate
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/ccna-ccent/34458-anyone-use-transcender-ccent-i-think-its-terrible.html

    I'm not so upset with them now that I passed though icon_lol.gif

    I still think they were good overall, but they could have been a lot better for sure.
  • meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    There was a sim I kept failing. I thought it was something I was doing with the commands. They specifically asked you to use the first two addresses from the first subnet on the 192.168.1.0 network with a mask of 255.255.255.248. Stupid me, I used 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2. Apparently, I was supposed to use 192.168.1.9 and 192.168.1.10. WTF.

    Uggh...Transcender and SelfTest must share questions now that their owned by the same company. This one frustrated me too. You can even do a show run and the router specifically has ip subnet-zero enabled.
    CERTS: VCDX #110 / VCAP-DCA #500 (v5 & 4) / VCAP-DCD #10(v5 & 4) / VCP 5 & 4 / EMCISA / MCSE 2003 / MCTS: Vista / CCNA / CCENT / Security+ / Network+ / Project+ / CIW Database Design Specialist, Professional, Associate
  • jscimeca715jscimeca715 Member Posts: 280
    I'm really confident in my studies and preparation for next week's exam. Most of the questions that I've been missing I can link to being outside the scope of the objectives. Oh well, I'll have to look into something else for the second exam. Thanks guys.
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