ICND2 Passed

citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
After taking the Cisco Academy classes and failing the OLD CCNA twice about a year ago (missed by 9pts and 12pts) I purchased a small lab (and of course used packet tracer) and began to study again about 2 months ago. I know they changed the curriculum since last taking the test. About 5 weeks ago I took the ICND1 and passed with a 951 and I was happy to see that I could retain the knowledge. I then scheduled the ICND2 for Monday 7/27 and was super happy to see that I passed with a 936. Now I am going to move on to the MCSE/A since I do not have any Microsoft certs yet.

Thanks to all the helpful knowledge here.

Charlie

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  • peanutnogginpeanutnoggin ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 1,096Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CONGRATS on the pass... good luck on your MS Certs...

    ~Peanut
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    -Mayor Cory Booker
  • jscimeca715jscimeca715 Posts: 280Member
    citinerd wrote: »
    After taking the Cisco Academy classes and failing the OLD CCNA twice about a year ago (missed by 9pts and 12pts) I purchased a small lab (and of course used packet tracer) and began to study again about 2 months ago. I know they changed the curriculum since last taking the test. About 5 weeks ago I took the ICND1 and passed with a 951 and I was happy to see that I could retain the knowledge. I then scheduled the ICND2 for Monday 7/27 and was super happy to see that I passed with a 936. Now I am going to move on to the MCSE/A since I do not have any Microsoft certs yet.

    Thanks to all the helpful knowledge here.

    Charlie

    Congrats...what material did you use to study for the test in terms of books?
  • hodgey87hodgey87 Posts: 232Member
    congrats on the pass ;)
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    I used the 2 cisco press books. Very detailed and definetely toooo much information. If you get them do the questions at the end of the Chapters. I swear some of them were worded exactly the same as on the exam. Get the books off of amazon.com they were only $30 each.
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    CONGRATS on the pass... good luck on your MS Certs...

    ~Peanut

    Thanks!



    hodgey87 wrote: »
    congrats on the pass ;)

    and Thanks!
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
    citinerd wrote: »
    Very detailed and definetely toooo much information.
    When it comes to the exams, it's better to have too much information (and not use some of it) than to just not have enough information. :D

    Good Luck with the Microsoft Studies and Exams!! icon_study.gif
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • tuscanituscani Posts: 121Member
    Congrats.. I am studying now.. my CCNA expires in Oct!
  • jscimeca715jscimeca715 Posts: 280Member
    citinerd wrote: »
    I used the 2 cisco press books. Very detailed and definetely toooo much information. If you get them do the questions at the end of the Chapters. I swear some of them were worded exactly the same as on the exam. Get the books off of amazon.com they were only $30 each.

    I'm using the same ones and feel the exact same way. I appreciate your information and congrats.
  • trackittrackit Posts: 224Member
    citinerd wrote: »
    After taking the Cisco Academy classes and failing the OLD CCNA twice about a year ago (missed by 9pts and 12pts) I purchased a small lab (and of course used packet tracer) and began to study again about 2 months ago. I know they changed the curriculum since last taking the test. About 5 weeks ago I took the ICND1 and passed with a 951 and I was happy to see that I could retain the knowledge. I then scheduled the ICND2 for Monday 7/27 and was super happy to see that I passed with a 936. Now I am going to move on to the MCSE/A since I do not have any Microsoft certs yet.

    Thanks to all the helpful knowledge here.

    Charlie

    what do you mean by "failing the OLD CCNA twice a year ago" and "i know they changed the curriculum since last taking the test"

    I know CCNA had makover in 2007 introducing ICND 1 and ICND2... and i have some study material from late 2007... did they change the curriculum in 2008 aswell?
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    trackit wrote: »
    what do you mean by "failing the OLD CCNA twice a year ago" and "i know they changed the curriculum since last taking the test"

    I know CCNA had makover in 2007 introducing ICND 1 and ICND2... and i have some study material from late 2007... did they change the curriculum in 2008 aswell?

    The CCNA v3.1 is the one I attempted twice. I believe the test was 640-801. The curriculum was updated (v4.0). There are a couple of good changes though. They removed ISDN. :-0 They added ipv6 and wlan. I know there are other differences but those are the main ones I remember.
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    I'm using the same ones and feel the exact same way. I appreciate your information and congrats.


    Thanks, and Good luck on the 31st. Let us know how you did!
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    jbrad95706 wrote: »
    Grats! icon_cheers.gif

    Thanks!
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif


    When it comes to the exams, it's better to have too much information (and not use some of it) than to just not have enough information. :D

    Good Luck with the Microsoft Studies and Exams!! icon_study.gif

    I agree, too much info is a good thing. It made me feel very comfortable about 20 questions in when I was not yet stumped by a question. And thanks for the kind words.

    justindu wrote: »
    Congrats.. I am studying now.. my CCNA expires in Oct!

    Good luck.... Let us know how you did!
  • pipemajorpipemajor ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 65Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats from here also. I've been in IT a good number of years and networking for nearly 15 years but had a tough time figuring out the exam requirements.

    Finally scored on the ICND1 exam and have jumped right into ICND2. Should be ready in 30-40 days...

    And yeah, mine is all self-study using the Oldom Cisco Press books. I think the latest versions read much easier than earlier versions.
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  • jeesarejeesare ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 28Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats Charlie icon_thumright.gif
  • citinerdcitinerd Posts: 266Member
    pipemajor wrote: »
    Congrats from here also. I've been in IT a good number of years and networking for nearly 15 years but had a tough time figuring out the exam requirements.

    Finally scored on the ICND1 exam and have jumped right into ICND2. Should be ready in 30-40 days...

    And yeah, mine is all self-study using the Oldom Cisco Press books. I think the latest versions read much easier than earlier versions.

    Thanks! I really like the Cisco Press books just because they give you too much information, so when you get those wierd questions they do not seem so hard.
    ITguy83 wrote: »
    Congrats

    Thanks,
    typesh wrote: »
    Congrats!!

    Thanks!
    jeesare wrote: »
    Congrats Charlie icon_thumright.gif

    Thanks!
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