Upgraded from CCNA to CCNP!

btowntechbtowntech Member Posts: 198
I passed the ISCW exam this morning and now am a CCNP (one of the cool kids).icon_cheers.gif Glad I finally made it to the end! Going to take a few weeks off and then knock out CCNA Security since alot of the exam subject material ties in with that exam.
BS - Information Technology; AAS - Electro-Mechanical Engineering

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Don't you mean, upgraded? ;)

    Congrats!
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    btowntech wrote: »
    I passed the ISCW exam this morning and now am a CCNP (one of the cool kids).icon_cheers.gif Glad I finally made it to the end! Going to take a few weeks off and then knock out CCNA Security since alot of the exam subject material ties in with that exam.


    Congrats!! How long did it take? What material did you use?
  • btowntechbtowntech Member Posts: 198
    knwminus wrote: »
    How long did it take? What material did you use?

    Took me about 3 months. Would have been done a little sooner if I didn't start getting that burned out feeling.

    Materials:
    ISCW Cert Guide
    ISCW Lab Portfolio
    CBT Nuggets
    Cisco Website
    BS - Information Technology; AAS - Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    btowntech wrote: »
    Took me about 3 months. Would have been done a little sooner if I didn't start getting that burned out feeling.

    Materials:
    ISCW Cert Guide
    ISCW Lab Portfolio
    CBT Nuggets
    Cisco Website

    Awesome. I guess I should have been more specific. I meant the time from CCNA to CCNP :D.
  • btowntechbtowntech Member Posts: 198
    Earned my CCNA Nov. 07 and now my CCNP Aug. 09. Little less than two years. Plus I switched jobs from working as a computer technician to a network engineer in between that time (helped to push me to start CCNP). I had to learn a lot of new stuff for my job that slowed me down a little but also helped a lot! It's a great feeling to look at our network and being able to understand so much more now.
    BS - Information Technology; AAS - Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • TechStrikerTechStriker Member Posts: 131
    Congrats, nice work.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    btowntech wrote: »
    passed
    Congratulations on the pass!! icon_cheers.gif
    btowntech wrote: »
    now am a CCNP
    Congratulations on the CCNP!! icon_cheers.gif
    btowntech wrote: »
    Going to take a few weeks off
    Wow!! Sounds like you're planning for one heck of a Celebration!! drunken_smilie.gif
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  • SirsamonSirsamon Member Posts: 221
    Great news, well done.

    I just started ONT my last exam for CCNP, hope to go in for the exam before xmass.

    Then do the same have a rest.
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats well done!

    What was the lab portfolio like for the ISCW? i've just started reading the book and are wondering how folk practice the DSL portions of the material?
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  • CyanicCyanic Member Posts: 289
    Indeed, well done! <thunderous applause>
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