ICND2 tomorrow @ 9AM

drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
I am feeling nervous, but I don't think further studying will help! (on and off for six months since ICND1).

Fingers crossed, I'm going in!



  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    best of luck on the exam. I got my fingers crossed for you. Keep us posted on that pass when you get it tomorrow.
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  • human151human151 Member Posts: 208

    A little nervous huh??? icon_wink.gif

    This last night just go over the stuff you dont really feel 100% with. Maybe watch those specific CBT nuggets and get some lab time in, if you have one.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good Luck! icon_thumright.gif
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  • jason_lundejason_lunde Member Posts: 567
    Take a quick look over the ICND2 blueprint and see if there is anything your weak on. It never hurts to take a look at those areas the night before (or the morning of!). Good luck man! Hopefully tomm. you will join the ranks as a CCNA.
  • davidspirovalentinedavidspirovalentine Member Posts: 352

    You should be good, my only advice would be to get a good rest and have a quick review tomorrow morning Wish you all the best!
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  • captobviouscaptobvious Member Posts: 648
    Good luck. Watch that clock and don't forget to breath! icon_exclaim.gif
  • NightShade03NightShade03 Member Posts: 1,383 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Good luck! Read each question carefully on the exam so that you make sure you have a clear understanding of what they are asking (it helped me when I took that exam).
  • drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
    Updated - passed with an 862!

    Not thrilled with the score, but I am happy to have passed (on the first try).

    I got hung up badly on an early sim, I know I didn't get full credit (but I know I got at least part of it right).

    Then later on I was hit by a simlet that really constrained the commands I could use to solve the problem, did some guessing there (time was running down!).

    I flew through the remaining 15 multiple choice questions, making quick decisions to make up for time spent earlier, and expecting one last sim I never got. I feel like I did a great job with subnetting, NAT, ACL, and routing protocols.

    I struggled with VTP and STP, only because of the WAY in which the questions were asked.

    Overall I think the test was a FAIR assessment of my knowledge, however my ability to troubleshoot and fix CISCO gear is much better than the test would allow for. For example, if I could use the full range of commands I could have knocked out that simlet, but I realize CISCO is testing me on using SPECIFIC commands, not just ANY command.

    Drinking this weekend!!!

    Configure, Verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communication: 80%

    Implement an IP addressing scheme and ip services to meet requirements: 88%

    Configure and troubleshoot basic operation and routing on Cisco devices: 66%

    Implement, verify, troubleshoot NAT and ACL's: 100%

    Implement and verify WAN links: 83%

  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Another "Andrew" laying the smack-down on ICND2 is certainly a good sign for me. That's awesome! icon_cool.gif
  • drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
    Thanks Dynamik!

    Study Materials:
    Primary - Odom ICND2 (Boson practice questions were critical)
    Subnetting Questions.COM and IP Subnet Practice Page
    IP Subnet Practice
    Secondary - Lammle CCNA (only for helping with weak areas)

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  • captobviouscaptobvious Member Posts: 648
    Congrats on the pass! icon_cheers.gif
  • billscott92787billscott92787 Member Posts: 933
    Congrats on the pass :) What's next for you?
  • drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
    Congrats on the pass :) What's next for you?

    I don't know yet. I've been studying Cisco (ICND1 & 2) for more than a year, so it is strange not knowing what to do.

    Most likely:

    Windows 7 (first step on renewing my MCSE into MCITP EA)


    Linux+ (would be good for jobs where a little Linux admin is required)


    CCNA: Wireless (wouldn't help me that in much in my job, but would be nice to have, I'll probably wait on this one until I need to renew my CCNA)

  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif

    It sounds like you could use a few drinks now drunken_smilie.gif -- not sure how you'll make it to the weekend icon_lol.gif
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  • janmikejanmike Member Posts: 3,076
    Congrats for passing!
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  • tuscanituscani Member Posts: 121
    Nicely done.. I think the exam focused WAY too much on VTP and STP.
  • jeesarejeesare Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Great job on passing the exam! Good luck on your future studies...
  • MikeO5422MikeO5422 Member Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good job! You must be thrilled!
  • NightShade03NightShade03 Member Posts: 1,383 ■■■■■■■□□□
  • drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
    Thanks to everyone!

  • drew2000drew2000 Member Posts: 290
    Awesome Job !

    NightShade03 - Your avatar rocks!

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    drew2000 wrote: »
    I am feeling nervous, but I don't think further studying will help! (on and off for six months since ICND1).

    Fingers crossed, I'm going in!


    you did it!!!icon_cheers.gif

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  • 7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats on the pass
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