CCNA Help! I need some good advice.

Blang008Blang008 Member Posts: 61 ■■□□□□□□□□
A little background info..I work in IT and work daily with Cisco switch commands to troubleshoot, work with Cisco View/Cisco Network Registar. I know the commands well (sho ip int brief, show cdp neighbor, sho int, etc.) I need to get the CCNA to take my career to the next level. I started to study a couple of years ago but didn't get to finish. I've been out of the Cert world for a year or so. Please give me some good advice on where to start studying for the CCNA and which path to take?

Thanks for all the help. I love this site!

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  • wireratwirerat Member Posts: 251
    If you are sure that you already have the basics down then I would recommend to pick up Odom's CCNA book and study away.
  • rob_crossleyrob_crossley Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I agree if you already work on Cisco switches on a daily basis you're better off doing the 1 exam path CCNA rather than the 2 CCENT then CCNA path. Odom's CCNA book is the best book and id recommend Todd Lammle's CCNA book.
    Study Hard! Learn Hard! Earn Hard!
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    Pretty much what these gentlemen said above, however you can look at Video learning series such as the CBT Nuggets for example.

    I used the series by Jemery Cioara - Excellent!
  • HeeroHeero Member Posts: 486
    I agree if you already work on Cisco switches on a daily basis you're better off doing the 1 exam path CCNA rather than the 2 CCENT then CCNA path. Odom's CCNA book is the best book and id recommend Todd Lammle's CCNA book.
    Not neccessarily better to do the 1 exam path. The two exam path is the same price (half cost per test), so it might be easier to pass if he takes that route. Personally I would take the one exam route, even thought that is not my advice to other people.
  • Blang008Blang008 Member Posts: 61 ■■□□□□□□□□
    The only problem is that I am really weak when it comes to routers and routing protocols. Would you still suggest the one exam path?
  • IgorGothIgorGoth Registered Users Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If you get Odom's two book series ICND1 and ICND2 you can go through the first book and decide when you finish if you want to do the 2 exam options (in which case you're prepped for part 1) or continue through book two and take the single exam. I took the two exam route because my brainbox was a little full after book one, but it really depends on how "full" you feel at the end of the first book.
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