Passed ICND2 today, tips inside

JZegersJZegers Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Just passed ICND2 today on the first shot. In the last month i went from knowing zero about networking to passing ICND1 and ICND2 (2 weeks each).

Just some tips on what i did. I HIGHLY recommend CBT Nuggets video series for each. I watched the video series then i would go and read the chapters that corresponded with it from Sybex (Todd Lammel). Doing things that way seemed to make a whole lot more sense and the content stuck better than just reading from a book by itself.

Thanks all for posting info on here as well, that answered a lot of the questions i had about the exams and other things as well.

Onward to MCITP

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  • chmorinchmorin Posts: 1,446Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats, don't forget to update your Cert List!
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  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment to do the 2 test route in 1 month. I plan to take several months to do the 2 test route myself.
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  • chmorinchmorin Posts: 1,446Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Did you have any experiance walking in?
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  • JZegersJZegers Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The only thing i knew going on was how to subnet a bit, other than that id never touched anything cisco or any brand for that matter
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Did you at least lab with a simulator or something?
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  • JZegersJZegers Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    yeah i forgot to mention that, i simmed the hell out of everything
  • earweedearweed Posts: 5,192Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    What simulator did you use? I'm still trying to decide which one I'm going to use.
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  • JZegersJZegers Posts: 79Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    the one that came with the sybex ccna cert test kit
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Posts: 1,899Member
    JZegers wrote: »
    yeah i forgot to mention that, i simmed the hell out of everything

    LOL thats the way to do it :)
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  • erfolg255erfolg255 Posts: 36Banned ■■□□□□□□□□
    wow, Coongrats :) I have one month left for my CCNA Exam , a bit scary though,icon_study.gif


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  • Carpe JugulemCarpe Jugulem Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Like Whoa! Awesome accomplishment, man! I'm green with envy! icon_cool.gif
  • lanrexng2lanrexng2 Posts: 74Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    WOW I am impressed. Did you get the Network+ cert and did you really not have any experience? congrats go on and get the whole series icon_smile.gif ....JEALOUS.lol
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  • mtorresmtorres Posts: 63Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats, i'm starting my ICND2 studies this week. Took 2 weeks off after the ICND1, just because I have a ton of birthdays at the end of September and beginning of October.
  • jojopramosjojopramos Posts: 415Member
    Wow, almost an impossible one ha. from zero to CCNA in 1 month, I hope you remember all the topics specially the switch and router configuration. Maybe you have "a beautiful mind" (from Russel Crowe movie). I am already an admin for many years and with MCSE on my belt but I finished my CCNA after 4 months of studies. Well, just remember, learning is the key.... Congratulations again...
  • thehourmanthehourman Posts: 723Member
    Congrats dude.
    That is awesome, CCNA in a month. I have been studying since April, I think, and planning to take the test this month.

    Are you getting the CBT nuggets for MCITP?
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  • notun1notun1 Posts: 51Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    A big congratulation!!!
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