CCENT, How long should I study

MercfhMercfh Posts: 9Member ■□□□□□□□□□
So I recently graduated from College, and I have a TON of study materials. I have saved up alot of money from my previous job so I will basically have around 2 Months of Absolutely nothing but studying to do.

Do you think this is enough time (i plan on setting up my own lab as well) To prepare for the CCENT? I have a technical background + programming but not much in the way of networking.

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  • sthompson86sthompson86 Posts: 370Member
    I am also prepping for CCENT, and I am going to tell you what I was told when I asked this same question.

    You are the only one who will be able to decide when you are ready. Personally, I do not take any cert exam until any any thing I read about the particular cert in this case CCENT comes so redundant and known to me.

    2 months is a good while, but I am currently going into my 3rd month of prep for CCENT, but I tend to take piece by piece approach which helps me learn, but obviously takes longer, but thats what works for me .

    Back to what I was originally saying. You can bust it out and probably do it in 2 months with no problem, but as a disclaimer you will be the only one who can judge your readiness at the end of the 2 month learning period.
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  • alan2308alan2308 Senior Member Ann Arbor, MIPosts: 1,854Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    You are the only one who will be able to decide when you are ready.

    +1 to this. Everyone absorbs information at a different rate, have a different level of knowledge coming in, spends a different amount of time studying each day, etc.

    But if over the next two months you spend a LOT of time on it, then it's definitely do-able. And if you're not completely ready at that point, you can at least be pretty close.
  • VAHokie56VAHokie56 Posts: 783Member
    alan2308 wrote: »
    +1 to this. Everyone absorbs information at a different rate, have a different level of knowledge coming in, spends a different amount of time studying each day, etc.

    But if over the next two months you spend a LOT of time on it, then it's definitely do-able. And if you're not completely ready at that point, you can at least be pretty close.

    If your just looking for a number I studied 5 months , but like the other guy said everyone is different. I read the book cover to cover then slammed the boson exam simulator until i was getting over 90% every time . good luck
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  • cisco_certscisco_certs Posts: 119Member
    I studied 5-6 months on my CCNA. maybe CCENT could be less.

    My background before studying CCNA were: 2 years of learning networking in school, and 2 years desktop support experience.

    I studied 6-8hrs a day, everyday.
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