D-day

bermovickbermovick Posts: 1,134Member ■■■■□□□□□□
After running out of money while studying for this exam back in September, and forgetting most of the material, I've spent the last month(ish) re-studying it during the long slow hours of working overnight NOC shifts and have bit the bullet and scheduled the exam for today at 11AM(Central).

Am a bit worried about this exam; as always the level of minutae I feel I need to remember is daunting. Plus the $250 pricetag is a tough pill to swallow; even with a 10% early expiry voucher, but at this point I just felt the ccna security was becoming more of a lodestone than anything; keeping me from moving to the ccnp (and I felt with sdm being eol, the exam's gotta be changed at some point, making the current study material less useful).

I seem to be writing a novel like I usually do here. icon_rolleyes.gif Ended up waking up 2 hours earlier than I hoped and am poking around, doing a bit of last-minute skimming/studying of guides while I wait to start the 2-hour drive to the testing facility (There's a closer one at 1-hour away, but you have to schedule like a month in advance; the place I scheduled has next-day availability)
Latest Completed: CISSP

Current goal: Dunno

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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    It sounds like you're well-prepared, (even though it might not feel like it.) Best of luck!

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  • gaby_978gaby_978 Posts: 222Member
    Good Luck!!!!!!
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    you'll never get it done"
  • bermovickbermovick Posts: 1,134Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Pretty rough exam; I'd rate it difficulty-wise about the same as the ICND1 -- of course everyone's different so what's hard for me might be easy for everyone else.

    822 / 804.

    Describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures 40%
    Secure Cisco routers 91%
    Implement AAA on Cisco routers using local router database and external ACS 100%
    Mitigate threats to Cisco routers and networks using ACLs 86%
    Implement secure network management and reporting 67%
    Mitigate common layer 2 attacks 75%
    Implement the Cisco IOS firewall feature set using SDM 75%
    Implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set using SDM 50%
    Implement site-to-site VPNs on Cisco Routers using SDM 67%
    Latest Completed: CISSP

    Current goal: Dunno
  • ehndeehnde Posts: 1,103Member
    The required passing score is lower than what I thought it would be (CCNA is 825/1000). Glad you passed, congratulations!!!
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  • gaby_978gaby_978 Posts: 222Member
    Congratulations!!!!!!!
    ‎"If you spend too much time thinking about a thing,
    you'll never get it done"
  • bermovickbermovick Posts: 1,134Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    ehnde wrote: »
    The required passing score is lower than what I thought it would be (CCNA is 825/1000). Glad you passed, congratulations!!!

    I think the passing score varies by what questions you pull from the pool.
    Latest Completed: CISSP

    Current goal: Dunno
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass. Feels nice to put this one behind you, now that you can get on to the CCNP, doesn't it?

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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!!
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