CCNP Route 642-902 : Passed! :)

bomber456bomber456 Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hey,
Just got back from the testing center having passed the route exam!

Was a hard exam too, only just passing!

wooop!

on to Switch now here i come!
any recommendations as to what setup i need to get to practise the configuration of labs for the exam?
Currently got 3 x 2950 switches, but i belive i will need a layer 3 switch too something like the 3550? will i need anything else too?

Thanks!

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  • AD227529AD227529 Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass! A pass is a pass. I'm getting ready to start studying for the CCNP route exam in about a month. What testing material did you use? Did you use real routers or GNS3? I'm just wondering what I need to get in order to prepare for the route exam. I have a 2610XM and a 2612 and I'm planning on buying a 2611XM. Is that enough, or do I need more than three routers?
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  • shednikshednik Member Posts: 2,005
    Congrats on the pass!
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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  • vinbuckvinbuck Member Posts: 785
    Awesome achievement. Got any tips for those of us still on the journey to ROUTE?
    Cisco was my first networking love, but my "other" router is a Mikrotik...
  • Panzer919Panzer919 Member Posts: 462
    Congratz, I should be taking it here soon, just gotta get through the IPv6 stuff.
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  • ajmatsonajmatson Member Posts: 289
    Congrats on the pass. Nice exam to beat.
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    Cisco Lab: ASA 5506-X, GNS3, 1x 2801 Router, 1x 2650XM, 1x 3750-48TS-E switch, 2x 3550 EMI Switches and 1x 2950T swtich.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • bomber456bomber456 Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    AD227529 wrote: »
    Congrats on the pass! A pass is a pass. I'm getting ready to start studying for the CCNP route exam in about a month. What testing material did you use? Did you use real routers or GNS3? I'm just wondering what I need to get in order to prepare for the route exam. I have a 2610XM and a 2612 and I'm planning on buying a 2611XM. Is that enough, or do I need more than three routers?

    I used CBT Nuggets (Jeremy is a legend!!!), Cisco press offical and foundation guides. i'd say the foundation learning guide was much better, easier to read!
    and i used GNS3 for labbin, worked throught the ones with cbtnuggets.

    Now on to switch!
  • bomber456bomber456 Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Awesome achievement. Got any tips for those of us still on the journey to ROUTE?
    lots of study and labs! its a given really! :)
  • JaCkNiFeJaCkNiFe Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! Good luck with SWITCH!
    Lab on!
  • vinbuckvinbuck Member Posts: 785
    bomber456 wrote: »
    lots of study and labs! its a given really! :)

    What did you use for labs?
    Cisco was my first networking love, but my "other" router is a Mikrotik...
  • Chris_Chris_ Member Posts: 326
    Congratulations, good luck for switch.
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  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good going!icon_cheers.gificon_thumright.gif
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  • bomber456bomber456 Member Posts: 42 ■■□□□□□□□□
    What did you use for labs?

    I used GNS3 with a 3600 series router IOS image, and just labbed the cbt nuggets videos as he did them, then again on my own to make them stick.

    now i need to find myself some real layer 3 switches icon_sad.gif
  • JaCkNiFeJaCkNiFe Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    bomber456 wrote: »
    I used GNS3 with a 3600 series router IOS image, and just labbed the cbt nuggets videos as he did them, then again on my own to make them stick.

    now i need to find myself some real layer 3 switches icon_sad.gif

    I am sure this is played out by now, but just in case check out Community Lab - Packet Life for free lab access up to 4 hours at a time!
    Lab on!
  • ccnaomkarccnaomkar Senior Member Member Posts: 187 ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats on passing


    which 3600 series image u used

    please give the image name and version
  • BroadcastStormBroadcastStorm Member Posts: 496
    Congrats!!!

    I am selling a 3550 switch with the correct image EMI for CCNP lab, send me a PM if you need one.
  • BroadcastStormBroadcastStorm Member Posts: 496
    JaCkNiFe wrote: »
    I am sure this is played out by now, but just in case check out Community Lab - Packet Life for free lab access up to 4 hours at a time!

    There's another free lab that just recently started, I forgot the name I was checking it a while ago, it was started by one of the members here.

    I highly suggest having your own lab though, especially going for pro level certifications.
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