CCENT certified!

cisco_kiddcisco_kidd Member Posts: 64 ■■□□□□□□□□
Passed ICND 1 today!

Resources used:

Cisco Press ICND 1
Exam Cram
CBT Nuggets
Todd Lammle's CCNA
Boson Ex Sim ICND 1 (HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
This forum (great resource)
Packet Tracer

I got sims during the first 10 questions, probably 3 lab sims in total requiring show commands. I had about 20 minutes left on the clock when I was done.

Thanks to everyone for the awesome advice and encouragement. This forum pretty much re-motivated me to pursue my CCNA after putting it off since the beginning of this year. Now...ONTO ICND 2!!

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  • gramacorpgramacorp Member Member Posts: 39 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
  • Steveg31Steveg31 Member Posts: 29 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Yay congrats. I told you it wasn't that bad right. ICND2 now.. Make sure you study hard for that test!!
    Celebration time!!! icon_thumright.gif
  • whatthehellwhatthehell Member Posts: 920
    Congratz on the pass and thanks for posting study materials!
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  • cisco_kiddcisco_kidd Member Posts: 64 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Steveg31 wrote: »
    Yay congrats. I told you it wasn't that bad right. ICND2 now.. Make sure you study hard for that test!!
    Celebration time!!! icon_thumright.gif

    Thanks! Nope wasn't that bad, I think the actual exam is a bit more forgiving grading wise than Boson. I'll definitely be hitting the books on ICND2!!
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Member Posts: 4,165 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats!
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  • THA_DOCTHA_DOC Member Posts: 99 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!
    An Open Mind, Working to Get IT!:cheers:

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  • alxxalxx Member Posts: 755
    Congratulations!
    Goals CCNA by dec 2013, CCNP by end of 2014
  • TIA568BTIA568B Member Posts: 31 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! :)
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  • ccnaomkarccnaomkar Senior Member Member Posts: 187 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • SurferdudeHBSurferdudeHB Member Posts: 199 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice! Congrats!
  • alatheaalathea Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Im taknig mine on the 21st of OCT. what is the subnetting like?
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  • cisco_kiddcisco_kidd Member Posts: 64 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Know subnetting like the back of your hand. They may give you a scnerio where you have a network and what would be the best mask to apply to that network without wasting hosts. If you can, get Boson ex-sim, it's harder than the exam and it really gives you detailed explanations.
  • Steveg31Steveg31 Member Posts: 29 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Not only do you need to know it like the back of your hand, but you need to be able to perform it in your head very fast. I would say in less than 60 seconds for this test. Closer to 20 seconds for the ICND2 or CCNA (depending on the question) Some questions require that you subnet and evaluate each choiced answer and the networks in the diagram/simulation to find the answer. (5 seconds for those questions).

    Good luck to you!
  • RyanCorbettRyanCorbett Member Posts: 54 ■■■□□□□□□□
    i'm working on ccent right now with just packet tracer and wendell odom's CCENT/ICND book.....what else would you recommend i use ?.....and what about your study schedule; how did you organize your time around which sections to prepare for first, which to prioritize, did you spend whole days studying vs a couple of hours of each day ?...thanks a bunch and congratulations !
  • cisco_kiddcisco_kidd Member Posts: 64 ■■□□□□□□□□
    i'm working on ccent right now with just packet tracer and wendell odom's CCENT/ICND book.....what else would you recommend i use ?.....and what about your study schedule; how did you organize your time around which sections to prepare for first, which to prioritize, did you spend whole days studying vs a couple of hours of each day ?...thanks a bunch and congratulations !

    Thanks! I'm sure everyone's schedule is different, but study AT LEAST 2 hours a day. With me, I work long hours, so I study during lunch, and when I get home at night, I study some more. As I referenced above, I recommend Boson ex-sim, it gives you a very realistic idea of what to expect during the exam. Using Boson helped me determine which area's I was weak in and what I did was read that section some more in Wendell Odom's CCENT/ICND book (in my case, NAT was my weak area). Know if enough so you can explain it to someone off the street and they will be able to understand you. Good luck in your studies!
  • RyanCorbettRyanCorbett Member Posts: 54 ■■■□□□□□□□
    thanks and congrats again !
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