Passed Composite Exam

soooowutnowsoooowutnow Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
Finally I am a CCNA! I passed with a 854. Finished the test with 3 minutes to spare because I really took my time on each question. It was a much fairer test (less confusing wording) than the ICND2. I highly recommend the one test approach if you can subnet quickly.I used Todd Lamel's book "CCNA 7th edition Study Guide" and the practice labs that I got from him via email. Also I used Boson test sim (very happy with that, its harder than the CCNA test), and I used CBT Nuggets (Jeremy is the man). Either MCSA or SQL Server is on deck for me but not for a little while.
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,832Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass. Now please go update that cert list.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,009Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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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
    Congratulations on the pass! That composite exam is no picnic so you should definitely be proud of your score. icon_thumright.gif

    Good luck with your journey into Microsoft-land, and don't forget to go out tonight and celebrate your victory.

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  • maddemmaddem Posts: 117Member ■■□□□□□□□□
  • beach5563beach5563 Posts: 344Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats
    I think I will go the composite exam route too. Took the CCNA years ago and came real close. Been working in Telecommunications/Tech support type roles for about 9 years. I think this time I will mostly use Packet Tracer and CBT nuggets with the boson tests. If its something I did not get from CBT nuggets I will go to the Todd Lammle book for whatever I am having trouble with. Plan on doing lots of hands on.
    maddem wrote: »
    Congrats!
  • alxxalxx Posts: 755Member
    Congratulations !

    Why not go further with cisco certs ? and build on the ccna with ccna security or go for ccnp ?
    Goals CCNA by dec 2013, CCNP by end of 2014
  • soooowutnowsoooowutnow Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    alxx wrote: »
    Congratulations !

    Why not go further with cisco certs ? and build on the ccna with ccna security or go for ccnp ?

    I'd love to go the CCNP route but my job will most likely want me to get some virtualization, SQL, and M$ knowledge under my belt. I am going to be working for a small company as a jack of all trades IT guy.
    2018 Achievements:
    Cloud Essentials SME
    Project+
    CRISC

    2019 To conquer:
    Maybe CGEIT? I don't know - help!
  • down77down77 Posts: 1,009Member
    Congrats on the pass!

    While the job may want you to go in one direction, I would strongly urge you to set your own path and follow that. A few years back I was in a similar situation where I was required to be a jack of all trades, but as the saying goes you become a master of none.

    Good luck and keep us posted on your decision/progress!
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  • advanex1advanex1 CASP, MCSA 2016, MCSA 2012, CCNA, Security+, Network+, Project+, Server+ Posts: 352Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd love to go the CCNP route but my job will most likely want me to get some virtualization, SQL, and M$ knowledge under my belt. I am going to be working for a small company as a jack of all trades IT guy.

    Been gone for a while, but just caught this. If you had issues passing the ICND2 exam as a single exam and relied on more ICND1 questions, you'll have a terrible time with route.
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