D-Day: ROUTE + TSHOOT tomorrow!

NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
I've scheduled both my TSHOOT and ROUTE exams for tomorrow! I'm going to watch the CCNP TSHOOT CBT Nuggets series at 2x speed this evening ($25 one-day pass), and if all goes well, tomorrow evening I'll have those nifty CCNP letters next to my name. :)

(I have little respect for the TSHOOT. It looks like a glorified review of the other subjects.)

(If all doesn't go so well, this will end up being a great practice exam!)

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  • wavewave Posts: 342Member
    Good luck!

    ROUTE Passed 1 May 2012
    SWITCH Passed 25 September 2012
    TSHOOT Passed 23 October 2012
    Taking CCNA Security in April 2013 then studying for the CISSP
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Posts: 844Member
    Good Luck to you!
    I needed a nap after my ROUTE exam. I can't imagine jumping right on the TSHOOT.
    I wish you the best.
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Good luck!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    SharkDiver wrote: »
    Good Luck to you!
    I needed a nap after my ROUTE exam. I can't imagine jumping right on the TSHOOT.
    I wish you the best.
    I suspect that will be the case. That's why I scheduled TSHOOT first! :p
  • cknapp78cknapp78 ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 213Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • martell1000martell1000 Posts: 389Member
    good luck if it works out it will be an epic win day...

    but i guess two cisco exams on one day would be too hard for me
    And then, I started a blog ...
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Posts: 844Member
    I suspect that will be the case. That's why I scheduled TSHOOT first! :p

    Aha!
    Good idea.
    I actually liked the TSHOOT exam. I thought it was fun.
  • bermovickbermovick ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 1,134Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yeah, I probably could have done switch+tshoot on the same day (if I could have afforded it). Maybe not route+tshoot though. Still, tshoot is fun enough it almost doesn't really count icon_lol.gif
    Latest Completed: CISSP

    Current goal: Dunno
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    bermovick wrote: »
    Yeah, I probably could have done switch+tshoot on the same day (if I could have afforded it). Maybe not route+tshoot though. Still, tshoot is fun enough it almost doesn't really count icon_lol.gif
    I just did the TSHOOT exam demo. I've never seen anything like it before! These CBT Nugget videos are a silly waste of time. Better to simulate and lab as much of the actual topology tonight, so I can be sure I fully understand any quirks of running routing protocols over such a topology. Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day. :)
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I am ready. 6 hours from now I will be a CCNP. See you on the other side!

    Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil
    For I am Death, and this is my domain
  • vinbuckvinbuck Posts: 785Member
    I am ready. 6 hours from now I will be a CCNP. See you on the other side!

    Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil
    For I am Death, and this is my domain

    Good Luck man, If I had a big set of packets like yours, then I would have thrown TSHOOT in with my SWITCH exam tomorrow, but I'm taking the slow steady route...I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park!
    Cisco was my first networking love, but my "other" router is a Mikrotik...
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Success! I am a CCNP. :)
  • martell1000martell1000 Posts: 389Member
    Congrats!

    Did you take a break between the exams or just kept on rolling? And how long did you take for both?
    And then, I started a blog ...
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Congrats!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Posts: 844Member
    Congratulations!
    Way to go.
  • mattaumattau Posts: 218Member
    awesome! please share any tips : )
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    CCNP ROUTE - passed 20/3/12
    CCNP SWITCH - passed 25/10/12
    CCNP TSHOOT - passed 11/12/12




  • vinbuckvinbuck Posts: 785Member
    Success! I am a CCNP. :)

    Made me think of Borat with that post. "Great Success....I am CCNP..yes?" Congrats, you must have blown through ROUTE, I was like SharkDiver afterwards...in the packet decompression chamber.

    Thoughts on ROUTE and TSHOOT?
    Cisco was my first networking love, but my "other" router is a Mikrotik...
  • MrXpertMrXpert ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 586Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on your pass!
    I'm an Xpert at nothing apart from remembering useless information that nobody else cares about.
  • wavewave Posts: 342Member
    Great work!!

    ROUTE Passed 1 May 2012
    SWITCH Passed 25 September 2012
    TSHOOT Passed 23 October 2012
    Taking CCNA Security in April 2013 then studying for the CISSP
  • VAHokie56VAHokie56 Posts: 783Member
    pwnd...congrats man icon_thumright.gif
    .ιlι..ιlι.
    CISCO
    "A flute without holes, is not a flute. A donut without a hole, is a Danish" - Ty Webb
    Reading:NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching: Next-Generation Data Center Architectures
  • PuffyPuffy ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 54Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Like a boss. Congrats .... I am getting the impression TSHOOT isn't very difficult, once you know your ROUTE + SWITCH
  • MrBrianMrBrian Posts: 520Member
    Congrats!! Two exams in a day, wow!
    Currently reading: Internet Routing Architectures by Halabi
  • Nate--IRL--Nate--IRL-- ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 103Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That is quite an achievement.

    Nate
  • CiscoCertsCiscoCerts Posts: 112Member
    Magnificent! First I've heard of this approach. Double-header led you to the win, smart move!
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Did you take a break between the exams or just kept on rolling?
    I scheduled the exams as closely together as they allowed. I ended up with a 45-minute break between TSHOOT and ROUTE.
    And how long did you take for both?
    5 hours, including the break, surveys, etc.
  • NetworkVeteranNetworkVeteran ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,338Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    My thoughts on these CCNP exams--

    1. TSHOOT is straight-forward if you remember the ROUTE and SWITCH material. My advice: (a) spend a few hours reviewing the exam topology (on Cisco's exam website) and technologies. It will save you time on the exam. (b) The show output of the sims is buggy and contains errors, so double-check anything "fishy" you see. (c) Be sure you're answering the ticket you think!

    2. ROUTE - I'm found the Cisco Press ROUTE Foundation Learning Guide combined with the Cisco ROUTE labs to cover the material completely and provide adequate practice. I did not feel multiple books were necessary to grasp the material. I felt 101 CCNP Labs (only did a few) focused on many details and material not required for the actual exam--a waste of time for me.

    IOU or GNS3 are adequate for preparation. Spending time/money to setup a real lab is inefficient from the perspective of mastering the material in the texts for this exam and/or passing the exam as quickly as possible.
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