xbuzz wrote: »
When I did ICND1 and 2, I did them in about 2 weeks each. I wasn't working so I had alot of time. I didn't have a very set study routine, but I generally did stuff in this order.
Days 1-2 Watched whole CBT nuggets video series for general overview of topics.
Days 3 till start of 2nd week - I'd watch INE video series on each topic for a more indepth view, then i'd read Wendell Odoms chapters for the most detail on the topics. I wouldn't read all of wendells book, but i'd skim through the stuff I already knew and study the parts I didn't. I'd pay particular attention to troubleshooting in the material.
Days 7-11 - I would start reviewing all topics again, but this time i'd do labbing along the way too (have 3 routers/2 switches in home lab), making sure I knew all the troubleshooting, memorizing commands etc. I'd also be going over the videos and book again on areas I wasn't sure about. Looking at exam objectives to make sure I covered everything.
Days 11-14 (test day) - I'd basically concentrate on these days to get bosons exam-prep questions done. These were probably the longest days, as i'd also be going back to areas I was weak on in the bosons test.
I'm not going to say that's a perfect routine, but it worked for me. I didn't do much other than study or sleep during the period but I would make sure to get out for a run on beach every day.
I didn't make any study notes as I did it in a fairly short period of time. I didn't really need them because I had so much time, instead of study notes, I would just watch the whole videos from cbt/ine on the topics again or i'd read the odom's chapter. If I was working or taking longer to do the tests, then I would definitely make study notes, as reading full chapters of Odom's book everytime you needed to brush up on stuff would make me suicidal. There's also plenty of study notes other people have drafted if you search the forum, but I think the process of actually making the notes is as important as having the notes in the end.
CaptainL wrote: »
what is your study routine for the day, week or for the month? can you share it?