Passed FIREWALL v2.0

Maced129Maced129 Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
Yet another FIREWALL pass post, just passed with an 872, I'm happy with that!
I used the OCG, and I've used a lot of VODs (got caught in the middle of exam change) from various vendors, I have to say, the new cbt nuggets VODs were definitely the best. Also I used only gns3 exclusively for labs...even though I bought 2 asa 5505s for it. icon_lol.gif
Will either go straight into VPN or make a tangent to VCP, not sure yet.

Anyways...good luck to those that are taking this exam soon!


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  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,251 ■■■■■■■■■□
    i would say go straight into VPN and knock out the CCNP Security track first. Then focus all your energy, force, might, power of grayskull into your VCP trials.
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  • IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @Maced129 - congrats on the FIREWALL pass! Good luck on the VPN exam! icon_thumright.gif
    Does this mean that you have passed SECURE and IPS?
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  • Maced129Maced129 Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks guys!
    This is my first exam for ccnp sec. And thanks chrisone - I think I will take your advice!
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    Congrats on the pass!
  • SecurityThroughObscuritySecurityThroughObscurity Member Posts: 212 ■■■□□□□□□□
    How much time did it take to prepare?
  • Maced129Maced129 Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I spent what felt like a ton of time, mainly because I got caught in the middle of the exam change and that just went into a slippery slope...I lost motivation, and I was in some classes that took most of my focus. Hard to say for me how much exactly but probably about 2 or 3 months time. Hopefully I can stay more focused for VPN haha...

    Good luck
  • SecurityThroughObscuritySecurityThroughObscurity Member Posts: 212 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Why did you skip Secure?
  • Maced129Maced129 Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I just wanted something fresh coming straight out of CCNA:Security.
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • wintermute000wintermute000 Banned Posts: 172
    Mace, if you're interested in selling those ASA5505s let me know, I'm in Australia but happy to go through ebay/paypal etc. if you want peace of mind.
  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Member Posts: 1,210
    Congrats on the pass and best of luck on the other exams! Just wondering - I see you went for the CCNP:S straight from the CCNA:S. Did you have some knowledge of routing and switching before attempting the CCNP:S ?
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congratulations. Well done.

    I'm doing FIREWALL first too because I've heard the material for SECURE by Cisco Press is poor. Might do SECURE last, in the meantime I can find more material which will be better for taking the exam.
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