Passed ICND1 !

xkaijinxxkaijinx Member Posts: 90 ■■□□□□□□□□
Scored an 862, very happy. Some tricky questions.

I used Boson Netsim / Exam Sim - Netsim was O.K, could have been alot better but was great to provide already predefined lab sims.

Boson Exam Sim was great, I would recommend it 100% to prepare you to get into that test mode, and than study the terms you do not know.
CBT Nuggets - Excellent videos rewatched these before test.

Odom ICND1 - Too dry. TMI, I thought. I made notes on entire book, and barely glanced back at them.
An old Lammle Edition - Great to fill in blanks from Odom.

Forum help was superb, thanks.

For ICND2, what material is recommended?
Odom was so dry, I am pretty sure I want to avoid that. Plus the exam sims from Pearson Vue were downright horrible.

I am definately watching CBTNuggets ICND2, purchasing Boson Exam Sim for ICND2, and most likely purchasing the Net Sim for ICND2.

For reading material you think Lammles book would be fine?



  • fivedollarcouchfivedollarcouch Member Posts: 73 ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats on the pass!
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  • Node ManNode Man Member Posts: 668 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • palitpalit Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats !!did u mean the boson exam cd which came with the odom's book?how much did u score in the practice tests?I wish to take th exam end of this week but still don't know if i am prepared
  • xkaijinxxkaijinx Member Posts: 90 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I received a pearson vue CD with Odoms book. Had to purchase Boson exam
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod

    I always recommend the Odom books. Though they may be dry, they are full of all the details you need to know. No skimping for the purpose of enjoyability!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • iamme4evaiamme4eva Member Posts: 272
    Congratulations matey!

    I stuck with Odom's books. There's no such thing as "TMI" - the knowledge is better than the pass. They are a little dry but if you read and take notes, even if you don't read them back, it's going in.

    FWIW, I take notes about everything I read - I never ever read them again. I just find if I write something down, I remember it.
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • Patel128Patel128 Member Posts: 339
    Congrats on the pass. That is a good score.
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  • MrBrianMrBrian Member Posts: 520
    Congrats! Keep up the momentum!
    Currently reading: Internet Routing Architectures by Halabi
  • BlackoutBlackout CCENT, CCNA-Security, ITILv3, CompTIA S+, CompTIA A+ Raleigh, NCMember Posts: 512 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats! Keep Pushing!
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  • fadhilfadhil Member Posts: 200
    congrats on pass
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  • Prog SnobProg Snob Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats to you! That's a great score.
  • packetmonpacketmon Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    That is a great score! Well done!

    Now buckle down for ICND2!
  • kweevusskweevuss Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats get that ICND2 soon!!
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