Icnd1 + icnd2 = ccna today :)

msnelgrovemsnelgrove Member Posts: 167
I passed the ICND 1 exam back at the beginning of February and I wrote the ICND2 exam this morning and passed with a 916.

I went from 0 to CCNA after studying for about 2 months.
I used Packet Tracer, GNS3, and physical routers @ work.
I studied using CBT's, INE videos on Youtube <-- AWESOME! and the cisco press books.

I found the ICND2 exam easier than the ICND1 exam, however...

I started the exam feeling pretty confident, I was blazing through the questions, feeling pretty good, until...

A SIM!


EDIT: Looks like a MOD took this part out.... long story short the sim messed up.


I know I missed out on a couple points because I wasn't able to complete the SIM, and after moving on from that question I was a bit frazzled and probably missed a couple others after, luckily(?), this SIM was in the last 10 questions and a pass is a pass!

Studying for the CCNA was a lot of fun, it's something that i've wanted to do for the last couple years but haven't had a lot of time to pursue.



Next up? Upgrading my MCSE 2003 -> 2008 hoping to get that done in the next month or so :)

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  • krjaykrjay Member Posts: 290
    Congrats on the pass
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  • ch1vasch1vas Member Posts: 81 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!

    I also find studying for the ICND2 much easier. I almost thought I must be missing something. But apparently you found the ICND2 exam to be easier as well.
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • CerebroCerebro Member Posts: 108
    Congratulations and a good pass mark!
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  • thall860thall860 Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Awesome good for you!!
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  • d6bmgd6bmg Member Posts: 241
    Only in 2 months? That's nice.
    Congrats!!!
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  • webgeekwebgeek Member Posts: 495
    Congrats on CCNA!!!
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  • neolight90neolight90 Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    msnelgrove wrote: »
    I passed the ICND 1 exam back at the beginning of February and I wrote the ICND2 exam this morning and passed with a 916.

    I went from 0 to CCNA after studying for about 2 months.
    I used Packet Tracer, GNS3, and physical routers @ work.
    I studied using CBT's, INE videos on Youtube <-- AWESOME! and the cisco press books.

    I found the ICND2 exam easier than the ICND1 exam, however...

    I started the exam feeling pretty confident, I was blazing through the questions, feeling pretty good, until...

    A SIM!


    EDIT: Looks like a MOD took this part out.... long story short the sim messed up.


    I know I missed out on a couple points because I wasn't able to complete the SIM, and after moving on from that question I was a bit frazzled and probably missed a couple others after, luckily(?), this SIM was in the last 10 questions and a pass is a pass!

    Studying for the CCNA was a lot of fun, it's something that i've wanted to do for the last couple years but haven't had a lot of time to pursue.



    Next up? Upgrading my MCSE 2003 -> 2008 hoping to get that done in the next month or so :)


    Nice work, how many hours a day were you studying?
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  • msnelgrovemsnelgrove Member Posts: 167
    Thanks everyone!

    I'd say 3-4 hours a night 3-4 days a week between 6-9/10pm
    and a good 5-8 hours Saturdays and Sundays.

    I was able to use some cisco routers @ work, which didn't really help with the exam topics but more getting used to the routers & IOS
  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Member Posts: 1,210
    Congrats!
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