New CCNA Exams Really Announced just now! Take a look...

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  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    MAC_Addy wrote: »
    Is it me, or does the ICND2 (the new exam) seem much, much easier than before?
    I hope it's not just you lol.
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□


    Now I am even more confused about going after the CCENT cert. Since there really is significant changes....which would you recommend? Also, I got the impression that the new tests are or will be available for taking very soon. Is that true?
  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    gc8dc95 wrote: »
    At First I Was Wanting To Get It Done, ButI Think I Could Benefit Myself More By Taking The New Test. It's Not About Just Passing The CertificatioB.C. It's Gaining The Most Relevant Knowledge.

    Are the new tests available to take already?
  • DB CooperDB Cooper Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    So if someone passed the current ccent, can they take the new ccna security exam when its available or do they have to take the new ccent then the new ccna security?
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,735 ■■■■■■■■■■
    I'm still trying to understand the updates myself, but if I'm reading this right than the 640-822 can be used a prerequisite:

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  • JustFredJustFred Member Posts: 678 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Any news on CCNP?
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  • MsafiriMsafiri Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    DB Cooper wrote: »
    So if someone passed the current ccent, can they take the new ccna security exam when its available or do they have to take the new ccent then the new ccna security?

    I cant see any info on a new CCNA Security it stays the same, so if you have a CCENT then you can take security! This works out great for me!! I think they are pretty much stuck with having to honor the current CCENT for at least 3 years so that no one is left with a completely useless cert they cant advance with.
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    krjay wrote: »
    Also, how long does it usually take Cisco Press to release their version?
    100-101 Apr 17, 2013
    200-101 Apr 29, 2013
    Library(Both) May 06, 2013
    About CCNA > Customers and Markets
    MAC_Addy wrote: »
    Is it me, or does the ICND2 (the new exam) seem much, much easier than before?
    I could be wrong but it looks to me that the ICND1 is a little more harder than before and the ICND2 is a little more easier than before.
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  • neolight90neolight90 Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ok so are we saying then ICND1 is harder and ICND2 is easier now?

    I am still Studying ICND1 and will have it done soon, I am not rushing and if I get CCNA done before cut off so be it if not I get the new one.
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  • neolight90neolight90 Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    With all these changes would it not be wise to get the new one, as what is the point in learning old stuff that is taken out and not learning the new stuff that is used now that is added in?
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  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    The problem here is when taking the old ICND1 with the new ICND2 there is a window of knowledge here that will "gap" & may cause performance issues. That is the point in taking the old ICND2 exam, IMO.
  • neolight90neolight90 Member Posts: 57 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Xyro wrote: »
    The problem here is when taking the old ICND1 with the new ICND2 there is a window of knowledge here that will "gap" & may cause performance issues. That is the point in taking the old ICND2 exam, IMO.

    I agree with that, if you havent taken any of them though maybe take both the new ones?

    I havent taken either but I am 80% the way through ICND1 and I will be damned if I am starting again lol
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  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    neolight90 wrote: »
    I agree with that, if you havent taken any of them though maybe take both the new ones?

    I havent taken either but I am 80% the way through ICND1 and I will be damned if I am starting again lol

    I would take the new ones except that, like you, I'm partially (55%) through the ICND1 haha.
  • todd@lammle.com[email protected] Banned Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Xyro wrote: »
    I would take the new ones except that, like you, I'm partially (55%) through the ICND1 haha.

    You want to work hard on the CCENT! I just spent the last 6 hours on my outline for the IPv6 section of my book! That should give you some incentive to get this test done! Of course you can still buy my book when it comes out! :)
    Todd Lammle
  • ch1vasch1vas Member Posts: 81 ■■□□□□□□□□

    Hi Todd,

    where did you get the "added to ICND2" information from?

    According to Cisco ICND2 *new* contains:

    [h=2]LAN Switching Technologies[/h]
    • Identify enhanced switching technologies
    • Configure and verify PVSTP operation
    [h=2]IP Routing Technologies[/h]
    • Describe the boot process of Cisco IOS routers
    • Configure and verify operation status of a Serial interface.
    • Manage Cisco IOS Files
    • Differentiate methods of routing and routing protocols
    • Configure and verify OSPF (single area)
    • Configure and verify EIGRP (single AS)
    [h=2]IP Services[/h]
    • Recognize High availability (FHRP)
    • Configure and verify Syslog
    • Describe SNMP v2 & v3
    [h=2]Troubleshooting[/h]
    • Identify and correct common network problems
    • Utilize netflow data
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve Spanning Tree operation issues
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve routing issues
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve OSPF problems
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve EIGRP problems
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve interVLAN routing problems
    • Troubleshoot and Resolve WAN implementation issues
    • Monitor NetFlow statistics
    • Troubleshoot etherchannel problems
    [h=2]WAN Technologies[/h]
    • Identify different WAN Technologies
    • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
    • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers
    • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
    • Implement and troubleshoot PPPoE

    It doesn't say anything about:

    Implmenting EIGRP for IPv6
    Multi-area OSPF IPv4 Implementation
    Understanding and Configuring clients for SNMP, Syslog and Netflow
    Troubleshooting IPv6 Network Connectivity
    Understand and Configure EtherChannel


    But maybe it's just me being blind.
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  • linuxloverlinuxlover Banned Posts: 228
    That's because that's covered in ICND1.
  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    You want to work hard on the CCENT! I just spent the last 6 hours on my outline for the IPv6 section of my book! That should give you some incentive to get this test done! Of course you can still buy my book when it comes out! :)
    Todd Lammle

    I will definitely finish ICND1 before the deadline. That isn't even a question. What I concern about is the gap that exists in knowledge between the old ICND1 and the new ICND2.

    Have you considered writing a pamphlet (lol) on just this knowledge for those of us whom will be stuck "between" exam changes? icon_lol.gif
  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    ch1vas wrote: »
    where did you get the "added to ICND2" information from?

    CCENT - IT Certifications and Career Paths - Cisco Systems

    click "Learn More"
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Xyro wrote: »
    The problem here is when taking the old ICND1 with the new ICND2 there is a window of knowledge here that will "gap" & may cause performance issues. That is the point in taking the old ICND2 exam, IMO.
    The old ICND2 had ACLs and NAT. Now they are in the new ICND1.
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  • pamccabepamccabe Member Posts: 315
    Deep into my ICND1 studies so no turning back now. Don't care, whatever the changes, bring'em on.
  • ch1vasch1vas Member Posts: 81 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Xyro wrote: »

    Yes but I was referencing to Todd's "what has changed ICND2"
    Cisco’s new CCNA – Very Advanced Changes! | Lammle.com

    That got me confused as i can't find those changes on the official site.
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  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    Priston wrote: »
    The old ICND2 had ACLs and NAT. Now they are in the new ICND1.
    Right lol, which is exactly 1 of the problems.
  • XyroXyro Member Posts: 623
    ch1vas wrote: »
    Yes but I was referencing to Todd's "what has changed ICND2"
    Cisco’s new CCNA – Very Advanced Changes! | Lammle.com

    That got me confused as i can't find those changes on the official site.
    Like I said, if you will just click "Learn More" on that page then you will see the changes Todd lists. It's a pdf.
  • JustFredJustFred Member Posts: 678 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Everything that is in the new ICND1 is also in the old ICND2 book. The only thing missing from my memory are these topics below which you can learn just by using your favorite search engine.

    • Recognize High availability (FHRP)
    • Configure and verify Syslog
    • Describe SNMP v2 & v3
    [h=2]"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." Spock[/h]
  • damien2008damien2008 Member Posts: 45 ■□□□□□□□□□
    When do you think the new Cisco Official Certification Guides 100-101 ICND1 and 200-101 ICND2 will be released ?
  • JustFredJustFred Member Posts: 678 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think you can get them from Ciscopress About CCNA > Customers and Markets
    [h=2]"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." Spock[/h]
  • r_betts92r_betts92 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Does anyone know where I can get some quality CCNA labs?
  • d6bmgd6bmg Member Posts: 241
    r_betts92 wrote: »
    Does anyone know where I can get some quality CCNA labs?

    There are many places and many ways to get them. Google!
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  • krjaykrjay Member Posts: 290
    damien2008 wrote: »
    When do you think the new Cisco Official Certification Guides 100-101 ICND1 and 200-101 ICND2 will be released ?

    The Cisco Press website says ICND1 book is April 17th, ICND2 April 29th.
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  • Rodzilla GRodzilla G Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    JustFred wrote: »
    I think you can get them from Ciscopress About CCNA > Customers and Markets

    So JustFred....if you were to go after the two test route, based on the info you just ascertained...given the limit of time constraints....would you choose the older format or this newer one? I am in limbo about what I want to do.
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