Finished CCNP

okplayaokplaya Member Posts: 199
Finished TSHOOT on Sunday. Feels good. I procrastinated way too much. Don't be like me!

The Boson ExSim-Max served me well, especially for TSHOOT. Highly recommend for exam preparation.
Reading - CCNP ROUTE/SWITCH simplified. The ROUTE book is good. SWITCH not so much. CLN, TE, other blogs, etc.
Videos - Chris Bryant. Great videos. Overkill for TSHOOT and BGP, but helpful nonetheless.
Labs - Used the official lab manuals, as well as Boson Netsim. I would NOT recommend buying Netsim.

Worth noting, I have 3 years experience in enterprise so most information wasn't new to me. I've already started reading OCG for CCIE. So much for taking a break from studying.

Good luck to everyone studying!


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    Congrats icon_cheers.gif The CCIE road is long and lonely, best of luck!
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  • prtechprtech Member Posts: 163
    Congrats! I wish there were test centers near me that are open on weekends.
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    Congratulations! May it help your career. :)
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    Congrats on passing!
    prtech wrote: »
    I wish there were test centers near me that are open on weekends.

    Hah, me too. I usually have to drive an hour plus to the Austin area to test on weekends.

    I've even considered opening up a shop that catered to evening and weekend testing, thinking it'd be good for working professionals, and I could probably staff it with college students or something.
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    Congrats and good luck on your CCIE journey.
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