CCENT just obtained, now looking for CCNA Voice

wgroomwgroom Member Posts: 147
Good morning all,

I just passed my CCENT exam, and am now looking to move forward with my CCNA Voice cert. I have been working with Cisco VoIP since 2006, from 4.2.3 to 8.6.1. I have experience in CUCM, Unity / Connection, and UCCX. How many different sources are there to look at with regards to studying? Looking at the syllabus, I have over half the objectives licked already, so I am not anticipating too many hurdles with this cert. Any and all advice most welcomed, and I look forward to learning from you.

Bill
Cisco VoIP Engineer I
CCNA R&S COLOR=#008000]Complete[/COLOR CCNA Voice COLOR=#008000]Complete[/COLOR CCNA Collaboration [In Progress]

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  • 10Linefigure10Linefigure CCNP R&S, Security+ USAMember Posts: 368 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great job man!! Inspiring to see! What did you think of it? Tricky or strait forward questions? Well done, I wish you luck in your Voice cert!
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats and good luck on CCNA: Voice!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • wgroomwgroom Member Posts: 147
    Thank you for the replies! Most of the questions were straightforward, a few seemed to be less clear what they were looking for. This was a good introduction to Cisco certs, and now moving forward I know the format they are looking for. I have taken many exams over the years, mostly collegiate, and never had one quite like the Cisco exam. However, now that I have my feet wet, the intimidation level has decreased, and I am ready to get rolling. My goals for 2014 are CCNA R&S and CCNA Voice. Going to take time to enjoy the holidays with friends and family, and get started in mid January. Home lab is set up, need to get some more equipment, but the base lab is running. Start with a new company 1/1/2014, was a subcontractor who has been brought online.

    Onward and upward!

    Bill
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    CCNA R&S COLOR=#008000]Complete[/COLOR CCNA Voice COLOR=#008000]Complete[/COLOR CCNA Collaboration [In Progress]
  • jcarrillo26jcarrillo26 Member Posts: 88 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hello,

    Congratulations on passing the ccent icnd1 exam! I am very inspired to get mine, i have scheduled my exam for the 3rd of January. I was wondering in terms of configuration on the exam do you have a real simulation with configuration? or more like simlets with multiple choices? I know your not allowed to disclose too much because of the confidentiality agreement but if you could give a little advice about taking the exam would be great.
  • wgroomwgroom Member Posts: 147
    Hello JCarilo, I can share that I was very nervous going into the test. Don't let nerves get the best of you. If you feel you know the content, you will be fine. Content of the exam is not discussable, nor is the layout. I wish you the best on your exam, I am sure you will do fine!
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  • jcarrillo26jcarrillo26 Member Posts: 88 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hello wgroom,

    Thank you for your reply i appreciate it, did not know that your not able to discuss the exam thanks for the heads up. i am pretty much set besides acl and nat i know the logic behind it but cant get the syntax down for some reason. any suggestions?
  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Not sure if I misunderstood this, but you will actually need to obtain a CCNA as a pre-requesite to earning a CCNA Voice certification, although it will not stop you from sitting for the actual exam - you just won't get the cert.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Member Posts: 2,015 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I believe they changed that w/ the latest iteration of the CCNA. Now you can go straight from the CCENT to any of the CCNA specialties. The regular CCNA is the "Routing and Switching" specialty. So the OP should be able to straight into the Voice specialty now if they choose to and bypass the CCNA: R&S.
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  • wgroomwgroom Member Posts: 147
    That is correct DoubleNNs. I will be taking the CCNA-V around the end of March. Then hope to have the CCNA-R&S around end of October. No more holiday testing for me!
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  • ande0255ande0255 Banned Posts: 1,178
    Ahh I did not know that, that is a fantastic change to the curriculum! Good luck on your voice test! :)
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