If you're a genius, you can do CCNA in a month; CCNP will probably take you 6 months. That's 7 months. If you're really really a genius then, you'll have the written exam by the end of that year. Next comes the lab. I think Cisco requires that you sit for a while before you take the lab.
You are strongly encouraged to have 3-5 years of job experience before attempting certification.
CCNA is just as difficult as N+,
Fu Loser wrote:
Cisco written exams are not as hard as everyone thinks. CCNA is just as difficult as N+, I dont know this for a fact, but many people have told me they are on the same difficulty level.
Fu Loser wrote:
Like I said, I don't know this for a fact, I've only been told this. N+ reccomends 6-18 months IT experience? Somewhere around their. CCNA just reccomends a N+. That means the CCNA is only asking for 6-18 months of of IT experience.
I believe this is what the people that have told me this are reffering to.
How much IT experience to I have? about 2 years when I was contracted to run a dial-up gaming server when I was 13 years old.
Sence then I have had basically no IT experience. I'm signed up for my N+ class that starts this Saturday. I already read the entire book (took 3 weeks) and I scored a 82% on my pre-logic test simulation.
Can't wait for school to start
Study Track 2004-2005
Exam to be taken
A+ OS September 2004
MCP 70-215 November-04
MCP 70-218 December-04
Upgrade MCSA 2000 to MCSA 2003
MCP 70-292 January-05
MCDST 70-271 February-05
MCDST 70-272 March-04
Certifications I want acquire before September 18th 2005