Passed ICND1, Just about!

FuturaFutura Member Posts: 191
Omg, I was ready for walking out. thought I was way out of my depth at some points. Only studied for a month. Used Nuggets and Train signal videos and many many hours in the lab mostly fixing annoying problems with my own internet set up due to having an ISP locked down router.

Not for the faint hearted, and much credit to all the other peeps that have already passed.

This is not easy! And the clock is there couting the minutes left, pressure!

Ended up getting 862, phew, a few beers are in order now, then onto ICND2.


  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    862 is a nice score.

    Well done.
  • earweedearweed Member Posts: 5,192 ■■■■■■■■■□
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
  • TrainSignalEricTrainSignalEric Member Posts: 56 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass. I've just failed ICND2 so I get where you're coming from about the time pressure.
  • Greenmet29Greenmet29 Member Posts: 240
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif

    What book(s) did/are you using? CBT Nuggets and/or Trainsignal videos are a great additional resource, but are not a complete study solution like Wendell Odom's Cisco Press CCNA Certification Library (the set of his ICND1 and ICND2 books).

    And putzing with your Internet connection isn't going to count as Lab work for ICND2 icon_lol.gif

    If you haven't already found the Cisco Learning Network, follow the exam link from the main Cisco Certification web page over to the exam blueprint. Then check out the resources they have available.
    :mike: Cisco Certifications -- Collect the Entire Set!
  • FuturaFutura Member Posts: 191
    tbh, I didn't do that much reading, the first few chapters of an old exam prep book from que publishing that I have now found out to be out of date. It has full chapter of ISDN stuff that is now what I believe to be defunkt.

    I will be on amazon purchasing the official books for the next exam.

    I'd also like to thank the people of this board for being there as a helping hands.

    Thanks Guys!icon_cheers.gif
  • ccnaomkarccnaomkar Senior Member Member Posts: 187 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • rob_crossleyrob_crossley Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I felt the same when i first took my CCENT. congrats!
    Study Hard! Learn Hard! Earn Hard!
    "If you stop learnin, you stop earnin!"
  • brad-brad- Member Posts: 1,218
    how did you like the trainsignal opposed to cbt nuggets?
  • ccnaomkarccnaomkar Senior Member Member Posts: 187 ■■□□□□□□□□
    train signal better than cbt nuggets in terms of depth


    cbt better than train signal in terms of time duration and fun

    so both combination is good
  • Chris_Chris_ Member Posts: 326
    Going all out for Voice. Don't worry Data; I'll never forget you
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  • FuturaFutura Member Posts: 191
    ccnaomkar wrote: »
    train signal better than cbt nuggets in terms of depth


    cbt better than train signal in terms of time duration and fun

    so both combination is good

    Very true indeed, both sets of videos have some important concepts that I used to pass. Nuggets is easier to watch and the videos go really quickly. Train signal is not as much fun and can be a little repetative.. Both really good though all in all.
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