Failed ICND2 last week, destroyed it today!

kanecainkanecain Posts: 186Member
Last week's failed test hit the ego pretty hard. Frame Relay and ACLs kicked my butt. Frame relay and WANs in general still gave a battle, but ACLs didn't have a chance.

972/845 !!!

Materials used to prepare for re-test:
Odom ICND2 (To be honest, I greatly wish I stuck with only this book...)
Packet Tracer (Used to practice Frame Relay and ACLs)
GNS3 (Used to practice Frame Relay and ACLs)
31 Days Before your CCNA by Allan Johnson (Fantastic, quick, to-the-point, review book. Worth the $14)

On to CCNA Security and Voice!
WGU - Bachelors of Science - Information Security
Start Date: Jan. 1st, 2012
Courses:
Done!!!

Comments

  • Khaos1911Khaos1911 Posts: 366Member
    Congrats! Just goes to show hard work and dedication pays off. I'm personally thinking about taking CCENT and then going straight to CCNA Security.
  • kanecainkanecain Posts: 186Member
    Khaos1911 wrote: »
    Congrats! Just goes to show hard work and dedication pays off. I'm personally thinking about taking CCENT and then going straight to CCNA Security.
    I wish I could have done that. Unfortunately, CCNA was required for school. But at least I have it, so I'm not mad. I recommend that you get it too, you will learn a lot.
    WGU - Bachelors of Science - Information Security
    Start Date: Jan. 1st, 2012
    Courses:
    Done!!!
  • krjaykrjay Posts: 290Member
    congrats. Hope to sit and pass it soon myself.
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,015Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif

    I just passed it last weekend and ACL's and NAT were the toughest areas for me.
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  • shezy77shezy77 Posts: 160Member
    Congrats on the pass... nicly done !!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • Donnelly82Donnelly82 Posts: 38Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    congratulations and well done. must be a nice feeling icon_lol.gificon_thumright.gif
  • coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Senior Member NCPosts: 734Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations on the pass!!
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  • Khaos1911Khaos1911 Posts: 366Member
    kanecain wrote: »
    I wish I could have done that. Unfortunately, CCNA was required for school. But at least I have it, so I'm not mad. I recommend that you get it too, you will learn a lot.

    I tried, I even have Lammle's CCNA book...Hate it, lol. I do enjoy Odom's CCENT book though. But ultimately, I'm just not into networking, man. Frame relay this, EGRIP that, blah blah blah. It bores me to tears. I love the Infosec side of IT though and CCNA Security I can more so apply to my current career and career asipirations.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    kanecain wrote: »
    Odom ICND2 (To be honest, I greatly wish I stuck with only this book...)

    What do you mean by you wish you stuck w/ only that book? What do you wish you had cut out or didn't use?
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  • kanecainkanecain Posts: 186Member
    DoubleNNs wrote: »
    What do you mean by you wish you stuck w/ only that book? What do you wish you had cut out or didn't use?
    I found myself switching between the Odom and Lammie books. I reached for the Lammie book when I needed bullet points for a boring topic (EGIRP, Frame Relay). The Odom books are long and dry, but it's all you'll ever need. IMO.
    WGU - Bachelors of Science - Information Security
    Start Date: Jan. 1st, 2012
    Courses:
    Done!!!
  • widget101widget101 Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Way to go! Congrats!!
  • t5yll4t5yll4 Posts: 54Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!!!
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  • SouljackerSouljacker Posts: 112Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    It interests me that lots of people find the Odom books dry. I love his writing style and don't really care for Lammle. I used his book for iNet+ years ago and couldn't get through a Network+ book of his. Odom seems to have a love of communications technology that's hard to miss.

    *shrugs

    Guess that's why they both are so successful! They each speak to us differently.
  • typfromdacotypfromdaco Posts: 96Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats, I have an ICND 2 course scheduled on Fort Hood in September, so I will start studying on August 1st. I have 4 more weeks until I finish my Bachelors in IT Management from AMU... I can't wait until these things start falling off my list!
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  • PCHoldmannPCHoldmann Posts: 450Member
    Congrats on the pass!
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  • Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Posts: 1,210Member
    Congrats!
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  • silverp1silverp1 Posts: 124Member
    Congrats!!
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