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deanwebb wrote:CCNA: Do the two-test track. Get your R&S and then look at other areas, you'll be glad you did.

I'm an afternoon guy... I got good sleep, ate a good breakfast, then had a light lunch. Took the test around 2:30 whenever possible, because that's how I roll. But food does not go well with tests: if you're busy digesting, your brain won't think as well.

I actually liked to take some time to cram during the day before testing. In fact, I made sure I always tested on a day off. I also took the day before off, just to make sure I had plenty of time to go over all the details.

TAKE THE PRACTICE TESTS THAT COME WITH THE CISCO PRESS CERT GUIDES. ALL OF THEM. You're welcome. When you see a question that makes you go "wha?", do your research and make sure you understand the tech and theory behind the question. Google is your friend. In fact, you can be paid very, very well to do Google searches for other people. It's called an IT job. :D

You can't talk during the exams, but you can move your lips when you read. Doing so forces you to read slowly, carefully, and deliberately. You'll fall asleep if you try to read a novel that way, but you will spot the crazy wording in the questions if you use this method. Say each word in the question and every answer choice to yourself as you read them, and the answers will reveal themselves to you.


Hey Deanwebb, I remember you from the Cisco Learning Network forum. Welcome to our little dysfunctional family.

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Steven King wrote:Hey Deanwebb, I remember you from the Cisco Learning Network forum. Welcome to our little dysfunctional family.

Indeed. I thought I recognized a name. :cheers:

Which reminds me of a question... if I have root guard enabled on my trunk ports, how far up my butt can you kick me before I stop beating a dead horse? 8)
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Haha... can't kick anyone for doing what I was doing myself. :)

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Steven King wrote:Hey Deanwebb, I remember you from the Cisco Learning Network forum. Welcome to our little dysfunctional family.
deanwebb wrote:... if I have root guard enabled on my trunk ports, how far up my butt can you kick me before I stop beating a dead horse? 8)

Oh he'll fit right in.
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Wait, "he'll fit right in"... is that me getting integrated in the community, or King's foot fitting right in my trunk port? :P
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deanwebb wrote:Wait, "he'll fit right in"... is that me getting integrated in the community, or King's foot fitting right in my trunk port? :P


Heh, you're far more likely to find Vito's than my own.

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Steven King wrote:Heh, you're far more likely to find Vito's than my own.


yep :wall: :wall: :squint: :squint:
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Good to know. I'll be sure to mind my port-security down there. :mrgreen:
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Hello everyone
This is my fist post on this forum. :)

I have passed CCNA Exam a year ago I think its time to get P.
So what would be better to take first SWITCH,ROUTE or TSHOOT.

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nikag wrote:So what would be better to take first SWITCH,ROUTE or TSHOOT.

Welcome! SWITCH or ROUTE, whatever suits you. Just keep TSHOOT for last as it combines both.
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nikag wrote:So what would be better to take first SWITCH,ROUTE or TSHOOT.

Welcome! SWITCH or ROUTE, whatever suits you. Just keep TSHOOT for last as it combines both.

Thanks for advise.
And I have another question are CCNA SP and CCNP SP valuable certifications ?

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nikag wrote:So what would be better to take first SWITCH,ROUTE or TSHOOT.

Welcome! SWITCH or ROUTE, whatever suits you. Just keep TSHOOT for last as it combines both.

Thanks for advise.
And I have another question are CCNA SP and CCNP SP valuable certifications ?


that is determined but how you define "valuable"

can you trade it for gold? probably not.
will they get you a job? possible so.
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nikag wrote:
Reggle wrote:
nikag wrote:So what would be better to take first SWITCH,ROUTE or TSHOOT.

Welcome! SWITCH or ROUTE, whatever suits you. Just keep TSHOOT for last as it combines both.

Thanks for advise.
And I have another question are CCNA SP and CCNP SP valuable certifications ?


If you work with, intend to work with, and/or want to work with service provider technologies, yes.

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Can you recommend me study materials for CCNA SP ?
There are lot of interesting topics in SP exam especially transport technologies.

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nikag wrote:Can you recommend me study materials for CCNA SP ?
There are lot of interesting topics in SP exam especially transport technologies.



try this book

http://www.amazon.com/CCNA-Security-640 ... 1587204460
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nikag wrote:Can you recommend me study materials for CCNA SP ?
There are lot of interesting topics in SP exam especially transport technologies.



try this book

http://www.amazon.com/CCNA-Security-640 ... 1587204460



CCNA SP = Service Provider

Not Security.

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ristau5741 wrote:
nikag wrote:Can you recommend me study materials for CCNA SP ?
There are lot of interesting topics in SP exam especially transport technologies.



try this book

http://www.amazon.com/CCNA-Security-640 ... 1587204460



CCNA SP = Service Provider

Not Security.

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Hehe, what Ristau was trying to say was that the Cisco Press books related to the CCNA SP are a very good starting point for your study materials.

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Steven King wrote:Hehe, what Ristau was trying to say was that the Cisco Press books related to the CCNA SP are a very good starting point for your study materials.


apparently there ain't none.
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Well, get off your butt and write one.
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