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post #21 of 33
If you dont have hands on experience do the two test method, is easier and you learn more.

Plus if you flunk it you loose half the money.

I got my ccent recently flunk it once due to not practicing simulations .

Theres testdumps outthere that are very similar to the real thing at times but i dont recommend this since you wont be able to apply your skilds.

I can give you hints in subnetting thio
post #22 of 33
Having taken several Cisco Exam's I will say that taking CCNA all in one is probably the worst just because (learning the info for the first time) its very wide in scope. I do remember from the exam that subnetting was a big deal, you really need to be fast about it. I also remember that there were a few "surprise" questions on wireless that I don't remember seeing in any of the books. I used CBT Nuggets as a study tool, read the chapter then watch the video that goes with it and it will help you learn it, I would recommend getting some cheap equip off of e-bay if you can. Also if you are super worried about it you can take the bosen online course, they have some very realistic practice exams.
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post #23 of 33
O dude I suggest you learn the subletting chart. Then before you start the test (after they give you the dry eraser). Write down the chart and common ones like

255.255.255.0=/24

Also make sure you learn 11111111.11111111.11111111.11000000 = /26 etc = 64 un etc
post #24 of 33
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Thanks for all of the recommendations guys, however stumbling back on this as i finish the book today(Yes i've spent months reading a 780 Page book) I find myself looking for more questions to test myself on. I have an exam Cram book for exam 640-802 which i believe is the correct exam. It just doesn't feel like enough to me.

I've had this 780 page todd lamme book and 2 routers and a switch to practice on and i average about 80% on the questions i answer. No i am not lying about the percentage. I do feel like i need more work with test labs. I have the equipment just no guidance on what network i should build etc. I am limited to 2 Routers (1841,2801) and 1 2950 Switch.

Any additional thoughts?

Thanks!


PS: I've been subnetting in my head on a daily basis, ie /20 is 255.255.240.0 i break it down into the first 2 don't matter and the 3rd octet is 4 and 4, and 4 is 16, then 3 and 5 is 32, and 2 and 6 is 64 so on and so fourth. I've done it all in my head. I mean realistically how fast do i need to subnet?


As always, rep will be awarded in this thread


Also i would love to know how the exam is itself. For the lab questions is there a simulator for a router, or is it just plain text, and do i have to know the plain text of the command or is it multiple choice? I would love if it were a router sim so i could do the config ? then its config t or finishes the commands for me etc.
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post #25 of 33
It usually helps to go through at least one lab scenario of each of the exam topics presented on the Cisco site.

The exam has a few different types of questions. The simulation portions are a bit different than an actual IOS (although similar-ish) and have their own quirks. Sometimes the command you think you need might not be an option or even available.
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It usually helps to go through at least one lab scenario of each of the exam topics presented on the Cisco site.

The exam has a few different types of questions. The simulation portions are a bit different than an actual IOS (although similar-ish) and have their own quirks. Sometimes the command you think you need might not be an option or even available.

Thanks, so it is kind of like a simulator, but you have to type the command verbatim?

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Here's a great site that I use as reference, especially when you want to see the format that will most likely be on the exam. Great resource, good luck! thumb.gif

http://www.9tut.com/

A thread I used to learn subnetting.

http://www.edaboard.com/thread156595.html
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Here's a great site that I use as reference, especially when you want to see the format that will most likely be on the exam. Great resource, good luck! thumb.gif

http://www.9tut.com/

A thread I used to learn subnetting.

http://www.edaboard.com/thread156595.html

Thanks,

So i'm taking practice questions and i'm getting marks from 80-90% mostly 85% average, but thats without my network sim grades. How many sims do you get per test, and do we know the values of the questions?

Thanks a bunch guys!
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So i'm reading an exam cram, book from the CBT nuggets guy. I'm getting mostly 80% on the questions in it. A lot of the questions seem like they were out of scope of my Todd Lammle book.

Thoughts?
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Is anyone able to elaborate as to some of the questions on the test? This book i'm reading has a much larger scope than my todd lammle book.

My todd lammle book didn't touch on types of security attacks, or much on WAN networks, but this book seems to have large segments on them.
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