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Hi all,

I'm taking my CCNA semester 1 final tomorrow. I've been studying/practicing subnetting the most and I'm about to go over the study materials that my instructor provided. I've also printed out the individual mod exams and will be reviewing those too.

Is there anything that I should be concentrating heavily on, or should I just be studying the study materials and the mod exams? I'm not trying to cheat or get answers from anyone - only trying to do my best. I think I have two chances at it, but I'd like to get it the first shot.

Is there anything in particular that I really need to be studying or focusing on? Thanks for any help you can provide

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Study harder on anything which you found the most difficult whilst learning!
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Study harder on anything which you found the most difficult whilst learning!
That is definitely subnetting. I've got the hang of it now, though (spent 2 hours just studying that). I'm just afraid that I'm going to overlook something very important that I didn't think of before.
    
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This for school correct ? If so you should ask your instructor if he can give you some pointers as what direction the test will go in. Are you in the Cisco Academy program ? Or am I mistaken and your trying to get your CCNA certification ?
 
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This for school correct ? If so you should ask your instructor if he can give you some pointers as what direction the test will go in. Are you in the Cisco Academy program ? Or am I mistaken and your trying to get your CCNA certification ?
My instructor is out of town tonight. I'm in community college now, and this is part of school This is the end of my 1st semster of the Cisco Academy. I thought I was going to have until next week to take it, but I can't get off work to do it, so I have to do it tomorrow.

Hopefully I can pass the class and get my certs!!
    
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^^^If you've programmed routers & switches don't forget the basic commands and what they can do,there will be a section dedicated to just that. And Good Luck.
 
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subnetting is all that we drill in ccnp and classless subnetting and variable length subnets can get nuts.
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^^^If you've programmed routers & switches don't forget the basic commands and what they can do,there will be a section dedicated to just that. And Good Luck.
I'll need all the luck I can get - thanks!!

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subnetting is all that we drill in ccnp and classless subnetting and variable length subnets can get nuts.
I can see why. Subnetting is tricky. I think I'm having the hardest time with identifying stuff - like glancing at something and being able to tell what subnet an IP address belongs to, or what the subnet mask should be. Am I going to have time to sit there and subnet addresses, or am I better off memorizing tables? I also need to memorize the IP classes themselves - I keep forgetting to do that!!
    
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Heh... I just took this exam, maybe less than a month ago.

Really, the only thing I can think of from the test, was that some of it was rather easy, and then the rest of the majority was hard. Honestly, every single student except for maybe three (including myself) failed it. If you have taken any pre-tests, or practice final exams, I would do so. Though they won't completely help you, it will give you an advantage.

Also, there is 5 different versions of this test, it can be very confusing.

There are a couple of questions that you never learned through CCNA 1 and that will be learned in CCNA2. If you use the Cisco Acad, website, goto CCNA 2 and study on that also. Like the first 2 modules maybe.

Alot of the stuff was based on Routers, Switchs, and the OSI layers. Study up on those.

Good Luck, you will need it!

Sorry, grammar may not be the best.

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Heh... I just took this exam, maybe less than a month ago.

Really, the only thing I can think of from the test, was that some of it was rather easy, and then the rest of the majority was hard. Honestly, every single student except for maybe three (including myself) failed it. If you have taken any pre-tests, or practice final exams, I would do so. Though they won't completely help you, it will give you an advantage.

Also, there is 5 different versions of this test, it can be very confusing.

There are a couple of questions that you never learned through CCNA 1 and that will be learned in CCNA2. If you use the Cisco Acad, website, goto CCNA 2 and study on that also. Like the first 2 modules maybe.

Alot of the stuff was based on Routers, Switchs, and the OSI layers. Study up on those.

Good Luck, you will need it!

Sorry, grammar may not be the best.

-GH0
Thank you for the info! + rep

I was going to do the practice final tonight after I try to master subnetting - hopefully that works out. I really don't want to fail - I don't want to pay for the darn class again, or go through the class again
    
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