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I didn't enjoy the testlet on the icnd1. Messed with my head worrying about the time per question after it.
    
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I'm not too sure about that but because I'm also in the academy take cisco and do packet tracer. I heard it's very hard and usually peoPle pass it only the second time
I really dislike packet tracer, it just bugs out on me a lot. Plus you pretty much can't do CCNP on it.

I've bought myself some secondhand cisco devices (2600XM router + 3548 XL) which cost me about 50 euros. Now you won't be able to do intervlan routing on the switch (it's a level 2 switch), but it's a great way to learn, and get used to Cisco's IOS.

(completed CCNA in my college, now halfway through CCNP)
    
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I really dislike packet tracer, it just bugs out on me a lot. Plus you pretty much can't do CCNP on it.
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I haven't used packet tracer since 2005, have they added all the routing protocols needed for the CCNP to it and no I haven't looked lately
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Mostly. It's still used in the CCNP track offered by Cisco Networking Acad. It's still got it's drawbacks, and it's benefits. PT was never intended to be a supplement to real devices, its major intention is to be able to test the skill of the students. When you take the online end of chapter PT exams all of the keystrokes are sent to your instructor.

The Activity Wizzard it tough to beat. Doing the same thing in Dynamips require a lot more time, and half the time people just can't figure out how to make the .net files work with gns3 or dyna', so it's a pretty valuable tool, or at least I've found it to be so..

As long as you use it as an aid, and not a tool, keeping things in perspective. It's fine..
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that's after my time, I did everything old school of course i had millions of $ worth of equipment at my disposal.
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The self study route a good way to go, especially when you have that type of equipment to work with..
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that and it helped when i had 9 CCIE's at my disposal when i had a problem. I am in hopes to pass my lab come Oct.
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