- Bronze, 100 points or more
I passed my CCNA today with a score of 974, thanks to all of you that answered my SFQs, and those of others that are studying for this certificate.
About the Exam
Mostly as expected, a lot of drag and drop questions, especaly at the end when I was running short on time. One standard simulation, the infamous access-list one. Without breaking NDA the simulator doesn't seem to understand protcols by name, just number. The second simulator was interesting, 5 multiple answer questions, the answers of which needed to be determined from a simulated device with show commands.
There were a number of questions regarding frame-relay maps, but none on ISDN fortunately.
I used the Todd Lamle guides and the CiscoPress certifications guides. In my opinion the Todd Lammle guide is not sufficient to pass the exam on it's own, as it doesn't go into enough detail. I haven't seen them, but I would guess it is a similar level to the CiscoPress Study Guides.
Previous to using the guides, I took the ICND course, a few years ago, and have been working in a managed services environment on 2950, 3550, 3660, 3750 and 2960 switches since. Therefore the switching components were relitively simple to me, the routing however was a different matter. Recently I changed employer to as networking consultant. Hense the need to pass the exam, forunately they have a lab environment, and I got to spend a few days working with some old routers, which helped immensly. I also used dynagen / dynamips as a simulator.
Write the subnet addresses, number of usable hosts etc down before you start the exam. This saved a lot of time not having to do the calclations. Ask for something to clean the worksheets, I didn't and my hands are black with ink now :-)