Cisco CCNA Exam

This article will give advice on taking the Cisco CCNA Test that may hopefully give you the confidence to successfully pass.
In your preparation for the CCNA test are thinking about that passing the exam is but the start of the journey. The CCNA certification curriculum will give you a sure foundation to build for other higher Cisco certificates. Don’t have the mindset of fear but but say to yourself “I can pass this exam”. Tell yourself that you will conquer the exam. You’ll serve yourself well and follow Cisco’s advice by firmly taking the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.0 and the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) v1.0 courses. Use your preferred search engine and type in the ICND course. For example, if you live in Belgium type ” ICND2 courses in Belgium”. Cisco also has resources for searching courses. Type in LPCM in your search engine. Some courses also attract a 250-dollar Amazon.com Gift certificate for free.
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Not everybody prepare for exams in the same way because there is a sense of uniqueness about us. How boring and dull would it be if we were all the same. Even robots can be made up of a feeling of uniqueness and difference through artificial intelligence. The point is, for a person to achieve the end goal is not always followed in the same fashion. Vendor specific qualifications like the CCNA however, has set topics which ought to be studied in order to pass the CCNA test. The way you start studying them is entirely up to you but be sure you do concentrate on them. These are the overall guideline topics which Cisco recommends:
Describe how a network works Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network. Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices Explain and select the appropriate administrative tasks necessary for a WLAN Identify security threats to a network and describe general solutions to mitigate those threats Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network. Implement and verify WAN links
Each one of the above topics carry sub-topics and these are what has to be digested. A useful solution to master these sub-topics before you take the CCNA Exam would be to write down is likely to words on a A4 little bit of paper the requirement. For example, Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications and sub-topic – Explain network segmentation and basic traffic management concepts – you’ll do what is says on a A4 paper. This exercise would reinforce your knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. This can also allow you to pass the CCNA exam with flying colors.
After taking the CCNA test you will discover that a pass is really a pass and a fail is a fail but with percentage. There is no option to go back on a question once you click ‘Next. You cannot get back to previous questions you should move forward. You will do more harm to yourself if you do not answer a question and move on than in the event that you were to answer the wrong question. So that it pays to answer every question since the total score is accumulative. As Captain Kirk thought to Mr. Spock in Star Trek, take your very best guess. Mr. Spock will not make guesses but if he had to this would be more accurate than most people’s best knowledge statement.
Ah! For us then, study hard so you don’t have to guess.
There are a number of aides to assist you in your journey to pass the CCNA Test. First there’s the reference to Ciscopress documentation. Ciscopress are generally well written by Cisco Certified Internetworking Experts (CCIE). Merely to note, CCIE’s gave up their social life to achieve their highly recognized status and is the best example of study, study, study and more study. This type of person the ‘cream of the crop’ in networking but more on that in another article. And also Ciscopress books additionally, there are other reputable publishers which have contributed immensely to Cisco CCNA curriculum. Here follows are a listing of books as recommended by Cisco and non Ciscopress literature.
You can find two CCNA paths at present:
CCNA 640-801 and CCNA 640-802 where the former exam track expires in November 2007. You can read further information on both exams in CCNA Certifications article at the web site below.
CCNA 640-801:
CCNA 640-801 Titles
Learn: CCNA Portable Command Guide
Learn: CCNA Self-Study: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND)
Learn: CCNA Self-Study: Introduction to Cisco Networking Technologies (INTRO)
Learn: CCNA Preparation Library
Experience: CCNA Video Mentor
Experience: Cisco CCNA Network Simulator
Prepare: CCNA ICND Exam Certification Guide
Prepare: CCNA INTRO Exam Certification Guide
Prepare: CCNA Official Exam Certification Library, Second Edition
Practice: CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack
CCNA 640-802:
CCNA 640-802/CCENT 640-822 Titles
Learn: CCNA Portable Command Guide, Second Edition
Experience: CCNA Video Mentor
Prepare: CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition
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Prepare: CCNA ICND2 Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition
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Prepare: CCNA Official Exam Certification Library, Third Edition
Practice: CCNA Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack, Third Edition
Practice: CCNA Quick Reference Sheets: Exam 640-802
Practice: CCENT Quick Reference Sheets: Exam 640-822
The CCNA 640-802 has just become available in 2007 so there is limited content. As the course develops this document will be updated to include the most recent literature so please bookmark this page
So you are ready to take the CCNA test. Opt for full confidence understanding that you have studied hard and pass that exam. The fee for appearing in the CCNA examination is about $125-$150 per sitting. In the UK the price for taking the exam is approx �90 per sitting. Good success!