Cisco CCNA Exam

This article will give suggestions about taking the Cisco CCNA Test that may hopefully provide you with the confidence to successfully pass.
In your preparation for the CCNA test are thinking about that passing the exam is but the beginning of the journey. The CCNA certification curriculum will provide you with a sure foundation to build for other higher Cisco certificates. Don’t have the mindset of fear but but say to yourself “I could 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 favorite search engine and type in the ICND course. For instance, if you reside in Belgium type ” ICND2 courses in Belgium”. Cisco also has resources for searching courses. Enter LPCM in your internet search engine. Some courses also attract a 250-dollar Amazon.com Gift certificate free of charge.
Not everybody plan exams just as because there is a feeling of uniqueness about us. How boring and dull would it be if we were all the same. Even robots can be created with a sense of uniqueness and difference through artificial intelligence. The main point is, for a person to attain the end goal isn’t always followed in exactly the same fashion. Vendor specific qualifications like the CCNA however, has set topics which need to be studied so that you can pass the CCNA test. The method that you start studying them is entirely up to you but ensure you do concentrate on them. These are the general 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 up 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 of the above topics carry sub-topics and these are what must be digested. A useful way to master these sub-topics before you take the CCNA Exam is to write down in your own 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’s says on a A4 paper. This exercise would reinforce your knowledge and knowledge 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 really a fail but with percentage. There is no option to go back on a question as soon as you click ‘Next. You cannot get back to previous questions you have to move forward. You will do more damage to yourself if you don’t answer a question and move on than if you were to answer the wrong question. So it pays to answer every question because the total score is accumulative. As Captain Kirk said to Mr. Spock in Star Trek, take your best guess. Mr. Spock does not make guesses but if he previously to this would be more accurate than most people’s best knowledge statement.
Ah! For all of us then, study hard which means you don’t have to guess.
There are a number of aides to help you in your journey to pass the CCNA Test. First there is the mention of Ciscopress documentation. Ciscopress are generally well crafted by Cisco Certified Internetworking Experts (CCIE). Merely to note, CCIE’s quit their social life to accomplish their highly recognized status and is the better example of study, study, study and more study. These people are the ‘cream of the crop’ in networking but more on that in another article. Together with Ciscopress books there are also other reputable publishers that have contributed immensely to Cisco CCNA curriculum. Here follows are a report on 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 in fact the former exam track expires in November 2007. It is possible to read further information on the two exams in CCNA Certifications article at the website below.
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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
Gain early usage of the contents of the book with the Rough Cut edition on Safari.
Prepare: CCNA ICND2 Exam Certification Guide, Second Edition
Gain early usage of the contents of the book with the Rough Cut edition on Safari.
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. Because the course develops this document will undoubtedly be updated to include the latest literature so please bookmark this site
So you are ready to take the CCNA test. Opt for full confidence realizing that you have studied hard and pass that exam. The fee for appearing in the CCNA examination is approximately $125-$150 per sitting. In the united kingdom the price when planning on taking the exam is approx �90 per sitting. Good success!