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[–]zdwolfCCNA R&S 10 points11 points  (16 children)

Amazing score. Congrats! What were your study resources?

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 11 points12 points  (15 children)

I used the official cert guide, Ucertify through WGU and CBT Nuggets. Honestly, I did not feel prepared through the test lol but I guess I got just enough. It was quite difficult, much harder than the CCNA in my opinion.

[–]sev1nkCCNA R&S 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I took the CCNA Sec with WGU last year and the OCG was definitely not enough to pass the exam. A lot of irrelevant information and it didn't touch on enough of the objectives at the time.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I agree. CBT nuggets was a life saver honestly.

[–]CycoPenguin 0 points1 point  (2 children)

So you got a perfect score with only WGU resources? No white papers, labbing or additional practice tests like Boson? How long did you study for? Was this your first attempt?

[–]Iskaral-PustCCNA R&S 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That wasn't a perfect score, Cisco exams are graded out of 1000. Because the passing score is dependent on the particular question pool you get, it's common to post scores as <actual score> / <min passing score>.

Hence the OP's amusement/laughter when seeing their score.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I studied hardcore for about 3 weeks, granted I have quite a bit of firewall experience. I did rather poorly on the Email portion, which I felt was a big section of the exam.

[–]zdwolfCCNA R&S 1 point2 points  (7 children)

I’ve never heard of Ucertify, can you elaborate on that resource?

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 2 points3 points  (6 children)

It's with my school, WGU. It is honestly, shit. Don't recommend it, it had some additional practice tests and stuff that basically makes you feel over confident because it is much easier than the actual exam.

[–]Lonecoon 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I agree. The WGU course for CCNA Security is god-awful, and the UCertify for it is near useless and outdated. It's the last class I have before graduation and I can't wait to be done.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God-speed my man. It's rough for sure

[–]LurralCCNA 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If it's the same as ICND1 and 2 then it is basically just the OCG ebook, plus some practice tests, right?

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, but I only used the OCG when I took ICND 1 and 2 and that was sufficient to pass. With Sec, I doubt it.

[–]G3Rizon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How is WGU treating you, out of curiosity?

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love it, super convenient for me.

[–]MrPudge91 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What sources you use to pass CCNA? I am also in WGU and I plan on taking icnd1 and icnd2 next term.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

CBT nuggets and the official cert guide. I did this 3 years ago however, and the test has changed. I knew the cert guide in and out and was ready to go for that exam

[–]NerdyDjinn 8 points9 points  (1 child)

"If the minimum wasn't good enough, it wouldn't be the minimum."

Life motto of a shipmate of my dad's who went through nuclear power school to serve on a nuclear attack submarine during the Cold War.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can live with it!

[–]rrtorres1991CCENT 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That is astounding indeed! Congratulations!

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I appreciate it. I am ecstatic.

[–]geekhawk420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, congrats! :D

[–]Billdev_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha awesome! Think about how different your reaction would of been if you scored a single point less lol But nice job

[–]BosonMichaelSenior Content Developer, Boson Software 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]cositsecCCNA 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Congrats! I'm in this course w/ WGU as well. Just finished Ch 18 last night. Once I am done with OCG, will be doing 31 Days book (paper and e-book w/ PT labs). Once I finish 31 Days, will go through Boson exam sim -- what was your experience with Boson vs the exam?

Once I get a baseline knowledge level, will go back through CBT nuggets, OCG, etc. to shore up deficiency.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Boson was much better than Ucertify. Ucertify gives you false hope, makes you feel like a god lol

[–]Groundswell17 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don't understand the numbers, is it not a fixed passing level? My passing level was 810 and I got a 858, does that make mine 858/810?

[–]forks_and_spoons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Congrats! This is inspiring.

[–]Ccnagirl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Welcome to the club. I passed 2 weeks ago. What are your next steps..? I am immature to take ccnp security without equipped lab. I am planning to take Palo Alto ace and check point certifications.

[–]tastelikchiken[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Working on Linux+ then going for CEH next!