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[–]SixynCCENT 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Awesome job! I have a really hard time with reading the books and have found success through CBT Nuggets as well. Congrats!

Seeing other folks make it through with videos and practice is great.

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

I’m with you. I find reading material from a text book is great as a reference, but having it “taught” to you makes it more palatable and easier to remember.

[–]g2f1g6n1[🍰] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

How long did it take you?

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

About 1.5 months. It’s only 20 hours of videos total. Watched a few hours a week.

[–]TheNetworkPunisherCCNA R&S A+/Net+/Sec+ 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Field_of_CelebrantCCENT 1 point2 points  (0 children)


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


[–]Zeal0522[🍰] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Isn't CBT nuggets mad expensive

[–]Animawl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

85 bucks a month. But its actually pretty dope, has quizzes and its not just cisco stuff, you can learn all sorts. Vmware, microsoft, etc.

[–]FarplaneDragonA+ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm not going to link it, but well, there's other methods of getting the videos if you catch my drift...

[–]TundzCCNA R&S | CCNP Switch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Congrats!! I would recommend you use another source for ICND2, which is much trickier.

[–]Hacky_5ack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good job man, I am using CBT nuggets for MCSA and I really like how they keep you engaged.

[–]bulldog1875 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Two questions:

watching the 78-video series on CBTNuggets for 100-105

Was it free - via Youtube or purchased?

I've been pondering using VIRL ($200/yr), but downloaded Packet Tracer. Seems like it's up the task of all the labs needed? For ICND-2 as well??

Thanks and congrats OP.

[–]SgtPackets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No need to use VIRL. Packet Tracer is more than enough to cover everything you need to know for the CCNA

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

CBTNuggets is purchased. The offline videos and Transcender exams were a huge help.

I used Packet Tracer, but I found there were some limitations due to it containing only very old versions of IOS. So far in 200-105, it was recommended to switch to GNS3 (also free) to have more control over the lab sims.

[–]IseraphumI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most of the text books are very long winded.

[–]CoffeeNomad51 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Congrats!! currently using CBT nuggets and packet tracer as well! also putting together a home lab! ill be on my way to CCENT soon.

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

Awesome dude. I tried putting together a home lab but ended up just going for be exam before I finished building it. Good luck with yours!

[–]cioyx20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How long did you studied ? I need CCNA in 4 months