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Posted byCCNA R/S3 months ago

Passed ICND2 850/811 (back in January)

So, I passed the ICND2 and then just kind of flatlined. I took some time bought the CCNA Collaboration material, work changed my direction to CCNA Security, and I'm working through the CCNA Security now.

What I did want to say is I flatlined because I failed on December 11th with a 778/811. That was a punch to the gut in a very hard time of life. I'd just gotten back from a mission's trip to Haiti in late November and unfortunately my wife and I discovered we miscarried twins the week before.

I pulled it together, studied in the morning before work for an hour, listened to the Chris Bryant's udemy course on the drive to work, built a question base in quizlet (used that at work in my free time), hammered the Boson exam sim (at work and at home), and went to the gym where I watched more CCNA videos while working out with the wife and just lived to pass the ICND2. I sat for it a month later and passed on January 12th.

I think hearing about people's failures is as important as hearing about people's successes in a reddit like this. This was one of the hardest tests I've ever taken. Also, could've been a lot of other things going on.

But anyway, I say this to say stick it out and it is worth it!

I'm sitting here tonight not feeling the drive after finishing Ch. 15 and came here for encouragement to be honest. I just wanted to say thank you guys for this reddit and wish you all the best as we continue down this road together.


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I'm also on CCNA Sec, but you are way ahead of me! Keep up the good work! :) Some days after work, I just sit in the couch and watch a movie with my wife, no drive to study at all. Plus I'm unfortunate to not even work in networking at all, so yeah, sometimes the lack of motivation kicks in, and there's where you stop a couple days! :)

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That part you mentioned that failure is as important as passing stories is dead on. Like in the Disney movie Meet The Robinsons, they had a motto: "Keep moving Forward". Glad you made it through. Salute.

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Good for you! Sounds like you have the drive to do what you want!

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Senior Content Developer, Boson Software2 points · 3 months ago

Congrats! Glad we could help. :)

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Congratulations :)

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A+, N+, CCNA R&S2 points · 3 months ago

Having trouble staying motivated with CCNA Security right now. Wow I have so much more to cover and I've already finished the OCG book!

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