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[–]M_N_madman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't *think* it would be prohibited, but be aware that you'll be getting re-tested on things that you have already covered in the ICND1 test that you've passed already.

[–]BosonMichaelSenior Content Developer, Boson Software 1 point2 points  (2 children)

It's not prohibited at all. But for the $325 you'd pay for 200-125, you could take ICND2 twice.

[–]joshgoldeneagleCCENT, A+, Network+, MCSA[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm getting reimbursed when I pass anyhow. And every interview they want to know when I am going to have the CCNA. I guess going to the combined exam I would pass sooner, but probably wouldn't learn quite as much? Basically with the ICND2 I have to learn the ICND2 material a bit better than in the combined exam,

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

As someone who has been responsible for budgeting an IT department, I can tell you that the less an employee costs me, the more valuable that employee is to me. So although it's "free money" to you, it's not to your employer. Unless, of course, you're being reimbursed in some other way, in which case, knock yourself out! :D

It used to be that the CCNA composite exam was simply a combination of the ICND1 and ICND2 exam questions. However, this is no longer the case. In my opinion, the composite exam is a fair bit harder than the individual ICND exams. Your mileage may vary.

[–]UsernameNotPresentCCNA R&S 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not prohibited but it’s $165 for ICND1, $165 for ICND2, and $325 for the 200-125.

Practice exams don’t equal the real thing.

[–]the-packet-throwerMeow 🐈🐈Meow 🐱🐱 Meow Meow🍺🐈🐱Meow A+! 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could do it but it doesn’t make a ton of sense.

If your a CCENT you are basically opting for the much harder version just in the hopes you get enough CCENT questions to balance out your weak areas.

You would be better off just doing ICND2 since all the topics are worth knowing anyway.