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I am very new to my CCNA studies and am in the midst of setting up GNS3 to include VMware. Now I know that there is a known issue regarding version 14 of VMware and David Bombal made a video explaining that it was best to use version 12 instead. I spent the best part of a day pulling my hair out trying to get them to play nice before I came across an article explaining the issue.

Anyway, I have now got things up and running and have a choice to make with regards which IOS version to use. I am about 1 week into my ICND1 studies and would like to get to grips with GNS3. I have access to quite a few images (20) but need to know which one would be best to start using?

C7200 and above uses IOS 15 according to this GNS3 doc, so should I disregard using anythings below this? (C3745/C3660/C3640/C3620/C2691 etc)

If this is the wrong place to ask, please could you direct me to the correct place.

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So happy to be done with part 1. I failed last year and after passing A+, Sec+ and Network+ pretty easy it shook me a bit. Kept working, got back into studying three months ago and I'm on my way to earning my CCNA. I used Pearson test prep and the udemy course with Neil Anderson. Gotta watch that 1.25x he talks too slow. Good luck to everyone else!

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I've seen alot of people on youtube and reddit passing their CCENT and alot of them mentioned CBT Nuggets as one of their study sources....but i find it pretty pricey so i got a couple of courses from udemy instead such as lazaro diaz and chris bryant.....are they good alternatives in taking on the CCENT??

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Hi everyone,

I’m doing a few labs and the lab on acl is really frustrating.

What I have is two networks I need to allow one pc from one network ssh access and one from the local network ssh access I also need to deny access from one vlan to the tftp server in the local network.

I’m assuming that I need to use an extended acl and I should add the ACLs to all switches and routers in the local network. Is this correct?

Just need a small push in the right direction.

Cheers for reading.

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If I hardcode an global, routable, ipv6 address to a host, what is to stop another person from assigning the same ipv6 address to a host on their network? Would they conflict?

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The more I learn the more I don't understand why VLANs are used in some situations. Most situations I see are in an enterprise with different vlans for each department. What would be the advantage over different subnets?

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Currently a senior computer engineering student, looking to acquire a Cisco network certification.. I’d really appreciate advice and answers to the following:

What exam should I be taking? It seems ccna is the standard..

What’s the time frame between starting to study and completing the exam?

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I know nothing about Etherchannels, this is one of my first assignments that involves them and it's a troubleshooting assignment. One of the switches has 3 Etherchannels, and they all need to be in LACP mode, but instead they are currently in PAgP mode. I went into each interface that is associated with these Etherchannels and did a "no channel-group # mode" command, and then ran a "channel-group # mode active" to try and assign them as LACP. Nothing is changing though, I've tried multiple things from shutting down each physical port and turning it back on, to shutting down each Etherchannel and turning it back on.

What could I possibly be doing wrong? The one other PT assignment I did with Etherchannels made sense and I was able to assign modes easily and it worked fine. But for whatever reason I can't figure this one out.

Edit: The weird thing I just noticed is if I do a show run, I can see all of these ports being in active mode. But if I do a show etherchannel summary, it still lists them as PAgP

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Hello all,

I'm looking to see what different study materials have you used to pass the ICND2 200-105 Exam. Books, online courses, videos, guides, etc.

I've been on and off with my studies for the exam but now I'm going beast mode on it, need to pass it before end of year.

Your comments are welcome!

Thanks in advance.

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Posted byPracticalNetworking.net1 day ago

The CCNAx exam objectives do not list binary anywhere. That surprised me... but also made me happy!

To anyone who has recently taken the exam, do you remember seeing any questions that required understanding, converting, or interpreting binary numbers?

PS: The ICND1 exam objectives also do not include binary.

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Hi all! I live in the Dallas area. It's not Silicon Valley, but there is a pretty huge tech market here that I want to break into.

I'm halfway through a CCNA R&S course at my local college, but I am finding that this is definitely not something that interests me. I don't think I would enjoy doing network admin work every day. However, my school also offers CCNA Security, which had always sounded more interesting to me. I just decided to do the R&S first because it seemed like a solid cert to have.

My questions are these: Can you do the CCNA Security without a strong base in networking, or is there overlap in the curriculum/job duties that would make security difficult without the networking knowledge? What do you imagine job prospects would be like with just the security cert and no network cert? I'm a newbie to the tech game, so forgive me if these are stupid questions. I'm just trying to decide if I want to stay in my current program or start fresh in the other. Thanks!

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A little background: I've been working in IT for going on 10 years now. From help desk to managed services tech, to system administrator. I handle all the vmware, windows/linux server, storage, and networking for my company. I've got a pretty good understanding of networking and have configured my share of Cisco routers, switches, and ASA's over the years (all self taught from online resources as the need arises). I don't feel like I could actually pass an exam if I was to attempt one though. I've decided I want to commit to some reading or videos. I assume both.

What should I start with for someone with a decent grasp on the subject and lots of real world experience?

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Without a doubt the most stressful and frustrating exam i have sat in my life(I'm sure ICND2 and upwards will be worse). The studying leading up to it was at times overwhelming, but the exam itself was something else..

The wording of some questions and answers is bizarre... I spent a good 7 minutes staring at one question thinking "What is the difference between those 2 answers?!"...

At about 28 questions in i was genuinely sure i had already failed, so i guess the thing to learn is never give up and just stay positive. But to anyone taking ICND1 in the future, try not to overthink, that's what they want you to do!

Also, no feedback?! I can understand not giving a print out but if i pass you can at least show on screen what i got wrong surely??

Rant over, time for a beer!

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Right now I'm in chapter 19 of OCG and I'm stuck with RIP but not for RIP itself but for some diagram showed in page 445 and 446. I don't understand what the author states when he says many ip conf vs one ip conf, look:

https://imgur.com/CkeXZtP

vs

https://imgur.com/HCSef5X

Isn't this second diagram a class A? why the /24?

edit: Thank you all but it still hasn't clicked on me!!! I'll skip the next few chapters and dive straight to VLSM!

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So I did some pretty much lever 1 help desk work but I’m looking to get into networking, I don’t have much background at all in networking. That being said, I picked up the Todd Lammle CCENT book and skimmed through it. Some of the stuff in the book looks so daunting. Can I really teach myself this stuff without background in networking? I wonder how many people do this with no experience at all. I also have a MacBook and I noticed packet tracer isn’t compatible, anyone think this will be a minor issue?

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I have seen most ppl just refer using video courses ine, cbt nuggets, kevin wallace with boson practice exams, dont know about ccnp

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Posted byCCNP R&S / CCNA Security2 days ago

Keep it up. You’re doing more than getting a certificate; you’re battling your weaknesses and growing as a character.

Look at this studying technique when you have time, it’ll help you if you’re losing motivation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique

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Is there any way in PT to simulate Emergency, Alert, or Critical messages to show up in the log? I already can log level 5 by pinging around and disconnecting cables.

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Now I'm studying for the CCNA at the moment, and I am taking networking classes at school to prepare for Cisco certs. We use Netacad, which I think is a great tool to learn and prepare for certification exams. Packet tracer is also a great program, it really lets you get an idea of what it's like to work on real world equipment.

With that being said, the Skills Assessments are a joke. For instance, I just did one, I configured everything the assignment asked for. I triple checked the list of requirements making sure everything shown was something I configured and could be verified with show commands. Everything checks out fine. I go to turn it in, and I get a 78%. Why?

Well, the assignment asked for you to setup remote management on the switch using Telnet. It mentions NOTHING about remote management on the router in the topology. But low and behold, once you turn it in, it marks off points because you didn't properly setup the router for SSH management (the requirements never even mentioned SSH on any of the devices!). It also marked off points because I didn't put a banner on the router, which again, it never once mentioned or asked for.

I had a few other points taken away due to forgetting to configure a default gateway on the switch, which is entirely my fault and I accept that. But every single time I take one of these assessments, I get points deducted for simply following directions and not being able to read minds.

/rant

In all seriousness, I loathe when I see I have one of these assignments coming up because time and time again, it expects you to magically know what to do, even when never asked to do it.

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Posted byCCNA, CCENT, JNCIA, JNCDA, Net +, A+3 days ago

Sitting in the parking lot of the test center writing this.. so pumped.

Was weird because when I clicked end exam it did not tell me if I passed or not.. I had to wait for the print out, thought I failed....

Very hard exam imo, I’ve taken couple juniper, comptia, and obviously icnd1... just so much damn info.. anyway I passed with an 862.. I’ll take it.

Used cbt nuggets, networklessons.com (verrry underrated resource), and boson net and exam sim.. no books for me.

Anyway, this sub is a great resource for motivation and answering questions so thanks.

SO PUMPED!

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I'm reading through Lammle's book, and I'm not sure I entirely understand what he is trying to say when he writes:

-Place IP standart access lists as close to the desitnation as possible -Place IP extended access lists as close to the source as possible.

EDIT: Thank you guys, I think I get it a bit better. I'll be practicing this further to get a solid understanding.

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Hi, I'm trying to configure the dhcp snooping. I've this topology

PC ---------------(g0/0) Switch (dhcp snooper) (g0/1) -----------------------DHCP SERVER

on switch I configured:

SW(config)#ip dhcp snooping

SW(config)#ip dhcp snooping vlan 1

SW(config-g0/1)#ip dhcp snooping trust

When I try to obtain address from PC it doesn't work. Any help?

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Hey.

I would like to know the differences between doing the entire course and just taking the certification.

For example in the OSPF chapter, when you take the exam you get asked a lot of questions about different LSA types.

However in the exam topics it says:

3.9 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)

3.10 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot single area and multi-area OSPFv3 for IPv6 (excluding authentication, filtering, manual summarization, redistribution, stub, virtual-link, and LSAs)

Does this mean LSA's won't be asked about in the exam or am I mistaken?

Here's what is said about CCNP exam:

3.24 Describe OSPF packet types

3.25 Configure and verify OSPF neighbor relationship and authentication

3.26 Configure and verify network types, area types, and router types

  • 3.26.a Point-to-point, multipoint, broadcast, nonbroadcast
  • 3.26.b LSA types, area type: backbone, normal, transit, stub, NSSA, totally stub
  • 3.26.c Internal router, backbone router, ABR, ASBR
  • 3.26.d Virtual link

3.27 Configure and verify OSPF path preference

3.28 Configure and verify OSPF operations

3.29 Configure and verify OSPF for IPv6

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Hello, I have recently been preparing to take my practice test for ICND1 using the BEE (Boson Exam Environment). I looked at the sample questions for the CCENT on the BEE. One of the questions said:

Which of the following is the RIR for Europe?

The answer was RIPE NCC. I did not know this and thought I had forgotten the answer. When I looked back at the curriculum, I could not find anything about the NCC. I looked up the word and found no results. I looked up RIR and only found a brief summary. There was no info about the RIR in Europe, or anywhere else.

Are there any other questions on the BEE that don't show up in the curriculum?

Thx,

Jake

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9xx/1000

test was easier than my expectations.. but I am just glad it is all behind me now.. CCENT and on to CCNA!

I have a few questions.... So pretty much I should expect a confirmation email saying I passed in a few days, and then I should receive my physical cert in the mail in about 4-5 weeks right?

Can anyone share how long it took them to get confirmation and the physical cert?

edit---do I actually need to do anything from this point? I just wait and the cert will come.. no need to login and check or confirm anything with pearsonvue? Their wording is kind of confusing in places.

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