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Hi all,

Just a friendly reminder that you should always check the latest exam topics before booking and writing an exam.

It is a pretty common complaint that Cisco expects CCNP (and to a lesser degree non R&S CCNA) candidates to do some research to make sure their study material covers all the topics for the exam. Hell some tracks don't even have OSGs.

You don't want to learn about a topic while writing your exam!

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Hello fellow subredditors

I passed CCNP SWITCH with score 907/1000

The exam is really fair and kinda hard

Now on to Route

Have a great day 😀

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Hi Folks,

Say if I have a Router A(AVG), Router B(AVF), Router C (AVF) with default GLBP setup (round-robin) apart from Router A having higher priority to be AVG.

If Router C was to fail completley what member of the GLBP takes over the forwarding for that virtual mac address of the router C hosts? Is it the highest priority group member?

Cheers

George

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For those who passed the exam how deep should i go into BGP because,is very huge protocol. is the material from OCG enough for exam ?

if not, what other material did u use ?

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So I just passed my ccna r&s and was looking to start on my NP. Any suggestions on books/study guides or videos to use.

Thanks.

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I've created a third (and final) GRE video, which helps with keeping GRE tunnel stable.

I'm not sure if all of this is in the exam, but it's useful anyway!

Covers ideas like using loopbacks as endpoints, keepalives, and recursive routing.

I hope this is helpful to you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfaRP9Putfk

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Hi All,

Looking to start pursuing another certification. I have my CCNA Security and Route/Switch. I'm at about 10 years experience in Network Engineering roles, with no specific security job titles on my resume. My CCNA Security and knowledge of Cisco's Firewall/VPN technology is limited to academia, as we use Fortinet in our environment.

In your opinion, which cert would be more beneficial to pursue? Security is 4 tests, and I feel like Cisco is not leading in the network security market. However, a specialized cert vs. Route/Switch may provide that extra edge to get that next role. At the same time, Route/Switch is only 3 tests and is a tried and true cert. You could likely get the security role with a CCNP RS.

In either case, what are your favorite resources for preparing for CCNP tests? The tests are damn expensive, so my appetite for failure is null0. For both CCNA tracks, I used Boson, Ucertify, Whitepapers, and CBT nuggets. Is this a good approach for CCNP?

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Hi everyone,

I don't want to make this a long question but what would someone that recently passed the CCNP purchased to prepare for the certification? I've looked into VIRL, spoke with Cisco support and was told it's not suitable for exam preparation.

I read that a Catalyst 2950 and Catalyst 3750 should be fine, but I am not 100% if this is enough for labing.

I am very sorry for the dumb/stupid question I've been busting my brains for the past two months with Juniper to hit a wall that has me going back to Cisco.

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So im studying for the CCNP Route and finishing up on OSPFv3. I was wondering how deep should i be going? Im using INE and the OCG for my main sources for studying but they dont go that deep. INE didnt even cover address-family. So i delved into some CCIE books and learned theres a lot of material i dont know when it comes OSPFv3 such as interface id, graceful restart, options,ect..

CCNP route exam topics are pretty vague. All it says is Configure OSPFv3 lol. Any ideas guys?

So far im covered Address family, Traditional OSPFv3, Type 9 and 8 , and Static neighborships .

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Hello guys, I passed the SWITCH and ROUTE in june '17 and april '17 respectively. After that it dropped off since I got a job working with MPLS and service provider stuff. I'm thinking of just getting it together and take TSHOOT to get it out of the way. Any tips? I grabbed the topology and have the OCG.

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I failed the route exam 750/790. Like most who fail this exam, I feel so defeated after months of studying. I used the Chris Bryant and the OCG.

I was surprised to see concentration on EVN, PPPoe, NETFlow, and Frame Relay. The OCG does not go in depth on this topics.

I feel lost and need some guidance. I need to recertify by OCT 8. I dont want to go and buy another book, how can I go about learning about the topics mentioned above? Thanks

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Hello all,

Finally gave up trying to study for SWITCH with virtual labs as they do not work well with some of the exam objectives. Managed to get four 3560 switches and an MRV to console everything to. The only thing is, I do not know how to set up the MRV. I'm looking for some help to see how I can get this done.

...when I finally get around having everything consoled to one place, is it possible to open up a telnet session for each switch in a separate window/tab or will I be stuck with having to log in to each switch in one session?

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Bit disappointing, as this is my second attempt. Not sure what to do anymore. I don't have the time or the money to risk another attempt. I may take a break.

Resources used:

FLG, OCG, Some Cisco Docs.

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I got this question on the ccnp route and have not been able to find the correct answer. Thinking 200. Anyone able to confirm this?

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I have set up a really small lab on GNS3 to mess around with EIGRP as a start on my way to CCNP Route.

This particular lab only consists of two routers:
R1 (10.0.0.1) <-> R2 (10.0.0.2)

Where R1 has an inbound ACL that denies all IP traffic sourced from host 10.0.0.2 where the destination is anywhere:

ip access-list 100 deny ip host 10.0.0.2 any

Despite that, I can still see an adj formed on R2 with R1 (even though I cannot reach it from R2). It's flaps from time to time (hold on timer expiring probably).

From the point of view of R1, I don't see any neighbour at all. I want to understand why this is happening. I sniffed the traffic and I see the Multicast hello packets, but those should be blocked so I don't know why it's formed. R1 should not be able to receive any ACK from R2.

Thanks!

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Hey everyone r/ccnp. Hope everyone's having a great Friday! I'm currently wrapping up on my labbing for switch but I'm not satisfied on all the labs I've done. I did the entire switch workbook from INE, the Cisco press lab manual and those from the 3650x configuration guide.

My request is for some more labs that I can do. Preferably in the topics of:

1) MST (inclusive of root bridge, path and cost priority configurations).

2) 801.x port authentication

3) VACLs.

I currently have 4 switches (2 MLS) and 4 routers (to act as hosts). So can you guys throw some labs and topologies on those technologies for me? For an extra challenge, combining all 3 would be superb.

Thanks! Have a great day!

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Just scraped in - I used Chris Bryant, OCG, 3750 Config guide and Boson exams. Got the Boson exam only a few weeks ago to make sure I didn't "learn the test". Pretty happy with the questions, as usual there were some tricky ones.

Now on to Route.......

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TSHOOT done! 907 w/ passing score of 846. CCNP get!

  • Network Principles: 67%
  • Layer 2 Tech: 75%
  • Layer 3 Tech: 100%
  • VPN Tech: 100%
  • Infra Sec: 75%
  • Infra Services: 100%

The exam started well when I took 20 minutes to solve a ridiculously simple scenario because a command's incorrect output threw me off and I didn't bother looking at the obvious things, but after I got through that it went much more smoothly. Some of the MCQs were... interesting, though. Whatever. Turns out Cisco doesn't like giving you your score anymore until you get the printout. Both SWITCH and TSHOOT dropped me right into the end-of-exam survey rather than giving me any results. Was kind of annoying.

The exam interface is incredibly obnoxious. Not enough real-estate on the screen at all.

Studying was mainly based on refreshing ROUTE topics and a little bit of SWITCH. Labbed up the TSHOOT topology a couple times. Boson was very useful for getting used to the environment for the sims and the "Cisco" way of troubleshooting for the exam. However, the Boson access switch "running" IOS 12.0 with the old-style switchport commands made me want to throw things.

Anyway, I am happy to be done with the NP. Next study topic: Breath of the Wild. :)

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Hello! I'm currently self-studying and working towards my CCNA in R&S, and plan to go for CCNP afterwards. After I finish R&S i am planning on working towards CCNP Security.

I've seen mixed views on this topic, but i would like to hear what you guys have to say. How hard will it be for me to get a job with just certifications? Is it possible to get internships without being a college student? Will being self-taught mean anything to an employer?

I'm 20 years old (if that's relevant) and have always been interested and wanted to work in a networking environment (security specifically). I decided that traditional college wasn't for me, but I still have a passion to work in this field and I'm trying my best to achieve that.

If you guys have any input and/or suggestions, please comment! I would love to hear what you think.

Thank you!

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Hi,

I'm studying the OCC from David Hucaby, SWITCH 300-115. Regarding the trunking ISL is favored over dot1.q. Isn't this outdated stuff ? All my switches at work can"t even choose,[switchport trunk encapsulation]. It does not exists.

So I'm wondering are these topic present at the exam or not ? Because they "don't apply anymore".

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So the sim questions for CCNA are based on show commands, are the route and switch tests like that also?

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I used to be in a job where I never had free time and I would work from morning to later in the day since I would be helping other people on their projects and working myself to the bone. I ended up taking another job because of the high workload and low pay. I found another job but the downtime is killing me and I can't stand having not much to do sometimes

Do other people just study during these times? I'm a workaholic and I understand that but who I am and what I'm used to is working day and night with a heavy work load. I can't stand the boring network jobs anymore, I miss my old job but I won't go back since I make way more here and work less hours

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I know there's about 25 questions, how many of them were finding issues in topologies and how many were multiple choice? Any advice?

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AMA! Or don't. I'm just glad to have it out of the way.

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I know this is a mediocre question for an NP candidate but I just can't get this switch to update. I have the images for my 3750v2 PoE 48P and 3825 router. They are running 12.x, but to keep up with the switch exam, I got the 15.x images to upgrade them both. I used tftp64 to update IOS at work without issues but can't get them to work for my 3750s in my homelab. I always get a ' file or directory doesn't no exist '. Yet I copied and pasted the image name into putty. Am I missing something?

Thanks!

EDIT: I GOT THE IMAGE TO COPY, I USED FTP TO TRANSFER THE FILE BETWEEN THE SERVER AND MY SWITCH.

Thanks to u/Smokingsig to recommending 3CDaemon and everyone else who took the time to post a help message!

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Seems like most of the Networking jobs in my area are becoming less CLI jobs and more know Python and SDN jobs. This trend is happening super fast. What do you all think about the old-school Cisco on prem model becoming increasingly irrelevant? Entry and mid level Networking jobs in general seem to be becoming super rare in the NY metro area as well - anyone notice this in your market?

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