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CCNP / CCIE Collaboration - Quality of Test Questions and Cert Overall?

Those of you who have taken the CCNP Collab recently: Did you find the test content relevant and cohesive?

When I did the NP Voice, I was disappointed. The questions were not very relevant, were poorly worded, and the test had grammer issues that made the questions difficult to interpret. (Not talking in like a "they worded it tricky on purpose" way...more like an "english isn't their first language" way)

I have to take CIPTV2 to convert to Collab (the CCIE Collab written can't renew your CCNP Voice since they terminated the Voice track). I'm wondering if I should expect more of the same.

I'd ask the same questions about the CCIE Collab, which I'd also like to go after.

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I have come across the grammar issue in multiple tests and I consider it absolutely inexcusable for such a large company.

I''m still working to finish my CCNP. I haven't even started the Collab track yet but based on previous exams, my opinion is that not only "english isn't their first language" I also feel like "they worded it tricky on purpose". I find it ridiculous that there are grammatical errors given that we're talking $300 per exam. Not only that but I have come across bugs in some simlets. I don't want to sound like I'm bitter but I've come to expect nothing less from Cisco than a poor quality test so I'd say to expect the same on the Collab exams.

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way.

I also feel like "they worded it tricky on purpose" They do, but I can forgive this on a test as long as they do it in proper English. When they combine it with bad grammar, things get confusing.

As for the bugs in the simulator -- that's just getting you ready for working with their gear in the field!

Got NP Collab recently. I feel like 60 to 70 percent of the exam is good and the rest was irrelevant. Grammar was good honestly. Few questions I had to emulate the Jackie chan meme.

The exam material is honestly your best source of what to study. Then hit up those SRNDs and labbing.

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Glad to hear that, thanks and congrats!

1 point · 1 month ago

I remember back in 2002 the grammar was unnatural, at least. Surprised to hear it's still so bad. If I were in your shoes, I would just get my ccie collab and forget the NP. You'll renew the NP R&S with the ccie but your NP voice will lapse. Might save you some time and money.

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