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Passed switch ...

Squeaked by on the switch exam with a 790 a few days ago. This was my 3rd time sitting for the exam after a few months studying.

Initially I used the Boson CCNP Network Simulator product materials for prep, but quickly learned that studying the actual Cisco documentation is the best preparation. If I had to do it again I would have bought used switches instead of using the Boson simulator product.

That said, I did use the Boson practice exam as well and I thought the questions were good and helpful with preparing - the material seemed better than the Network Simulator product.

If you've gotten discouraged and have already sat and failed the exam, don't give up.

Good luck and onto route!

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Congrats! Glad we could help. :)

level 1

That's great!

level 1

Congrats! My 2nd attempt is scheduled this Saturday. Failed the first time with a 776

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Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

Good luck!

level 1

I just got boson for TSHOOT. The labs seem to be very basic and low level? Although there are plenty of them. What's your opinion?

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

The labs for switch were ok but pretty basic. They did help for the basics but not the advanced stuff.

level 1

Did you use GNS3 for labbing?

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Original Poster2 points · 2 months ago

Nope. Used Boson Network Simulator software. I did not bother with GNS3 for the switch labs. I would recommend getting a few layer 3 3750s and 2950s used on ebay.

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I got 3 off eBay (3560-48x2,3560-24x1) for under $200 and learned so much because I accidentally corrupted the IOS image on one and had to recover with xmodem.

I have REALLY enjoyed adding them to my home network and going through labs like Etherchannel and RPVST etc etc.

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Why a home lab? The Boson simulator has almost all the same commands.

level 1

Congrats! Took me a few attempts as well.

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