90% study by YouTube Videos. (Highly recommend Travis Bonfigli search ‘CCNP travis’)
I did have access to PluralSight and watched that series.
I bought 3 x Catalyst 3560’s for my lab.
I also feel like the Boson ExSim added 50-60 points to my score.
One medium difficulty simulation and then one tough difficulty simulation.
There were issues in the config that is not mentioned in the scenario instructions (just like in real life) and those have to be resolved. Also the wording was purposefully vague in some cases (just like in real life). I felt like it was fair and not trivial.
Be sure to use your verification commands! I don’t think you can completely blow the ‘tough’ sim and pass, but that is just my speculation.
Boson ExSim really helped me fill the gaps for the simulations. Also having the real equipment to lab on was very helpful here too.
Taking some time off work for 4th of July to relax and refresh. After that ROUTE begins!
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I’ve been doing some lab exercises on three L3 switches using YouTube and PluralSight. I have decided to try using Boson Exam Sim again to try to ‘fill the gaps’.
My first attempt on Exam set A I had failed with 734/825. I studied dot1x, dot1q VLAN tagging, VACL, and a couple of other things.
After a couple of days of study I took Exam set B and passed with 884/825. Three of the questions I got wrong were actually due to not reading correctly (answering too quickly) because after review I determined I had knew the correct answers. Of course those would count against me too in real life so I guess that is part of it.
I was curious how anyone felt about how well a passing grade in Boson ExSim would indicate being ready for the real thing?
I felt like Boson for CCNA ExSim and NetSim were incredible. Hoping it works out for me again this time.
Any advice on some topics that may not be obvious from the main exam topics list that is provided would be appreciated. This means a lot to me and I do not want to take the test twice!
I thought I did much better in ICND1. The questions just seemed more difficult on this one and I even had to completely guess on a couple.
The very first question really set the tone for me as it was about APIC-EM path trace tool for ACL and it was check the 3 correct answers type of question. I was stumped immediately.
I ended up with only 2 minutes on my timer so I know I took plenty of time on questions to be sure I was reading them correctly and thinking it through.
I really felt like the questions I did get correct carried the heavier weights because I did still pass at least.
I used all YouTube / PluralSight / INE / CBT Nuggets / Chris Bryant / Keith Barker / Jeremy Ciora / etc. No books.
Also I used Boson NetSim and ExSim for CCNA. You really should go for the Boson products if you have the budget.