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Do I Have Enough Study Resources? by NetworkPhreak in ccna

[–]NetworkPhreak[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I plan too. Subnetting shouldn't be too difficult. As I'm quite good with maths

Do I Have Enough Study Resources? by NetworkPhreak in ccna

[–]NetworkPhreak[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I absolutely agree.

But I don't really want to use Boson for one reason. (It might sound silly but bare with me.)

I've never really learned from any book as big and technical as these Cisco CCNA books before (And that's not even mentioning RFCs and Cisco White Papers) so I kinda want to prove to myself that I can read and study these dense technical manuals to pass an industry certification. To prove to myself that I have what it takes to be an IT professional, and "hang with the big boys" so to speak.

Do I Have Enough Study Resources? by NetworkPhreak in ccna

[–]NetworkPhreak[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I absolutely agree. I do not want to be a paper CCNA. Or a paper anything. I want to learn the material.

Unfortunately. Time waits for no one. And I know eventually the exam will renew to a new version.

I am flexible in my time scale. If it takes me 4 months for ICND1 and 3 for ICND2

Then I'm fine with that. But it's just a ball park figure. I know I have until roughly next Summer before the new cert if announced if Cisco keeps to their 3 year refresh thingy.

Having Study Pattern Problems by SeaZero in ccna

[–]NetworkPhreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hello,

Keep a highlighter with you while reading so you can highlight key concepts and main ideas.

I'm a student currently so I'm doing alot of studying and I use highlighters alot. But I find that just highlighting is useless. I find that "Colour Coded highlighting" or just having a "System" is alot better and easier to help me engage with active learning.

I stole the idea from this website:

http://www.gearfire.net/colourcoded-highlighting/

Here is my version of it.

Yellow:

Highlight in yellow important points, facts examples etc.

Orange:

to denote material that is even more important than what's in yellow For example sentence that summarize sections that explain the significance of the section, provide definitions (you may be really thankful for the two-level highlighting if you only have time for care bones revision)

Pink:

Reserve pink for words that will subsequently be defined ( and then put their definitions in pink) title or special terms

Green:

Mark in green, dates, names or places that you will need to remember. Green can also be used for formulas

Blue:

If the material contains any rules, use the boldness of blue to set them apart.

Hope this helps.