Needed an 811 to pass and earned an 880. That exam was by far one of the most difficult tasks I have ever undertaken. The wording is so obscure on some questions and the time crunch didn’t help. I thought I was done for half way through the test but I made it to the end and and passed! I’m still in disbelief and on a crazy high from passing.
As far as resources go, I have one year of previous experience working in a large environment (3-tier architecture). Used Odom’s OCG, some videos on YouTube, GNS3 and the Boson practice exams. Including reviewing my ICND1 material, I spent about 3 months preparing.
My advice, don’t skip on Boson, it made a world of difference and helped me close some gaps. Also, don’t be fooled by your own feelings during the test. If you know your stuff you’ll be fine!
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First off, I don't know if I'm posting this in the correct subreddit, so please correct me if I did not.
I am currently in pursuit of my CCNA (looking to test sometime next month) and am struggling to find entry level networking jobs in my area. I currently have one year of network experience under my belt (primarily in layer 2) and I currently work in the Cyber Security space. However, I feel like my experience in Cyber Security is not helping me land a networking type of job because I primarily work in Incident Response and not the actual network security side of things. I am wondering if a tier 1/deskside role will help me gain the experience I need to break back into the networking world as tomorrow I have a phone interview for such a job and taking such a job will involve a fairly large pay cut.
As always, thanks for all your help! This subreddit has saved my behind plenty of times throughout the course of my studies.
EDIT: I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am currently at a point in my life where I can still afford a paycut/career change.
EDIT2: Extended IR to Incident Response.
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