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 Post subject: Newbee to CCNA?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:01 pm 
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Has anyone started learning and passing the CCNA from newbee with router to passing ?
How long did it take for you ?
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A month of studying + playing with a router/switch emulator should be plenty.

1. Understand what each of the OSI layers is responsible for and the order
2. Understand IP Class addressing
3. Understand subnet masking
4. Understand the basic commands and what they mean
5. Know the different Networks; WAN, MAN, LAN, etc.
6. Get Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration and read it a few times.

The CCNA is really *not* hard. But, if you're really worried about it, take a boot camp with someone like Global Knowledge (google it).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:13 pm 
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Thanks for the response. I bought a CCNA/CCNP lab kit from Ebay.
I hope this will help me to feel confortable with routers. I will take the 2 test option then. I can study for the first part, I am ok with networks, it is the router I worry about.
You are right about Global Knowledge. I took some Microsoft cert and I like them also. I will go to them for some hand on teacher time for the ICND part of the test.
Thanks
Anyone else have some time they went newbee to CCNA time lines?


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Actually a big thing on the CCNA the last time I heard was having a good general knowledge of routing protocols and what the differences and advantages and disadvantages are of each. The four basic ones you need to know are RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF. You only need to know about single area OSPF concepts. BGP will not be an issue until you try to go for your CCNP.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:33 am 
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any others have time lines how long they studied before they passed the CCNA test/s? and how difficult it was for them and why?
Thanks in advance


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I ordered 3 used 2501's off ebay they shouldbe in within a few days. Hopefully they will help =)


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