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    I have bought the books and the CBT nuggets on the CCDA exam. I need a suggestion on the best way to study for this exam also I need to know of some good practice exams (perferably free). I have a background in building automation and know allot about IT but this will be my first Cisco exam as I am moving from BAS to IT. Oh btw, I need to get this certification in the next 1-1.5 months.

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    Thank you, moving into IT is quite a change for me.
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    Welcome!
    If you need this in 1.5 months and this is your first Cisco Certification doubt that will happen. You need to have your CCNA as it is required to take the CCDA exam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorio323 View Post
    Welcome!
    If you need this in 1.5 months and this is your first Cisco Certification doubt that will happen. You need to have your CCNA as it is required to take the CCDA exam.
    Where are you reading that? Per Cisco's website-

    There are no prerequisite certifications for CCDA, however knowledge at the CCNA level and the CCNP level for switching is recommended to pass the CCDA exam


    I understanding switches, routers, subnetting, OSI, TCP/IP Stack and the Physical 802 mediums. Where I am weak is how to tie all this together. If the exam is simply memorization I know most of the CCDA information. Where I need to study is how to implement what I know. Being that I have no idea what the questions on the test are like I have no idea what method of study is best.

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    The best study method is the one you are most comfortable with, whether it be reading books, watching videos, or instructor led classes.

    As far as test questions you could purchase the Boson CCDA practice test they are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philz1982 View Post
    Where are you reading that? Per Cisco's website-

    There are no prerequisite certifications for CCDA, however knowledge at the CCNA level and the CCNP level for switching is recommended to pass the CCDA exam



    I understanding switches, routers, subnetting, OSI, TCP/IP Stack and the Physical 802 mediums. Where I am weak is how to tie all this together. If the exam is simply memorization I know most of the CCDA information. Where I need to study is how to implement what I know. Being that I have no idea what the questions on the test are like I have no idea what method of study is best.

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    Woah really, I just checked and your right for some reason i thought CCNA was a prerequisite. In that case good luck. If you bought the OFG CCDA study off those questions as they are similiar to the CCDA. Don't worry about the questions you'll do fine if you study hard and put in the work.
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    that's interesting i thought CCNA was a prerequisite for CCDA. I have the Cisco Press book and thought it would be low lying fruit to read the book and knock out the exam. Over the years I've learned to never underestimate a Cisco exam ... Is it that simple of an exam?
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    CCDP requires CCNA...

    Valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA certifications or a Cisco CCIE certification in any track can act as a prerequisite.
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