+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    294

    Certifications
    CISSP, GCED, SSCP, CCNA R/S & Security, CSA+, Network+
    #1

    Default CCNA Security Pass

    Passed this morning - I did not think the exam was terrible overall, but there were some very oddly worded questions and I had to have been very lucky with some guesses to get the score I did. I have some experience with ESA/WSA/ISE/Sourcefire, so the questions that might be oddballs to some weren't bad for me - I think that Barker's parka document covers most of what you need to know in that regard.

    OCG is not enough and I think you can safely disregard anything to do with SDM, even though the book covers it in depth. CBT Nuggets seem to be the best prep for this, and I also purchased the Boson exams which I thought were great. I also did a whole lot of research on my own for topics I wasn't very comfortable with.

    I'll do my best to answer questions without violating NDA. Good luck to everyone studying!
    Last edited by jamthat; 05-19-2016 at 11:59 AM.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. They are watching you NetworkNewb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Off the grid
    Posts
    2,562

    Certifications
    A+/Net+/Sec+, CCENT, CCNA:Sec, CCSK, GCIH
    #2
    Congratz!!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member jdancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    423

    Certifications
    CCNA: R&S, Security, CyberOps; CompTIA: A+, N+, S+, L+, P+; MTA, MCP, ITIL Foundation, CIW DDS
    #3
    Congo-rats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member bharvey92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    402

    Certifications
    CCNA R+S, CCNA:DC, CCNA Security, CCNP R+S, BEng Computer Networking
    #4
    Hi Jamthat,

    No CCP or SDM then.. assuming the labs must be ASDM tested?

    Congrats on the pass!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member gncsmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    451

    Certifications
    Network+, Security+, CloudU, MCP, MCTS: Win 7, MTA: Server Admin
    #5
    Congrats on the pass!
    2017 Certification Goals: 70-410 []

    View My LinkedIn profile
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    294

    Certifications
    CISSP, GCED, SSCP, CCNA R/S & Security, CSA+, Network+
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by bharvey92 View Post
    Hi Jamthat,

    No CCP or SDM then.. assuming the labs must be ASDM tested?

    Congrats on the pass!
    Thanks everyone!

    To answer your question I'd say it's safe to 100% rule out CCP and ~95% rule out SDM. You still might want to be prepared for SDM because it's mentioned in the book, but I'm leaning more towards it just being a bad publication from Cisco Press.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    9

    Certifications
    CCNA:Sec, CCNA:R&S, SEC+
    #7
    Congratulations and thanks
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    274

    Certifications
    CCNA, CCENT, Network+
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by jamthat View Post
    I think that Barker's parka document covers most of what you need to know in that regard.
    What is this?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member pogue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Westminster, CO
    Posts
    210

    Certifications
    CCNA, CCNP, MCITP:SA 2008, ITILv3 Foundations, Network+, Security+, CISSP pending endorsement
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by blatini View Post
    What is this?
    The parka document is a pdf file attached to the new CBT Nuggets 210-260 course. It is the author's attempt to make up for the fact that even he knows that Cisco did a very poor job on this test, and that the CiscoPress OCG is WOEFULLY insufficient to pass this test.

    Let's just say this... If you subscribe to CBTNuggets and sit through the 210-260 material, you would be HEAVILY advised to read the parka document and pay close attention to the bolded sections.

    It's a garbage exam, and the author did his best to make sure that not as many people fail due to poor Cisco official training material and poor question wording.

    I am quite familiar with Cisco's very specific way of wording questions, but this exam takes the cake. The test taker community should boycott this specific test until Cisco fixes it. Cisco is under pretty heavy fire from Palo Alto and Checkpoint. Making their basic security cert for ASAs this retarded is not doing them many favors.

    Russ
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    274

    Certifications
    CCNA, CCENT, Network+
    #10
    Dang I really wasn't planning to do CBT nuggets. Generally just go the route of book + Boson, but maybe I'll switch it up. Thank you for the clarification.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Senior Member pogue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Westminster, CO
    Posts
    210

    Certifications
    CCNA, CCNP, MCITP:SA 2008, ITILv3 Foundations, Network+, Security+, CISSP pending endorsement
    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by blatini View Post
    Dang I really wasn't planning to do CBT nuggets. Generally just go the route of book + Boson, but maybe I'll switch it up. Thank you for the clarification.
    And fair warning.. This test is such a mess that the CBT Nuggets videos both point downward to 640-554 content, as well as pointing upward to CCNP:Security content.

    On the surface, the 210-260 looks to be something like 7.5 hours of video... Not bad..

    Until you find out the instructor gives you something like 15 hours of "homework" outside of the 210-260 content.

    It's not his fault... The test really is a mess. LOTS of info not even remotely covered in the OCG.

    Russ
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Senior Member coffeeluvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    668

    Certifications
    MSISA, MBA, RHCE, CCNA:R&S, Security+, CEH, CHFI, G2700
    #12
    @pogue..thanks for the insight!!
    "Something feels funny, I must be thinking too hard. - Pooh"
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread

Social Networking & Bookmarks