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    Default Well... FML

    Soooo last night it dawned on me that I had forgot to reschedule my CCNA:Sec exam and now will be taking it in a couple hours from now


    Gone through about half of the material so not expecting a pass. But hey, it's multiple choice right? Anything can happen! Happy Friday!
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    You're right anything can happen! You also have 3 security certs, that will help you. A big part of CCNA Sec is the different types of attacks, and different types of malware and such. That's probably half of the test. Good luck!
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    Ah good times. I did the same with the VCP and passed. Here's good vibes coming your way for the same kind of situation!
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    You got this.
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    Well... I passed. I don't know how but I passed. I got like no sleep last night cramming. Not recommending that strategy btw.

    Actually I thought the simulation i got which had like 5 questions was stupid easy. I didn't study the topic but all you had to was click around a GUI and find answers. (hopefully that isn't too descriptive, can remove if anyone thinks it is)

    Also, there wasn't any configuration that it had me do or I probably would've been screwed as well. I don't really work with firewalls so isn't going to help me too much but I'll take it!
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    Congrats! Now onto CCNP Security?
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    Wow, that's awesome! Good job with the crazy studying. Glad the exam worked out in your favor. It was definitely a tough one.
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    Congrats! Now onto CCNP Security?
    Lol yea, I'll get right on that ty!
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    You've effectively piqued my interest and gained my attention with this post. First of all, good show! Now you know I have to ask, what methods did you use for your cramming and what materials? I've got a good composite list and I don't want to leave anything out.
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    My main source of studying (that I did probably a little over half of) was the Cisco's Implementing Cisco Network Security (IINS) v3.0 course. Lots of videos and labs in there. I paid for it when it was only $300 and since then they have jacked the price up which is too bad. It is actually really good material and liked their labs. Was really easy to use.

    Alot of my cramming was going through those videos and labs. Quickly. Maybe 8 hours worth of studying the last couple days...

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    So were the labs in their own network (ie. virt labs) or were you given a lab-book and made your own, like GNS3 with images?
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    They were on Cisco's network and connected to what seemed just like real equipment. Then they went through and told you to do things based on what each section was about. And gave you the option to see the commands if you needed help.
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    Much appreciated, Looking to nail this by year's end as well. Grats again!
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    That's awesome! Congrats on the pass. I'm looking to make that my next Cisco cert. Sounds like your prior security knowledge helped a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Soooo last night it dawned on me that I had forgot to reschedule my CCNA:Sec exam and now will be taking it in a couple hours from now


    Gone through about half of the material so not expecting a pass. But hey, it's multiple choice right? Anything can happen! Happy Friday!
    Congrats man!
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    Congrats on the pass! Wow man that's awesome. Better not let Cisco's LearningNetwork CCNA-S forum catch wind of this. So many people failing that exam left and right after dedicating a lot of study time
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoCal19 View Post
    Congrats on the pass! Wow man that's awesome. Better not let Cisco's LearningNetwork CCNA-S forum catch wind of this. So many people failing that exam left and right after dedicating a lot of study time
    Like poker saying goes "Its better to be lucky than good"

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    Way to go man! Not even just the pass, but not letting yourself get psyched out and forcing yourself to fail.

    Start studying for the next one.
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    A guy on the forums said that the blueprint is misleading and requires you to know how to Implement most things instead of just Describe. Does that hold true for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by p@r0tuXus View Post
    You've effectively piqued my interest and gained my attention with this post. First of all, good show! Now you know I have to ask, what methods did you use for your cramming and what materials?
    I've read from studies that cramming is a good strategy in this exact case when you need to pass a test the next day without having all the required knowledge. But it's been shown to have adverse effects on long term memory. Hence why most students say once they pass the exam they just forget it all. Spaced repetition is king! In saying that thought, well done NetworkNewb for putting in a mega effort and passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    Well... I passed. I don't know how but I passed. I got like no sleep last night cramming. Not recommending that strategy btw.
    I dont know how you can argue with the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightBlade09 View Post
    A guy on the forums said that the blueprint is misleading and requires you to know how to Implement most things instead of just Describe. Does that hold true for you?
    To a degree... The most it asked me about implementing something was during multiple choice questions when it took one line to setup something up and I had to choose which one was correct. Never had to actually type any commands in. Although I could've just gotten lucky with the simulation I received during my exam.
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