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    Default Passed today!

    I scored lower on this than I did my CCNA, but I was pleased with the score nonetheless. Celebrate tonight! Then I'm taking a month off of studying. We are having our fifth child sometime in the next 1-2 weeks.
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    Congrats on the pass and the baby!
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    Congrats on the new cert and the new baby.
    Get some sleep now before that baby comes, I'm sure you know the drill by now.
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    Congratulations!!

    Enjoy your Celebration and good luck with the impending sleep deprivation
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats on the child and CCNA Sec :P.

    What did you use to study and which of those materials did you find useful?
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    I used the following resources:

    CBT Nuggets
    Cisco Official Study Guide
    Exam Cram
    Darril Gibson's Security + Book (I took Security+ just under a month ago. There is definately a lot of overlap).

    I enjoyed reading both books. The Cisco book gave lots of extra information and the Exam Cram was more focused in nature. I re-read most of the Cisco book the day before the exam. I would also concur with others on this forum that have said that the Boson Exam Sim in the back of the Cisco book was worth the price alone. I didn't use the practice tests at the back of the Exam Cram book simply because of how good the Boson Exam Sim was.

    CBT Nuggets was great for all the hands on material, but Ciarra didn't delve too deeply into organizational security or different types of attacks. His nuggets on Firewalls and VPNs were worth their weight in gold.

    I labbed Zone-Based Firewall Policies and VPNs until I could perform everything from the CLI. After that, I made sure I could find everything in the SDM. I have never used AAA so I configured a TACACS+ server and made sure I was comfortable with how to configure authentication methods.

    I didn't lab ACLs and Layer2 security much only because I've done it on the job.

    Hope this helps,
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    Congratz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndchance View Post
    I used the following resources:

    CBT Nuggets
    Cisco Official Study Guide
    Exam Cram
    Darril Gibson's Security + Book (I took Security+ just under a month ago. There is definately a lot of overlap).

    I enjoyed reading both books. The Cisco book gave lots of extra information and the Exam Cram was more focused in nature. I re-read most of the Cisco book the day before the exam. I would also concur with others on this forum that have said that the Boson Exam Sim in the back of the Cisco book was worth the price alone. I didn't use the practice tests at the back of the Exam Cram book simply because of how good the Boson Exam Sim was.

    CBT Nuggets was great for all the hands on material, but Ciarra didn't delve too deeply into organizational security or different types of attacks. His nuggets on Firewalls and VPNs were worth their weight in gold.

    I labbed Zone-Based Firewall Policies and VPNs until I could perform everything from the CLI. After that, I made sure I could find everything in the SDM. I have never used AAA so I configured a TACACS+ server and made sure I was comfortable with how to configure authentication methods.

    I didn't lab ACLs and Layer2 security much only because I've done it on the job.

    Hope this helps,
    Congrats on the pass! however i have one minor question about your prep for labs. What did you use as a TACACS+ server? software?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisone View Post
    What did you use as a TACACS+ server? software?
    I'm curious too.

    EDIT:

    I came across these with a quick google search, 2ndchance, were any of these the ones you used?

    http://www.shrubbery.net/tac_plus/
    http://www.gazi.edu.tr/tacacs/
    http://www.pro-bono-publico.de/projects/
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