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    PASSED! What a relief! I found the exam to be pretty challenging. On to my SWITCH studies
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    Well I'm about 1/4 of my way through the SWITCH FLG, and 8 videos deep into CBT Nuggets. Haven't learned too much. Most of what I read is just review and fluff. VLANs, trunks, trunk encapsulations, STP & variances of it.... etc. A couple things I have never really worked with are PVLANs, and etherchannels (we had a couple etherchannels between our distrubution switches, but i haven't ever configured them) The concepts of PVLANs seems relatively simplistic, but alotttt of mapping. Seems more like tedious work than brain frying. Etherchannels are relatively self-explanitory as well. On to more studies.. Tally-ho!
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    Congrats on the pass sir!
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    Thanks! I wasn't very confident when I clicked on the 'Finish Exam' button. It was pretty close. The branch/remote office section was what I did the worst on. Scored an 83X
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    As I get farther along in the FLG, I am really starting to notice how atrocious the diagrams are. Some of them don't even convey what the text is saying, or maybe it's the other way around. The text doesn't explain the diagram accurately. I'm about to jump ship and go with my SWITCH Simplified book. I always prefer hardbooks, but I bought the kindle versions of the Simplified series because they were so cheap. Even though I seem to take an exponentially longer time reading e-books, I would rather learn correct information than going abouts my day doing stuff wrong thinking that i'm doing it right.
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    Congrats on the pass. This is the encouragement I need to kickstart my studies again. I bought Chris Bryant's book to read, and will be watching CBTs as well as Trainsignal/Pluralsight vids too.

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    Well, my wife just gave birth on Sunday. It's been rough trying to juggle a newborn, my 14 month old daughter, and studying. I've managed to watch a few more CBTs and read about 15% of the Switch Simplified book. I didn't realize how much I really worked with switching until I watched most of the CBTs. Only a couple of topics that I learned something new, so far. I have 3 weeks off of work. I am going to take advantage of the time as best as I can. Have to get all of my sons birth paperwork in order first, though.
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    Congratulations! How do you find the SWITCH simplified so far?
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    The concepts are much more clear and way more in depth. It makes everything much easier to grasp. The book is much larger than the OCG and FLG, but worth the extra read
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    Tonight I finished my CBT series. Now time to do some serious work on this book. Hopefully I will be ready to test before mid August.
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    congrats on route and good luck! ill be following your steps hopefully.
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    Thanks, and no problem.

    Today I'm 28% through my SWITCH Simplified book. I read over basic VLAN concepts, VTP domains/passwords/pruning/revisions, trunking, 802.1q, ISL, STP 802.1d/t, bridge ID, portfast, uplink fast, backbone fast, udld, loopguard, root guard, root path cost, path cost, port priorities, and some other stuff I'm sure I left out. Hopefully I will make it to around 40% by tomorrow night, but I have alot of errands I have to run tomorrow. We will see.
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    Didn't get any reading done yesterday. Got to 38% done today. Read over RSTP, PRST+, MST, IST, PAgP, and LACP. Couple more weeks and I will break out my switches and start my 8 hour lab sessions.
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    Finished SWITCH Simplified. Very good book. I would recommend it to anyone that will be taking 642-813. Started the labs tonight. The labs in the back of the book seem to be pretty in depth (just as they were in the ROUTE book). Ran into a little bit of trouble recalling how to configure Dynamic ARP Inspection, and DHCP Snooping because I never have configured anything like that on a production network. Very fun labs to work through though. Planning on scheduling my exam in about 3 weeks. I have to coordinate a date with my supervisor, but I'm on Paternity leave until the 7th so I won't be making an official date until after then.
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    It was nice having 3 weeks off of work for vacation/paternity leave. I was able to do all my reading/videos, and started to dive off into some heavy labbing. Scheduled my exam for July 30th at 1000 PDT. I know this thread hasn't been very detail oriented like I meant for it to be. It's just hard for me to find justifiable time to reiterate what I have already learned. Between working 60-70 hours a week, watching my 15 month daughter and my 1 month old son, and studying/labbing..... I am just completely swamped.
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    Ahhh, the good old pre-test jitters. I feel pretty confident, but then again I felt pretty confident for the ROUTE exam and drew a blank on the first question. I just hate feeling like a nervous wreck for an entire week before my exam. Going to continue to lab, but I'm just not sure what to specifically study other than everything.
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    Well it sure has been a long journey. Passed my SWITCH exam. I found it to be soooooooooooooooooo much easier than the route exam. Time for me to get ready to go to Korea. When I get back I will knock out TSHOOT and finally have my CCNP!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistabrumley89 View Post
    Well it sure has been a long journey. Passed my SWITCH exam. I found it to be soooooooooooooooooo much easier than the route exam. Time for me to get ready to go to Korea. When I get back I will knock out TSHOOT and finally have my CCNP!!!!
    This is encouraging! I am about at the point myself where I feel pretty darn confident but need to do some labbing before I can set a date. Congrats on the kiddo too! My wife and I just had a child too back on May 15th so I know the struggle of trying to study with a little one. Funny you mention not realizing how much you work with switch concepts at work. I felt the same way after getting into my switch studies. Lots of concepts I already know / understand for the most part.

    I am glad to hear too the test felt easier for you. I have heard this but it's good hearing it from someone who has been through both exams recently.

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    Mannnn, it sure has been a while. Korea was a nightmare, but that's a story for another time. Putting my TSHOOT studies on hold to take my BCVRE before the voucher expires. Going to brush up for a month then take my TSHOOT exam. Almost there!!! It sure has been a long journey.
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    Some Things came up at work and I missed my bcvre and bcefp exams because I got a 24 hr notice we were going to another country. Slipped my mind to reschedule. Good thing they were free, but it sucks I missed out on them. TSHOOT finally scheduled for Oct 22. Time to do a little review, but I feel pretty confident.
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    I finally passed all of my exams. Got a 986 on the TSHOOT exam. Wish I had time to take it earlier. Transitioning into BCNP studies for a few weeks. CCDA and DP ARCH exam will follow. Thanks for everyone's support!
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    Well done!
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    Congrats!
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