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Dec 12 2008   4:29PM GMT

Passed the CCNA exam (640-802)!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Tags:
640-802
CCNA
Cisco
Cisco Certified Networking Associate

Just in case people are wondering, I finally passed my Cisco CCNA exam! Got 94% on it.  For those of you intending to write this, I wouldn’t take it for granted. This is not the easy CCNA exam from the days of old, this is a brand new CCNA exam that Cisco has updated and it is meant to chew you up and spit you out if you are not prepared. They also only give you 90 mins. to write the exam which isn’t a  lot of time based on all the detail in the questions you have to go through.

 

The study resources I used to pass are:

 

·         Previous career experience with Cisco Routers and Switches

·         Boson Cisco Router Simulators

·         Cisco Press Books

·         Cisco Practice Exams that came with the Cisco Press Books

·         Lots of Red Bull J

 

The exam has quite a few mistakes in it that aren’t apparent if you don’t know the material. If you know the material well enough you will catch the mistakes in the questions and then all you can really do is make a 50/50 guess as to what the right answer is based on guessing what the intended question should have been. I know that sounds awful but it’s the harsh reality. The exam that I wrote had at least 4 to 5 mistakes in the exam that I could see.

 

-Cheers, RP

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