CCNP lab question suggestions needed.

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by geekylinuxkid@gmail.com, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could please recommend anything else
    in addition to my current setup that I might need for CCNP
    certification. I currently have the following setup:

    4x 3640 ea w/ 1xNM-1E2W 2xWIC-1T (12.4 ios)
    2x 3620 ea w/ 1xNM-1E2W 2xWIC-1T (12.3 ios)
    1x 2522 (12.2 ios)
    1x 2514 (12.2 ios)
    2x 3550 ea w/ 12.2.25 (SE) EMI (i5k91l2q3)

    I plan to look at getting an Adtran 550 to use for ISDN within the
    next week or so. Should I need any Cat 2950s to complete the current
    (new) CCNP track? I also have access to a few 3725 routers and
    multiple 7940G phones in which I might throw CCME on and mess around
    with, since it gets boring out here in the desert. :p

    I look forward to hearing back from anyone that can help.


    SPC Franklin, John Jay
    4th IBCT, 1ID Network Operations Specialist
    FOB Falcon, Iraq

    `the little guy with the big network in his room'
     
    , Mar 28, 2007
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  2. Guest

    You could seriously pass the CCNP tests with just 4 books and some
    previous experience.

    If you plan on studying for the CCNP let me know because I'm going to
    start in a few months?
    Why a few months?

    The new CCNP books won't be available until late May 2007. The new
    CCNP track is different and every test has a different name.
    I passed the old CCNP tests way back 5 years ago but need to freshen
    up big time!

    If you want to study together let me know!!


    Bottomline:

    All you need is the 4 cisco press books and a little bit of hands
    on. You don't need all those routers but if you have them use
    them. CCIE is a different story.


    -Ciscopimpenator
     
    , Mar 28, 2007
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  3. Scooby Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You could seriously pass the CCNP tests with just 4 books and some
    > previous experience.
    >
    > If you plan on studying for the CCNP let me know because I'm going to
    > start in a few months?
    > Why a few months?
    >
    > The new CCNP books won't be available until late May 2007. The new
    > CCNP track is different and every test has a different name.
    > I passed the old CCNP tests way back 5 years ago but need to freshen
    > up big time!
    >
    > If you want to study together let me know!!
    >
    >
    > Bottomline:
    >
    > All you need is the 4 cisco press books and a little bit of hands
    > on. You don't need all those routers but if you have them use
    > them. CCIE is a different story.
    >
    >
    > -Ciscopimpenator
    >


    FYI... The new BSCI and BCMSN books are available now. The ONT is mostly
    QOS with some IPT and wireless, so you can get everything you need from
    other study materials. No need to wait a few months to get started. If you
    don't mind spending a little extra money, there are some cbt's out there
    with the new material as well.
     
    Scooby, Mar 28, 2007
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  4. Guest

    Thanks for the information.

    Which books do you prefer?

    Cisco publishes the CCNP STudy Guides and the CCNP Exam Certification
    books....

    I previously found the CCNP study guides were good reference books to
    keep around for after the exams.
    Which books are best for the exams???

    Why do they publish 2 books for the same exam???

    -Ciscopimpenator
    >
    > >

    >
    > FYI... The new BSCI and BCMSN books are available now. The ONT is mostly
    > QOS with some IPT and wireless, so you can get everything you need from
    > other study materials. No need to wait a few months to get started. If you
    > don't mind spending a little extra money, there are some cbt's out there
    > with the new material as well.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -
     
    , Mar 28, 2007
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  5. Scooby Guest

    Why? Because they can. I'm sure some people buy both, but probably more a
    matter of preference and options for people. Personally, I prefer the Study
    Guides. They do make better books to keep around, but I also think they do
    a better job of explaining things. The Certification guides seem to be too
    focused on just what is needed for the test instead of really teaching, and
    they sometimes leave pretty big holes there.

    FWIW - I have the newer BCMSN Certification guide and didn't think it was
    that great - go for the Study Guide. The BSCI study guide is pretty good.

    But, you take what you can get - both aren't always available.

    ..

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the information.
    >
    > Which books do you prefer?
    >
    > Cisco publishes the CCNP STudy Guides and the CCNP Exam Certification
    > books....
    >
    > I previously found the CCNP study guides were good reference books to
    > keep around for after the exams.
    > Which books are best for the exams???
    >
    > Why do they publish 2 books for the same exam???
    >
    > -Ciscopimpenator
    >>
    >> >

    >>
    >> FYI... The new BSCI and BCMSN books are available now. The ONT is
    >> mostly
    >> QOS with some IPT and wireless, so you can get everything you need from
    >> other study materials. No need to wait a few months to get started. If
    >> you
    >> don't mind spending a little extra money, there are some cbt's out there
    >> with the new material as well.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    >
     
    Scooby, Mar 29, 2007
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  6. Guest

    >From my experience I found the study guides very helpful.

    I have 3 of the 4 older study guides...BSCI first edition, BCMSN first
    edition, and Remote Access and CIT from waaaaay back.

    I tried one of the cerftification books and IT sucked big time.
    Would never buy another one.
     
    , Mar 29, 2007
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