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As I mentioned in my last blog post, my ICND1 practice exam showed me that one of the areas I needed to work on was getting more hands-on practice. One thing in particular that may have held me back is the context-sensitive help feature in Cisco IOS. Like calculators and spell check, it’s a fantastic time-saver that can dull your skills if you over rely on it. To help maintain my command ...

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Well, after taking two practice tests, I’m not as ready for my ICND1 exam as I had thought. On the first test, the Self-Assessment for ROUTING and SWITCHING (Level 1), my score was right around 80%.  I did worse on the official Cisco Certification Practice Exam for 640-822 ICND1. My guess is that I’d have about a 50-50 chance of passing the real exam at this point, depending on ...

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For myself, and I’m sure for many of you as well, one of the barriers to obtaining a certification is staying motivated through the many hours of studying and practice. This is especially true for those of us who are studying at home on our own time. I know firsthand how easy it can be to put things off and delay taking an exam--because CCENT isn’t the first certification I’ve ...

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Like many of you, I struggle to find the time to study in between work, sleep, and what little social life I still have. It’s been especially challenging recently, so I’ve been trying to incorporate some studying into other activities. The results have been somewhat mixed.   For learning new concepts, I really needed to carve out large blocks of dedicated study time. However, I ...

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The original plan for this blog post was to talk about my learning style and explain how that style influenced my choice of study materials for the ICND1 exam. After spending the past week trying out different types of resources, I’ve realized that the term “learning style” is probably an oversimplification. For me, no single medium was the best for learning all of the INCD1 ...

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Hello Everyone. Welcome to the first post of the "Journey to CCENT" blog. My name is Robert Grimmick, and over the next few months I’ll be using this blog to share my experiences as I prepare for the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) exam.   Before jumping into anything specific, I think it will be helpful to share a little about myself so you can see where ...

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