If the practice questions are real exam questions/answers (braindumps), then yes, candidates can be at risk of having their valid certifications revoked and may also be banned from the Cisco Certification program. Braindump material should not be used in any way to study or prepare for exams. We recommend that candidates stick with legitimate / reputable material or training through authorized sources. Here is a cool and fun video series that provides a good understanding on the importance of protecting the integrity of Cisco certifications: Earned It! Videos
If you need suggestions or recommendations on legitimate study or practice content for the ICND1 exam, the CCENT/CCNA R&S Study Group is a great place to ask the community.
The Cisco Learning Network Store offers authorized learning products to help candidates prepare for their exams, including E-learning, Cisco Learning Labs, Certification Practice Exams and more. To see available products, please visit Cisco Learning Network Store
Cisco Press offers self-study publications that align with Cisco learning paths and can be helpful in acquiring your certification. For ICND1 self-study, please visit Cisco Press CCENT page to see available publications and other resources.
Authorized course training is available directly through Cisco Learning Partners - You can contact find courses and contact a partner directly for more information on course availability, cost and information. You can visit the ICND1 exam course page on the Cisco Learning Locator tool.
Also, be sure to utilize the sources here on this site - The ICND1 Exam Topics pages are very important to know what you can expect from the exam and should be used as a guide while you study. You can also find supplemental learning resources in the ICND1 Study Material page. The Study Material page is organized by exam topic, which makes it convenient and easy to find content.
Lastly, please note that the last day to test for the ICND1 exam is Feb 23, 2020. For additional information, please visit IP Networking (CCENT)
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Hi, thanks for your very detailed answer. Is there also any key how to find out if any study material is illegal? There are loads of CCNA aspirants, as well as many people trying to earn money for selling (illusion of) aid. Even simple search through the Internet gave me about 50 PDF materials with labs, questions or just study books.
In general, candidates should exercise caution when using or relying on content/material found on the internet or through 3rd party vendors. While there is no official published list of unauthorized sources, candidates should look out for questionable details or red flags to help determine if certain content/sources should be avoided, such as training vendors/material that declare offering "actual exam questions/answers" or "100% exam pass guarantee", etc.
But to re-iterate my previous post, I do highly recommend asking the community for tips and suggestions on study or training material to help you prepare for the exam. We have so many awesome members on the site who are always happy to help with questions or inquiries you may have to help you learn and succeed.
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Welcome to the Cisco Learning Network!
Since you are preparing for your CCENT certification exam.
You might want to check the FREE resources available here at the Cisco Learning Network regarding Exam Topics, Study Material and Practice, that could help you in your preparation as Rigo stated to you. Please check the following links:
Also you might want to check the FREE recorded videos on CCENT advice and study material provided by Wendell Odom, here at the Cisco Learning Network, during one of the webinars he held here with the community. You can check those videos with great CCENT study advice and resources at the following links:
Keep in mind that you have until February 23rd, 2020. to complete your CCNA R&S. Since the Cisco Certification Programs and Exams will be changing, on February 24th., 2020, as you can read in the following link:
To keep updated on the New Cisco Certifications Enhancements. Please keep checking constantly the following link:
Finally, I wish you all the best in your CCENT studies. You can do it!