I Prepared This Document to help those who are financially strapped but are really willing to work hard to learn about Cisco Technologies. I have already Passed CCNA, BSCI,BCMSM,BCRAN [Although Expired] . Additionally I am Network+, A+ , INet+, Microsoft, Novell, Linux and OS/2 Certified, for those of you that have been around that should tell you How long I have been in IT --:)
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY USEFUL WEBSITES PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH THE LINK.
DO NOT EMAIL ME ASKING for CCNA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OR DUMPS FOR EXAMS. I DO NOT ENDORSE USING THEM TO PASS YOUR TEST. Please feel free to ask me any other question(s).
You can find a CCNA Study Plan & schedule
I created here https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/message/130160#130160
640-802 CCNA® Exam Topics (Blueprint) https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-4976
THOSE NEW TO CISCO--------> READ the EXAM Topics atleast 5 times, So you know what you are getting yourself into.
I like to find out as much information about a subject as I can, So additionally I will be looking at ICND1 and ICND2 Exam topics also. ICND1 Topics Here: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-4986. ICND2 Topics Here: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-4977
USE THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY TOPIC YOU WISH TO STUDY
Every CISCO Certified person should know how to use the CISCO website to find information. Anytime you want to Research for a topic go to http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html (A MUST) Hint: There are two search Engines on the page.
Don’t Forget to Use www.google.com to search for more information for any topic you want to know more about.
You can read the free books or free online Books linkS I provide to study.
IF you wish to know more about a topic just click on one of the links I provided on the subject.
Knowing how to use the Cisco router is a must. USE the free simulator links I provided to practice, so you can pass the hands on portion of the test.
The Following CCNA ICND TIPS are FROM http://www.semsim.com/ccna/articles/CCNA-ICND.html
Things to Know About CCNA / ICND Exams:
1. CCNA ICND is comprehensive
The Cisco CCNA ICND exams cover a large variety of topics from basic TCP/IP knowledge to routing protocols and spanning trees. In other words, it’s a tough exam because it covers so much. It is important that you do well on the ICND because most of it serves as the basis for all other Cisco CCNA track exams, and so it is important that you respect the breadth of information that this test covers.
2. CCNA ICND is practical
The ICND exam is not the kind of test where only “book smarts” will come into play. Simply put, you need to be able to use the information you learn and apply it to a real-world network troubleshooting issue. For example: knowing that IP is an unreliable service is one thing – solving a communications error between two nodes over IP is quite another.
3. ICND is short
Think you can handle 45-60 questions in 75-90 minutes? You better be able to in order to excel on the ICND test, which tests candidates rapidly in their knowledge on all things Cisco networking. Pacing and speed are both major issues in the test as is appropriate test preparation. At the same time, the CCNA ICND exam covers many real-world situations, which are may be complex to understand without adequate time.
4. ICND is marketable
Passing the Cisco CCNA ICND exam doesn’t just open up the CCNA path to candidates. It also allows you to market yourself as a true networking expert with more knowledge and skill than your non-certified peers, allowing you to really stretch out your skills and your opportunities.
First, read the questions SLOWLY. Many vendors love to write questions for folks who read too fast. Most exams provide sufficient time in which to finish them. Take your time! Many mental mistakes are made by people who rush through the questions. Second, don't forget the process of elimination. I am amazed at how many times that I've been able to "guess" the correct answer simply because I knew that the other suggested answers could not possibly be right. Typically, you will be able to easily eliminate all but two of the correct answers (or one, if you are fortunate enough). Then you can focus your mental energy on the remaining two.
If you find any Good Free Links on any topic, Please E-mail me CCIE_TOBE@YAHOO.COM So far 5000 views and only one person has sent any links.
Free CCNA BOOKS
Internetworking Technology Handbook By Cisco.com Can be read online or downloaded a chapter at a time as pdf file.
FREE Training Videos
CompTIA Network+ 2009 Training by Ed Liberman
Learn about the various network devices that you will encounter in today’s networks and how to use them.
TCP/IP & Networking Fundamentals Training by Ed Liberman
Learn TCP/IP theory and the important networking concepts including the OSI model, IP addressing, binary numbers, IPv6 and more.
Cisco CCNA Training by Chris Bryant
This 3 part video series covers Advanced Switching, Static Routing and RIP, and OSPF providing you with over 7 hours of hands-on CCNA training.
TrainSignal Videos - Very Good video series.
CBTNUGGETS VIDEOS – Very good video series.
I recommend Purchasing both the cbtnuggets and the TrainSignal videos if you can afford them. If however you cannot by any means afford either one, Go to http://www.cbtnuggets.com/series?id=411 for ICND1 or for ICND2, goto http://www.cbtnuggets.com/series?id=412 Browse through the available Videos, and select one or 2 Video based on any CCNA topic you feel you need more explanation on then go to https://secure.cbtnuggets.com/trial. Sign on for a trial subscription. The trial subscription will allow you to view any videos on the website for up to 1 hour.
Free Router Simulators
Free CCNA Lab Simulator http://netsimk.com / A free CCNA simulator.
Another Free Simulator http://www.ipflow.utc.fr/index.php/Cisco_7200_Simulator
Dynamips FREE SIMULATION
http://dynagen.org/tutorial.htm (here you will find how to set up the idle values)
http://www.gns3-labs.com/2008/07/10/video-configure-sdm-in-gns3 / (this is great for configuring Dynamips and labs)
Using Dynamips to Set up a Virtual Cisco Lab http://www.internetworkexpert.com/resources/iosonpc.htm
Getting dynamips is easy...it's a freeware router simulation program. Installing dynamips is not so easy.
This tutorial helps bridge that gap as well as pointing out additional freeware apps you will need and links to labs.
Free Router Simulator Trial With Free Lab http://www.semsim.com/SemSim.zip
Free access to actual lab Read this thread https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/message/62678#62678
As you Learn about a topic, Dont forget to make a quiz so you can test yourself later. Please Upload & SHARE with us any quiz you make. If you make a Good Quiz for one topic, then someone else can make another quiz for a different topic.
Free Practice Study QuizMaker - QUIZ 3.4.3 http://www.brothersoft.com/quiz-32124.html
QUIZ is a free study tool. You can train a Topic by collecting questions in a file and then answer them repetitively. With Quiz, you can build and administer objective tests using either Multiple Choice or fill-the-blanks questions. More then one correct answer is allowed. It is possible to build timed tests and even add sounds or graphics to quiz items. Sample tests on Bible knowledge, Greek, or Hebrew are included. Quiz files may be printed. You may set a general time limit (optional), allow to skip questions, etc.
Free Cheat Sheets Sheets for remembering things by Jeremy Stretch.
Topics Included: VLANs , Subnetting , Spanning Tree, QOS, Physical Terminations, OSPF , IS-IS , IPv6, IPv4, Multicast, IPSec , EIGRP, Common Port Numbers, Cisco IOS Versions, BGP, Access Lists, MPLS 802.1x HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, IOS Versions, 802.11 Wireless (New)
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IP V6 Topic
The ABCs of IPv6, Basic IPv6 concepts, Guide tutorials notes on ipv6 tutorials, Limitations of ipv4, ipv6 tutorials on builtin features of ipv6, ipv6 tutorials on difference between ipv4 and ipv6, ipv6 address common terms and concepts, ipv6 tutorials on types of address format, ipv6 tutorials on Special Addresses, ipv6 tutorials on Address Assignment, ipv6 tutorials on Address Autoconfiguration, ipv6 tutorials on Assigning address to Windows server 2008 and Windows vista, ipv6 tutorials on tools ipconfig ping tracert netstat pathping, ipv6 tutorials on icmp overview error messages, ipv6 tutorials on neighbor discovery, ipv6 tutorials on Transition Strategies, ipv6 tutorials on configure cisco router with IPv6, ipv6 tutorials on configure routing with IPv6
Switches & VLANS
How LAN Switches Work, LAN Switching Overview, Spanning-Tree1, Spanning-Tree, Spanning Tree Protocol Problems and Related Design Considerations, Understanding Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1w), Inter-Switch Link and IEEE 802.1Q Frame Format, VTP, Switching technologies and VLAN concepts , VLAN and Trunking configuration and troubleshooting, VTP and InterVLAN routing configuration and troubleshooting,2960 switch overview functionality and Switch Bootup Process , Basic of switching Methods of Switching EtherChannels, Spanning Tree protocols stp and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, How to configure Virtual lan trunk tagging dtp vtp vtp pruning, Basic Switch configurations commands Step by Step guide and examples, Step by Step guide and examples of Switch port security configurations, How to configure vlan vtp stp dtp step by step guide, VLAN Membership, Extent of VLANs, VLAN Trunking, Inter-Switch Link (ISL), 802.1Q, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), VTP Modes, Server Mode, Client Mode,Transparent Mode, VTP Pruning,VTP Configuration, Configuring a VTP Management Domain,Configuring the VTP Mode,Configuring the VTP Version
Wireless Networking Basic, Wireless Networking Basic Security, Wireless Networking Types of Networks, Guide tutorials notes of Wireless Networking, Wireless standards, componenets and security,Configuring and troubleshooting wireless networks
Frame-Relay overview, Frame Relay Frequently Asked Questions, Frame-relay ICND Exam, wan terms definitions encapsulation method hdlc ppp, Guide tutorials notes of Frame Relay, Step by Step guide of how to configure Frame Really, Guide tutorials notes of Access Modes