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Jan 3, 2012 4:12 AM

Tom 68 posts since
Nov 23, 2010

Very pleased to say that today i passed the CCNA Security exam. I thought it was pretty tough, a couple of the questions were on things that i hadnt come across in any of the study materials i had used and i thought were beyond the exam scope. I also very foolishly clicked 'next' on one of the simlets thinking that that would begin the simulator (the tab was actually on the side of the screen)  which meant i left the whole sim unanswered... almost failed because of that, i was above the pass mark by less than 1%. So the lesson i learned is; dont rush, read everything thoroughly, i completed the exam in 35 minutes.

 

Looking forward to tackling the CCNP security stuff now, going for the SECURE exam first.

 

Regards

 

Tom

  • Rob 423 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011
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    1. Jan 3, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to Tom)
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    Hi Tom,

     

    glad to hear the news! Were you not asked when clicking "next" whether you were REALLY sure? In my experience you must confirm the completion of sims/simlets before proceeding.

     

    Regards,

     

    Rob

  • shambhu 192 posts since
    Nov 6, 2010
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    2. Jan 3, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to Tom)
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    hey Tom ,

     

    greatt to here this you completed ccna security .

    I am also going to write this exam next sunday .Please share some more exp regarding the study material and practice questions you followed .

    It would be great help for me.

    Awaiting you reply

    thanks

    shambhu

  • Marlon 1 posts since
    Jan 3, 2012
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    3. Jan 3, 2012 5:12 AM (in response to shambhu)
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    What a way to start the year! Congratulation Tom!!

    My CCNA was expired and I am planning to do the CCNA security exam to recertify CCNA.

    Is this possible?

    Thank you.

    Marlon

  • shambhu 192 posts since
    Nov 6, 2010
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    4. Jan 3, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to Marlon)
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    Hi Marlon ,

     

    sorry ,As far as my knowledge Its not possibe .For CCNA security ccna is the prerequsite .

    you can check:

    http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le0/le1/learning_certification_type_home.html

     

    to recrtify your ccna you will have to write it again or ICND2 .

    Thanks

    shambhu

  • Scott Morris - CCDE/4xCCIE/2xJNCIE 8,395 posts since
    Oct 7, 2008
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    5. Jan 3, 2012 5:31 AM (in response to Tom)
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    hehehe...  Glad that it was still a successful lesson-learned!   Congratulations!

     

    And "barely" passing is still passing!   In the end, you know how much you actually know about things...  The exam just says you were able to know enough to meet the established mark!

     

    Very much like the person who graduates in absolutely last place in medical school is still called "doctor". 

     

    Good job!

     

    Scott

  • Derek Jones 3 posts since
    Jul 27, 2008
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    6. Jan 3, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Marlon)
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    Taking the CCNA Security exam would renew your CCNA, but if it's expired, you have to redo the CCNA.

  • Anthony Sequeira, CCIE,VCP 1,011 posts since
    Nov 9, 2008
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    7. Jan 3, 2012 6:43 AM (in response to Derek Jones)
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    This is awesome Tom, and you sure learned a valuable lesson on the sim deal. To pass after making that mistake is truly impressive.

     

    I am concerned about the questions that you thought were out of scope. Can you let me know what study materials you used? I noticed that all questions were answered directly out of the official Cisco course that I teach. I want to ensure that you did not use that.

     

    Congrats on the awesome work. You are going to love SECURE. It is one of my favorite of all the Cisco courses.

     

    Anthony Sequeira

    http://www.stormwindlive.com

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  • Martin 13,070 posts since
    Jan 16, 2009
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    8. Jan 3, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to Tom)
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    Congrats

  • Antonio Knox - CCNP CCNA-SEC CIOSSS 211 posts since
    Mar 25, 2009
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    9. Jan 3, 2012 6:58 AM (in response to Tom)
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    This is great news, Tom.  Congratulations!  Good luck to you as you continue your Cisco certification ascension to CCNP Security.

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    10. Jan 3, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Tom)
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    Congratulations! 

  • Rob 423 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011
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    12. Jan 3, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Tom)
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    I'd be careful though about giving too much away concerning the exam content. I think that this is skirting the edge of breaching the NDA.

     

    Nice result though nevertheless!

  • DEEPAK ARORA 616 posts since
    Sep 23, 2009
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    13. Jan 10, 2012 5:06 PM (in response to Tom)
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    Congrats Buddy !!!

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