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.
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.
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
Hi Marlon ,
sorry ,As far as my knowledge Its not possibe .For CCNA security ccna is the prerequsite .
you can check:
to recrtify your ccna you will have to write it again or ICND2 .
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".
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.
There were a couple of questions about the correct CLI arguments to configure an ACS appliance and accounting on a tacacs+ server. I thought the exam would just cover authentication and authorization. As for the ACS, i didnt think the exam would cover that sort of appliance, the options given in the questions were things ive never seen before. I was expecting a lot of SDM work but there were only 3 simlets, most of the exam was straight multiple choice. I used the Katherine Pacquet Cisco book, the official CCNASec Lab Manual (reccommended, covered all the practical stuff) and the Bryant Advantage study package.