Josh, do you mind giving feedback on the TSHOOT test? I'm not looking for answers, just seeing if you got caught up on anything that you overlooked in your SWITCH / ROUTE studies?
Congrats Ryan, I'm glad the workbook helped!
Passed the test today; though I can't give my score, the term "skin of my teeth" is very appropriate. There were quite a few times I had to "Sherlock Holmes" it and I wish there had been more "how to fix this" or "identify what's wrong" questions versus more memorization type scenarios but a pass is a pass. Brian, that PDF you linked helped seal the deal; I honestly don't think I would have passed had I not used it to help fill in gaps - THANK YOU!
Now to go look for sales on TSHOOT books...
Thank you very much for sharing Brian, this is very helpfull fro my routing and then switching preperation!!!
can you tell us from memory what is not relevant for this ccnp track?
i see that the switching par is fairly equal but the routing part ... i see IS-IS (which is not covered in this exam) am i right?
and i think the ONT part is covered but cisco doesn't give credit on the ONT towards the TSHOOT right?
what should we combine or leave off?
thank you very much this is great, great work!!!!
Off the top of my head IS-IS, MPLS, and IPsec are no longer covered.
Isn't that a negative thing regarding this new ccnp certification? shouldn't a ccnp know how to do this stuff? i mean when i look at job offers mentioning ccnp they always mention MPLS, VPNs, BGP indepth. cant understand why cisco took PNLS and IPsec out of the cert.
thanks fro the answer Brian.
I've read others say the same thing; Cisco says they've trimmed the fat from CCNP and made it go into more detail with what it currently covers.
I'd like to hear someone present the argument on why CCNP is better now and not worse.
when you look for a job most time ask for VPN and Firewalls together with CCNA or CCNP, thats my experience. And I have tro to tell them I know very little how to configure VPN and Firewalls.
Yes, the fact that they all require CCNA's or CCNP's with knowledge equal to "CCIE" (not really but close to it) its not surprising as for the main goal of a company is to make Profits, not money, Profit!!! So they will always require you to work the hardest you can and to require more from you than expected, that way they can lower your salary because you dont fill all "Requisits", understand?
I have the same problem and that problem will always happen, the thing is some companies wont do this as they know it doesn't make sense. The ebst companies will expect you to do what is part of your experience combined with your certification and studies. It's all about money man.
Another thing, one thing is to make some labs in GNS, and play around with a firewall etc..another thing is a corporate environment where things are always under pressure, you can't full around in production networks, so it is a good practice not to lie about your skills, i do the same thing even though something that i am not very confortable with does not scare me, the thing is they are paying you and you must do it right and fast!
I've read through the responses and there are alot of complaints about problems with the simulations. I am getting ready to sign up for the SWITCH test and I was wondering if the issues have been verified and/or repaired. Thanks!
I'm not getting your point, Nuno?
Message was edited by: Joshua - CCNP R&S Bring it up with Cisco man. CCNP seems to be fine the way it is, I'm not all that worried about content cut from the CCNP track, any material they cut out you can get from another certification unless you don't plan to? I'm just not seeing where you are going...
Don't worry man, the Switch test works just fine. If someone had a problem it was most likely due to a problem with the testing facility; the simulator works fine.