Gearing for CCNA ICDN1 100-101

I can’t help it, there would be times when I kick myself for not taking any certification back in the US when I had the chance. It is cheaper, convenient and you can easily get all the gears in preparation for anything. But in saying that, I have to stop there because its not going to help me at all. 

I looked into the Cisco website, and Rob also made mention of this during orientation that after September 2013 Cisco will be rolling out the new CCNA exams. After reading the documents provided it has changed a bit. Jeremy Cioara of CBTNuggets describes the new exam as “brutal” because they have added some advanced subjects that would be normally covered in CCNP. It is like having the old ICDN1 and ICDN2 compressed into the new ICDN1 exam and the new ICDN2 would be go deeper and would cover some CCNP stuff. 

I looked at the materials provided by TAFE and I am in disbelief that the lab workbook is dated 2007. Most of the lab work were in Windows XP. It was alright because the last revision of the old CCNA materials was in fact 2007. 

It is almost August and I am pretty sure I won’t be able to get the old CCNA in time. No time to fret and all I can do is prepare and gear up. As much as possible I want to take ICDN1 before the year ends. So here’s a list of the stuff I have in preparation for ICDN 100-101:

BOOKS/VIDEO TUTORIALS:

– ICDN1 and ICDN2 lab books provided by MSIT*

– ICDN1 and ICDN2 netacad online readings*

– CBTNuggets Videos by Jeremy Cioara 

– CISCO Routing and Switching ICDN1 100-101 & ICDN1 200-120 

– Youtube and Google (oh yeah!)

Hardware:

1x 1720 Router
2x 2610 Router 32D/8F
2x WS-C2950-24 Switch
2x WIC-1T
1x Console Cable
3x CAT5 Straight Through Ethernet Cables
1x CAT5 Crossover Ethernet Cables
5x Power Cables
1x DB60 DTE/DCE M/M Cable

ABN/GST Tax invoice included

 

SOFTWARE:

-IOS

-GNS3

-Packet Tracer

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