I am looking to get CCNA qualified, I have been working within the networking area for a few years, mainly on LAN switching and Firewalls. I am very week on the theory bits OSI 7 Layer model etc, frame realy ( does anybody still use that ) and routing protocols OSPF/RIP/EIGRP etc. I have the Cisco books and hopefully the Boson sim will help out.
Anyway, I would like to take opinions on which exam path to take the INTRO + ICND or straight into the CCNA, pros and cons of each path appreciated.
I've done the INTRO + ICND track. It's nice and I passed on first attempt. But did not try CCNA one shot exam, So can't compare. My impression is that Cisco created the new INTRO + ICND exam because many people felt the single exam was overwelming. However, there are many people who have done very well in the single exam from first attempt.