Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Secrets to taking the Cisco CCNA exam certification test

Cisco CCNA Tips

Here are are some tips to follow for the CCNA test:

  • Relax before Cisco exam: In order to avoid last minute stress, make sure that you arrive 10 to 15 minutes early and relax before exam.
  • Familiarize yourself with exam: Before taking the CCNA exam, you are given an option of to familiarize yourself with the way the exam is carried out (the exam interface). You must make sure to take advantage of this. It will save time to do this now, you will not get free time to ask about this during the exam.
  • Manage Time Spent On Each Question: The duration for the exam is 90 minutes. You must determine how much time you will spend on each question. While determining this take into consideration that simulations take more time to answer. Also keep in mind that some other questions are weighed more heavily and may take more time to answer (like difficult subnetting problems).
  • Get Scratch Paper Before Exam: Before you start the exam, ask for scratch paper and jot down points that you may require to recall when taking your exam. This is always allowed and proves to be very helpful while taking the exam. These may include:
      • Class A,B,C address range and properties
      • Important formulas
      • Binary to decimal conversion tables 
      • OSI Model layers
      • Access lists
      • Important tables

  • All Answers Are Final: Remember that you cannot return to a question once you have answered it. Don’t rush.
  • Lastly...  Although the CCNA exam software does not allow you to review questions you’ve answered, never leave any question unanswered. At least try to eliminate the possible answers that cannot be correct and narrow down your guess.
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