I have finally finished my early stage studying for the CCNP SWITCH v1.
I planned to re-do the lab book labs as well as the OCG chap review items today.
However, I have also been on the Cisco Learning Network looking at recent posts on the failed attempts at theSWITCH exam and how poor the test was designed. Out of these post have come some great insight about how to succeed despite this and what to avoid. So I went ahead and got the Foundation Learning Guide as well as 101 CCNP Labs by Browning.
So the new study plan going forward will be to do the SWITCH Lab book and 101 CCNP Labs for the rest of my second stage test prep. Based on my 1- 5 scale on the exam blueprint, I will start with those area I am weak first.
One item that keep coming out of the posts also was how the PPDIOO comes into play in the exam. I think I am going to skim Top Down Network Design to get more insight.
Then at the end of all of this I will do a practice test.
My areas of weakness: (Most are figuring out what “Create” and “Determine” keywords translate into in terms of understanding. I figure there must a standard set of guidelines that this is referring to.)
1.2 Create a VLAN based implementation plan
1.3 Create a VLAN based verification plan
1.6 Verify EIGRP solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
2.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing a Security solution
2.2 Create a implementation plan for the Security solution
2.3 Create a verification plan for the Security solution
2.6 Configure private VLANs
2.7 Configure VACL and PACL
2.9 Document results of Security implementation and verification
3.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing a Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.2 Create an implementation plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.3 Create a verification plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
3.4 Configure routing interfaces
3.7 Document results of Switch based Layer 3 implementation and verification
4.1 Implement a wireless extension of a Layer 2 solution
4.2 Implement a VoIP support solution
4.3 Implement video support solution
5.1 Determine network resources needed for implementing High Availability on a network
5.2 Create a High Availability implementation plan
5.3 Create a High Availability verification plan
5.5 Implement switch supervisor redundancy
5.7 Document results of High Availability implementation and verification