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Cisco CCNP Route Study Plan

So I am uploading my Cisco CCNP Route study schedule in hopes that it will help some people out. Feel free to modify this in anyway you see fit. This schedule uses the following study materials:

  • CCNP Route Foundation Learning Guide
  • CBT Nuggets CCNP Series
  • Chris Bryant CCNP Series

(I also plan to make study schedules for CCNP Switch and T-Shoot)

(Please also note that the blank spaces are days where I could not get any studying in, this  schedule should be edited according to your preference)

Week 1 (EIGRP) CBT Nuggets (Lab throughout week) FLG Book Completed
Monday Concepts and Planning 57-83  
Tuesday Implementing Basic EIGRP 83-113  
Wednesday Implementing Adv. EIGRP & Part 2 113-144  
Thursday Best Practices and Design 144-155  
Friday  
Saturday review+flashcards+ OSPF Foundation Concepts 1 155-179  
Sunday lab eigrp+OSPF Foundation Concepts 2 185-209  
Week 2 (OSPF) CBT Nuggets FLG Book Completed
Monday Implementing Basic OSPF 209-225  
Tuesday OSPF over NBMA & Part 2 (watch p1 twice) 225-244  
Wednesday Area Types and Options 244-281  
Thursday Area Types and Options Part 2+start index cards 281-315  
Friday  
Saturday flash cards+lab  
Sunday  
Week 3 (IPv4 Redistribution) CBT Nuggets FLG Book Completed
Monday  
Tuesday  controlling routing updates 325-344  
Wednesday Simple Redistribution 344-373  
Thursday Advanced Redistibution 373-398  
Friday
Saturday flashcards+some lab 398-416  
Sunday lab+bgp concepts and planning 471-492  
Week 4 (BGP) CBT Nuggets FLG Book Completed
Monday Basic BGP & Part 2 492-510  
Tuesday Tuning Attributes  
Wednesday Tuning Attributes Part 2 510-534  
Thursday 534-568  
Friday  
Saturday  
Sunday review+flashcards+lab 568-587  
Week 5 (Path Control) CBT Nuggets FLG Book Completed
Monday BGP flashcards+Configuring Path Control 419-432  
Tuesday 432-446  
Wednesday flashcards 446-467  
Thursday Understand and Implement IPv6  
Friday  
Saturday IPv6 Routing and Protocols 691-716  
Sunday  
Week 6 (IPv6 Routing) CBT Nuggets FLG Book Completed
Monday IPv6 Routing and Protocols Part 2 716-759  
Tuesday 759-782  
Wednesday Transitioning to IPv6 782-830  
Thursday  
Friday  
Saturday 824-859
Sunday 859-897
Week 7 (Catch-Up) Catch-Up and review week FLG Chapters not Read Completed
Monday Index Cards for IPv6, first couple cbt nugs. lab it up this week. Chapters 1, 7 need to be read this week
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Week 8 (EIGRP) Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 43,44,45 (55min) Setup Lab
Tuesday Lecture 46,47,48 (50min)
Wednesday Lecture 49,50 (50min)
Thursday Lecture 51,52 (1hr)
Friday Lecture 53,54 (50min)
Saturday Lecture 55,56 (30min)
Sunday review + catchup
Week 9 (OSPF) Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 57,58,59 (1hr)
Tuesday Lecture 60,61,62 (55min)
Wednesday Lecture 63,64 (1hr)
Thursday Lecture 65,66 (50min)
Friday Lecture 67,68 (30min)
Saturday review + catch up
Sunday review + catch up
Week 10 (BGP) Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 69,70,71 (1.1hr)
Tuesday Lecture 72,73,74 (45min)
Wednesday Lecture 75,76,77 (1hr)
Thursday Lecture 78,79,80 (1hr)
Friday Lecture 81,82 (35min)
Saturday review + catch up
Sunday review + catch up
Week 11 (Remote Connectivity) Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 83,84,85 (50min)
Tuesday Lecture 86,87,88,89 (55min)
Wednesday review + catch up
Thursday review + catch up
Friday review + catch up
Saturday review + catch up
Sunday review + catch up
Week 12 (IPv6) Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 90,91 (35min)
Tuesday Lecture 92,93 (25min)
Wednesday Lecture 94,95 (30min)
Thursday review + catch up
Friday review + catch up
Saturday review + catch up
Sunday review + catch up
Week 13 (IPv4 Redistribution)  Bryant Videos Labs Completed
Monday Lecture 96,97,98 (45min)
Tuesday Lecture 99,100,101 (50min)
Wednesday Lecture 102,103,104,105 (45min)
Thursday Lecture 106,107,108 (45min)
Friday Lecture 109,110,111 (55min)
Saturday review + catch up
Sunday review + catch up

 

Stay Organized! Get Evernote!

So I have always found it tough to stay organized, not only in my studies but also with work  related tasks. So a few months ago I decided to try and find an application that can sync between all my devices that would allow me to add pictures, notes, and even whiteboards in an organized fashion. I tried out Microsoft OneNote for a short time however I was not a fan of their interface. I continued my search and stumbled upon Evernote.

All I have to say is that YOU NEED this application. Ever since downloading it, it has helped me stay organized any way I need. I even have my CCNP study schedule uploaded into it. It really allows me to see what I do on a day to day basis and also stay on track with work, life, and my studies. SO give it a shot! I promise you will not be disappointed.

Jeremy Cioara’s take on the changes to CCNA

Jeremy Cioara gives his opinion on the changes being made to the CCNA certification in 2013

 

My Resources for CCNP Route

Here is a list of what I am using to prepare myself for CCNP Route:

  • Cisco Press CCNP Route Foundation Learning Guide
  • CBT Nuggets CCNP Video Series
  • Chris Bryant CCNP Video Series
  • 101 CCNP Labs
  • Cisco CCNP Student Lab Manuals

I am hoping this will be enough to prepare me for the CCNP. I plan to sit the exam in about 4-6 months

Some Motivation Before Your Long Weekend

Great video for some motivation!!

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