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My CCNA 200-301 exam experience: Tips & Tricks

February 27, 2020


  • Reply SANKAR RAMASAMY February 25, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Hearty Congratulations sir…Just Love to hear from you.

  • Reply Last Generation February 25, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Hi, is it still worth to study old books and topics + new topics from new books. Old topics are still good used in practice. What you suggest Mr David. Also i need old ccna r&s and ccnp r&s material which new exam line you suggest? Appreciate your help, thanks.

  • Reply Ardent Dfender February 25, 2020 at 11:11 am

    You make a heck of a lot of great content! And though some of it still goes completely over my head as i learn and prepare to take my CCNA in a few months, it's still great content. However, this video is DAMN GREAT excellent video content, for all the reasons of knowing and preparing for the CCNA 200-301. Awesome summary!

  • Reply roshan rox February 25, 2020 at 11:50 am

    congrats on your new ccna cert , your videos on udemy are excellent i have learnt a lot from them .Thanx a lot for sharing new exam experience and topic. please make a detailed course on new CCNA & CCNP .

  • Reply MAEBASHI TECH February 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    when do you update your CCNA course on Udemy?

  • Reply Franz Gabriel February 25, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Hello David 😊 it' s good info. I've got my ccna r & s 2019. I want to learn new ccnp. Where I find good material for self paced learning? Thanks buddy.

  • Reply Richard Chan 0 February 25, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    imma gonna fail dis exam :'(

  • Reply Patrick Pluviose February 25, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    you summarize the whole cetification course in 1 video good job David

  • Reply Priyanka Dodia February 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    You're such an angel to all of us out here trying to build our careers with some networking skills. Thanks a ton for all that you do! God Bless you David!

  • Reply Paul King Rea February 25, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Great video! Hi David CCNP ENCOR and ENARSI are available in Udemy which I started to study now. If you can provide more material regarding CCNP please post here. Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Cemal TANER February 25, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks David. Were there any config questions?

  • Reply Andi Loka February 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    QUESTION: do you think that the network+ and the new ccna cover the same knowledge about networking?

  • Reply Network Tom February 25, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations David! You are very inspirational person

  • Reply Yong Kang February 25, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I'm shocked you passed the CCNA! 🙂

  • Reply Desmond Coulton February 25, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Even though the ICD1 book by Odom said that it won't cover VTP because it won't show in the exam the only reason I passed is that you did cover VTP since there was 5 questions on VTP.

  • Reply Glenn Fulcher February 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Hi David, I know you use virtual labs.  But, what equipment should I buy if I want a physical lab for the new CCNA as of Feb 2th 2020

  • Reply Alberto Lopez-Rivera February 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    David, Thanks for your time and dedication for videos like this one. I appreciate the time you put into developing your material. Your labs for Packet Tracer are very detailed, very well written, and easy to learn from. Please continue making more material! It’s definitely one of the best training materials out there.

  • Reply Wagner Silva Vieira February 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you Mr. Bombal … Great tips!

    I trully believe that in this today Networking World about Automation and Networking Programmability, having a real SOLID BASE in programming languages for Networking is a MUST/RECOMMENDED AND NECESSARY SKILLS like ever before … I'll look forward about this in my career in parallel with my Cisco certification career … The Cisco DevNet certification track is a great path to follow and achieve a great level …

    Thank's for your contribution on our community great Bombal!


    Thank You!

  • Reply hamad aldossary February 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    i am overwhelmed right now but thank you, you make me think twice and work smarter before taking the exam

  • Reply Ali Gohar February 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    David Bombal is a Genius like me

  • Reply tarek be3es February 25, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for making this video and the important info

  • Reply Sujal Mitra February 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Hi David ,
    Please let me know when your Latest CCNA 200-301 course will be out !

  • Reply Samim Quraishi February 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Hi David

    how about exam fee of CCNA 200-301

  • Reply Shaheed Gabier February 25, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Hi David, love your content! Will you be taking the new Ccnp exams? I could only take the Ccnp Route and Switch exams before the cutoff date and not sure how to approach the new Ccnp specialized exams. Which guides would you recommend for those exams?

  • Reply Narcisse Tchamba February 25, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for being an inspiration

  • Reply Albert Taylor February 25, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    David, you sir are a true Jedi Master. Thank you.

  • Reply ShowDown February 25, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    New CCNA certification have any expiration date or deadline

  • Reply Keith Campbell February 25, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks for the video! Making me feel a little better about taking the new exam! 🙂

  • Reply Imran Jasat February 25, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    Hi do we know when Cisco is releasing VIRL 2.0

  • Reply Maarten Van Nuffel February 25, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    I wish cisco was a bit more vendor neutral.

  • Reply gautam dev February 25, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    whats the new price

  • Reply El Guenfo February 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Mr Bombal your CISCO ccna videos are just the best hope you release the new content soon

  • Reply Bernard Antony February 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you so much for you video David. I have a question can we use dCloud for lab ? Thanks…!!

  • Reply N'day Arsene February 25, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Can u share with me book on my email? [email protected]

  • Reply Kdouble0 February 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks David I passed the CCNA in January I did not want to go through this new process right now … especially since I had the CCENT and was extremely nervous

  • Reply Dmayor February 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    I have zero experience with Networking. Should I work on the Network + or the new CCNA?

  • Reply Mamta February 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    My CCNP (R&S)was valid till December 2019.. I had to let it go coz i was not prepared for the next certification. CCNP R&S was easy coz that was my area of work . After I relocated I could not get a job because I had no automation experience. Watching your videos gives me courage to try again.

  • Reply Søren Fonnesbek Nielsen February 25, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Looking forward to see more videos on the new CCNA exam

  • Reply Филипп Евграфов February 25, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats, David! Fortunatelly I've become the CCDP a week before it has been changed.

  • Reply Rolex Birindwa February 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Hi David. I need to take ceh training, what steps I have to start with? I did comptia A+

  • Reply Gareth February 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Maybe a weird question. But are bathroom breaks allowed during the exams?

  • Reply M.H Y February 25, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Hi David, I benefited a lot from your course on udemy. I passed CCNA 200-125 last week and I got the CCNA Routing and Switching certificate. My question: Cisco said they will give us the new CCNA certificate when the syllabus change with a badge also. I checked my certifications on Cisco site and I found the badge but not the new certificate. So when will we get the new upgraded certificate for CCNA?

  • Reply Pen Ace February 25, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Hi David, when are you doing a new course on these topics on Udemy??

  • Reply Prakash Prajuli February 25, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    To pass ccna 200-301 do we have pass only written exam.. no lab exam ? Is the syllabus strictly followed ? Thank you in advance 🤝

  • Reply Vlad Burtchuladze February 25, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you for this video Mr. David , It's very informative and helpful. When is the your new CCNA course release date?

  • Reply Kader Cisco February 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm


  • Reply Chris Coetzee February 25, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Haazit David!

    First, thanks for your awesome content!!

    Sheesh I should really start reading the pinned posts before asking questions LOL, I'm just going to leave my questions there anyway, but it has been answered in your pinned post.

    I recertified my CCNA in middle FEB, watching this I feel like I am missing out on a lot of automation content, should I go straight to the ENCORE content or so I need to spend some time on the DEVNET course, or maybe just go through the new CCNA content before heading to the ENCORE, I did buy the book on Cisco Press today so I'm not sure what is covered there.

  • Reply samm Eri February 25, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information david, looking forward to your new course!

  • Reply Jay D February 25, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Do you have a rough estimate of when you will release your 200-301 course?

  • Reply olanrewaju adagba February 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Wow i enjoyed the trip. As a newbies in this field, I gain impetus to write the exam, by watching this classic video. thank you, David
    Just want to know if you will add some new information to your tutorial at Udemy

  • Reply Юрий Чухонцев February 25, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Great! Thanks a lot for this video!

  • Reply Niraj Chauhan February 25, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    David did you use up the 2 hours or were you able to finish earlier

  • Reply P.J February 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Thx, but you I don't get why you are worried about EIGRP and VTP not being in the books/official-cert vs the PDF: the real question is "Were there any questions in the CCNA exams about those?" and you don't answer that. If they are not on the exam, don't waste your time with VTP nor EIGRP. No other vendors uses those anyway, so it's as useful in 2020 as learning (and wasting time) about IPv4 A,B,C,D and E classes instead of focusing on VLSM.

  • Reply Yusuf Stark February 25, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Hi David, great video, wanted to know what is the difference between the "cert guide" volumes 1 and 2 you shown vs the "cert guide library" you have linked in your description? Many Thanks! 😊

  • Reply The offical Ianbarrett February 25, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I achieved the CCNA route/sw and Security 201-260 back in 2019…Does that mean i have those topics already covered in the new study material??????????

  • Reply kanchan behera February 26, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Sir , should I give my new CCNA on 24th Feb or I should wait and prepare more for the exam.

  • Reply Fox Mike February 26, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Congrats on the pass David! Will there be a difference in content whether we purchase your new CCNA 200-301 course on Udemy or

  • Reply Pepper Jack February 26, 2020 at 12:48 am

    That’s your face because they haven’t changed the lengthy sign in processes!? Please tell cause I hated checking in

  • Reply Velislav Banchov February 26, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Passed CCNA of 23rd before the certpocalypse 🙂 Looking forward for the CCNP Encor by you David! Thanks for all you do.

  • Reply Dan Flyhight February 26, 2020 at 2:30 am

    I'm looking to make a home lab for study as I learn better this way. I'll be getting my CCNA hopefully this year. What equipment would you recommend as a start to build upon later?

  • Reply Kacey Ngoc Hoang February 26, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I'm planning to take the new CCNA exam. Which course/links should i purchase ? Thankyou.

  • Reply Ismael MO February 26, 2020 at 5:08 am

    Hi David, how do you overcome that the new CCNP became too much theory, and literally it feels so much boring, reading all this theory. so many chapters its all about theory, how would somebody be able to memorize all these single details, it feels to me its more about a person who can memorize not understand.

  • Reply AllenNeil February 26, 2020 at 5:31 am

    How about the devnet exam?

  • Reply matt jones February 26, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Taking the new test on thursday. Thank you for the information

  • Reply James Reed February 26, 2020 at 5:53 am

    Excellent video. Thanks a lot for taking the time to provide the latest CCNA exam information. What is the model and size of your monitor?

  • Reply Emil Nastase February 26, 2020 at 6:04 am

    Hi David. When is your new course coming on Udemy?

  • Reply Kevin Hughes February 26, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Great tips thanks. When is your course going to be released please?

  • Reply Shaun Barnard_Vortex_SA February 26, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Hi David, I passed my CCNA in June 2017, started a new job, but never used my CCNA skill-set since.. My question is, do you think i would find it difficult adjusting to the new CCNA exam.. Because it seems like there is alot of new content. And does the official cert guide include some sort of means to practice with packet tracer (questions or labs)?

  • Reply Syed Sabzwari February 26, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Hi David, it's always refreshing to see and learn from you. Wish you all the best.

  • Reply tommy aronson February 26, 2020 at 9:08 am

    Damn id kill myself if im stuck in a job doing networking

  • Reply yassine mario February 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

    thanks sir david . im already in with jeremy it lab .

  • Reply Ahmed Yassin February 26, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Please add your experience about CCNA 350-401 exam

  • Reply Abhishek Katiyar February 26, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Sir, it's good to learn AWS for network engineer?

  • Reply _ Chris _ February 26, 2020 at 11:33 am

    David, how many months are needed to read Wendell Odom's books?, both books…

  • Reply Joydeep Halder February 26, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Nice video, @David sir , may I know your about new ccna course 200-301 ? Will it be available on udemy? Will you start new ccnp also?

  • Reply Brent Arnold February 26, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    It's interesting you can get your CCNP w/o the CCNA now.

  • Reply radzPage February 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    Sir I'm still studying for CCNA 200-125. What will happen with this exam now? Do Cisco will still offer this exam?

  • Reply santhosh jigar February 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Mr.David bomal
    why you referring devnet associated ?
    what is important in this?

  • Reply Thomas Anderson February 26, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    So basically those who are currently enrolled in a NetAcad for CCNA3 and CCNA4…youre screwed!

  • Reply Jason Lashley February 26, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Will you have a Udemy course coming out for the new exam

  • Reply dildar otho February 26, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Hello sir!
    I am your fan, kindly let me know if you are teaching ccna 200-301

  • Reply Techgyan learn February 26, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Nice sir

  • Reply Jose Barbosa February 26, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    I wanted to know if the CCNA Security & Wireless has also changed?

  • Reply Osei Manu February 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations Mr. David!!
    Please when are you bringing your new course

  • Reply Gihan Rajapaksha February 26, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    thanks for sharing this. Will you be updating or adding a new course on udemy any time soon ?

  • Reply Gene Tech February 26, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Hello David, enjoy all your video's. They have great content. Are you going to be teaching the new Cisco Course 200-301 soon? Will enjoy participating in your course. Conttinually encourage by all that you do! Thank you.

  • Reply ali omar February 26, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Very thanks to u could u plz complete kàli episode

  • Reply newbie McNewberson February 27, 2020 at 3:51 am

    I was in his CCNA Mentorship Program and passed my CCNA at the beginning of February. He has a lot of really good info and learning tools. Looking forward to his new CCNP learning materials!

  • Reply Arlyn Alston February 27, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Does anyone know of any entry level networking positions, in Washington DC? I passed the ccna rs back in September 2019, but I don’t have any experience. And I’ve forgotten a lot of information.

  • Reply Nikola B February 27, 2020 at 10:04 am

    David, thank you for your insights. You said there are over 100 questions, and 100 minutes for answer. Is it means, there are not any configurations(that would take at least 5 min) ? All questions are choice questions?

  • Reply AL1KH4N February 27, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Hey mate, how do you receive the ccna hard copy certificate upon passing? Do you need to apply for it or is it sent by default? Also how do you apply for the ccna certified badge and the new 200-301 certificate?

  • Reply Abdul Ahmed February 27, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    First congratulations David, and thank you for sharing this brilliant information.

  • Reply Jenny Patel February 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Sir how can I prepare for this new certificate please help me.

  • Reply Benjamin Edun February 27, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations David on the success of the new CCNA. You have been a good Cisco Trainer / Ambassador. Some of your videos last year gave me exposition on Cisco VIRL which is a good resource from Cisco. I was excited about the new developments on Cisco Devnet in your interview with one of the developers at Cisco Devnet, I had wished I was not only a learner and user of Cisco exciting technologies but a developer or contributor to the development. Thanks for your good works. I wish you success in all your endeavours in the new, dynamic and ever evolving world of Cisco technologies.

  • Reply Colton Meehan February 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Hey David, are you updating your Udemy course for the new cert or making a new one by chance.

  • Reply swatski87 February 27, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Hey David. I just started learning CCNA in my School version 7. I dont know if the examen have any speficik number like "200-301"…or if its another CCNA version 7 exam. I just passed the first test examen (modul 1-3). But things are getting slighty harder from now on. any advice since we are gonna take the hole CCNA course in 5-6 weeks.

  • Reply David Gonzalez February 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    I Would ask why shoes people insist on cisco, Cisco is not networking it’s just a brand, not even a standard. Just IMHO

  • Reply Dexters Brain February 27, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    I see they have officially guide books volume 1 and 2 , what if i chose to use the previous CCNA book for my preparation then find the rest of the parts that are not there to complete the syllabus will that be okay

  • Reply Balint February 27, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you David! Can't wait for the new course to come out. I am preparing for a security exam first, but but then my plan is to dive into CCNA. Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Gregory Kadok February 27, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    You mentioned EIGRP wasn't in the new syllabus, but it was in Odems book. Did you encounter any questions about it when you took the test?…and if so, why wouldn't cisco just put it on the syllabus, instead of hiding it?

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