I passed CCNP Route 642-813 in January before the exam changed thus completing all three exams. Route was the most challenging of the three exams for me because I am now taking the lead on projects that involve routing, which is part of why I wanted to peruse the certification. Exciting times and I’ve started to take a peek at the CCIE 5.0 exam.
I passed the CCNP TSHOOT exam yesterday and I have to say that this exam was my favorite out of all the Cisco ones that I have taken so far. The exam format of solving trouble tickets was a welcome change that I felt was really applicable to an Engineer’s daily tasks.
The official Cisco Press TSHOOT book, Bull’s Eye exam preparation strategies, and building the official lab topology out in GNS3 helped me prepare for the exam. I did update my GNS3 version to 1.0+ and needed to convert my project files to the new 1.0+ JSON format with gns3-converter.
I had the opportunity to take this exam at Cisco Live 2014 and I passed. TSHOOT and ROUTE and next on the list to complete for the CCNP certification. Packet Tracer, GNS3, The Bryant Advantage CCNP SWITCH Study Guide, and a pair of old 2940’s were invaluable when studying for this exam.