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ExSim-Max for Cisco 100-105 ICND1

Average Rating: 4.5 stars (49)

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5 stars I Passed CCENT
12/21/2017 12:25:05 PM - M - Kansas City, MO US

I passed my CCENT first time I took it with a 856 thanks to these practice exams. I did all my study with the official cert guide and did those review questions. After looking for more practice exams I saw this had great reviews and decide to take a leap of faith and pay for it. I will say these practice exam were much harder than the test. The highest I made on on exam was about a 70%. The simulation were on point with the exam. Its well worth the money because it cheaper than taking the exam multiple times.

5 stars Worth every Penny
11/21/2017 8:29:45 AM - Craig - EDINBURGH, GB

This product gives you the edge over other candidates. The look and feel is better than the actual exam. Boson tests are more difficult than the exam itself, which is a good thing. However, please remember that this is an entry level exam, and it is easy to go too deep into the areas. I will be buying Boson for my next exam without a doubt.

5 stars Amazing!
10/28/2017 7:00:54 PM - TJ - ,

This was by far the most useful resource for preparing for the ICND1 exam.

3 stars Helps, but DO NOT rely on it soley! Barely passed first try...
6/15/2017 2:09:35 PM - Matt - Burlington, KY US

I just got done with my test - passed, but barely. I thought I was going to have PLENTY of time, but I went right down to the last couple of minutes.

Cisco has a way of wording so many questions that you really have to sit and think before answering...really dissecting them. Something you thought you knew upside-down/front-to-back will feel difficult on the exam. For most questions with a single answer, there are 2 very wrong answers, and then 2 that you may have trouble picking from.

I used this in addition to quite a few other resources - packet tracer, Wendell Odom training, Kevin Wallace training, any practice tests I could find online, etc., etc. My brain (at 48) can only retain so much technical data!!

I practiced subnetting until I could do it in my head, quickly. I took the Boson exam over and over until I could get through all 180 questions without getting any wrong, and I took notes and made flash cards based on the information provided by Boson in each question - why each answer was correct and why the others were wrong. I had about 300 pages of notes taken from the various training material and about 150 flash cards. I did any packet tracer labs I could find, more than once. I studied almost every day for weeks, sometimes many hours. I felt nervous, but prepared. During the test I felt beaten down and concerned that I wasn't going to pass. I'm glad I stayed focused and took my time right down to the end, especially with the last few questions, because missing one of them could have changed everything.

So is this worth the $? Yes, it's definitely valuable training. But, DO NOT rely on it as your only source of material. I would say maybe 1, at most 2 of the questions on the test were even close to ones in this practice set. I don't expect the questions to be identical, but I was definitely expecting more to be similar. It seems like spent most of my study time studying things that weren't covered at all, or maybe there was one question.

I honestly think these tests are silly and don't represent real world skills. I will forgot most of what I studied since I don't use it on a daily basis. I think these tests should be more like packet tracer where you have to spend time actually configuring things, not require a photographic memory. Too many questions are purposely asked in a cryptic way just to trip you up. With so many resources available online, you don't need to commit so many silly things to memory.

5 stars CCENT Pass
3/13/2017 4:21:19 PM - Gerald - Indianapolis, IN US

Used ExSim-Max for my CCENT and passed today with a 860/1000. Wish I would have purchased much sooner.

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