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ONT – PASS! CCNP Completed!!!

Yes. The day has come and I’m so relieved. I’ve completed my ONT exam an hour ago and achieved my goal to become CCNP.

This time I had some bad karma leading to exam day. It started with an unbelievable ear pressure pain over the weekend which made me miserable and continued into this morning when I walked into my cubical to discover the BSoD on a Domain Controller. Scheduled for an 11am exam I had few hours to fix and monitor the server but being the only IT guy around here it made me nervous when I had to step out of the office.

Due to the rain and the problem I also skipped my traditional pre-exam coffee and when I called my Wifi few minutes before the exam I told her that I have a really bad felling. The last reason that made me nervous is Aaron‘s repeated scares about the wireless part of the exam. I did not know what to expect as he warned me about the wireless commands…

Back to the point. The exam was easy, the easiest of all 4. It had trivial questions that checked your study notes and memory but did not challenge your understanding. Since the labs did not require any configuration the scenarios where limited and not complex. It is true what they say: leave ONT to the end because it is the easiest of them all (and I now know why Cisco removed it from the CCNP track).

I’m taking few days off to relax and prepare for my 42 mile ride this weekend.

I want to thank all of you for your support during the last few month, your comments and personal emails pushed me forward and helped me get to this point!

  1. Hagbard
    July 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hi, congrants though iยดm a little late, but my exam is in 36 hours and it is my final CCNP exam. Do you know the passing score?

    • July 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      Off my iPhone but it is me ๐Ÿ™‚
      Passing score for all my exams was the same. NDA doesn’t allow publishing it but since you took couple of them you should know it.
      goodluck in 36hrs, let me know how you did

  2. Tom
    April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm


    I just ran across your blog. I am taking the ONT exam in a few weeks and was wondering if you had any advice on what books to use to prepare? I am using the cisco networking academy curriculum, which is basically the same text as the cisco press cert guide. What materials did you use to study? This is also my last CCNP test, I can’t wait to have it done.



    • April 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      good luck with your exam, I remember the feeling ๐Ÿ˜‰
      as my ONT page (at the top of the blog) says, I used CBT nuggets and Cisco press book. I also used Aaron’s blog and many many hours with Cisco KBs, RFCs and Googling around. You can also use my study notes and blog posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April 28, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Well Done Rofi!!

    You’re an inspiration to us all :o)

  4. Rob Flora
    April 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Way to go! My plan is to take it on Thursday. Enjoy the time off you deserve it.

  5. April 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    DUDE! Way to go!
    Good luck on the ride.

    • April 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      now you’re talking! the ride is the main thing ๐Ÿ™‚
      let’s hope Mr weather play along and let me take it this time.
      back in June I had a planned ride and it rained so hard they had to call it off ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      if it will rain this time I might think the weather gods are sending a message.

  6. Chirag Vinchhi
    April 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Congrats Rofi! That’s a achievement you shall cherish for a very long time to come. Hard work pays off..

    God Bless!


  7. Wifi
    April 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm


  8. April 26, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats, Rofi! I’m glad you had a much better time with it than I did. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I hope to join you in the next month.

  9. zamir oren
    April 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Rofi, you are the man.
    I salute you.

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