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    Back in 2006 I passed the 640-801 CCNA exam. I have to re-certify in 2009 and I plan on taking the new 640-802 exam. Has anyone taken both tests? I was wondering how they compared to each other.

    Does 802 focus more on certain areas? Does it deal with material that wasn't covered on the 801 exam? Are there more simulations on 802?

    I used the two books by Wendell Odom (Cisco Press) to pass 801. I was very impressed by them. If he has new editions out to cover 802, I'll have to pick them up.
    Was that so hard?
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    Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

    I have also taken the 801. Judging by the exam objectives, it appears that wireless and security have been added to the exam.
    MCITP:SA, MCSA 2003, MCP, CCNA, A+, Net+, Security+

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    • #3
      Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

      You're right; 802 does include more of a emphasis on WLANs and security. The exam objectives for both tests are so numerous and far-reaching that it's difficult to draw definite distinctions between the two. Here are the objectives:

      http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...s/640-801.html

      http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le...s/640-802.html

      I was just wondering if anyone who has taken both exams could describe differences in the actual test-taking experience. For example, are the questions longer in 802? Are there more simulations? Is 802 noticeably more difficult?
      Was that so hard?
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      • #4
        Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

        IMHO 802 is harder to pass - it's more info to learn (more switches, WiFi & security added). Renewed recently.
        Regards
        Denis Laskov
        MCSA/E - CWNA - CCNA

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        • #5
          Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

          Exam cheating removed by MOD.
          THIS is not allowed over here!

          Dumber
          Last edited by Dumber; 17th July 2008, 10:08.

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          • #6
            Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

            Doug -

            I have to ask, did you read both books cover to cover ?

            Also, which exam provides you with the CCNA ?

            801 or 802 ?

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            • #7
              Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

              The only exam that will give you the straight up CCNA is the 802. With the 801 you will have to take another test to obtain CCNA.
              MCITP:SA, MCSA 2003, MCP, CCNA, A+, Net+, Security+

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              • #8
                Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

                I believe that you can't do 801 anymore to become a ccna.
                I've done CCNA a while ago when it was 801. So I'm still a CCNA.

                You can check this website for more info about ccna.
                www.cisco.com/go/ccna
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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                • #9
                  Re: 640-801 vs. 640-802

                  Originally posted by hboogz View Post
                  Doug -

                  I have to ask, did you read both books cover to cover ?
                  Yes, I did read them cover-to-cover (pretty much). It wasn't easy...but they are like walks in the park compared to this CISSP book by Shon Harris...

                  Also, which exam provides you with the CCNA ? 801 or 802 ?
                  801 was the predecessor of 802. Both exams would give you the CCNA, instead of taking the two-exam route.
                  Was that so hard?
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