To help our students with their schedule, YYC Net Labs now holds regular exams every three months.
Final exams will be scheduled for the last full weekend of the course. Exams may be adjusted if that weekend coincides with a statutory holiday.
If this window doesn’t work for you, contact your instructor to schedule another opportunity to take the exams. All exams must be completed before the last day of the course.
Two bookings are necessary – one for the lab exam and one of the written exam. Students are encouraged to take the exams on different days but this is not a requirement. Keep in mind that many students find the exams exhausting.
During the scheduled exam windows there could be a mixture of students from each of the four CCNA courses. Some could be doing the written and some could be doing the lab.
The written exam can take up to 90 minutes to complete.
Please bring a pencil and paper to the exam. A laptop computer is necessary if the exam is being hosted at a library or at your workplace. You will also need to bring your Netacad username and know your password so that you can login to their site.
Calculators are not permitted. No Internet access aside from the Netacad site is allowed.
The written exam is very similar to the end-of-chapter exams throughout the course. It is a combination of multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and fill-in-the-blank. There are no simulations (simlets) on the written exam.
To study for the written exam, go through all of the quizzes in each chapter. Review as necessary. Complete the Practice Final as many times as necessary to score above 80%. Students are encouraged to set a goal of above 90%. If you run out of attempts on the Netacad site, let your instructor know and they will re-enable or add additional attempts. Once you reach that benchmark, you should be reasonably prepared for the written final exam.
The lab exam can take up to three hours to complete.
Please bring a pencil and paper to the exam. All other equipment is provided.
Calculators are not permitted. Internet access is not permitted.
The lab exam will test your ability to build a small network using actual routers and switches. The equipment is pre-wired to help save time.
To study for the lab exam, go through all of the Packet Tracer exercises from each chapter of the course. Pay particular attention to the Practice Skills Assessment. The goal is to complete these as quickly as possible. If you are relying heavily on the command line help, you will run out of time during the actual lab exam. If you run out of attempts on the Netacad site, let your instructor know and they will re-enable or add additional attempts.
Booking your exams
Bookings are handled through the Netacad site. Click on the Calendar, then go to the Scheduler.
Once you have decided on your timeslots, contact your instructor and let them know which time slot you are using for the Written and which time slot you are using for the Lab exam.