Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:46 AM
They don't cover ISIS anymore, since it is not even supported on many Cisco devices now. They also don't cover much QoS. Wireless has been left to the CCNP wireless courses as well as the in depth QoS.
BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, Rip are all still covered on the ROUTE exam and in the SWITCH exam to some extent.
STP and its many variants are covered in the SWITCH exam as well as the sub-components. Ie root ruard, loop guard, port fast etc etc.
HSRP, VRRP and GLBP are still covered as well on the SWITCH exam.
There are even a few questions on the SWITCH test that are not covered in the book. Planning and such. You would have to look in the CCDP material. I don't know how they get away with asking questions on subject that are not in their "official certification guide". My test has 3 simulations, and a testlet as well as several drag and drops. I am not going to go into what was on them, due to the NDA. One of them was really easy. One was easy but time consuming. The last was more difficult. One thing I will say is that the time consuming sim was not working correctly. Three or four of us came out of the test with the same complaint. After we typed in simple commands, then did a "show run" the statements were missing in the running config. I had to start all over and even then the statements still did not show up like the would normally. I had to verifiy everything was working, without relying on "Show run". When it was all said and done I finished with 30 seconds left. I didn't pass. I scored a 770, with a 790 being a passing score. I know where I went wrong, with at least one of the sims and the testlet. It is not too bad, but definitely tests you knowledge and patience. I have never used TestKing, Pass4sure etc etc. So if I scored a 770 the first time, then most everyone should be able to pass it with a try or two... or three.
I am going to take it again in another week or two. I'll let you know how it goes. Traditionally when you retake a test within a month of failure, you will get 75% of the same questions and the exact same sims and simlets (with IP changes and such). Should be fun.