Here's what satisfied customers have to say about the value of the
subscriptions to Certification Zone.com:
"...in August I became CCIE #7945. The Study Guides on
[Certification Zone] were extremely helpful in making this
possible. I found the Study Guides on Frame Relay and ISDN [by David
Wolsefer] especially useful. After failing the CCIE Lab twice, I
purchased a Subscription to the Certification Zone and passed on my
third attempt, just one month later. Thanks!"
CCIE #7945, CCSI, CCNP+Voice, CCDP
Senior Technical Instructor, KnowledgeNet
"I have passed the CCIE Written Qualification Exam on January 19,
2002. I have been preparing for it for the last seven months and used
a lot of Cisco press books [including], CCIE LAN Switching, Routing
TCP/IP I & II, the CCIE Routing & Switching Exam Cram book from H.
Benjamin, and the CCIE Routing and Switching Exam Guide 350-001 from
Lucent NetCare. But, I found it extremely difficult to put all the
relevant topics together and concentrate on the exam objectives."
After receiving an email from Certification Zone, I decided to
subscribe to Certification Zone for three months. From that point
onward, I used only Certification Zone Study Guides and the Study Questions. I
[also] attempted Certification Zone's Practice Exam frequently.
On the last day of my 3-month subscription, I decided to try the
Exam. [Up] until then I had done all the 12 Practice Exams and passed
5 of them with the highest mark of 825. My plans were if I failed the
first attempt, [then] I will study for another 2 months before my 2nd
attempt. I passed the exam with 81% score, which I feel, [is] a very
I [would like to] take this opportunity to thank Certification Zone
web masters on their excellent effort for showing the correct path for
passing the exam successfully. Especially the 2 ATM papers, Bridging,
Token Ring papers are excellent without taking anything away from
other papers which are also very comprehensive and very good.
"Hats off to Certification Zone Masters and to Certification Zone"
Ansar Mohideen CNE, MCSE, CCNP
Gulf Aluminum Rolling Mills Company
Excerpt from 12/01 issue of Certification Magazine, written by professional IT
Trainer Ed Tittel:
"Certification Zone: Covers only Cisco certifications, but is nearly
my ideal of a model site: It offers great student support, lots of
reasonably priced supporting materials and publications, access to
big-name experts, tie-ins for online training programs and lots of
support for students. Subscriptions cost between $15 and $23 a month,
depending on the subscription period you elect to pay for, but it does
provide access to lots of useful information, including study guides,
practice tests and discussion groups galore."
December 2001 issue
You can read the complete text of Professional IT Trainer, Ed
Tittel's article at: http://www.certmag.com/issues/dec01/dept_learntools.cfm
I think Certification Zone is one of the best sites of its kind
with the most qualified authors/contributors. I use the Study Guides
daily in my job.
Jeff Soucy, CCNP, CCNA
The (ZONE's) tutorials are absolutely the BEST self-study materials I
have seen. They somehow manage to condense key concepts into a few
pages of excellently written material that is easy to understand. You
definitely have some of the best the industry has to offer writing
for you. I also used the practice exams which I thought were tougher
than the real exam. I feel that is the way it should be.
I love (your site). I have multiple certifications, and (Certification Zone) is
the best study site I have ever used. The mix of tutorials, study
questions, and hands-on labs is in my opinion the best way to learn
any subject. I have recommended (Certification Zone) to many friends, and I
have recommended (Certification Zone) to my employer as a self-study site for
new engineers. Keep up the good work!
Kevin Marley, CCNP, CCDP
(Certification Zone is the) best certification site I have found for Cisco, and
I'm pretty sure I've seen them all. Other than the occasional typo
and missing graphic, the practice tests are second to none.
Ray Brehm, CCNP, CCNA
United Computer Sales & Service, Inc.
Cherry Hill, NJ
The material (at Certification Zone) is presented in a very
professional and concise manner. The contributors of the material
seem to be very knowledgeable and go the extra distance to explain
concepts and fundamentals. This was very helpful to me because if I
get hung up on a particular topic, it is extremely difficult to build
off it. Kudos to the creators of the site and the staff which
operates it. I would recommend this technical site to anyone who was
serious about becoming Cisco certified as well as a great technical
Steve Gitto, CCNA
You're study materials have helped my understanding of networking
topics tremendously. I work for a major ISP and deal with WAN issues
99.999% of the time, the study guides for the lan switching test has
helped with my prep work for the Cisco Lan switching test.
J.M. Manning, CCNA
I have used Certification Zone as one of my primary certification study tools
and I like it for the quality of content in the study guides as well
as for the practice tests. The practice tests are the best I have
used and I have them all.
Constance Cate, CCNP, CCDP
The Colony, TX
As a Cisco Academy instructor I find the additional information
extremely helpful in preparing myself for class presentations as well
as checking my own knowledge
CCNA Networking Academy Instructor
Ft. Collins, CO
Thanks for this informative Web site, I use it every day.
Castle Rock, CO
Certification Zone bridges the gap between theory and practical experience.
I like the site very much for its ease of use and logical layout. I
have sifted through
tons of material online and yours blows the rest away for its concise
Mike Bromley, CCNP
Amnis Systems Inc.
I feel the site is probably the best site for preparing for Cisco
certification. I have recommended this site to numerous individuals.
The quality of the material (white papers, scenarios, and tests are
the best I have seen. It is a gold mine for those seeking Cisco
Richard Beamish, CCNP
Getronics Government Solutions
The CertificationZone definitely helped me pass the CCIE written
exam. I doubt I would have been able to pass without it. I highly
recommend your site to anyone who is preparing for any Cisco exam.
GE Capital - IT Solutions
Absolutely the best !! I was drowning in the ocean of the networking
information you need to know for the exam. Zone have created a
navigation map and took me through the stormy CCNA ocean. So well
organised and concise !! How did you do it guys ?!?!
Anna Grichina, CCNA
AMP Services Limited
It's a great resource. This is my second subscription...I visit the
site at least three times per week to prepare for an exam or just to
learn about new technologies.
T. Rowe Price Investment Technologies
Glen Burnie, MD
New South Wales
Certification Zone is doing an outstanding job of communication in plain
English this difficult Material. Do not ---- Do not on the basis of this survey changing
anything on the Certification Zone. You have just recently made the site great.. if
it ain't broke don't Fix it.
Donald K. Edds
The quality of the (ZONE Contributors) is second to none
(Certification Zone) is a great site, always up-dated with the latest in the
Guiness Bass Import Company
(Certification Zone is) very professional, filled with hard-to-find networking
information, great scenarios and (tutorials)!
engenius Consulting Group
This site is the most helpful tool to study for the Cisco exams. Well Done!
Compucom Systems, Inc.
The best and most professional easy-to-follow information on the
Cisco subjects, anywhere.
Castle Hill, Australia
Certification Zone is a very good source to keep up with changing technologies.
I have recommended your site to my 100 students and made a very
strong link between your material and the 935 I scored
CCNA Networking Academy Instructor
Mission Viejo, CA
"The money [you pay for a subscription to Certification Zone.com] is
worth it. The Study Guides, labs & exams are top-notch, I haven't
seen its equal. You [usually] get [free access] to a tutorial each
month, so you can check them out ahead of time, but the archives are
what's worth the money."
Robert Timmons CCNP, CCDP
"I think one of the big things that made the difference was the
subscription to Certification Zone... I must admit the questions in my
exam were more on par with the level of the questions on Cert Zone
and the (new Certification Zone.com) Study Questions CDROM."
"This morning I passed [the CCIE written exam] with a 75%...
The practice tests and white papers (at Certification Zone.com) are
great. Well worth the money."
"I'm writing this to tell you how much I appreciated the
Certification Zone web site. I felt that the [STUDY GUIDES]
were very well thought out, informative, and well written...
They helped me fill in some blanks that the (Cisco
Networking Academy) curriculum left sketchy. [Your site's]
simulated practice exams were an excellent tool to judge my
progress and to identify my weak areas. The explanations
given after each question were very helpful.
....With the knowledge and confidence that I received from
this site, (and a lot of studying), I earned a score of
914/1000 on the CCNA exam.
Michael P. Donnelly, CCNA"
"The Certification Zone sample test that I took (for $35) pushed
me well over the top.... Best $35 I've spent enroute to my CCIE
goal. Thank you for enabling me to pass (the CCIE written exam) on
the first attempt!!!"
"(Certification Zone) was very helpful towards learning the
materials and passing the test. I would go so far as to say that I
couldn't have done as
well as I did (93) without my subscription to your web services....Thank
Kip McDowell, CCNA
"I just took (the CCNA exam) this Saturday AND I PASSED FIRST
TIME!!...Thanks for having a great sight. I know it helped me
tremendously. I shall tell all my friends to definitely go to THE
"Your Site took the guess work out of taking the Exam. It is my intent to
know my field. I wanted to know the material and not just memorize the
material. My goal is to attain CCIE status. I am now seeking the
CCNP. Next week I take the CLSC and the ACRC. Your
website is the reason for my confidence in even considering the task. I
thank you for the help... and keep up the outstanding job."
Daniel A Calix, CCNA
"I just passed the CCIE written exam and wanted to let you know
that Certification Zone's Practice Tests are excellent!!! I
used them to help me prepare for the exam and I can attest to the fact
that the Zone's
practice tests are a good gauge for the real test. I got a 74.8 score on
your practice test and an 82% on the actual exam. The explanations you
provide on the scoring summary were really good, also. Just keep it
"I thought the CertificationZone tests were slightly harder than
the real thing. They helped me tremendously to prepare for the actual
exam. I passed the CCIE R/S Qualification test with an 86. Thanks
to all the fine
folks at CertificationZone."
"... there is no other Cisco®© preparation site that gives the level
of depth that you find on CertificationZone. It's one of the best
investments that I've made in test preparation."
"CertificationZone has helped me clarify sticky issues with WAN
protocols and the OSI stack. I've read several Cisco®© books and they
just didn't seem to help enough."
"My Cisco®© classes used your CCNA Study Zone last
semester. My students were very impressed with the resources available,
especially the SIMULATED
EXAMS! We found them to be a great prep tool for the
CCNA Certification exam... the White Papers are great resources
along with the sample questions that
accompany each topic. We look forward to using the site again this spring."
Cisco® Program Director
Central Wyoming College
"I passed the CCIE written yesterday. www.Certification Zone
was a great help."
"The Zone helps quite a bit explaining the workings of the test. I
to do a lot of the stuff required, but the Zone helps me
understand why it needs doing."
"I used Certification Zone to prep for the CCIE written. It
was AWSOME. Kudos Howard!!! I started taking the Zone's simulated
exam about 4
months before taking the real thing. Boy did they kick my butt. I think I got
a 36%. I got an understanding of the structure of the questions and the
slant that the questions would take. Reviewing the correct answers helped
tremendously. After the 4 month period I finally scored an 87%. Two days
later I got an 85% on the real exam. That tells me that Howard has done a
great job setting the level of the exam extremely close to the real
"Certification Zone has very good tutorials on a wide array of topics. (The
ZONE's Practice) Exams have been very good at helping me identify my
weak areas of knowledge."
"I love Certification Zone"
"I find your site excellent...Great job!!!"
"The (ZONE) is very good...it exposed me to concepts that I did not
get exposed to in any other (exam preparation) resources."
"Certification Zone helped me pass the CCNA exam by enabling me to study
certain topics more in depth to more fully understand the "why?"
behind the answers."
Manny Shah, CCNA
"...ZONE Study Guides are done very well. I have printed them out and
placed them in binders which I refer to often. I have also referred
several people seeking CCNA to your site."
Erik Groves, CCNP
"I love Certification Zone Tutorials!"
Cisco Networking Academy Instructor
"CertificationZone Tutorials are first-rate. They are helping me
prepare for the CCIE written exam."
Scott Terminiello, CCNA
"Certification Zone is very helpful!!! The people writing Certification Zone's Tutorials
know the content areas they are providing."
Terry Hartman, CCNP
"Certification Zone is an excellent site. It gives you more in-depth knowledge
than is really required to pass the CCNA exam and helps you to really
understand the Cisco networking process. Your (Practice Exam)
questions are much harder than the actual exam which helped me to
know the material inside-out. Certification Zone's OSI Pocket Guide is also
invaluable. I still use it to refresh my memory."
Liz Howell, CCNA
"I train folks for very basic Cisco stuff and I refer all to your
site for further advanced training. We do not do Cisco cert training
so your site is the best resource I know of and I have been to many
sites if not all."
"CertificationZone keeps my knowledge up-to-date."
MG.G. de Bruin
Den Haag, Holland
"I used Certification Zone to pass my CCIE written and will continue to use it
for the lab exam."
Jeff Cornish, CCNA
North Syracuse, NY
"Certification Zone's Study Questions, Tutorials, and Practice Exams helped me
pass the CCIE written exam. Certification Zone is an excellent site, very
"CertificationZone do provide lot of great Tutorials from experts
which help me a lot in understanding the (CCIE written exam topics).
A BIG Thank You!!!"
Kent Woo, CCNP
Kowloon, Hong Kong
"Certification Zone has a good amount of info and is easy to use."
Chris Browne, CCNA
"I have used Certification Zone's information heavily. I plan to continue my
studies using both the Cisco web site and Certification Zone to complete the
Cisco Certified network Security Specialist. The combination of this
information has been extremely helpful in my studies toward CCNP."
Pat Hulsey, CCNA
"Easy to navigate, excellent content. (Certification Zone) gives me
encouragement to continue with Cisco certifications."
Thomas Cozzi, CCNA
"Certification Zone is a good site for Cisco info...and probably the best one
for written exam information."
Phillip Jenkins, CCNA
San Francisco, CA
"Certification Zone is a good site. Certification Zone's Study Questions CD-ROM was very
helpful-the questions are well worded and touched on many aspects of
each subject beyond the level required for just passing (Cisco's)
Susan McClendon, CCNP
"Your site has given me good supplements on the key areas for Cisco
certifications both now and for quite a few years to come."
David Cantrill, CCNA
Weybridge, Surrey, UK
"It's very useful to have access (via Certification Zone) to the musings of
experts in this field, especially those of the caliber of Howard
Charley Hartwell, CCNP
"Informative...well-written. Certification Zone helps me stay in touch with
Cisco and networking technology since I am exposed to very little in
my current job."
Greg Hill, CCNP
"Certification Zone has been very clear and concise in its advice and
requirements for passing (Cisco certification) tests and the
Tutorials have been written in a very professional and informative
Jack Wikinski, CCNA
"Certification Zone is the best site I've found. It's been worth the money. The
Study Guides have been very helpful. The Tutorials are to the point
and the lab scenarios are well done."
James Johnson, CCNP
"Your site has given me the opportunity to one-stop shop for the best
written Tutorials on all of the latest technologies."
St. Jacob, IL
"I think Certification Zone is the best certification site currently available..."
Chris Miles, CCNP
"Certification Zone is a great tool for certification preparation."
Bassil Habib, CCNP
"Certification Zone CCNA-level Study Questions and Practice Exams were great...
preparation. I think Certification Zone is a very useful site for anyone who
thinks about pursuing Cisco studies. A must in order to prepare for
Bahram Chaboki, CCNA
"I find Certification Zone Tutorials and Practice Exams extremely useful
...Simple explanations with examples that are easy-to-understand."
Nick Barreto, CCNP
"Certification Zone is a very helpful and very comprehensive website."
"I feel the overall level of Certification Zone's tutorials is outstanding."
John M. Parkman, CCNA
New York, NY
"Certification Zone has been very beneficial to my studies...Certification Zone's
in-depth explanations are sometimes better than those found in
Cisco's own manuals."
"It's helpful to have a real-time site like Certification Zone for study
purposes. As technology changes and evolves almost daily, its
critical that the material being studied changes with the technology"
Donald Roy, CCNA
"I teach in a Cisco Networking Academy and use Certification Zone's Challenge
Questions in class as well as using the Study Guides and Practice
Exams to further my own certification goals."
Richard Kuhn, CCNA
West Union, OH
"Certification Zone is the first place I look to find subject materials to study."
Mang Chau, CCNA
"I find that Certification Zone is very useful as a secondary source of
independant information on many topics and provides some insights and
viewpoints that may not necessarily be the "Cisco" answer but are the
correct or unbiased explanations of many technical details, without
clouding the overall points needed to pass the Cisco exams."
Scott Davis, CCNA
"Certification Zone is a great resource that I visit on a regular basis."
Joe Conway, CCNP
"(Certification Zone's) Practice Tests and Study Guides helped me pass the CCIE
written exam. (Certification Zone) is a great site!"
James T. Fickett, CCNP
South Portland, ME
"(Certification Zone) is an excellent product with great tech support!!"
"Certification Zone helped me a lot to succeed in CCNA, thanks to your Tutorials
and Study Questions. It was well invested money. ..I would recommend
it for everyone that wish to pass the Cisco exams."
Fabio Muller, CCNA
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
"I passed the CCIE R&S; Lab Exam on the first try and am pretty happy
I found that the Tutorials and Lab Scenarios in CertificationZone's
on-line Study Guides were very helpful to my success on the exam. The
Hello Computer R&S; Lab Exam Practice Scenario I purchased from you
guys also helped my preparation efforts. It gave me a way to judge
speed and was a reality check regarding what I thought I knew and
what I needed to practice."
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