Yes, I just passed the exam 10 Minutes ago. I'll write some lines about that (of course without any rule-breaking) when I recover from my mental disorder caused by the exam.
Well, it's a ccnp specialization level... so it could be a real cisco exam 😛
Also really interested in it.
I wrote a little blog-post about this and my preparation. Perhaps someone can benefit from it:
Could you shed a bit of light on the content?
How does it compare to previous ccna/ccnp level certifications?
I do not remember any of the CCNA/CCNP exams. But I think it is slightly comparable to the CCNA. Both are very broad in the range of knowledge that has to be known. Definitely nothing to take lightly. I assume that every answer is found in the Meraki documentation.
@rbnielsen what was your impression?
Whether it's a CCNA or CCNP, I can't tell. I was half way through my CCNP Wireless when they shook the bag.
I didn't expect that level of detail wht the questions, bu then again I wasn't surprised. It was all something I remember we touched during ECMS2.
But I did feel that there was a special focus on Meraki Insights and Systems Manager.
I remember some of the questions that I think was the reason I failed the exam. Some understandable, and some weren't.
In general, I hate questions on what port some specific segment of a technology communicates on, and if it's TCP or UDP..
I passed it last Wednesday! I felt like the majority of the questions were fairly written - only a couple that needed to be reworded. I've been working with Meraki for about 5 years and was able to pass it without any specific study, but there were still a few questions that I would've needed to lookup the answer to.
I think they included a good mix of "CCNA-level" questions, but also some questions that required you to know the technology in a bit more detail. You definitely need to know the full Meraki stack.
It did not for me. Seems like even though it is "Specialist" it doesn't count as a true Specialist exam.