passed BCMSN

peterd51peterd51 Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys,

I passed BSMSN today, scored 857 with a pass mark set at icon_mike.gif.

icon_mike.gif questions in all, a lot of icon_mike.gif, icon_mike.gif and icon_mike.gif.

Two scenarios, both straight-forward if you know icon_mike.gif.

There was one horrible question, in fact the first one on the test, about icon_mike.gif. The question had a icon_mike.gif and some icon_mike.gif with multiple questions about icon_mike.gif.

It probably took me ten minutes to get through it and I was a bit worried about time for a while knowing there'd be a scenario coming up too.

But there are enough simple questions, about icon_mike.gif or so where only one answer is needed, to re-gain some time.

You need to know your subject for this exam!

Re-read the CiscoPress BCMSN Study Guide!

In fact, I went through the whole book last week-end in two 10 hour sessions...

just skimming the stuff that I knew and re-reading anything that I wasn't sure of...

I'm glad I had that extra reading!

I reckon there's at least 3 - 4 questions that have obscure answers and I had to spend time balancing in my mind just what the correct answer was as I didn't know for sure.

So that's my re-cert done for another couple of years but next time I'll be looking at one of the two new exams, ONT or whatever the other one is...

I'll opt for the book with the least number of pages in future as I'll want an easier subject than switching (or routing!).



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    MACattackMACattack Member Posts: 121
    dude congats!!!
    remove stufff...
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    ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!! icon_wink.gif
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    mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    I moderated out almost all the NDA stuff icon_mike.gif

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    peterd51peterd51 Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□

    hmm, you've gone more than a bit over the top there...

    for instance there have been messages in the past that state the pass mark required...

    and others have stated the types of questions.

    Fortunately I don't have to worry about such things as it'll be a couple of years before I need to look at a Cisco book again, if I ever do.

    I could be retiring in four years...

    and the certification is only good to get a job interview which I won't need if I stay with my current employer.

    MACattack: yes the CiscoPress study guides are the only books I've ever used. They cover almost everything that will come up in the exams.

    If you have a Cisco log-in there's lots of good information in the Cisco CCNP Prep Centre, especially the practice exam that has quite a few wireless questions.

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    CucumberCucumber Member Posts: 192
    congratulations on the pass, and the retirement plan!
    I wish I could retire anytime soon, but that wont happen icon_sad.gif
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