CCNA passed!

rjbarlowrjbarlow Posts: 411Member
Hi guys,
finally took my 640-801 yesterday and passed!
Score was 898 parted in the following:
Planning and designing: 91%
Implementation and operation: 91%
Troubleshooting: 83%
Technology: 76%

I am satisfied, the exam is NOT easy.
The hardest part was introduced to me in the very first part (the first 4, 5 questions): both simulation and simlet (simlet I found more difficult than the simulation).
In the simulation a problem happened with the keyboard that was using the US beating layout on a non US keyboard (it was impossible to choose my motherlanguage beating layout) and in attempt to hit the "/" character, the prompt of the router disappeared! icon_eek.gif
Tthis wasted me about 15 minutes time and I was quasi in panic when I realized that I completed just 5 question in about the half of the time available.
Then I have run much fast and probably have committed some evadable error (one was under my eyes just I realize now), but I was not sure how hard will be the next question, then so.

Can give some advice:
- study careful and exercise well on subnetting, You need that on practically all the questions;
- routing is very much important;
- in the simlet stay calm (not too much), because the answers are not evident and need to discover them in some logically consequent step.

Well. thanks to all the users of this great forum that answered to my questions and helped much me to gain my cert, and also to those that in some way helped me by means of their posts.
Now is time to rest and drink for me!

rj
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  • SlowhandSlowhand Questionably Benevolent Bay Area, CaliforniaPosts: 5,163Mod Mod
    Very cool, big congrats on the pass. Enjoy the resting and drinking, and good luck on your next exam.

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  • sprinkl3ssprinkl3s Posts: 92Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! and thanks for the info!
  • netteasernetteaser Posts: 198Member
    Congrats on the pass.. Will you start the CCNP Track?
  • janmikejanmike Posts: 3,076Member
    Congratulations!
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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif
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  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Congrats and go celebrate! icon_wink.gif
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  • NetstudentNetstudent Posts: 1,694Member
    Ya man, job well done. I'm glad your hard work paid off. I bet you are glad that you grinded frame-relay for a little while huh? I had problems with my sim too. My cursor wasn't lined up right. Not biggie though. It doesn;t really matter how buggy the sims are, as long as you know what you are doing you will get the question right. Big Congrats!! icon_cool.gif
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  • CrunchyhippoCrunchyhippo Posts: 389Member
    Well done! A little celebration is in order. I also passed the CCNA this week and I'm still vibrating over it. Best of luck to whichever direction you proceed from here.
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  • NeonNoodleNeonNoodle Posts: 92Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!
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  • rjbarlowrjbarlow Posts: 411Member
    Thanks guys.

    To answer to netteaser... I don't think to proceed right away to the CCNP, even if it remain a my future goal, more probably the next is the CCDA or a Microsft cert, MCSA or MCSE.
    However before choose I must estimate better the programs.
    Netstudent wrote:
    Ya man, job well done. I'm glad your hard work paid off. I bet you are glad that you grinded frame-relay for a little while huh? I had problems with my sim too. My cursor wasn't lined up right. Not biggie though. It doesn;t really matter how buggy the sims are, as long as you know what you are doing you will get the question right. Big Congrats!! icon_cool.gif
    Netstudent You bet and You win! :)
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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Hey congrats on the pass!!!
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  • r_durantr_durant Posts: 486Member
    Congrats RJ...icon_thumright.gif
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  • cdad2000cdad2000 Posts: 323Member
    good job, dont stop while your hot
  • tottstotts Posts: 117Member
    Good to see, well done and congratulations.
    totts from essex
  • mobri09mobri09 Posts: 723Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    Congrats...good stuff!
  • silverknightsilverknight Posts: 2Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    well done man! need info to get it too!
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  • 7255carl7255carl Posts: 1,544Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    congrats icon_cool.gif
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  • rjbarlowrjbarlow Posts: 411Member
    Thanks men! icon_cool.gif
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  • ronnie1009ronnie1009 Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    @ all

    am new to the forum, can see its bn constructive. Kudos to u guys

    @rj
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U made it thru, its like getting a stanchion of ur neck mennnnnnnnnn.

    I wrote mine on Sat as well and I passed, I got

    Planning and Design 100%
    Implementation and Operation 91%
    Troubleshooting 77%
    Technology 100%

    Am so glad i feel like i stl nd to be awoken, --- but indeed I worked for that icon_rolleyes.gif
  • ITdudeITdude Posts: 1,183Member
    Congrats to you and welcome to the forum! icon_wink.gif
    I usually hang out on 224.0.0.10 (FF02::A) and 224.0.0.5 (FF02::5) when I'm in a non-proprietary mood.

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  • rjbarlowrjbarlow Posts: 411Member
    ronnie1009 wrote:
    @ all

    am new to the forum, can see its bn constructive. Kudos to u guys

    @rj
    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U made it thru, its like getting a stanchion of ur neck mennnnnnnnnn.

    I wrote mine on Sat as well and I passed, I got

    Planning and Design 100%
    Implementation and Operation 91%
    Troubleshooting 77%
    Technology 100%

    Am so glad i feel like i stl nd to be awoken, --- but indeed I worked for that icon_rolleyes.gif
    Oh thanks man, CCNA is not a walk! Very congrats to You too! icon_thumright.gif
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  • floppydiskfloppydisk Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    congratulations man!!! good work....
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