BSCI exam scheduled

CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
15 May is test day. I've been studying for about 1 month. i study about 5 hours 5 days a week. my study materials include:

cisco press self study guide
cisco press exam cert guide
trainsignal
cbt nuggets
dynamips
cisco press lab guide

its been a couple years since i have sat on a cisco test. im not worried about it, even if i fail i have the gi bill so i get reimbursed no matter what the results.

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  • 7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    best of luck icon_cool.gif
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good Luck! icon_thumright.gif
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  • vviivvii Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good Luck!! If you know the stuffs, you should be fine.
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  • APAAPA Member Posts: 959
    Good luck mate!!

    I'm sure you'll be fine.... :)

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  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    thanks, should be fine. doing the labs really helps me remember the commands and their purpose alot better. the redistribution/manipulating routing updates is the hardest part for me to grasp. there are so many rules to remember with all the different routing protocols. i find myself replaying in my head different scenarios during the day when i am at home around the house. i think im going crazy icon_eek.gif
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sounds about normal to me! :Dicon_wink.gif Good luck!!
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  • gojericho0gojericho0 Member Posts: 1,059 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good Luck!!! Let us know how you did and what you thought of the exam
  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    good luck!!!

    so what happens when actually become a CCNP? You have to change your name to CCIEWANNABE? :)
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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    good luck!!
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  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    snadam wrote:
    good luck!!!

    so what happens when actually become a CCNP? You have to change your name to CCIEWANNABE? :)

    yeah, that sounds about right, although i'd be happy just to pass this test :)
  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    passed with score of 888. exam was what i thought it was going to be. 1 down 3 left. On to BCMSN!!
  • gojericho0gojericho0 Member Posts: 1,059 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice job. Which one of your resources did you use the most? Is there any you would not recommend?
  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Good luck on BCMSN. 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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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    congrats man, keep it up!
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  • CiscoCertsCiscoCerts Member Posts: 112
    CONGRATS! BSCI in a month and a half is no small feat. How did you feel about BGP/IPv6/Multicasting while testing? Fair questions? Did you study those extra hard? Those are the topics I'm seeing people have difficulty with.
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    passed
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

    Good Luck on BCMSN icon_study.gif
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  • miller811miller811 Member Posts: 897
    Congrats.....
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  • kryollakryolla Member Posts: 785
    Congrats that GI Bill is awesome
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  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    gojericho0 wrote:
    Nice job. Which one of your resources did you use the most? Is there any you would not recommend?

    i pretty much used all resources equally b/c i didn't want to focus on 1 resource more than another. as far as the cbts go, cbt nuggets was great for a crash course on the material and the instructor teaching it did an excellent job. however, trainsignal was more in depth on every topic but the instruction was not as exciting i thought. as for the books, the exam cert guide is not enough to pass, just a "review" for those who have enough skills. the self study guide is the way to go as far as books. and the lab guide was great for learning the commands and getting that "hands on" experience. hope this helps. good luck icon_cool.gif
  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    CiscoCerts wrote:
    CONGRATS! BSCI in a month and a half is no small feat. How did you feel about BGP/IPv6/Multicasting while testing? Fair questions? Did you study those extra hard? Those are the topics I'm seeing people have difficulty with.

    i don't want to say too much, but i feel that the questions were fair and i did study ipv6 and multicasting a little more than the rest because those concepts were harder to understand. just looking at a 128 bit ip address is intimidating icon_confused.gif but with everything said, i think the manipulating routing updates was the hardest topic for me to understand. there are just so many rules that go into route redistribution, route maps, distro lists, access lists that it can be a bit overwhelming. the bgp was fairly easy for me to grasp. not much in depth bgp on the bsci, just basic bgp attributes and simple bgp attribute manipulation. yeah, i pretty much studied about 25-30 hours per week for 6 weeks so i was prepared. <- One advantage to being on mids icon_cool.gif
  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    kryolla wrote:
    Congrats that GI Bill is awesome

    yes it is, now i get to wait for the gov't to process the return :o
  • larkspurlarkspur Member Posts: 235
    I got a degree and a few certs paid for thanks to our uncle. :D
    just trying to keep it all in perspective!
  • APAAPA Member Posts: 959
    Congratz Mate!!! booking my BSCI today :)

    Good luck with BCMSN : Alot of info but well worth it :)

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Good job. I hope you get through the BCMSN without any trouble :)
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  • 7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats :D
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