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PlazmaPlazma Member Posts: 503
I passed my BSCI this morning with a 877. I'm battle scared, battered, and bruised. I will take the weekend to heal and go grab me a lobster dinner with some hotties that I know.

I will say this.. everything on the exam blue print.. make sure you know it.. in DETAIL.. if you feel like you have mastered it.. lab up everything you know and read more on it.. there is ALWAYS something new to learn.. especially with BGP.

For prep I used the following:

- CBT Nuggets

- Home made labs that were WAY harder than needed

- Cisco Press Exam Cert Guide

- Notes & "****" Sheets from www.packetlife.net

- Cisco Press BSCI Self-Study guide & Cisco Press BSCI Exam Cert guide (though I wasn't fond of how the exam cert guide was worded or ordered).

- Dynamips


Big thanks to Paul Boz for keeping my spirits high and keeping me motivated. I think I will hit the BCMSN studies early next week.
CCIE - COMPLETED!

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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Awe, for "prep" you didn't put my name under that list!

    haha just kidding, good job Nick! I told you you'd pass on your first attempt. Now it's all down hill from here :)
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  • nicklauscombsnicklauscombs Member Posts: 885
    congrats! :D:D I've got mine scheduled for this coming Wednesday
    WIP: IPS exam
  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Member Posts: 748 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats man! They all get easier from here!
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
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  • dtlokeedtlokee Member Posts: 2,378 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!
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  • ITdudeITdude Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations! Be honest though, you owe it all to Paul! icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif Go rest, you need it after BSCI.
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  • astorrsastorrs Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif
    Plazma wrote:
    I'm battle scared, battered, and bruised.
    The hard fought victories always seem to be the sweetest! icon_cool.gif
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats plazma; there will be at least 2 "Passed" parties in phoenix tonight!!! icon_lol.gif

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  • PlazmaPlazma Member Posts: 503
    snadam wrote:
    congrats plazma; there will be at least 2 "Passed" parties in phoenix tonight!!! icon_lol.gif

    http://techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37380

    Hell yea I just bought an 18-pack of beer!
    CCIE - COMPLETED!
  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Plazma wrote:
    snadam wrote:
    congrats plazma; there will be at least 2 "Passed" parties in phoenix tonight!!! icon_lol.gif

    http://techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37380

    Hell yea I just bought an 18-pack of beer!

    cheers to that! :D
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  • kpjunglekpjungle Member Posts: 426
    Congratz plazma :)
    Studying for CCNP (All done)
  • gojericho0gojericho0 Member Posts: 1,059 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Good luck with future studies
  • cdad2000cdad2000 Member Posts: 323
    Way to hang in there, Congrats and cheers!
  • romainromain Member Posts: 222
    Congratulations ! Enjoy your beers :)
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  • redwarriorredwarrior Member Posts: 285
    Congratulations! It must feel good to be on the downhill slope! icon_cheers.gif

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  • CCIEWANNABECCIEWANNABE Banned Posts: 465
    congrats on the victory :D

    i got 2 down, 2 to go. i scheduled the ONT exam for september 2nd. then i will only have 1 left!! i'm trying to impress my brother, who got his ccnp in 4 months. now he let it expire, so i am trying to motivate/push him to get certified again.
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  • datchchadatchcha Member Posts: 265
    Congrads.
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  • VictoriousVictorious Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Wow! Congrats Plazma!! Enjoy the hotties and beers!!
    Hopefully when I pass my ICDN2 I will be here posting about passing my BSCI!! (By the way what is BSCI? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Victorious
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Very cool, congrats on the pass. I hope my score looks that good, when it's my turn to bat.

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  • seraphusseraphus Member Posts: 307
    Congrats!

    That sig is hilarious!
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  • netwaynenetwayne Member Posts: 44 ■■□□□□□□□□
    WTG, Plazma!! Enjoy the weekend..
  • Forsaken_GAForsaken_GA Member Posts: 4,024
    Plazma wrote:
    I passed my BSCI this morning with a 877. I'm battle scared, battered, and bruised. I will take the weekend to heal and go grab me a lobster dinner with some hotties that I know.

    I know exactly how you feel. I took the previous version and when I submitted the exam, I was absolutely convinced I failed it. Turned out I passed by 70ish points. It was, without a doubt, the hardest exam I had taken (and still is). It was bad enough that I didn't want to even *look* at anymore CCNP material for about two years. Of course by that time, they changed the damned exams on me. Looking at the changes between the previous version and the current just makes my blood run cold, because it looks like they made it even harder. The fact that I may have to retake it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach.

    With that being said.... you're probably in the clear. In terms of difficulty, BCMSN and ISCW don't even compare to the previous BSCI. Just do not do what I did and take a significant amount of time off hehe
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