_maurice_maurice Senior MemberMember Posts: 142
I took BSCI today and I didnt pass. I Received 744, passing is 790. It was my first attempt at it. I did worst on EIGRP and BGP.

Sims were cake.

I used CBT nuggets, cisco press exam cert guide, and Transcender.

I feel that if I re-read the cisco press chapters and re-watch the nuggets, I will pass on the next attempt. I'll let y'all know.

Do the other 3 exams get easier after BSCI? Also, which do you recommend I go for after BSCI?


  • scheistermeisterscheistermeister Senior Member Member Posts: 748 ■□□□□□□□□□
    _maurice wrote:
    Do the other 3 exams get easier after BSCI? Also, which do you recommend I go for after BSCI?

    They do, although since GUI and security are not my cup of tea I thought the ISCW was just as hard. The BCMSN and ONT I thought were cake compared to the BSCI.
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  • networker050184networker050184 Went to the dark side.... Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    The difficulty is relative to your understanding of the material and no one else can really give you a good idea of how hard it will be for you.

    Personally I found the BSCI to be the easiest of the exams so far (BCMSN, BSCI and ISCW). It was the exam most related to the work I was doing at the time I was studying so every thing was interesting and I learned a lot of practical stuff I could apply on a daily basis so I guess the material stuck. I found ISCW to be the hardest because I wasn't very interested in the SDM and it was hard for me to stay focused.
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  • kryollakryolla CCIE Bound Member Posts: 785
    try to read the study guide instead of the exam guide as it is more detailed
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  • PlazmaPlazma Some white dude Member Posts: 503
    It took me roughly 5 days to recover mentally after passing the BSCI.. it's meant to be hard even if you work with it everyday.. though if you have worked with the stuff for *YEARS* then naturally it won't be as bad.
  • nelnel Senior Member Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good luck mate! sure you'll nail it soon.
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  • _maurice_maurice Senior Member Member Posts: 142
    I **** passed it! FINALLY! It was my fourth attempt at it, and I got an 866! I'm on to ISCW!!!!
  • ITdudeITdude Cisco Addict Member Posts: 1,181 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats and great perserverance! icon_wink.gif
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  • shednikshednik sporadic member Member Posts: 2,005
    Congrats on the pass!!
  • mikej412mikej412 Cisco Moderator Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    _maurice wrote:
    passed it!
    Congratulations! icon_thumright.gif

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  • astorrsastorrs Drops by now and again Member Posts: 3,139 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Congrats! and as mike said beer.gif
  • miller811miller811 Senior Member Member Posts: 897
    I don't claim to be an expert, but I sure would like to become one someday.

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  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Senior Member Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The BCMSN was a lot easier for me. Although, this all depends on your prior experience and what you find more interesting as previously mentioned. I like mls a lot so that kept me interested.
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