BSCI Scheduled: Nov 26, 2008[UPDATED: Failed]

qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
Well 6 days left and I will be taking the plunge on BSCI.
Still have a few chapters to review. Wish me luck hopefully I don't
kill my streak. Haven't failed any exams... yet. I'll update once i'm out
of the exam room...see you guys then




Review Status:
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EIGRP...complete
Multicasting...complete
OSPF...stalled
IPv6...complete
BGP...75%
ISIS...stalled
Route Map/Manipulation...complete
Resources:
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Routing TCP/IP Vol 1 and 2
BSCI Study Guide
BSCI Exam Guide
Train Sig, CBT Nugg
Cisco Docs/White Papers

and I refuse to use you know what....a couple of friends have suggested on it...i told them to fsck off
If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
you intend to get across, then it is not focused
well enough.
—Charles Osgood, TV commentator
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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Good Luck! icon_thumright.gif
    qplayed wrote:
    a couple of friends have suggested on it...
    But if they suggest that, are they really your friends? icon_eek.gif
    qplayed wrote:
    i told them to fsck off
    Good -- you didn't lose study time trying to convince them the errors of their way. Plus it means better jobs and more/larger pay raises in the future for you. icon_lol.gif
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  • mamonomamono Member Posts: 776 ■■□□□□□□□□
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    Well its D-Day with 14hrs to go....
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Good luck.

    Mine is in 4 weeks.

    I've done with the textbook, now doing the CBT's this week, then going through the lab portfolios on the weekend (for about the next week), then taking practice tests, and reviewing.

    Feeling very confident so far, and absolutely adoring learning about these protocols.
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Good luck mate!
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  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    ....4:00am on D-Day watching BGP CBT,TS...i still need to try and hit ISIS review....

    I personally never review on D-Day but i'm making an exception.....i know a few ppl
    that took this 3-4 times...but we'll see


    ...and no Bra!n poops are being used :D I prefer not to....although I'm extremely tempted :P
    I'm keeping my Cisco cert(s) clean :D
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Brain poops - are you talking about ****?

    Surely the words should never be uttered never mind "I wont use them this time.."
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    brain **** = eeewww

    my friends have been pushing me to use them for the last week....they said I'm over preparing... icon_confused.gif:
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Good friends, lol.
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    qplayed wrote:
    brain **** = eeewww

    my friends have been pushing me to use them for the last week....they said I'm over preparing... icon_confused.gif:


    I've had people say that to me as well. Good job on staying the course man. At the end of the day you'll be the guy the dumpers all run to for help.
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Member Posts: 2,620 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I use ****.... but only after lunch :D
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  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    1hr left....results in a few hours..l8r thanks !
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    Well guys I failed it, it was expected in a way, but I'm happy. I got a 633...

    Break down:
    EIGRP 66%
    OSPF 20% < a low score was expected
    ISIS 28% < a low score was expected

    IOS 70%
    BGP 36% < higher than expected
    multicast 50%
    IPv6 62%



    The score for OSPF and ISIS were expected. ISIS was pretty much glanced over during my
    review. I didn't put much time on it as I did the others. The same goes for OSPF, I was planning
    on reviewing it for a 3rd time but due to time constraints I wasn't able to. BGP was higher than
    expected as I was having difficulties during studies/review. In any case I am happy with the results.

    I plan on taking the exam again in 2 weeks time, it should be enough to study the 3 low scored
    subjects. I will also review the other subject and try to improve the score.

    btw I'm happy because I wasn't expecting such a "high" score while working 2 full time jobs :)
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • bertiebbertieb Member Posts: 1,031 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Unlucky, but good luck for the next attempt qplayed!
    Paul Boz wrote:
    I use ****.... but only after lunch :D

    icon_lol.gif
    The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
  • evil_lbtevil_lbt Member Posts: 11 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Don't worry dude

    I failed my bsci exam twice! yes, twice!!

    You will pass on the next attempt.
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    I already had my self setup for failure....i just wasn't sure which topics :) I plan on passing
    it the 2nd time around. That's my goal for '08. I'm proud to say that even though I failed, I
    failed on my own terms.

    I can already hear my "friends" say, "see, should have used the ****, might have had a better
    chance at passing". They were right, I could have passed using a ****. But it would've been the
    easy way out. Life is not easy, one can only go so far with ****, sooner or later you'll be a
    **** yourself.

    OSPF time...


    I'll update when I hit round 2
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    You sir are the true winner by sticking with your principles.

    Well done.
  • kpjunglekpjungle Member Posts: 426
    Sorry to hear it, but it is a very hard exam. I am sure with some more studying and this practice run, you will put it behind you shortly.

    Good luck on your next attempt!
    Studying for CCNP (All done)
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    unlucky man, keep up the honest work.

    Make sure you nail those areas as those are some of the biggest topics covered.
    Xbox Live: Bring It On

    Bsc (hons) Network Computing - 1st Class
    WIP: Msc advanced networking
  • wat08wat08 Member Posts: 128
    qplayed wrote:
    and I refuse to use you know what....a couple of friends have suggested on it...i told them to fsck off

    Ahhh, I'm going to go against the grain and take this as an indirect jab at CBTNuggets! icon_cool.gif Bravo!

    Sorry to hear about the fail. As long as you keep your positive attitude I think you'll do quite well for yourself. Good luck on your next attempt.
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    wat08 wrote:
    qplayed wrote:
    and I refuse to use you know what....a couple of friends have suggested on it...i told them to fsck off

    Ahhh, I'm going to go against the grain and take this as an indirect jab at CBTNuggets! icon_cool.gif Bravo!

    Sorry to hear about the fail. As long as you keep your positive attitude I think you'll do quite well for yourself. Good luck on your next attempt.

    What's wrong with CBTNug?
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    gorebrush wrote:
    wat08 wrote:
    qplayed wrote:
    and I refuse to use you know what....a couple of friends have suggested on it...i told them to fsck off

    Ahhh, I'm going to go against the grain and take this as an indirect jab at CBTNuggets! icon_cool.gif Bravo!

    Sorry to hear about the fail. As long as you keep your positive attitude I think you'll do quite well for yourself. Good luck on your next attempt.

    What's wrong with CBTNug?

    ? yea what's wrong wth cbtnug?...btw i meant using brain ****....it rots your brain :)
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • JohnDouglasJohnDouglas Member Posts: 186
    i'm liking cbt nuggets. wish i'd come across them while doing the ccna. they're great especially when i'm too tired to read and make notes... like last night, just wanted an intro to eigrp authentication so watched that bit.
  • wat08wat08 Member Posts: 128
    Whole lotta money for a whole lotta nothing. Unless of course you enjoy pointless analogies and verbosity. Money is better spent on a self-study guide that gives you more than just the bare essentials for passing the exam.
  • cisco_troopercisco_trooper Too many Member Posts: 1,441 ■■■■□□□□□□
    qplayed wrote:
    Well guys I failed it, it was expected in a way, but I'm happy. I got a 633...

    Break down:
    EIGRP 66%
    OSPF 20% < a low score was expected
    ISIS 28% < a low score was expected

    IOS 70%
    BGP 36% < higher than expected
    multicast 50%
    IPv6 62%



    The score for OSPF and ISIS were expected. ISIS was pretty much glanced over during my
    review. I didn't put much time on it as I did the others. The same goes for OSPF, I was planning
    on reviewing it for a 3rd time but due to time constraints I wasn't able to. BGP was higher than
    expected as I was having difficulties during studies/review. In any case I am happy with the results.

    I plan on taking the exam again in 2 weeks time, it should be enough to study the 3 low scored
    subjects. I will also review the other subject and try to improve the score.

    btw I'm happy because I wasn't expecting such a "high" score while working 2 full time jobs :)

    Better luck next time man. You'll get it. I was nailed on ISIS and BGP both so I would expect to have to know those both very very well.
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    wat08 wrote:
    Whole lotta money for a whole lotta nothing. Unless of course you enjoy pointless analogies and verbosity. Money is better spent on a self-study guide that gives you more than just the bare essentials for passing the exam.

    I like the books, but sometimes it helps to watch the videos as an aid, but certainly not as an all or nothing guide to pass the exam.
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,743 ■■■■■■■□□□
    My main source of material for this exam is the BSCI Cisco Press book, but the video's certainly help to get the basic's nailed down.
  • qplayedqplayed Member Posts: 303
    I read/watch in this order, lab work is done after every topic.

    Routing TCP/IP Vol 1 and 2
    BSCI Study Guide
    Train Sig
    CBT Nugg
    BSCI Exam Guide

    BSCI Lab Portfolio
    If you cannot express in a sentence or two what
    you intend to get across, then it is not focused
    well enough.
    —Charles Osgood, TV commentator
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 Member Posts: 2,475 ■■■■□□□□□□
    i'm liking CBT Nuggets. wish i'd come across them while doing the ccna.


    x2
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • keenonkeenon Member Posts: 1,922 ■■■■□□□□□□
    qplayed wrote:
    I read/watch in this order, lab work is done after every topic.

    Routing TCP/IP Vol 1 and 2
    BSCI Study Guide
    Train Sig
    CBT Nugg
    BSCI Exam Guide

    BSCI Lab Portfolio

    you need to spend more time labbing more elaborate lab scenarios and debugging them as well to see the processes of whats going on. Get a practice exam as well to get your testing comfort level up also
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