CCNP journey off to a good but difficult start

mathelizemathelize Member Posts: 66 ■■□□□□□□□□
I passed BSCI today with 898. It's the most difficult exam I've ever taken in my life. I already lost hope when I was halfway through, but I just kept going. I was even more depressed when a lady who was taking it for the second time finished in less than 45 minutes. It took me the whole 2 hours to finish it off. I'm happy that all my effort haven't gone in vain.
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  • miller811miller811 Member Posts: 897
    mathelize wrote: »
    I passed BSCI today with 898. It's the most difficult exam I've ever taken in my life. I already lost hope when I was halfway through, but I just kept going. I was even more depressed when a lady who was taking it for the second time finished in less than 45 minutes. It took me the whole 2 hours to finish it off. I'm happy that all my effort haven't gone in vain.

    congrats.....
    It is a real shocker, the difference in the NA and NP exam experience.
    I don't claim to be an expert, but I sure would like to become one someday.

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  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,086 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif

    You've definitely earned a few drunken_smilie.gif for this pass
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Congrats!
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • HeeroHeero Member Posts: 486
    Just took the BCMSN, and already had the BSCI. In my opinion, the BSCI is significantly harder than the BCMSN. I scored about 100 points higher on the BCMSN than the BSCI, and I put a decent bit more effort into the BSCI.
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats man! keep it up! enjoy a few bevvies at the weekend :D
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Member Posts: 2,741
    The BSCI is a beast of an exam for sure.

    Congratulations!
  • agent2592agent2592 Member Posts: 29 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mathelize wrote: »
    I passed BSCI today with 898. It's the most difficult exam I've ever taken in my life. I already lost hope

    Having taken dozens of certification exams in my IT career I (and many others) would say the same thing.

    The other CCNP exam were a walk in the park compared to BSCI (I have dubbed it The Widow Maker at my place of employment.)

    The main thing is that Cisco says you scored well enough to pass and that it all that counts.

    Here were my study times:

    BSCI - 9 months
    BCMSN - 2 months
    ISCW - 3 weeks
    ONT - 3 days
    CCIE written here I come...
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