Failed My CVoice Exam

stlsmoorestlsmoore Posts: 515Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Well without repeating myself to much you can view my blog post:

Shawn Moore's Cisco Trek: Failed a Certification Test for the First Time Ever

First time I ever failed any of my IT certification tests, kinda feel like a failure at the moment since this is the first out five for this certification. My theory was lacking but my on-hand experience was in decent shape. Guess I'm going to re-read the entire official book along with some other focusing on my weak areas and go from there. Sucks that the exams are $200 each now otherwise it wouldn't be so bad.
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  • pitviperpitviper CCNP:Collaboration, CCNP:R&S, CCNA:S, CCNA:V, CCNA, CCENT Posts: 1,376Member ■■■■■■■□□□

    Better to study hard and fail the first time, than to **** the exam and pass. Think of it as a really expensive study guide. What materials did you use for preparation?
    CCNP:Collaboration, CCNP:R&S, CCNA:S, CCNA:V, CCNA, CCENT
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Posts: 515Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I used the official study guide, Kevin Wallace videos, and IPExpert videos. I also used flashed cards and as many practice exams as I like. I have a couple of other books I'm going to go through and just make sure I thoroughly understand each topic this time around.
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  • sieffsieff Posts: 276Member
    tough break. CCNP Voice has some sleeper tough exams. i started in this order:

    CIPT1 - passed 1st attempt
    CVOICE - passed 2nd attempt
    CIPT2 - passed 2nd attempt, though this was actually exam#2 ... after failure #1 decided to go CVOICE (2nd time was the charm).
    CAPPS - passed 1st attempt (smooth sailing on this one, scored high 900s.)
    TVOICE - passed 1st attempt, barely. by like 10 or 20 points.

    now on to CCIE-V written in 3 weeks ... reading, reading and labbing on stuff i have trouble understanding.
    "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night." from the poem: The Ladder of St. Augustine, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Posts: 515Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    yea I'm going through the QoS study guide book from 2006 and the Gateway Gatekeeper books and it's giving me a way better understanding of these topics. Especially since I scored the lowest in these areas anyways. At the very least I know how to calculate AF PHB's to decimal and binary now lol.
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  • shodownshodown Posts: 2,271Member
    so the gateway gatekeepers book is working out. That book is golden to me. Stil use it at least 1once a week.
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    CUCM SRND 9x/10, UCCX SRND 10x, QOS SRND, SIP Trunking Guide, anything contact center related
  • stlsmoorestlsmoore Posts: 515Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Yea it's bridging my gaps of knowledge for sure, thanks for that book suggestion.
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