Second times's a charm!

Darthn3ssDarthn3ss Posts: 1,096Member
Just got back from taking 640-816, 880/1000!

I wanted to do better, but given that I had almost no motivation to study for almost a week after I failed it the first time, I'll freaking take it!

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANS and interswitch communications - 87% // 73%
Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network - 88% // 100%
Configure and troubleshoot basic operation and routing on Cisco devices - 87% // 67%
Implement, verify, and troubleshoot NAT and ACLs in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network - 67% // 50%
Implement and verify WAN links - 83% // 83%

I got the *exact* same sim question as I did on the first take, how lucky am I?

Time was no problem on this one - I had just over 20 minutes left when I hit question 35 and finished the last question with 8 minutes remaining. I came into the exam with some doubts in certain areas (lol, NAT/ACL again) but overall I was very confident, and I think that made all the difference compared to the first go at it.

Now that this is behind me I have to start studying for the M$ 70-680 exam, but I plan on spending at least a few hours a week on labs, especially frame relay, NAT, ACL, routing in general. I might also consider CCNA Security or Voice, we'll see.

Fantastic. The project manager is inspired.

In Progress: 70-640, 70-685


  • Cubuntu28Cubuntu28 Posts: 37Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats!!! Good job!!!!!
  • lordylordy Posts: 632Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Working on CCNP: [X] SWITCH --- [ ] ROUTE --- [ ] TSHOOT
    Goal for 2014: RHCA
    Goal for 2015: CCDP
  • jesster2000jesster2000 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass....I know how good it feels to knock it out.

  • r_durantr_durant Posts: 486Member

    I guess this is a perfect example of why people advise you to retake it soon, as you've seen it and you can just be lucky to get back the same questions.
    CCNA (Expired...), MCSE, CWNA, BSc Computer Science
    Working on renewing CCNA!
  • maddemmaddem Posts: 117Member ■■□□□□□□□□
  • gadav478gadav478 Posts: 374Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    good to hear!
    Goals for 2015: CCNP
  • OscedumirOscedumir Posts: 55Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Good job and way to persevere!
  • IvanjamIvanjam Posts: 978Member
    Congrats, Darthn3ss! Good luck with the 70-680!
    Fall 2014: Start MA in Mathematics [X]
    Fall 2016: Start PhD in Mathematics [X]
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