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  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    i get paid on the 25th so i am going to attempt it on the 28th, or 3rd. Havent decided which date but it is now between those two :) As i have next week off, then a week off after that weekend due to moving house etc. I plan to get another 60 hours revision in
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Exam booked for 30th as i am moving this weekend! Hopefully all will go well.
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Not doing things by half then!

    Best of luck for your written icon_smile.gif
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks, cant be letting you get too far in the lead as i want a spot in london also :)!
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Will have to arrange a meetup methinks! Post lab comiserations/celebrations haa

    Maybe we could partner up on issues in the meantime??
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    yes yes and yes! i am definatly in need of some one to bounce ideas off and review material!
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Awesome!

    Sounds like a plan! :)
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    JUST finished moving in, Unpacked the PC's and got the 3750's/3550's set up and ready with my GNS3 machine, not touching any of it until hopefully Friday evening!
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    FAILED. just got back from written, it was a close fail but a fail none the less!!!!

    I have rebooked for next thursday and will be concentrating on the areas i found i did terrible in :)
  • instant000instant000 Posts: 1,745Member
    silver145 wrote: »
    FAILED. just got back from written, it was a close fail but a fail none the less!!!!

    I have rebooked for next thursday and will be concentrating on the areas i found i did terrible in :)

    Don't let it get you down. Brian M. from INE remarked that he failed the Data Center written MANY times. He one-shotted the lab. It is what it is.
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  • Mrock4Mrock4 Posts: 2,360Banned
    Hey man, think of it this way- that fail means you're closer to a pass!

    Also, I failed the BSCI (now CCNP Route) TWICE before passing. You haven't truly failed unless you give up!

    I look forward to your PASS!
  • instant000instant000 Posts: 1,745Member
    Mrock4 wrote: »
    Also, I failed the BSCI (now CCNP Route) TWICE before passing.

    Oh, now you go and mention BSCI. I know that I failed that exam at least three times in the past! I can still remember the last time I took it (it was 2009). My very first question was a sim on IS-IS w/ IPv6. (The BSCI curriculum included ISIS.) I wound up failing the exam with a 777 score. This would look to be a very lucky number, except for the fact that I failed by 13 points! My CCNA/CCNP expired at the time. [This was actually good for me, as I was rusty and out-of-practice. Also, it meant that you'd have one less weak CCNP out there!] I probably could have recerted using the known to be much easier BCMSN, but I must be a glutton for punishment: I wanted to feel like I "earned" it.

    I will say that I thought the old BSCI / BCMSN / BCRAN seemed to have more topics, overall. The old CIT (the troubleshooting test, as I remember it) seemed to be a little easy, but that was probably because it required knowing all the others first.
    You haven't truly failed unless you give up!

    Yeah. Don't give up.

    Note: I could have fudged the acronyms. These tests haven't been available for a few years.
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  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Re-took the exam today and passed :), a rather large difference in my percentages as well. I took the parts i knew i sucked at from the first and re-covered them. seemed to do the trick, a few questions still caught me out though! probably spent another 20 hours prepping since i failed the last test so i will update ciggy and onto the lab prep now!

    Thanks Instant/Mrock (congrats to you also!)
  • carterw65carterw65 ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 318Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice, great job! Have fun labbing!
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Mrock4 wrote: »
    Hey man, think of it this way- that fail means you're closer to a pass!

    Also, I failed the BSCI (now CCNP Route) TWICE before passing. You haven't truly failed unless you give up!

    Great piece of advice!
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • jamesp1983jamesp1983 ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    silver145 wrote: »
    Re-took the exam today and passed :), a rather large difference in my percentages as well. I took the parts i knew i sucked at from the first and re-covered them. seemed to do the trick, a few questions still caught me out though! probably spent another 20 hours prepping since i failed the last test so i will update ciggy and onto the lab prep now!

    Congrats man, great work!
    "Check both the destination and return path when a route fails." "Switches create a network. Routers connect networks."
  • nelnel ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 2,859Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats man. I cant wait to see when you and dave both pass!

    Keep up the good work fella!
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  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Yay! Well done on the pass! Never mind that it took two attempts.

    Onwards and upwards. I'm still enjoying my sabbatical but I am often checking up on what is going on in here..

    Keep it up. I'm back next week full time. Been re-arranging and sorting the house this week - a job that was long overdue sadly but never mind, nearly all done now.

    I needed a break from the computer anyway, I work 12 hour shifts of it at work and been doing 8-10 hours a day in my off days, a break after the written felt right.

    I'll be catching up on your written hours again shortly!
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hey!
    Nearly finished settling into the new job and start my official line of business on monday, as a side project while going through basic training i have been practicing for the "Metro Ethernet Forum - Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional" exam which i have booked to sit next thursday. Then onwards and upwards with my IE!
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Good to hear you are still going!
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    so the IE begins! My first rack rental slot starts in 30 mins, (even though i have a home lab) just wanting to see the difference between the two as i am using half GNS3 and physical switches.

    I decided not to clock watch with my labbbing, I am following the INE workbooks, ill work untill i feel ready, then ill book mock exams, depending how much i fail by, adjust the study plan and continue untill i am happy :)

    Also gore, it should be next thursday that the dates for London 2014 mobile lab become available.
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Ah good!

    I'm heading for Brussels instead now though...
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    TRAITOR!

    Just incase you feel like saving money on flights etc :)
  • gorebrushgorebrush Posts: 2,741Member
    Well, the interesting thing here is - my wife says we have air miles from our mortgage, so apparently we could both get flights for £70... :D

    Mobile lab in London is £200 more expensive!!
  • silver145silver145 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 265Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    lol! nice, didnt know that!
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