Why don't people post about test fails too?

weakness33weakness33 Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
I see that many people are posting about their successful exam results but very little from folks who fail them, like I did a few weeks back? Is it because you don't want to be embarrassed or looked down upon by the group?

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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Yeah, I'd say most people aren't proud of their failures. We get our fair share of failed posts though.
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  • weakness33weakness33 Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I could see why they aren't proud. I didn't due to all the people who post about how great their score(s) are but I guess I just don't see the ones talking about a fail. Someone sharing their feelings and resources used (or not for that matter) might be a positive result for others.
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    I've posted all of mine.

    Failed Project + x1
    Failed 70-433 x1
    Failed PMP x1
    Failed ITIL ST x1
  • weakness33weakness33 Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    To be fair to others, I have only looked in this forum since this is the path I'm taking.
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,772Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I think people talk about successes more then failures. However I see quite a few posts about failing test more then once and looking for advice or encouragement.

    I don't have any confidence that I will pass my CCENT next month but I decided to book and and see if I can squeeze enough reading in before exam day to pass.
  • Dieg0MDieg0M Posts: 861Member
    I have seen quite a few posts about people who failed an exam and posted it. I also understand why some people who fail don't post it.
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  • CastillianCastillian Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    If I fail I'll post it. Just so I can get tips, tricks, and have a discussion involving commisseration. Also talk about what I know I did wrong and help others avoid said mistakes.
  • bobfromfplbobfromfpl Posts: 104Member
    Man.. it's hard to accept defeat, let alone freely share it. However once you finally overcome the challenge you're more open to talking about it and in some cases help others along because you were once in those shoes.
  • CoolAsAFanCoolAsAFan Posts: 239Member
    I have seen plenty of "Failed x" threads. So far I have only failed LX0-102 (the 2nd Linux+ exam) and I made a thread about it. Those who replied made me feel much better about my fail and helped to instill some confidence back into me.
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  • Corndork2Corndork2 Posts: 266Member
    Failing sucks. If you havent failed a cert yet then you will sometime. If you never fail cert send me a resume ;)

    Honestly a lot of us do post on failures, and thanks to the great community here, a lot of others chime in on those threads with words of encouragement :)
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  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Posts: 1,104Member
    I cannot post about something I have never experienced (yet). Sorry!
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    middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • Corndork2Corndork2 Posts: 266Member
    I cannot post about something I have never experienced (yet). Sorry!

    And heres the first person that should send me professional info ;)
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  • RouteMyPacketRouteMyPacket Posts: 1,104Member
    Corndork2 wrote: »
    And heres the first person that should send me professional info ;)

    You can't handle my "professional info" son. icon_wink.gif

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    Modularity and Design Simplicity:

    Think of the 2:00 a.m. test—if you were awakened in the
    middle of the night because of a network problem and had to figure out the
    traffic flows in your network while you were half asleep, could you do it?
  • theodoxatheodoxa Posts: 1,340Member
    I cannot post about something I have never experienced (yet). Sorry!

    Take a Microsoft test then...I've failed 2 cert tests --

    Windows 2000 Professional, Configuration (Passed on my 2nd try)

    Windows Server 2008, Network Infrastructure, Configuration (Decided to take Active Directory, Configuration instead as my first exam towards the Server 2008 MCITP/MCSE, which I BARELY passed)

    ...both Microsoft.
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  • bermovickbermovick Posts: 1,134Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Unfortunately the further you get without failing an exam, the more you feel the pressure going in to take another......

    So far I'm 10 for 10.
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  • gregorio323gregorio323 Posts: 201Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    weakness33 wrote: »
    I see that many people are posting about their successful exam results but very little from folks who fail them, like I did a few weeks back? Is it because you don't want to be embarrassed or looked down upon by the group?

    Generally speaking I would say yes and that is people don't like to talk about their failures. But personally I love failing to an extent of course because then you learn the real value success. I'd personally would prefer people posting up their failures so we can all collaborate and help them get over the hump and clarify any uncertainty.

    +1 for failing! I'd probably learned more from failing!
  • *BB**BB* Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    +1 for failing! I'd probably learned more from failing!

    In this business, failures are probably the most important learning tool.
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  • weakness33weakness33 Posts: 29Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    *BB* wrote: »
    In this business, failures are probably the most important learning tool.

    I totally agree with that.
  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    @ BB absolutely.
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