Do the CCNA exams try to trick you? The reason I ask is that I'm about to take the Intro exam (a week from today). I scored 90% on the Cisco press Intro practice exam and can score 90% or better on any given end chapter review questions in the Sybex book. I feel as though I'm ready. However, I encountered a simulation on the demo practice test (RouterSim, I think) on the CD from the Sybex book where I had to diagnose a problem with a router. The clients on the LAN couldn't communicate with the router. I checked everything that would be involved, even the IP of the e0 interface on the router, which turned out to be the answer. Apparently, it had been configured with 172.18.5.1 when they were looking for 172.16.5.1 (something to that effect). My brain must have glanced over it. There were 2 simulations on this exam, and I missed both. The second one was to set passwords and such for the console, VTY, enable. Except every time I set the VTY, it wouldn't save my settings to the running config that I had set it. Otherwise, I think I missed something like 6 out of 50, which isn't bad. Those two sims however killed my score, which I must admit rattled my cage a bit. I'm probably worried over nothing; I guess I'll chalk it up to being tired after a full day's work.
Paul Boz wrote:
The purpose of those "trick" questions is to get you used to looking at the small things.