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Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Pete01, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

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    Title says it all! 5/1000 = 0.5%

    Licking my wounds now, although I like to think of it as more of a papercut. Retaking next Saturday and will revise and practice like crazy.

    What did it was the simulation, I did it and got it working and saved the config, checked, double checked but it took about 20-25 mins for me to do that. After that I had less time and lots of questions so I 'raced' through and finished with about 1 min to spare, I was worried I'd get another big simulation question thankfully I didn't.

    Cisco say on the prep centre website that they are also challenging your time management skills with the exam, they really weren't joking.

    The tutorial said not to spend more that 10 minutes on the sim questions- that's where hands on skills really are a must I cannot stress that enough to anyone taking the exam, know the IOS commands and how to do all the required tasks very quickly, know how to get around routers and switches and find the answers to help you complete the task required. Otherwise you'll end up taking too long, then looking at the clock and not giving yourself enough time to thoroughly read and double check all your theory questions.

    It's once more unto the breach for me next Saturday!
     
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  2. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    sorry to hear that mate but at least you know where you went wrong bud! good luck for saturday! :thumbleft
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Kick butt! Take names! Good luck.
     
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  4. Jonathan

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    Am gutted for you so close. What was your score breakdown? I was lucky in my last exam as the sim was last so I had plenty of time to spend on the sim. All the best for the re-take.
     
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  5. Pete01

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    planning and design 90%
    implenentation and operation 88%
    Troubleshooting 91%
    Technology 53%

    I fell down in technology, I'm googling the word 'technology' as we speak :p
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I think Cisco's definition of "technology" will be the key point. :wink:
     
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  7. Jonathan

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    yeap alot of people score poorly on that. SO from your scores you did ok in the sim.

    The technology side of things covers:

    Technology
    • Describe network communications using layered models
    • Describe the Spanning Tree process
    • Compare and contrast key characteristics of LAN environments
    • Evaluate the characteristics of routing protocols
    • Evaluate TCP/IP communication process and its associated protocols
    • Describe the components of network devices
    • Evaluate rules for packet control
    • Evaluate key characteristics of WANs

    Maybe some of those spanning tree questions caught you out. They caught me out as well :cry:
     
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  8. Pete01

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    Technology
    • Describe network communications using layered models
    • Describe the Spanning Tree process
    • Compare and contrast key characteristics of LAN environments
    • Evaluate the characteristics of routing protocols
    • Evaluate TCP/IP communication process and its associated protocols
    • Describe the components of network devices
    • Evaluate rules for packet control
    • Evaluate key characteristics of WANs

    Must... work....harder...
     
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  9. Pete01

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    Yeah I solved the sim I just took too long about it.

    I had to use my everyday troubleshooting skills to figure it out- thank GOD I knew how to get around the IOS, the guy in the booth next to me was getting quite perplexed by my furious typing, I could sense it hehe. Poor b*stard was probably trying to remember his brain dump lol

    There were a lot of STP questions, and VTP as well- there I was all prepared to disable split horizon on a frame-relay multilink sub interface and I got blind sided by a goddam switch...
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Must... read...preceding...post :biggrin

    Seriously, sorry about the narrow miss, Pete - you will surely nail it next Sat, m8 :thumbleft
     
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  11. Jonathan

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    Yep i've had that exam failed it to, hopefully you will have the easier version of ccna next time which doesn't have as much switching.
     
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  12. Pete01

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    Went back today for round 2...

    Next stop CCNP :D

    Was close again though, got just under 900 this time, would have liked to have scored over 900 but hey who cares a pass is a pass.

    I can allow myself to play games again now yay!!
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Excellent, Pete - well done, m8 !!!!!! Time for the party then ? :alc :morebeer :biggrin
     
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  14. Jonathan

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    Welldone Pete yourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the man :D :D :D

    Good luck with CCNP am currently studying BSCI and there is some serious reading for that one.!!!! 800+ pages
     
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  15. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Way to go! :biggrin
     
  16. Bluerinse
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    Congrats on the pass. You did really well to nail it again so soon after the, well dare I say the word fail.

    A pass is indeed a pass 8)
     
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  17. tripwire45
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    Congratulations at the magnificient come back, Pete. :D
     
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  18. Sneakydave

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    Congratulations Pete! Very well done I will buy you a pint soon :)
     
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  19. nugget
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    I prefer to call it a 'learning experience'.

    Congrats on the pass mate. :thumbleft
     
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