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Failed N+ WTF

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Tomsolomon, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Tomsolomon

    Tomsolomon Bit Poster

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    533 points. 1 in 4 questions was a friggin scenario. 1 in 4 FFS....
    Is this normal????
    If so I aint got a cat in hells chance of passing a re-sit........
    On my after test print out all it says is scenario, scenario, scenario.....
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    unlucky mate.
    scenario's are quite common in exams, it proves you think logical and can break down what maybe the correct and incorrect answers.
    What makes you think you wont be able to pass a re-sit?
     
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I haven't sat it but I expect that anyone who has an N+ knows their networking fundamentals, so on that basis, respect anyone who gains this one. Don't beat yourself up. We've all failed one or more exams along the way. Just go back over your stuff and you'll nail it next time. Jim
     
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  4. Tomsolomon

    Tomsolomon Bit Poster

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    I dunno maybe I had a bad day...
    I was full of cold, wasn't on the ball, other things on my mind. Bad day for a test realy...
    I have been getting 80+ percent in most of my practice exams.
    I got some realy nasty questions aswell...
     
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  5. Tomsolomon

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    For example....
    I had question about what connector would I be using for an ISND connection with a splitter
    this was not covered in the whole 12 months I was at college.....
    I know the answer now after looking it up on the internet.
    But I knew it was definately not an F type or SC.
    Which left me with two answers RJ-11 and RJ-45.
    And there were many other nasties....
     
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  6. Tomsolomon

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    Oh and I lost count of the amout of questions I got about Novell....
    "don't worry about Novell, you won't get asked that many questions about it."
    This IS BS. I have been butt fcuked.....
    I got 2-3 questions about Windows OS (which is one of my strongest subjects)
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    The objectives are on CompTIA's site.
    Your course at college should of went through each of them more or less (i'm assuming it was a 12 month course, so i'd expect they cover everything at every angle inc 69)
    If you feel you got butt fcuked with or without lube, speak to your tutor or seek advise further up...
     
  8. Tomsolomon

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    OK am I being dumb here...
    10 PC's on a physical star topology, set up as a logical bus.
    PC 3 has a problem with its patch cable, how does it affect the network???
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Careful, Tom... you signed an non-disclosure agreement before you took the exam that states that you won't share content you saw on the exam or risk being decertified for life. We'd love to help you... but unfortunately, we can't answer questions you saw on the exam.

    What study materials and practice exams are you using?
     
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  10. craigie

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    Pick yourself up, dust yourself of and try again.

    No one is picking on you, the failure, is no one elses but yours.

    In relation to the scenario type questions, these are normal, you have to wade through the crap to get to the logical right answer.
     
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  11. soundian

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    When CompTIA revised the exam in 2007 they put a lot more emphasis on troubleshooting. Maybe the test exams etc you were using were for the 2005 revision (which is ridiculously easy compared to the 2007 imo).

    I think the major difference is that before, in the 2005, a lot of the questions relied on you knowing one fact, in the 2007 revision you need to bring together 2 or more facts to get the right answer, AKA scenarios.

    Unfortunately the exam retires at the end of next month so you need to get your head down and get some revision done. It would be a shame to waste the effort you've put in so far.
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    I had quite a few scenarios/sims when I done it, but I had been farting around with cabeling n stuff for a few months whilst studying it so that probably helped.
     
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