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Ok. Failed the test 3rd time. I don't know what to do anymore.

Discussion in 'Network+' started by Ifailed, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. Ifailed

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    Videos used - Mike Meyer's network+ and skillsoft e-learning
    Watched videos twice, scored all practice exam 95%+.
    Then, I used 2 different dumps and memorized entire crap too.

    They are not helping. I failed the exam 3 times in 2 months. I scored 705 on last exam. First of all, dumps are useless because less than 5 problems are from dump on actual exam. Just tiny bit better than skillsoft e-learning or Mike Meyer's practice exam because they only have like 2-3 actual test question from their question pools. What can I do more? Watching videos won't help anymore because I already know all the terms and practically remember videos from start to end. Doing more practice problems won't help because I already know answers and memorize them. Yes, I know how to get those answers too because I looked it up online and books. Dumps are useless for very same reason. This so called lastest dumps have 300+, 500+ questions and I already memorized entire questions, answers and know how they got those answers. But the thing is, what good is it if they are not on the test? It doesn't even serve as practice question because actual test questions are so different from dumps, videos or practice questions.

    Main problem is multiple choice questions. These are all scenario based and many of them are explained so vague. It's hard to relate these questions from studying materials such as videos, practice exam or dumps. They aren't even remotely close and asking completely different stuff for different situation. If practice exams, dumps, videos are about explaining monitor resolution and refresh rate, actual test question is like how to fix dead pixel on LCD monitor. It's almost like that.
    So what can I do next? I don't think studying these same material over and over won't help because test questions are not from them. Any advice? If I keep taking the test, maybe I will luck out one of these days but I have to waste $285 each time I attempt and now I have to wait 2 weeks everytime I fail.
     
  2. Jaron78

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    Not being horrible, but I am glad it was a Fail in all honesty.

    I have spent about 3 months, Learning the martial, watching video's, making notes, sacrificing nights out with friends, missing out on spending evenings with my fiancé so I can pass this bloody exam.

    Then you rock up bleating about how you couldn't pass the exam by cheating....... Shame!
     
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  3. Pseudonym

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    I hear McDonalds have a good management scheme.
     
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  4. FlashDangerpants

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    Are you trying to learn the entire course from videos and brain dumps with no book?
     
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  5. zxspectrum

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    Sympathy has left the building.

    There is a lot more to IT that cramming up and cheating. As Jaron quite rightly says he has sacrificed a lot of time for his qualifications and you expect an easy pass, to do what, get an IT job? If you cant be bothered to put the effort in for an exam you will struggle when it comes to actually holding a role down.

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  6. Juelz

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    Stay away from dumps for a start..

    Use Proffessor Messer
    Mike Meyers book
    Mike Meyers Udemy videos

    If you fail try again, if you fail again then its up to you to try again or call it quits.. Youre going to have to make sacrfices. I sacrificed like a year building IT knowledge to make myself employable.. Its only now Ive stepped back and decided to enjoy myself abit.
     
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  7. Ifailed

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    I don't even know why people automatically label me as cheater when I studied dump.
    If dump covers like 80% plus questions which let me automatically pass the exam simply by memorizing it, it's cheating, yes but if dump is terribly inaccurate and less than 10% of problems are from dump on actual exam, it's not even cheating coz you will fail miserably anyway. I studied hard with proper training videos, practice exams and other stuff too, not just simply memorizing the dump. I spent 100+ hours studying for this exam for god's sake.
    Oh, wait.. I forgot most people here are elites who knows everything but then again, if you are only here to criticize people like me in this so called one of lower exam forum, you aren't that much better either. If you aren't going to say anything helpful just walk away. At least Juelz is helpful.
     
  8. BB88

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    If there are questions in the exam that you are struggling with, study topics/resources around them. Don't use dumps. Use reputable sources such as Transcender/Boson/Prometric.
     
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  9. Jaron78

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    It's far from being "Elitest". It's more a case of you using dumps which in turn degrades the value of the certification for everyone else.

    Say 10 people all use dumps and pass the exam. Those 10 people then get a job based on that exam pass. They all rock up on their first day and they are ALL totally out of their depth as all they have done is memorised a bunch of answers.

    So, 10 employers then look at the Network+ and think well if they passed the exam and don't know X, Y, Z, then the Network+ can't be a very good certification.

    DONT come on here looking for sympathy. People who use dumps are the lowest of the low in my opinion. In that they devalue certifications, cost people jobs, and generally p1ss me off.
     
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  10. zxspectrum

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    So let me get this straight. If you use a dump and pass, its cheating but if you use a dump and fail it isn't?

    My helpful tip is if you have used dumps and failed because it only covered 10% of the exam then don't use one.

    Also no one here will claim to know everything or will even consider themselves as an elite. They will have gained experience over a number of years and have that experience to draw from which in-turn will give some very excellent feedback to people who need it.

    I think the problem is that you want people to say awww poor you, there there, youll get it next time. Well I aint going to pussy foot about with all that. You really need to change the way you are approaching these exams. How about properly knuckling down and really learning the material, set yourself up some sort of lab environment and work from there

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    "Main problem is multiple choice questions. These are all scenario based and many of them are explained so vague."

    Well that's exactly why you have to learn the stuff properly and how to actually do it hands-on. That's how the exams are designed nowadays to test knowledge. Why are you cheating yourself ? When I go out of the exam place with a pass it's the best feeling there is knowing I've worked hard to pass it and I've gained so much practical knowledge. I could never cheat my way to a certification. There is no satisfaction and personal pride whatsoever in doing that.
     
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    One more question.... Do you know how to connect two computers together ?
     
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    Not sure if this guy is on the wind up or not. :)
     
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  14. Ifailed

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    Ok, finally ****ing passed. Went through professor messer's videos and notes that gave me that last few points boost.
    God damn it. Now I am moving to CCNA.
     
  15. Pseudonym

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    Anyone want to take bets on how many times he fails the CCNA?

    I'll start the bidding off with 10.
     
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  16. Juelz

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    Depends on how many dumps he purchases.
     
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  17. Jaron78

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    I will go with 2 fails,
    Buys Dumps,
    2 more fails,
    Comes on here asking for advice,
    Ignores all said advice and just buys more dumps,
    Passes,
    Gets an Interview,
    Gets found out straight away!
     
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  18. SimonD

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    Chaps, please stop feeding.

    *** In fact I am closing this now ***
     
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