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Failed ICND1 lol

My test was scheduled for 3/15/2017 at 12:00pm. I was stuck in a meeting all Morning the day before and intended on pushing it off the following week because I felt I was only 50% ready (I slacked this past weekend and didn't do one single practice lab). 12:04pm, I went to reschedule and realized I couldn't (24 hours :( ). So I was committed. Spent the rest of the day and morning running through as much review material that I could (if I had done this extent of studying the past weekend, I would have passed with flying colors). I completed the ICND1 CBTNuggets course that I had been making my way through nice and slow. Ran through a few Transcender exams for practice but was getting by with a 60-72. Failure was inevitable at this point.

Surprisingly, I scored an 804 out of 1000, 823 was passing score. I felt pretty optimistic through the labs. Matter of fact, they were easier than I was expecting. Simple questions that required "show running-config" and "show ip int brief" etc. But it was the multiple choice questions that got me. Some were specific questions on commands about NTP and NAT and all the answers looked identical, but the order was the differentiating factor.

I have 10 days (9 days now) to study for the next go. I will pass it next time now that I know what the test is like. I will finish Todd Lammle book (made it to chapter 4 lol and have been carrying it around since -_- ) hash out a few more labs, especially regarding NAT and NTP.

It's been awhile since I failed a cert, so it was a nice little reality check. When you start slacking, it cost money lol. Only thing that I do have down to a teeth (as far as ICND 1 standards) is subnetting. Got it down to the teeth. I can literally do it in my head; something that I NEVER THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE!

Anyway my resources have been CBTNuggets, Transcender (used it for the first time), and real lab equipment. Three 1841's and two 2950's. Started officially studying around beginning of February.


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Failed ICND1 lol


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