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Third attempt posted 05/10/2004
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Thanks for your encouragement. I, too, am running out of time. It's only money.

I estimate I've spent about $30,000 so far.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris [mailto:clarson52@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 12:38
To: Joseph D. Phillips; Group Study (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Third attempt


Joseph,
Keep going. I felt the same way after my third attempt. I had waited pretty
much one year between most attempts because it was so hard to get back onto
the routers and do the same things I had been doing over and over. I decided
before my last attempt to go to one of the CCIE prep courses. I studied very
very little between my third and fourth attempt simply because I did not
want to burn out before my last push and the prep course and I felt I knew
all I needed to know, that something just wasn't clicking or there were
things I simply wasn't seeing. I took the prep course about 2 weeks before
my last attempt. Since I was so close to having run out of time and would be
needing to go back and take my written if I didn't pass this last attempt I
felt the extra $$$ spent to ensure I had done all I could and get a little
extra insurance would be worth it.

It paid off well. I passed and it was well worth it. I learned 4 or 5 very
important things that for whatever reason I had missed, were never raised or
I never recognized through self study. I can't remember what they were now,
but I remember posting about them inj my "I passed" post so it is archived.
Anyway.....

Just keep going. Spend a little extra money on a prep class for insurance
and keep putting one foot in front of the other.....eventually you will get
there.


Chris




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph D. Phillips" <jphillips@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Group Study (E-mail)" <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 3:26 PM
Subject: Third attempt


> I failed my third attempt last 5/3/2004 in San Jose. The weird thing is, I
was pretty sure I aced it. I was half-expecting to fail anyway, because one
can never know for sure. I have given myself a week to sort out my emotions.
I have to say at this point that I am finding it very hard to go on. I will,
but I don't know why.
>
> I have absolutely no faith that I'll pass the next time, either. I can ace
all the Internetworkexpert labs (I did all of them, twice), attended a
week-long boot camp (IPExpert), got every interface to ping every interface,
and it still wasn't good enough.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph Rinehart [mailto:jjrinehart@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 08:04
> To: Stephen Skinner; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Woops ....Failed my first attempt
>
>
> Don't feel bad, I will be attempting my fourth and hopefully final lab on
> July 30....
>
> First time wasn't ready, don't think most are....
>
> Second time I really was disappointed still wasnt ready but almost
quit....
>
> Third time I finished by 2:30, overcame a lot of obstacles and nearly
> passed, but no banana.  Because I felt this was the first time I was
> "really" ready it didn't bother me nearly as much.
>
> Just thought I would let you know you are not alone....
>
> :)
>
> Joe Rinehart, CCNP/CCDP
> Data Network Consultant
> AT&T Business Services, Pacific Northwest
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Skinner" <stephen_ski@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 7:43 AM
> Subject: Woops ....Failed my first attempt
>
>
> > Hi ...
> >
> >
> > well i got my backside handed to me on friday in brussells ....
> >
> > i failed simply because my basic wernt upto scratch ....
> >
> > i failed with ISDN ...OSPF ....DLSW and BGP ....i got all the " Hard" as
> in
> > unusuall question`s ..
> > that are thrown in every now and then ....but all the stuff which i
should
> > know and is dependent on everything else i stuffed up ...
> >
> > i.e i cant get point on ospf if i can`t get my link`s to work ...that
sort
> > of thing....
> >
> > but i am going again ...7th june ....and am going to lab my behind off
> > uintil then...
> >
> > cheers
> >
> > steve
> >
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