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Re: Frustrating - failed 1st attempt posted 03/28/2007
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           Maybe you should ask for a reassessment, it costs $250US but if your sure it may be worth it. Your score reports must indicate atleast one weak area in it to fail, maybe you should have allook at those components again.


----- Original Message ----
From: Ryan <ryan95842@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Cisco certification <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, 29 March, 2007 9:06:52 AM
Subject: Frustrating - failed 1st attempt

I failed my 1st attempt yesterday at San Jose.

I'm extremely frustrated right now because I walked out believing I had
nailed it, yet I some how failed and I have no idea what went wrong.

I arrived 2 days head of time and got a great night's sleep before the lab.
I finished the lab in about 5 hours and verified my configurations over the
remaining three hours. Found a few minor issues and did some tweaking. I
asked the proctors for clarification on almost every question (Proctors were
great and very patient) and got good feedback regarding the questions.
Reloaded the routers and checked everything again. I left with everything
working (except for 3pts of IP service which I intentionally did not do) and
feeling like I had just kicked the lab's ass.

Then this morning I wake up to a score report that says I failed. What's
worse is I have no idea what I could have done wrong. There was nothing on
the test that was difficult or I was not very familiar with. I even verified
several config's right from the doc CD where the command description read
almost verbatim what they were asking.

Could I have gotten someone else's score report?

I'm sure many have thought the same thing. I'm just really frustrated as I
don't know what I did wrong and I have no idea how to prepare for my next

Time management was not an issue, stress was not an issue, technology was
not an issue, and I'm pretty sure question interpretation was not an issue.
Obviously there was some issue, but how do I find it? How do I found out
what I did wrong so I can correct it? Maybe technology was an issue. Maybe I
needed more configuration or they were looking for a specific solution. How
could I know?


Sorry for the whining...I'm just really frustrated...


(going to try to reconstruct the lab from memory and see if I can determine
where I went wrong)

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