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RE: CCIE Written passed - Boson [7:45535] posted 06/02/2002
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Nic said that he used both Boson 1 and 3. That's about $80.00 for
questions/topics that are covered in other materials for $29.95. I could
safely say that all the topics in all three Boson exams (about $120.00) are
covered in other materials for only $29.95. If someone's got all three
Bosons and wants to match topic for topic with CCxx materials, contact me
offline.

Shawn K.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Michael L. Williams [SMTP:MichaelWilliams@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Saturday, June 01, 2002 11:38 PM
> To:	cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:	Re: CCIE Written passed - Boson [7:45535]
> 
> How can one save $50.00 on a product that only costs $40 to begin with?
> 
> Mike W.
> 
> "Kaminski, Shawn G"  wrote in message
> news:200206012248.SAA12161@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > That was a fair enough flame. HOWEVER, :-) the reason Boson is used as
> the
> > comparison is because people are cultified (is that a word?) with them
> even
> > though they could get CCIE Written materials for $50.00 less than Boson
> that
> > cover the EXACT SAME TOPICS! WHY IS THAT? ARE PEOPLE AFRAID OF CHANGE,
> OR
> > WHAT? Doesn't that tell you something? It would sure tell me something!
> > Like, what could I do with an extra $50.00 in my pocket!
> >
> > Shawn K.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Nick Lesewski [SMTP:nickless9@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 5:58 PM
> > > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: RE: CCIE Written passed - Boson [7:45535]
> > >
> > > I love how all these guys use boson as the point of comparison.  That
> > > alone
> > > tells me something.  When I passed the written I used several of the
> > > popular
> > > books, including reading Caslow and Doyle, which are more for the lab,
> but
> > >
> > > are great books.  Then I tested myself with the #1 and #3 bosons; and
> they
> > >
> > > were great.  One of them, and I don't remember which, had something
> like
> > > 400
> > > questions and was right on the money.
> > >
> > > Lastly, the current version of the written is going away soon, and if
> > > anybody is getting ready to test out, they should have multiple
> sources
> of
> > >
> > > study.  Definitely read the popular books, review the public domain
> > > cramsessions that are around, and download a couple of these practice
> test
> > >
> > > things.  The test costs $300 (or at least it did when I took it, I
> think
> > > it's more now), and buying ALL the popular books, the bosons AND
> shawn's
> > > home grown ms word document thingy is less then the price of failing
> just
> > > once and having to take it again.
> > >
> > > Just my $.02 (was that a gentle enough flame?)
> > >
> > > -Nic
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > >From: "Kaminski, Shawn G"
> > > >Reply-To: "Kaminski, Shawn G"
> > > >To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >Subject: RE: CCIE Written passed - Boson [7:45535]
> > > >Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 17:02:26 -0400
> > > >
> > > >Well, if the moderators let this through, I'll probably get flamed to
> > > death
> > > >because I'm always pushing CCxx Productions. Why? Because I wrote
> most
> of
> > > >the materials. However, I can guarantee that they cover the exact
> same
> > > >topics as Boson at a much better price. The difference is that you
> get
> > > the
> > > >materials in Microsoft Word format instead of a test engine. But the
> > > >advantage of that is that you can transport the materials anywhere
> you
> > > >want.
> > > >With Boson, you can only put the materials on one PC.
> > > >
> > > >Flame away........
> > > >
> > > >Shawn K.
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: Hamid [SMTP:hamid@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > > > Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 2:02 PM
> > > > > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > > Subject: Re: CCIE Written passed - Boson [7:45535]
> > > > >
> > > > > What matterials do you mean by 29.95$?
> > > > >
> > > > > Hamid
> > > > > ""Kaminski, Shawn G""  wrote in message
> > > > > news:200205311751.NAA13461@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > > > You spent $80.00 on Boson tests when you could have gotten
> materials
> > > > > that
> > > > > > cover the exact same topics for $29.95? Shame on you!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Congrats!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Shawn K.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From: Pierre-Alex Guanel [SMTP:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > > > > > Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 12:46 PM
> > > > > > > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > > > > Subject: CCIE Written passed - Boson  [7:45535]
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I took the CCIE written yesterday afternoon and passed (80%)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I was expecting more, but I flunked the performance/QoS
> section
> of
> > >
> > > >the
> > > > > > > exam,
> > > > > > > which I neglected somewhat during preparation.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I used both Boson #1 and Boson #3. Those 2 tests are
> complementary
> > >
> > > >and
> > > > > are
> > > > > > > NOT substitute for each other. Boson #3 focuses on SNA issues
> > > where
> > > >as
> > > > > > > Boson
> > > > > > > #1 focuses on the other networking topics.
> > > > > > > If you can, you should purchase both tests.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > For preparation I did a pre-test on Boson #3 and discovered
> how
> > > >little
> > > > > SNA
> > > > > > > and ATM I knew. For 3 weeks, I studied SNA and ATM using CCO +
> > > > > hands-on
> > > > > > > until the whole thing felt natural. Then, on the 4th week of
> > > > > preparation
> > > > > I
> > > > > > > repeated the same strategy with Boson #1. I dicovered 3 areas
> of
> > > > > > > networking
> > > > > > > where I had some weaknesses. I only had time to work on 2 of
> them
> > > > > > > thoroughly
> > > > > > > before the test.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Thank you to Bernard and Dennis for excellent test materials
> and
> > > to
> > > > > all
> > > > > > > those who gracefully took the time to answer my questions. I
> > > > > particularly
> > > > > > > want to thank Priscilla and Leigh Anne who both put me back on
> > > track
> > > > > > > several
> > > > > > > times during the last two years and Daniel Cotts for squeezing
> > > some
> > > > > time
> > > > > > > out
> > > > > > > of his busy schedule to spend some time discussing Cisco with
> me.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Pierre-Alex
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