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Old 06-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

You need an 82.5 to pass. I got an 81.3. This was a free test since I was invited to attend the Cisco Live Conference in Orlando, and now I gotta pay $300 to take it again. I'm on a plane back home and putting down Jack and Cokes to ease the disappointment...feels bad, man. I would have rather bombed it.


Anyone else here fail an important certification exam that they needed to advance their career? I could use some bounceback stories to cheer me up.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

I don't have a bounceback story but my dad didn't get his CPA until he was mid to late 30s and had a very successful career.

It's a temporary setback but only a small bump in the path of your career.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

How difficult was the exam? Im studying for ccna too.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

It happens, man. Some certifications are very tough, especially since more often than not you're working full time. Three of my colleagues from work took the level 1 exam of the CFA and none of them passed. Kinda scared me, since I plan on starting it myself soon.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

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How difficult was the exam? Im studying for ccna too.

It wasn't really too difficult. Most of the multiple choice questions were laughably easy. The simlets were a bit harder, as they don't let you use some of the commands you can use on an actual router or switch. I got a simlet on Access Control Lists, which is probably my weakest point...and an EIGRP one that I could have sworn I configured perfectly but couldn't get full connectivity.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

sounds like a standardized test, so in that case you have no one to blame but yourself.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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hi, network engineer here, worked for 2 top ten ISPs in the last 5 years, you don't need that crap.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #9
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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hi, network engineer here, worked for 2 top ten ISPs in the last 5 years, you don't need that crap.

It can help get your foot in the door. I got a network engineering internship because of it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:47 AM   #11
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

Network admin here too, I got CCNA certs from their web training bull crap when I was doing a course but never bothered sitting the full exams. They help on a resume but in the last 2 jobs I've had I've barely used anything from them. I thought it would be different in an ISP but a mate who's done his full CCNA says he doesn't use those skills either

In I.T once you've gotten some experience I find noone cares what qualifications you have. I do have other certs though, but places I've worked have told me they much prefer experience over any qualifications.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:09 AM   #13
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Back in high school here in New York you need to pass a certain amount of regent exams to qualify to graduate. I failed my living environment regents with a 64 one point shy of the passing grade of 65. I never ever skip questions and the one time in my life I skipped a question I could of gotten points for it even if I was wrong.

Fck me. Not as bad but a share of my experience in exams.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:14 AM   #14
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

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Originally Posted by code green
You need an 82.5 to pass. I got an 81.3. This was a free test since I was invited to attend the Cisco Live Conference in Orlando, and now I gotta pay $300 to take it again. I'm on a plane back home and putting down Jack and Cokes to ease the disappointment...feels bad, man. I would have rather bombed it.


Anyone else here fail an important certification exam that they needed to advance their career? I could use some bounceback stories to cheer me up.

Ouch but at least now you shouldn't have any fears when you take it again.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:25 AM   #15
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Default Re: Failed my CCNA exam by 1%.

I am in a position like that now. I've just done an exam and needed to get 75% to pass the course. I went really badly in an earlier prac exam that was worth 40% of my grade. This is the last course of my degree, if I fail I have to wait another year (and pay another 700ish dollars) to do it again. I honestly don't know how I went, and I don't find out until mid July. I think I got in the ball park, but it will really come down to how strict or lenient the marker will be. Like Draz I also answered every question but one, I really hope that one isn't the one to bite me in the ass.
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