First shot = Failure.

First shot = Failure.

So i had my first lab attempt on tuesday the 2nd of November.

Boy was it hard 🙂

Unfortunally i didnt pass this time around.

I did very well in the troubleshooting part, but the configuration part, got the best of me.

There are several reasons for this, but among the top ones is the fact that i didnt follow my own strategy.

My strategy was to do what ive done many many times before. This being read through the entire lab thoroughly.

Write out my own topology map, which includes my IGP’s and then a BGP topology. Maybe even a L2 topology.

I didnt do this at all. I simply panicked.

Anyways, it was a learning experience and i hope i will do much better next time around.

Its a long way to travel, just for a test though. I left monday morning and got back wednesday afternoon.

And i was very tired when i got back. Its actually very mentally and physically draining to be that concentrated for that long.

However, right now im on 2 weeks of vacation from studying. I promised my girlfriend this hiatus before i went for the test.

Its been ages since ive been able to spend the evening on the couch with her. It was really nice for a change.

Just wanted to give a quick update. I will shortly layout my continued study plan. Hope you guys will provide some feedback on it.

Until then, take care!!