It’s been a good experience so far, knowing that I failed my CCIE R&S lab for the second time. Well, certainly not the best outcome but certainly was a good experience.
Last year, 31 May 2012, I failed my first lab exam. That time was pretty rough. I was too emotional and nearly walking out of the building for not knowing enough of the technologies. I came out of the building felling stress out. It could probably be that I went to the exam just couple of days after I finished with Narbik’s Bootcamp. Exhausted and agitated.
Almost a year after that, today, 27 April 2012, I went to the Cisco building with less stress. Not because I know that I’ll pass the exam. On a contrary, I know that I’ll fail this one. Not a good attitude to choose but I’m certainly having quite a few on my plate at the moment and I know I didn’t study well. This is not a case of miracle, you don’t study, you won’t pass!
Surprisingly, I’ve got better score than my previous attempt. Thank God! I thought I’m not making a significant progress but the score tells me otherwise. No, it’s still quite far from the 80% marking but at least knowing that I’m actually making progress does help build my confident.
Now I have another 12 months before my third attempt. Whether it would be August or December this year, I have to make sure that I can invest sufficient time for it.