Zingonet wrote:I took the CCNA 3 years ago and failed the first time. I think the only reason I failed the first time was because I was drinking soda all morning (I'm a diet coke fiend.) During the test I had to go to the bathroom so bad, that it completely distracted me. Soda is a diuretic which is not good when you are taking an exam that you can't take a break on.
So the second time around a week later, I made sure I didn't drink anything like soda in high volume and aced it (got a 910 on it). Moral of the story be sure you are not only prepared mentally but physically. It is really important to keep that in mind.
Btw I am set to take the CCNA again (got to lazy to go for the CCNP) 6/28 at 12:15. I'll be sure I don't make the same mistake I made the first time.
Yep.... honestly I've discovered it's very much like playing a billiards match, as I'm a league player.
Anything that distracts you, distracts your game. If you have to pee... if you're hot, if you're cold, if you're mentally distracted (break-up with your gf, etc.), if you're hungry, they are all factors that take you off your peak game.
When you're spending $150 a pop or more on an exam, you better come prepared, and better be on your peak game. These tests are no push-over... in my opinion compared to the other certifications I've obtained.