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Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:24 pm

Project2501 wrote:I wanted to tell my highschool teacher from years ago I enjoyed the topic he taught so much I ended up getting my CCNA and working towards being an uber network pimp.

I can totally relate to this.

You are right. I am especially thankful to the people who inspired me to get into this field.

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I see him online and replying, in before the announcement post!

:cheers:

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:03 pm

Scottsee, oh Scottseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Come out come out where ever you are.
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Project2501 wrote:Scottsee, oh Scottseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Come out come out where ever you are.

No pressure, huh?

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My butt itches.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:28 pm

Where I got tested was where I did my course. I ended up jumping for joy then ran and hugged the reception lady. She was very happy for me as well and we were dancing.

It's rather exciting. She was saying it's a little sad when she sees people come out who pass who are like 'Yep, another cert done. Next'
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:39 pm

Did you hook in?
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:51 pm

I passed.

Wow, what an experience. I arrived at Dynamic world wide consulting in Chandler, AZ. about a 30 minuets early, checked in and hung around for a bit before starting the exam. This place was bad-ass, really top notch. Staff was beyond helpful, the facility was really cool and ultra-modern. It's a training facility and testing center for Microsoft, Juniper, VMware, EC-council, and CompTIA. Apparently they just started a couple months ago as a testing center for Pearson VUE.

They were just starting to setup lunch for the boot camps they had going on at the facility, so before I even checked in I was encouraged to go around the corner and get some snacks for my Wife and kids out in the car. I was expecting some kind of room like you'd see in a hotel lobby but theirs' was a full fledged cafe' with 10 - 12 counter-top tables with granite counter tops and a full fledged open bar with anything from fresh fruit, chips, sandwiches, soda fountains, fresh deli cookies, the works! Bad-ass.. So I hooked the kids up and told the wife to meet me in 90...

The front desk check-in was a piece of cake. I brought my Driver license and my social security card, signed the electronic signature, took my picture, issued a laminate sheet and was escorted right in, Supper efficient. About that time my blood pressure was making me light headed and I was really nervous. I wrote down my subnetting chart, clicked through the introduction to testing engine, took a deep breath, clicked "Start Exam".. Boom - Pearson VUE testing engine crashed. I walk back out to the network administrator who is filling in for the receptionist while shes' eating lunch with everyone else, he quickly resumes the test for me and I'm back in the room in 30 seconds. The test engine put me back to the last 7/7 intro test engine I click the "Start exam" again, system crashes to a blank XP Desktop. Shit.. I'm sweating bullets about now, I'm not sure what's going on.. Did I do that? I grab the admin at the front desk, it's been maybe 20 seconds, I leave the room to get a drink of water and hang around the receptionist desk for him to come back out. Three to Four minuets go by before he comes back out and says he needs to call Pearson VUE. He's in and out of the testing room for a good 15 minuets while on the phone with Pearson before giving control of the Desktop to a tech at Pearson VUE. All the while I'm shooting the breeze with the a System admin for a DOD contractor getting his VCP (he passed by the way, but tougher then he thought). After about 40 minuets the administrator comes to me with an incident report and phone # I can contact with Pearson VUE to reschedule for a latter date at no charge. Apparently the Pearsons support tech's can't get the exam engine to come back online.

I'm like shit, are you kidding me? My wife and I don't have cell phones so I decide to take a 30 minute walk around outside. It's nice 73ish, I'm thinking about how crappy my luck is, and I start to thinking; Why can't I just call them and see if I can reschedule the exam right now? So I head back upto the testing facility and call Pearsons, give them the incident number and tell them I live over an hour away, I'm at the testing facility right now and want to take the exam right now. After being on hold for 2-3 minuets the gentleman tells me they can't reschedule my exam until they receive the results from my old exam... Hu? He asks if the System Admin is their so I hand the phone back the the guy at Dynamic world wide consulting and he's on the phone with 3, maybe 4 different tech's trying to get everything sorted out. Apparently the original tech gave out the wrong incident report number and if I wouldn't have called from the testing facility I would have been shit up a creek.

Fast forward, it's 1:55, I've been their for 2 and a half hours trying to get this figured out. Sitting in one of the coolest break rooms I've ever seen watching some Linux+ bootcamp guys play COD4 on a 60in plasma tv overlooking downtown Tempe.. They eventually get everything sorted out, refund my original test and book me for 2pm. Go through the works, digital signature, new digital picture, back in to the exam room. Boom - Crashes. Seriously. It's just funny at this point, I open the door and just smile at the admin, he comes in restarts the exam, I finish it with 43 minuets left on the clock, grab my pass sheet and spit. Grab dinner with the family, hit rush hour traffic, rolled semi on the freeway, took 2 hours to get home.

I've go a fucking headache, and I'm not proofing this.. :?

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:51 pm

YEAH BABY!!!!!

Congratulations dude you're totally baller! By the way update your profile to include your bodacious CCNA reputation.
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:57 pm

Congratulations! :D
Talk about pressure.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:01 pm

Nah dude he totally had it in the bag.
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:06 pm

Congratulations Scott (though it seems like the centre is all presentation and no technical substance!). However, having survived that torture then every cert exam that follows will be a breeze!.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:07 pm

I get headaches on exam day too.

CONGRATS! 1/2 way there! :cheers:

What was your score?

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:08 pm

Congratulations! Welcome to the club
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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:12 pm

950

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:14 pm

scottsee wrote:950

Congrats dude. Very well done.

When I took CCNA it was only one test. My score was 949. So far you're ahead by one ;)

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:23 pm

Yeah, I way, way, WAY over studied. I'm going to book the ICND2 in February.

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:33 pm

That's a good thing. They only get harder.

*walks off swearing at 350-001...

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:39 pm

Yeah, I passed that too while I was there.

:liar:

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Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:42 pm

What was the answer to number 5?

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