Well since getting the result of my 3rd lab attempt (FAIL for those that haven’t already seen) I’ve spent the rest of the week getting on with my normal day-to-day but also considering where did I go wrong?
On both my first and second attempt I felt OK but I had known there were weak points that I could lose out on; the first attempt I ran out of time and didn’t check any task through and on the second I had to skip one of the big TS tickets, although these did not guarantee a failure it put me well on the way.
This time I felt good, definitely better than the other attempts and to the best of my knowledge I had answered all the tasks while doing exactly as they asked and without breaking any guidelines.
When I got the score report and I found one of the lowest scoring areas was in Layer 2 I was gobsmacked, perhaps more so than the fail itself, L2 was something that if you had asked me I would have said I was 100% confident on passing no problem.
I’m not letting the failure stop me as I have come too far and am too close to turn back now but I just need to step back and recoup before I head into the battlefield again.
On a side note I’ve changed the theme on the site and I’ve done some initial testing and everything looks OK I can never test everything so if you have any issues please let me know.
P.S. Thanks to all the messages I got after my last post, as always it really helps to not feel like banging your head against a wall in times like that.