Third time not so lucky…

I’ve been quiet on here since my last attempt but yesterday I once again made the trip to the Lab in Brussels…. and once again have come back empty handed.

Unlike my first two attempts I felt secure with this attempt, my troubleshooting went well and all tickets were completed and the configuration was sailed through with more than enough time to triple check everything and even reboot all the kit and check it again.

Someone said before that you never really fail until you give up but this time feels like a failure, where as before I have come away saying “I did ok but….” there was no such thing this time, if I were to do the same exam today I would do exactly the same.

I need to sit down and work out how I can improve on the results and tighten the areas where according to the score report I am weak as I felt that these areas were among my strengths not my weaknesses.

Perhaps more downtime is needed to study, perhaps I need to start again from the bottom up I don’t know….

5 thoughts on “Third time not so lucky…

  1. Hi David I can feel with you as this is hard. In regards on what to do for the next time, If you really feel comfortable with the topics in the lab, you maybe have an issue with the correct understanding of the task? this should be something you maybe can work out after the lab if you go through your mental notes of the lab itself.

    Do you also have a process to check if the configuration you just did also works?

    just a thought or two



    • Hi Michel,

      I definitely think that the issue doesn’t lie with my config skills but instead on the understanding of the question, next time I am just going to have to check my config and then read through every question and ensure there are no mistakes in the way I have understood them.



      • David, if you are not sure about a topic, go and ask the procotor, thats what they are for and not just playing big brother. I dont know how many times I did ask the proctor on my second (sucessfull) attempt but it did work out 🙂

  2. Yeah, I’m sure it’s not the technical stuff that’s kept you from passing. From the bootcamp and from talking to you I know how technically sound you are.

    Don’t give up now, take a couple of days off. If you want to discuss anything strategy related you can always contact me.

  3. Hate to hear that dude…

    I agree with reaper81, take a couple days off, re-tool and bang it out.

    You’re SO close! dont let it slip away!!

    Best of luck dude.

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