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Who said re-reads are useless?

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As a follow up to my last post here on my CCIE lab failure… or so I thought.

Those of you who have read through the post will remember that I couldn’t really see where I had gone wrong, if you would have put me in the same exam again I would end up doing the exact same thing again and this kind of bummed me out and made me doubt myself!

When I got my score report and saw that I scored a 43% on Layer2 I thought something fishy was going on, I was adamant that I had done well (if not 100%) on that section and couldnt remember any questions that were over ambiguous.

On the back of this I decided to take the re-read option but tell nobody apart from family that I was doing it, this was to save the feeling of failing twice should the report come back with no changes.

A little under 2 weeks later my score report disappeared, where it had previously said “FAIL” it now simply said “-” which was the same as when you havent received any results at all. This was different to my second attempt where I also got a re-read but that time I just got an email saying no change and that was the end of it.

So queue a weekend of refreshing relentlessly on the site to see anything change, it was like doing the exam all over again, I looked online and found a couple of people where the same thing happened and their results went to a PASS, this really got my hear beating!

Roll on Monday and still nothing, by this point I start feeling like its going to be negative, but it was still at the back of my mind and I kept refreshing every hour or so.

I woke up this morning to an email from certification support….

I couldn’t believe it! I jumped out of bed and logged onto the CCIE portal and there it was #38338 staring me in the face!

I still can’t really believe it now, its still sinking in!