I am so happy to announce that I passed my ICND1 640-822 exam, which I took last Friday (June 1).


When I scheduled my exam two things came to mind. First was the fear—what If I fail this exam--and second was my internal (logical) voice telling me that I shouldn’t fail this exam since I had prepared really well. But even though I knew that I knew the material, so failing should not have even been an option, the fear seemed to loom larger than the confidence.


My testing experience—Even though I had taken many practice exams, I thought I would get through the real exam quickly. But I actually slowed down on the real exam. I found myself spending way too much time on the early questions and thought, “If I continue at this rate, there is no way I can finish this exam,” so, the last 20 questions, I rushed like crazy. At one point, I thought, “I will fail miserably if all these answers are wrong because I am speeding up so much,” but, in the end, it all came out fine.


My learning experience—It was wonderful experience to get my CCENT. This blog was a great idea as a way to motivate me.  I would like to thank everyone who visited my blog, read my blog and posted advice for me and to my colleague who helped me with my posts.


My advice—No matter what gets in your way, set your goal and work towards it with all your heart. In the end you will achieve your results! Take advantage of resources like the Cisco Learning Network for help--there are many others out there who are going through the same thing and can help keep you on track—tap into the discussion forums in any of the Certification sections of the site.


Good luck to you in achieving your goals, whatever they may be!