First of all, congrats on the pass. I put a lot of study time into this test and I failed it twice. I'm sure I could have prepared more, but left feeling very frustrated. I noticed your links to the books you used. I used the new cert guide that you have up there after I studied some 640-863 online training. Were you saying that the foundations book helped alot? The second time I took the test I felt much better and finished the test faster, but got a lower score. I would like to become CCDA certified...just want to get a hold of the resources I need to study.
I am sure you will pass next time, you just need a good strategy how to approche this one.
I do read couple of hours each days...take notes..studied both CCDA/ARCH in the same time..
Find the foundation book much easy and simplified
But used the CD which comes with the second book, most of the time achieved 95%..
Right now i am still reading..wherever i go.
hopefully i will pass the ARCH soon..