That's tough. You are certainly not alone. Cisco exams are tough. The important thing is to learn from your attempt and knock it out of the park next time.
BTW--Cisco Discourage posting of any score information. So don't be surprised if a moderator changes the title of this discussion.
Sorry to hear! Cisco exams are just as much about time management as anything else it seems. You really need to know the topics and technologies to be able to fly through the exams.
Cisco wants to ensure they only certify the best!
Its tough to experience that. I would recommend CBT Nuggets videos and ICDN1 Cisco Press to help you achieve your goal. Reading, Listening, and Watching are great reinforcements to learning.
It just takes time to do the subnet calculations and the router cli simulations and I like to read them completely.
How did you guys do the calculations so quickly?
You are going to hear 'practicing' as the main response by people. Find an easy to understand subnetting method and stick to it. You can also use a subnetting calculator to see patterns in the way subnet masks affect the output.
I personally use the 2^ (2 to the power of) method but others have different ways
Here is the mental subnet calculator video. https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-3849
It worked for me. You should practice subnetting until it becomes second nature. Good luck.
Thanks for the information guys. I'll be sure to read through them!
Another question: What's the most times a person can fail an exam before they are not allowed to take it again? Does Cisco have something like that in place?
I don't know that there is a maximum amount of times you can retake a failed exam. I think this has changed, because I seem to recall a maximum number from years ago. Rigo may have more information on this. The tough thing is that it could get expensive. Here is the retake policy I found.