I took the 640-801 exam recently and failed miserably. I ran out of time and just felt lost throughout the whole thing. STP and anything switch-related really kicked my ass. And I thought I prepared myself well over the last 3 months. And to think I used to work in a related field just one year ago...
I am bound and determined to get this certification. Does anyone know of a good, reputable intense study course I could enroll in? I'm looking for classroom study if possible. Something about the system I used really didn't work - combination of Ciscopress Intro and ICND books, plus TexBuddy Quick Reference Chart, and Dummies CCNA book.
BTW The Dummies book was completely useless. It dummies it down too much and you feel overly-confident. Going by the practice test questions that I was able to answer correctly from the Dummies CD I should've received a perfect score.