I dont want to break the NDA so I will be vague. I spent too much time on the Simulation. 25 minutes or so. I gave up on it so I know I did not get it right. I had 1 minute to answer the last 8 questions. I gave the first
4 a quick look and gave them my best shot... but the last 4 were just see how many answers they wanted and click on that amount of boxes. I think I did well considering.
I will not go the Test King route. I want to know this stuff so........ I am going to borrow a few 2600 routers and a few switches from my school tonight. (last class of semester) and work on labs all next week( summer break) and then the week back I will take it again. The sim was on VLANs and I thought I knew my stuff but the pressure got to me and I froze up. Didn't think the basics out and wasted time pursuing configurations before I had all the info I needed (Subnetting etc).
I didnt break it down and kept going back to see what configuration I needed to do next. I was a difficult sim ... not just ip address and routing.
I had no experience with routers 2 months ago when I started the CCNA class.
BTW , is it true that if you dont get the sim right you have no chance of passing.