I passed the IIUC yesterday, so now I'm a CCNA Voice. It's kind of belittling to get a CCNA-level certification at this point in my career, but I didn't want to be completely left behind, so I figured I should move into some voice stuff before I'm left in the dust.
The exam was probably the best Cisco exam I've ever taken. Of all the exams I've taken in the last few years, this is the only one that didn't have questions with huge misspellings or grammatical errors. I was really taken aback at that since a good portion of the questions from some of my recent CCNP exams were plain unreadable. I think I remember leaving a comment on one IIUC question about the word "an" being left out of a description, but that was no big deal. I'm not that obesessive-compulsive.
The exam wasn't that difficult, either. There were some questions that I wound up reading over and over again because the answer was just so obvious to me Pokies, and I wanted to make sure I didn't miss something. There were a good number of questions on the CCA which I didn't enjoy one bit. Those are the questions that ask "what tab do you select to do X?" Those, in my opinion, are pointless memorizations since, outside of the exam, I can just click around to figure out what's being asked. On that same vein, I did get a simulation to configure a UC500 to meet requirements, but that was pretty trivial. The most difficult questions dealt with connecting your CME to either the PSTN or PBX; I actually focused my studies on that specifically, but I still blew it. Oh, well.
Now that voice is finished, I'm back on the R&S track and am studying for the CCIE written. I'll get around to marking the calendar for my attempt, but, for now, I'm going to take a few days off and enjoy some cigars.
Gilligan's Island episodes questions my way.
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