Taking the Test

The night before you're going to take the exam, you should feel as if you are almost bursting with knowledge and can barely wait to sit for the examination. If you've reached this readiness level, you're prepared to take the examination. On exam-day eve, you should relax and spend an hour maximum on the test materials. Go over The Cram Sheet as well as your own study notes. Don't sit up all night studying and worrying if you want to do your best, you have to feel refreshed. Have a good meal,...

Question

In a Token Ring data frame, why are the A and C bits copied in the frame status field O a. No such fields in Token Ring data frame O b. A C 1 for all frames. O c. The A and C bits are not copied they represent different fields. O d. These fields cannot hold an A or C bit O e. The A and C bits are copied to ensure integrity, because the FCS field does not include them.

Questions Questions Questions

There should be no doubt in your mind that you're facing a test full of specific and pointed questions. The version of the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam you'll take is a fixed-length exam. The exam will include 100 multiple choice questions, and passing marks are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. You'll be allotted 120 minutes to complete it. Always take the time to read a question at least twice before selecting an answer, and always look for any network...

Sample Test

This chapter provides pointers to help you to prepare for the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam, including how to choose proper answers, how to decode ambiguity, how to work within the Cisco testing framework, how to decide what you need to memorize, and what to expect before, during, and after the exam. After presenting exam pointers, this chapter supplies a 100-question sample test devised to quiz you on subject matter related to Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam 350-001....

Deciding What to Memorize

The amount of memorization you must undertake for an exam depends on how well you remember what you've read and how well you know the Cisco IOS by heart. The tests will stretch your recollection of the router's commands and functions. If you work your way through this book while sitting at a Cisco router (actually, you may need a group of routers) and try to manipulate this environment's features and functions as they're discussed throughout the book, you should have little or no difficulty...

Decoding Ambiguity

Cisco exams have a reputation for including questions that can be difficult to interpret, confusing, or ambiguous. In our experience with numerous exams, we consider this reputation to be completely justified. The Cisco exams are tough, and they're deliberately made that way. The only way to beat Cisco at its own game is to be prepared. You'll discover that many exam questions test your knowledge of things that are not directly related to the issue that a question raises. This means that the...

Picking Proper Answers

Obviously, the only way to pass any exam is to select enough of the right answers to obtain a passing score. However, Cisco's exams are not standardized like the SAT and GRE exams they're far more diabolical and convoluted. In some cases, questions are strangely worded, and deciphering them can be a real challenge. In those cases, you may need to rely on answer-elimination skills. Almost always, at least one answer out of the possible choices for a question can be eliminated immediately because...

Preparing for the Test

The best way to prepare for the test after you've studied is to take at least one practice exam. We've included one here in this chapter for that reason the test questions are located in the pages that follow (and unlike the preceding chapters in this book, the answers don't follow the questions immediately you'll have to flip to Chapter 12 to review the answers separately). Give yourself 120 minutes to take the exam, keep yourself on the honor system, and don't look at earlier text in the book...

Working Within the Framework

The test questions appear in random order, and many elements or issues that receive mention in one question may also crop up in other questions. It's not uncommon to find that an incorrect answer to one question is the correct answer to another question, or vice versa. Take the time to read every answer to each question, even if you recognize the correct answer to a question immediately. Because you're taking a fixed-length test, you can revisit any question as many times as you like. If you're...