I see a lot of comments about the CCNA exam in the forum. Many are bordering on obsessing about things which you can do nothing about so why worry. Things such as:
1. Does the pre-exam questionnaire affect your score? 2. How are the multiple part questions scored? 3. Are the cameras in the testing room recording you? 4. What weight does the practicals have towards your final score? 5. Can you use a calculator?
In my experience, worrying about what will happen during the exam or how Cisco are going to mark your exam will result in excess nervous energy which will adversely affect your exam score. Here is what I have just read on the CCNA forum from one student who failed:
‘just think the nerves got the better of me.’ He then posted more comments such as:
‘am wondering if I have been revising the wrong questions.’ and
‘that you are filmed when you are taking your exam?’
He failed by just a few marks. My guess is that he walked in nervous and bummed out. He said on a later posting that ‘I completely forgot how to configure frame-relay, even though I had that down cold when I was doing the labs earlier in the week.’
Please do yourself a favor and put all your energy into working on what is within your control. Getting the theory worked out, hands on time with live Cisco kit and doing lots of practice exams. Worrying about what color pencils you are given etc is no good.
If you want to try some hypnosis and relaxation then you will find the Cisco exam hypnosis audio a huge help. It is free to members of this site in the downloads section…otherwise you can get it from the products page.
All the best.