NOW I KNOW...
1st I need to apologize to folks in community and others who I thought were whining cheaters when discussing core knowledge questions. I mean how hard can 4 ccna level questions be? Well NOW I KNOW...yesterday was a bad day
NOW I KNOW...You can walk out of the LAB feeling like a champion only to be defeated by a technicality
NOW I KNOW....why everyone is pissed about the core knowledge questions
NOW I KNOW.... that the core knowledge is not necessarily CCNA level questions, nor NP level. (1st time 2-3 of my question were awkwardly worded but CCNA level, Yesterday only 1 of the topics/answers can be found in the "Official CCNA Exam Certification Guides"
NOW I KNOW...the entire "expanded" blueprint is considered "core"
NOW I KNOW...that the answers must be completely and totally subjective
NOW I KNOW...that the Core Knowledge questions are poorly worded and/or vague
NOW I KNOW...that you can't ask the procter for clarification but they can ask the canididate. (10-15 mins after finishing the core knowledge the proctor asked me how I interpreted question #2. Maybe he looked at my answer and saw that I misinterpreted question but more likely it was just poorly worded and he wasn't sure of the answer either)
NOW I KNOW...that I can overcome adversity (I was given the wrong lab and had to start over an 30mins in) and still crush the lab (69 or 79 points)
NOW I KNOW...that you really need to slow down read and reread and reread the core knowledge questions.
I don't know...what a well prepared canidate is ( I know it is not someone with 13 years of IP Networking experience, over 1000 hours of study in the last 6 months, its not someone who tried to do understand the technologies not just pass a test, its not some who refused to look at questionable material.
At this point I am not willingly to shell out another $1400 (+ $250 airfare + $300 hotel + $100 rental car + $$food + 100's more hours) on a crap shoot.
NOW I KNOW..I am just not sure I care! Thanks for letting me vent.