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Midterm Results

Monday, December 4th, 2006

I just got my marks back, and I am surprised! I got 75% on my Cisco Level 2, and 82% on the “C” test. I was expecting a very low mark for the Cisco exam, yet I ended up with the highest mark in the class. Although, that still is a low mark for me, considering that anything below 70% is considered a failing grade at BCIT. I usually achieve anywhere from 85-90 percent for the Cisco exams, but I also usually have a chance to study.

One more week of coursework, learning and labs, then it’s on to finals week! I’m curious as to what the Cisco skills exam is going to consist of. For Cisco level 1 we just had to subnet two subnetworks and configure our computers to be able to ping to a server on the other side of two preconfigured routers. Since level 2 was mostly programming Cisco routers, I can only assume that we will be repeating the level 1 skills exam but with 3-4 networks and programming the routers ourselves.

Should be fun.

School Update

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Today my class had a visit from the Chief Instructor of the CIST program at BCIT. Some of us helped him carry some stuff into the class from his car. He brought us six more Cisco routers, which we will be playing with in a few weeks.

Next week I have finals for A+ Hardware and Intro to Operating Systems. After the finals, I start Cisco CCNA level 2 and “C”. I am looking forward to the Cisco course, as it’s a lot more hands on then Cisco CCNA level 1, which was mostly theory, reading and tests.

Midterm Results

Monday, October 30th, 2006

This morning I walked into class and was surprised to find the class average was above a failing mark. At BCIT, the failing mark is 70%, not 50%. For the PC Hardware exam, I got 90%, and for the ‘Introduction to Operating Systems’ exam I got 70%.

In other school related news, in an earlier post I mentioned that I have a bonus project on AMD’s HyperTransport technology. I was under the impression that it was a written report, but it is actually a written report, with a presentation. Due this friday. So I need to get working! :)