The tickets in TSHOOT were completely fair IMO and I know I got them all right. However, the test environment was a little buggy and SLOW. Each ticket took a long time to load, and I almost clicked done on my first ticket because I thought my test was broken.
The only things I got wrong were a couple of multiple choice questions that I really wasn't prepared for. This is probably because I had to wait a month to take it after I took ROUTE due to budgeting.
My advice to anyone looking to take it is to take it as soon as possible after your second exam. Just take a week or two to build the topology in your homelab and really practice break/fixing it. Memorizing the topology saved me SO MUCH time. Also, not taking too long will allow you to still have some of that information fresh from the other exams that you will need for the multiple choice questions.
Well, I am now a CCNP and I am damn proud of it. I'm going to take a short study break of a week or two and move onto the CCIE.
Needed a 790, got a 758. I'm more upset at myself because I messed up a sim that I realized the solution on my way home from the testing center. Certainly would have passed if I got the sim correct.
However, this was my first attempt and I am so confused on what Cisco is thinking with this test. It's a "ROUTE" exam and yet I didn't see a single question for 2 of the major routing protocols in the objectives. For a third protocol I only saw 2 questions. That's 3 routing protocols that I only saw 2 TOTAL questions for, WTF??
Also, Frame Relay... fuck Frame Relay. I got more FR questions than I did for any other topic. Ugh, I was really hoping on moving on to TSHOOT this week, but looks like I have to keep at it with ROUTE for at least another week or two.
UPDATE: Passed on my second attempt 2 weeks later after cramming the misc topics.