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  • supermansocks95
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    So the other night, I rode in a friend's 5.0(old) swapped E30 he had just gotten. Swap seemed to have been done right. But there was a nasty vibration at higher speeds. So, we went to an empty highway and he tried roasting the tires. Dumped the clutch, started to roast, then THUNK, followed by more thunks. Luckily, we were like a mile from his place, so he limped it back. Felt bad for him, but I assured him it comes with the territory of E30's in general... Poor kid lol

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  • MrBurgundy
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    Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

    Thanks bud! Just sucks it's a lot of money, and feels like time wasted. Nice score on the light!
    If you plan on passing the test, then the idea of it being time wasted is irrelevant if the goal is success.

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  • TeXJ
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    Originally posted by Melon View Post
    Sorry TexJ, but if it's of any consolation I know most engineers need to take the PE exam once or twice to pass.

    Also, I scored a glovebox flashlight that works well for $40
    Thanks bud! Just sucks it's a lot of money, and feels like time wasted. Nice score on the light!

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  • 2mAn
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    What happened to your E30s?

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  • E30 Wagen
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    I want my e30s back or a lego set to play with, either will do.

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  • Melon
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    Sorry TexJ, but if it's of any consolation I know most engineers need to take the PE exam once or twice to pass.

    Also, I scored a glovebox flashlight that works well for $40

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  • TeXJ
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    edit:
    Originally posted by ForcedFirebird View Post

    Don't get down on yourself. I did a test like that for the FL GC licensing. 9 hour test, three parts: Law, accounting and field knowledge/codes, spread over two days (6hr one day, three next). The test was something like $400 to take and the prep class was a couple grand. So, decided to take a "practice" test since it was far cheaper than the classes. Open book, but there's something like 14 or 16 books, many of them 3-4" thick binders so you can update codes, laws etc. Wife's cousin took the test two years before me (codes and laws change every 2yr), so I went through all my books and highlighted/tabbed everything he did, then noted the new changes, studied all that (more needed to know WHERE to find the info, rather than memorizing it). Thought I was good, but got a 72, 68 and 65. Fortunately they treated each section as a separate test, so armed with the "practice" when in and took the other two parts - finished in like 2hr out of the 6 alloted, so re-answered all the questions, hiding the previous answers as a double check - STILL had several hours to kill. Passed the exam, went to the CG I had been subbing off of for the previous ~6-7yr, and he REFUSED to sign me off as having min 5yr field experience. Our company was doing around 80% of his jobs, have a feeling he thought we were going to be "competition". Part of the prereq's is 5yr exp - or - degree in accounting/business/project management etc.

    In short, now that you know what to expect, the second time will be much smoother.
    Thanks, just frustrating and feels like time wasted. I'll get back on it and give it another go.


    Having a lot of timeout issues when submitting posts now...

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  • TeXJ
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    Originally posted by supermansocks95 View Post

    I guess what I'm asking is are all of those you do required by employer, or just to personally advance yourself?
    They helped me in my career to get where I'm at. For my current employer a CCNA would get you an interview. From my experience, the Net+ didn't really help me all that much. It helped me to understand the concepts found in the CCNA exam.

    Even though the company I work for is a competitor of Cisco, the CCNA is a good benchmark. It won't get you the job but it will allow you to get the interview.

    When I got hired, my company was hiring just about anybody that was smart and could work through problems. For instance, we hired a guy right out of U of Alabama, with a chemistry degree. We did on job training. I've asked about other friends and was told if they have a CCNA, that they will give them an interview.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

    Yeah they have a 30 day wait before you can retake. Feeling very down on myself. Spent so much time studying and then to fail at the end.

    More than likely I'll retake it. I need to study the labs more. thought I had it down...
    Don't get down on yourself. I did a test like that for the FL GC licensing. 9 hour test, three parts: Law, accounting and field knowledge/codes, spread over two days (6hr one day, three next). The test was something like $400 to take and the prep class was a couple grand. So, decided to take a "practice" test since it was far cheaper than the classes. Open book, but there's something like 14 or 16 books, many of them 3-4" thick binders so you can update codes, laws etc. Wife's cousin took the test two years before me (codes and laws change every 2yr), so I went through all my books and highlighted/tabbed everything he did, then noted the new changes, studied all that (more needed to know WHERE to find the info, rather than memorizing it). Thought I was good, but got a 72, 68 and 65. Fortunately they treated each section as a separate test, so armed with the "practice" when in and took the other two parts - finished in like 2hr out of the 6 alloted, so re-answered all the questions, hiding the previous answers as a double check - STILL had several hours to kill. Passed the exam, went to the CG I had been subbing off of for the previous ~6-7yr, and he REFUSED to sign me off as having min 5yr field experience. Our company was doing around 80% of his jobs, have a feeling he thought we were going to be "competition". Part of the prereq's is 5yr exp - or - degree in accounting/business/project management etc.

    In short, now that you know what to expect, the second time will be much smoother.

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  • supermansocks95
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    Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

    My Net+ and A+ were both acquired in 2010. My CCNA stuff was started like in 2013/2016. Then my PCNSE was done last year. This year I'm doing this SANS504. Is that what you were asking? I don't mind answering.
    I guess what I'm asking is are all of those you do required by employer, or just to personally advance yourself?

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  • TeXJ
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    Originally posted by supermansocks95 View Post

    Nice man! I'm just in IT(just four of us) for a community FI, so they don't really require certs. I've just got my Net+ and A+. Is this most recent required, or just something you want to do to better yourself? If you don't mind me asking, that is. Feel free not to answer!
    My Net+ and A+ were both acquired in 2010. My CCNA stuff was started like in 2013/2016. Then my PCNSE was done last year. This year I'm doing this SANS504. Is that what you were asking? I don't mind answering.

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  • supermansocks95
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    Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

    Thank you, I'll do that. I need a break from it.


    Nice! I got my Net+ and A+ back in 2010. Then got my CCNA R&S, then my CCNA Wireless. My CCNA certs expired last year as my current employer has their own certifications and I don't need the Cisco stuff(we are a competitor).
    Nice man! I'm just in IT(just four of us) for a community FI, so they don't really require certs. I've just got my Net+ and A+. Is this most recent required, or just something you want to do to better yourself? If you don't mind me asking, that is. Feel free not to answer!

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  • TeXJ
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    Yea, like I said this happens. Take this week off, enjoy the 4th of July weekend and then get back to it the week after. You're no that far off and you know where you need to refine your skills.

    Thank you, I'll do that. I need a break from it.

    Originally posted by supermansocks95 View Post

    Hey, you can only improve, man! The sound of that actually kind of scares me. I thought the Net+ was annoying... I just earned my AS in MIS in August and I'm stopping there for a bit.
    Nice! I got my Net+ and A+ back in 2010. Then got my CCNA R&S, then my CCNA Wireless. My CCNA certs expired last year as my current employer has their own certifications and I don't need the Cisco stuff(we are a competitor).

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  • supermansocks95
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    Originally posted by TeXJ View Post

    Yeah they have a 30 day wait before you can retake. Feeling very down on myself. Spent so much time studying and then to fail at the end.

    More than likely I'll retake it. I need to study the labs more. thought I had it down...
    Hey, you can only improve, man! The sound of that actually kind of scares me. I thought the Net+ was annoying... I just earned my AS in MIS in August and I'm stopping there for a bit.

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  • 2mAn
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    Yea, like I said this happens. Take this week off, enjoy the 4th of July weekend and then get back to it the week after. You're no that far off and you know where you need to refine your skills.

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