I have taken my fair share of technical exams for career certification. For Cisco I’ve taken the CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, and CCIE, plus numerous other exams including the PIX and content engine exams. Prior to Cisco I took the Microsoft exams and had my MCSE. And still before that was Novell when I took the CNA exam. Almost every time I took one of these exams I would prepare by reading a book on the related topic and buy a practice exam.
In the old days it was Transcender. I used Transcender exams faithfully to pass both the Novell and Microsoft exams. Then later when I started my Cisco training it was Boson. Boson is really great, and nowadays also Udemy has plenty of resources.
I must be honest telling you that when I found TestKing and Pass4Sure, like many colleagues too afraid to disappoint our manager, I used them to prepare my exams.
Why you should NOT use Pass4Sure or TestKing
I tried both TestKing and Pass4Sure exams to help me study. I recently took a CCIE bootcamp at CCBootCamp – see the post Getting Excellent Training for the CCIE. During and after the class I used both the CCIE Pass4Sure exam and the TestKing exam to gauge my knowledge. Even though I knew the material, the exam questions were worded in a very tricky way. These tests got me over that last hump and I passed the CCIE written exam.
The problem is that Pass4Sure and TestKing are not exam preparation material. They are the exact exam somehow ‘stolen’.
There are all kinds of rumors that float around about some of the newer exams. Rumors of guys sitting around in a testing facility somewhere to essentially copy the test. I don’t know for certain if this is true. I do know that the ‘practice exam’, as they call it, is damn close to the real thing.
What I know, is that using these braindumps won’t make you a better network engineer.
They are illegal and IT vendors are cracking down on them, changing exams more often and adding more practical tests.
So please stop thinking that braindumps are the only way to pass certification exams.
At the end of the day, when you sit in an interview for a Network Engineer position, you are going to be tested for your real technical knowledge as well as your soft skills. In that situation, you will not have any brain dump helping you so if you cheat on the certification exam, you are basically shooting yourself in the foot.
You’re fooling yourself and supporting unethical companies.
Disclosure: Testking and Pass4Sure both advertised on RouterFreak.com in the past. However, we STOPPED promoting them because of the ethical concerns and their bad business practices.