I went to the day school today, I decided to go to the one in Godalming Surrey, the reason is that my mum lives in Surrey so I thought I would kill two birds with one stone.

I had to get up really early as Godalming is still about 40 minutes away from my mum's house and I've never been there so I wanted to get there in plenty of time.

I got to the college and it was an impressive building. I sat in my car for about 20 minutes or so just counting down the seconds before I had to go to class. I saw other people starting to walk to towards the entrance so, like a Lemming I started to follow.  I got into the class room where the tutors greeted me, the room was not a huge but had computers around the perimeter of the class room and there was loads of switches and routers next on the desks with the computers. I sat in by one of the computers and people were still coming in, two other guys sat either side of me, and they ended up being in my group.

When the class started we introduced our selves to our team mates and then started to set up the basic network. as a team we got on really well, one of the guys had a bad cold and was not feeling great but he got on with it. when the main tasks started we can still work as a group and we could use all the resources that were open to us such as our note books, internet, Cisco netacad site etc as well as ask the tutors, they could not give us the answer but that could steer us towards an answer.

At the end of each task, we got the tutor to mark us off and he would check our setup to make sure we have done it correctly. We ended up getting full marks on the tasks which was 30/30 which then is 30 marks towards our EMA score.

When that was over we then had to do the Cisco final exam, this was the part I was not looking forward to as I know I have not memorised everything I have learnt.  I just had to try my best and hope that I would do ok, I ended up getting 52.4% so just over half marks it was not as bad as I thought the score was going to be but I really did want better. With this exam if you scored over 75% then you would get a discount certificate from Cisco to do your CCNA exam. Unfortunately I will not be doing the exam it is quite expensive and I wont have time to study for it as my other modules will start again in October 2019.

I will start the EMA next week, as I think I may be able to get it done quite quickly and then I can concentrate on starting the EMA for TT284 which I feel quite sick when looking at what I am meant to do, I'll save that for another post.


Hope you have a good rest of the weekend! 🙂


James Fox

2 thoughts on “TM257 Day school done and over with”

  1. Sounds like fun. Starting that in October hopefully. Nice blog.


    TM111(done), TM112(done),TM129(doing),MU123(doing)

    1. I enjoyed this module, and I'm sure you will too. I've already completed the EMA, and now to concentrate on the EMA for TT284! Good luck with your studies 🙂

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