Well, I flunked my exam.
The first part of the exam this morning was the most humiliating hour and a half in recent memory. I threw everything in my head at three broken Linux servers that wouldn’t boot up properly, and I was unable to fix any of them. That cost me thirty points.
In the second part of the exam, I pretty easily fixed every problem except one – but missing that one was fatal. You need 70% to pass the exam, so I couldn’t afford to miss any of the problems.
So much for getting a promotion this year. Once I’m not feeling so grumpy, I’m going to remind myself that the exam has helped me highlight the portions of my knowledge that need work, and I’ll start setting up test servers to break and repair.