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the.watchman

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Is Cisco hard?
« on: January 06, 2010, 01:15:15 pm »
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Hello everyone

I've signed up for Cisco 1+2 this year (Yr 11) but I was wondering just how hard it is.
I mean, I really want the bonus ( ;D) but does it require any effort to get it?
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 11:35:27 am »
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I found it challenging- but it wasn't majorly hard.

I completed it in year 10 though, so maybe doing it in year 11 would ease the difficulty slightly. I'm very i.t focussed though- so although it was a challenge, I loved doing it much more than the typical 'VCE' subjects offered.

It was also used in the calculation of my ENTER- so that was a big bonus.

Work hard, and try to understand the theory- and you'll notice that you're getting better in your practical exams. Don't be put off by your mark in the first module exam- I progressed and my marks improved throughout the year.

Good luck- and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
English                           [32] --> 30.15
IT: Software Development [42] --> 39.90
IT: Applications               [42] --> 39.03
Maths Methods                [29] --> 35.21
Cisco                                    --> 3.60
Chemistry                       [28] --> 3.24

Physics [29]

ENTER: 86.40

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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 11:40:51 am »
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Thanks for your advice!
I'm looking forward to it!!!
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 04:37:04 pm »
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No worries.

I just hope that you're in a class with motivated people- my class only had 3 people and I was the only one that passed. The others spent $1000 on playing noughts and crosses and chatting up girls in the toilets. Erghh. xD
English                           [32] --> 30.15
IT: Software Development [42] --> 39.90
IT: Applications               [42] --> 39.03
Maths Methods                [29] --> 35.21
Cisco                                    --> 3.60
Chemistry                       [28] --> 3.24

Physics [29]

ENTER: 86.40

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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 04:44:33 pm »
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Well actually, we may have two classes (still being decided)!
So probably about 35 people doing it. I can find some motivated people I think :)
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 10:59:14 pm »
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35 people?! Last year our class only had about 12!
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 11:15:58 pm »
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excuse my ignorance, but what exactly is cisco?
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010, 05:58:59 am »
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@tcg93: Sorry, it's actually now a bit less (around 20)

@stonecold: It is a VCE/VET IT subject based on computer networking. You can take just 1/2 or 1/2 and 3/4.

No score is derived from Cisco, however if you pass, you receive a bonus of 10% of the average of your top 4 subjects (if you do 3/4 as well, it becomes 20%).

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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 10:52:59 pm »
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@the.watchman Is Mr Pountney still teaching cisco this year?
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 10:55:47 pm »
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@the.watchman Is Mr Pountney still teaching cisco this year?

Yup he is indeed!
Are you a Camberwell Grammarian as well???
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 10:59:35 pm »
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Yep
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 12:51:48 am »
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^ reallyy does just doing cisco 3/4 as well give you 20% of your top 4 ;O

so if you got all 40's then you'd get a +8?!
that's crazy!
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 06:32:57 am »
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^ reallyy does just doing cisco 3/4 as well give you 20% of your top 4 ;O

so if you got all 40's then you'd get a +8?!
that's crazy!

Well, that's if you do two years of Cisco, but yes it would be a bonus of +8
And, if you do lots of scaling subjects (like Latin, Spesh etc.), then this may become a +10 :D

EDIT: However, my holy intentions do not include doing both Cisco 1/2 and 3/4 ... :(
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 05:24:00 pm »
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...But remember if you do both 1/2 and 3/4 it counts as your 5th and 6th subjects (takes two slots)
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Re: Is Cisco hard?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 05:49:58 pm »
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...But remember if you do both 1/2 and 3/4 it counts as your 5th and 6th subjects (takes two slots)

Good point! It's almost automatically better than any 5th or 6th subject you can do though...
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