I PASSED! I took it about a month ago and missed it 2 points (I got SLAMMED by STP & VTP!) Then I went back on my first re-take day and dropped about 68 more points. At this point I was VERY frustrated and almost had the wind knocked out of my sails. So I rescheduled for today and the third time was a charm. When I first started studying, I was reading the old version of Routing TCP/IP Volume 1 that was given to me by my co-worker who is a CCIE. I became intimidated by its advanced knowledge so I stopped reading that and started reading Todd Lammle's Sybex book. In hindsight, that was the biggest mistake I could've made! Not knocking Todd Lammle's book, but that advanced level of knowledge was just what I needed. I read two chapters of the CCIE Cisco LAN Switching book in studying for my re-take today, and the STP/VTP questions were a breeze. From here on out, I will always study a level up from the test I'm trying to take. I also PLEDGE to only use Cisco Press books from now on! On to CCNP, CCSP, then the ultimate!