The most important advice about taking any exam is this: Read each question carefully . Some questions are deliberately ambiguous, some use double negatives , and others use terminology in incredibly precise ways. The author has taken numerous exams ”both practical and live ”and has missed at least one question in nearly every exam because he did not read the question closely or carefully enough.
Here are some suggestions for how to deal with the tendency to jump to an answer too quickly:
Above all, try to deal with each question by thinking through what you know about the PIX firewall ”the characteristics, behaviors, and facts involved. By reviewing what you know (and what you have written down on your information sheet), you will often recall or understand enough to be able to deduce the answer to the question.