At last i finally did it though not with such a commendable score as i had expected. Got a 795 and considering the input i had put in, it was a surprise but all the same its done! For those in the pipeline to the same, kindly know your TCP and UDP PORTS COLD!, THE OSI layer, Routing protocols and you just dont get to that exam room without the trouble shooting process at your fingertips! Many thanks to this forum for much of what i learned emanated from here! plus i can assure you the notes here are still valid just some updates to be done.
Now on to Security+ and CCNA. Cheers guys.