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291 or 293?

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by _omni_, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    i have a question about those exams: in what order should they be done, seeing that 293 is planning and 291 is the implementation?

    or should i study them "as one"?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Personaly, after just taking a look at the objecitves for both I'd say that they are very closely matched in what topics they cover. However, that said, I'd probably go for 70-291 first.

    291 seems to be covering more of the skills and required for the day to day operation, where as 293 seems to get a bit more advanced on those topics e.g.

    291:

    293:

    I suppose what I am trying to say is that you need to be familliar with 291 to understand 293. :blink
     
  3. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    ok cheers :)
     
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  4. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

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    Along these lines- is it unwise to be doing 291 as the first Win2K3 on a MCSA/MCSE track? Should I be looking at doing a 2K3 server exam first?
     
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  5. Modey

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    Unless I much mistaken, 291 is a server exam, but it seems much more logical for you to get the client exam under your belt 1st (270), then 290, then 291, or 293 ...
     
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  6. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    290 is the server exam. 291 is: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure.
     
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  7. Pete01

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    I have the book for 291 which I bough about a year ago so I've been doing that tentatively for the last couple of months.

    What I'm wondering really is whether I need to know the ins and outs of the server OS exam topics to be able to to the practical questions on the 291 exams.

    The networking topics I am relatively OK with, getting there with DNS and WINS but TCP/IP and subnetting/supernetting I can do having recently finished CCNA. That's another reason I went straight for 291- to utilise all I've just learned when I was studying CCNA and go for the MS exam that would be the closest match to what I've just been doing.

    I haven't come across anything in the 291 book that's made me think 'hmm maybe I should be getting more familiar with the OS first' I'm just wondering if there's anything that will make me think that later on...
     
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  8. Ally

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    I would definately do 290 before 291. It is assumed for the 291 exam that you are competent with the ins and outs of server 2003 and a lot of what you learn in 290 will be carried over into the 291 exam :D

    Would also do 270 before either of these
     
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