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70-290 done and dusted

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Lev Arris, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

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    Hi all,

    I've not posted in a while, somewhat lost my motivation for studying until my car broke down and I was forced to endure a 40min bus to work and back. Which of course gave me ample reading time for the MS-Press book.

    I found studying for this exam harder than most as I was also trying to learn vmware (to setup my lab). I managed to get DHCP and AD setup on my mini network and did a lot of work with CSVDE and also the dsquery command with piping.

    I used the MS-Press Book, some CBT nuggets videos and also skillport videos. I think the most useful tool was administering accounts at work and also using the command line tools at home. I found the majority of videos just couldn't replicate actually doing something yourself, a proud moment for me was adding 30 users via a CSVDE and then enabling them through dsquery + dsmod.

    I was mega confident at the end of the exam, it was only 30 questions and had a few sims which I found easier than the multiple choice. Came out with 760 which I was gutted about for all of 10seconds until I realised I'd passed and 3 months of work wasn't for nothing.

    The exam did resemble the 270 in a lot of ways and I think if u studied hard for 270 learnt the backup concepts, task manager & also performance monitoring you will be in good stead for this exam.

    Right I'm off to work on this 291 malarkey, take care all.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA (270,290,291)
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Well done Lev, and congrats on the pass:). Thanks for sharing the information on materials used.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats dude! I am going to attempt this exam a second time, this time I am actually going to study for once.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
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  6. craigie

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    Well done and congratulations!
     
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  7. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

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    congrats on that. Its only natural that if one studies hard with the right material and consistently you will always come out clean. way to go mate!
     
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  8. kavanaj

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    Congratulations! Good luck with the 291, I've just bought the Cramsession 2 book for it and it appears to be good! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCSE NT4.0,210,215,290,291 (MCSA2K3),VCP
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