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70-290 on Thursday

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by jk2447, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi all,
    I have my 70-290 booked for this Thursday. Does anyone have any advice for me? I know what should be on the exam but if its anything like 70-270, there will be a few curve balls in there.

    Also just wondering, someone in work said 290 is renowned for being really hard. Anyone care to comment?

    Thanks
    JK2447
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Unfortunately, if we were to tell you what curve balls to expect, we'd be breaking the non-disclosure agreement we signed when we took the exam.

    Best advice I can provide is to study the concepts until you understand them completely. :)
     
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  3. jk2447

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    Ofcourse, sorry I should have known that :rolleyes:
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    good luck mate.

    Try have a good nights sleep before the exam and don't over study or you will clog your head up.

    I also find having some proper fish n chips either the night before or 3 hours before an exam helps too :)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    No harm, no foul... it's normal to feel unprepared for an exam, or to want to be as prepared as possible.

    The goal isn't to get a perfect score... it's to score enough to pass. Even if you get a few "curve balls", you should be able to get enough right to pass. :thumbleft
     
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  6. Coley

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    I sat the exam about September I think. I was quite surprised that I scored better on this than I did on the XP

    I actually thought I'd failed it so was pleasantly surprised.




    Good Luck anyway!!
     
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    That makes me feel a lot better :biggrin

    Thanks for your advice fellas, fish and chips sounds like a winning idea :D Best leave the few pints till after the exam :twisted:
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    you might be ok after a couple, when I did my systems analysis exam at uni I was battered :D although I was sure I was going to fail it and needed some dutch courage before sitting it.

    good luck:)
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    Good luck for the exam :)

    -Ken
     
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    Thanks, let you know if its beers or tears tomorrow (I just made that up ha ha) 8)
     
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  11. geevee

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    Best of luck with the exam mate, I've got my fingers crossed for you! I'm doing the same exam on Monday and I feel exactly the same - have I studied enough? What more can I take in?!?! hehe.

    Enjoy the Fish and Chips ;)
     
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  12. craigie

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    Best advice don't eat yellow snow!

    Seriously good luck for the exam, take your time and read the questions carefully.
     
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    PASSED 70-290 this afternoon! :biggrin

    I'm made up. MCSA: Security 40% Complete.

    Now I need your advice fellas. I'm thinking of doing 70-291 next, is that a good move do you think? Or maybe 70-299?
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Well done :)
     
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    Well done!

    Hit the 70-291 next as it well help you towards any electives as well. Click my sig for a Study Guide :)
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ah cheers mate, this site rocks :p
     
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    We aim to please 8)
     
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  18. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  19. geevee

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    Congrats on the pass, it must be catching as I too passed this morning!

    The fish and chip method well and truly validated :lol:
     
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  20. greenbrucelee
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    always works for me :)
     
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