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70-290 Passed!!

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

  1. Tegal

    Tegal Bit Poster

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    Took the 70-290 exam this morning, first MS exam I've ever taken. Booked exam weeks ago and not at all confident I'd pass - scored 900.

    Soooooooooooo happy (and relieved!). Now my wife & daughter only have to suffer another 3 exams till I get the MCSA.

    Only tips I can give - READ THE Q's CAREFULLY! I took my time first time through, then went through all the q's again and spotted at least 1 silly mistake.

    Also don't underestimate importance of going to the loo before the exam - 3 1/2 hours is a long time when you're nervous.

    And thanks to everyone out there in Cert Forum land for patiently answering what may be daft q's.

    Tegal
     
    Certifications: BEng, MCP
    WIP: MCSA
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Congrats. :)

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    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well done mate. I know how you feel, my poor girl has to watch me on my laptop till all hours :rolleyes: I do a lot of work late at night after she's gone to bed :blink
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  4. Tegal

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    Does this make me an MCP?
     
    Certifications: BEng, MCP
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Yep.

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    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Its great when you pass your 1st MCP. Just be careful you don't turn into a cert junkie like me :oops:
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. Finkenstein

    Finkenstein Kilobyte Poster

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    Congrats!!!!
     
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  8. Gerbil

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    Well done mate. It's a real confidence boost when you get the first one out of the way. Nice score too!
     
    Certifications: MCSE (NT4, W2K, W2K3), VCP
    WIP: 70-640
  9. Meshan

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    Congratulations

    Just a quick relevent hi-jack

    Is the score relevent ie. people/employers ask what you scored or do you rank as a pass or fail
     
    Certifications: HCIMA, BIIAM, BSc (Hons),
    WIP: MCITP (70-622)
  10. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Nope, it's not really relevant (excluding personal gratification). Microsoft will never post scores on your certificates / transcripts.

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    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  11. daft_togger

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    Very well done mate, feels good to get the first pass out of the way. I'd recommend knocking the vista (70-620) out next....it's not as hard as the one you just passed and that will give you 2........
     
    Certifications: 70-290, 70-620
    WIP: 70-291
  12. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!

    I have yet to have a prospective employer ask me what I scored.

    How do you pass a Microsoft Certified Professional? Other than on the road while in your car? ;)
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  13. UKDarkstar
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    Congrats and well done ! :biggrin
     
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  14. Tegal

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    I need a faster car :D
     
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  15. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha you know what I mean :p
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  16. BosonMichael
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    Then the correct term is "MCP exams". ;)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  17. Sparky
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    Congrats on the pass. :biggrin
     
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