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70-290 - Too late to take it ?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Snow-Munki, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Snow-Munki

    Snow-Munki Bit Poster

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    Hi,

    Did my 70-270 about 2 years ago and been putting of 70-290 since then, just lazy to be honest .... learn all the info but never got round to take the exam and probably forgot most of it now ! :(

    Is it still worth doing or should I just drop it and do the Server 2008 instead ?
     
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  2. dazza786

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    There are a few similar posts on these forums which you may wish to read. Use the little search thing at the top, it's quite useful!

    But the outcome of each has been to continue with the 2003 and when it's time to do 2008, take the upgrade. I'm not planning on doing the 2008 anytime soon as I'm not working with it, nor do I think any places i go will be using it... even the NHS still use NT/2003/xp/2k

    Good luck in deciding what you want to do! :biggrin
     
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  3. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    The majority of MS servers out there are going to be running some flavour 2003, and many will for a long time to come. It would depend on why you are thinking of sitting the exam in the first place. If it's to try and make yourself more employable then I would say stick with 2003.
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Ditto, my place uses 2003 so im studying for the 290 at the mo.. :)
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    No, it's not too late. Windows 2003 will still be supported for the next 4-5 years, and still be in use after that :)

    -ken
     
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  6. Snow-Munki

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    Thanks all for your quick replies!!
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Another vote for 2003. Heck, I'd recommend knocking out 2000 if it was still offered.
     
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  8. comp_ junkie

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    Stick to it and TAKE THE EXAM..... I am currenly Studying for The 290 myself... and going towards MCSA before The new year...... Good Luck w/ your Studies...
     
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  9. dazza786

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    Isn't the image in your signature... (mental block) 'illegal' ?
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    2003 Server is going to be around for a long time so my advice is take the exam. I'm working toward my 2k3 MCSE then its only 2 exams to be MCITP: EA. Cheers, Jim
     
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