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70-291 - Here I go again

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by ScoobyDoo, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. ScoobyDoo

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    Hello again everyone,

    I'm just about to start studying the 70-291 syllabus. I aim to finish the exam - & my MCSA - in May. I have the Exam Prep guide & MOAC materials. Any tips / advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, how difficult is it relative to the 70-290. I did not find my exam too difficult - but I did work very hard for four months.



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  2. onoski

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    Hi Scooby Doodo, yeah I recently purchased the prelogic exam guide for the 70-291 and would be using testout including setting up several vm clients, dc, dns, dhcp and wsus. To wrap it all up I would be using transcender to practice for the exam formats.

    I would be sitting the 70-290 very soon and would like to know what study materials you used for this exam if preplogic and how useful.

    I think with most things as long as you work hard and understand the precepts you'd do fine.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Hi, imo I believe that the 70-291 is one of the hardest exams in the 2k3 route, but that is my preceptive. However that doesn't mean that it isn't passable, I would also recommend getting some sort of test sim (Preplogic, transcender, Boson, measure-up, etc) to gauge how you are with the required skills and knowledge for the exam.

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  4. ScoobyDoo

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    Hi,
    My materials :-

    (i) I used a copy of Server 2003 + various XP client - all running on VMs
    (ii) W2003 Inside Out
    (iii) Microsoft MOAC materials + lab book + College course
    (iv) Exam Prep by Que (Will Schmied)
    (v) Microsoft Official Training Kit
    (vi) Lots of paper for taking notes / writing summaries & coffee for drinking/throwing at computer in frustration)
    (vii) Patience & dedication

    (iii) & (iv) were the two best books.

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  5. onoski

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    Thanks, but you did not say which exam prep you're using i.e exam cram, transcender, measureup or preplogic. Lastly, which of the above do you think helped you more towards achieving a pass in the exams.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    I have to agree that the 70-291 is one of the harder exams for the MCSE, along with the 70-297.

    Make sure you know WSUS inside out. 8)
     
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  7. ScoobyDoo

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    Sorry Sparky,

    The book is Will Schmied's Exam Prep book by Que. I found this plus the MOAC materials & the time I took to create my own notes the best help. The VMs were superb.

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