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70-297: failed!

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by Sparky, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Doh! :biggrin

    Absolute nightmare this one, thought the 70-291 was difficult but this is on a different level!

    Failed with 640 so not a million miles away but that’s little comfort to be honest. Time is one of the biggest challenges on this exam; don’t expect to have an hour to spare at the end so you can check your answers. Also you need to make sure you fully understand the question(s) before answering as you can find yourself contradicting what you have put for previous answers.

    Anyways back to the books I guess, not sure where to start as the print out showed that all sections were virtually the same. :blink
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Bad luck mate,

    But you were not that far off maybe with a bit more study you'll get a result next time. :)
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    Like GBL said that's bad luck,

    Tonight -relax, crack open a beer and don't get too hung up on failure mark. Then tomorrow - Pick yourself up and get back to studying:cracking We all know you can do it!:biggrin
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Sorry to hear that sparky.

    Chin up though, you weren't a million miles out and I'm sure you'll nail it next time.

    You did use second shot didn't you? :tongue
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    That's right, but I bet you would be kicking yourself more if your score was 699.

    Sorry to hear that you failed, but you'll get it next time :)

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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    It happens. Take some time to lick your wounds, then back to the books.
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  7. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Don't worry Sparky as am sure second time would be a charm:). On a serious note what are you using to prepare and study for this exam.

    I am a firm believer that you need to at least read three books then after lots of hands on hit transcenders. That's exactly what I'd do anyway:)

    Don't worry as I know you'd nail it next time round:) so don't fret.
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  8. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Cheers for the encouragement lads, its appreciated.

    For this exam I used the MS Press book, Transcenders and Cram session. I have used this combo for each MS exam I have taken so far apart from the 70-282.

    I’ve just ordered the exam cram book just to get some extra reading for this exam. Don’t see me having enough time to have another go at this exam before Christmas, too many pub days on the calendar! :biggrin
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Ouch, tough luck Sparky :( I know those design exams are a bear, so many words to read and so much padding it's hard to see the wood for the trees and Microsfot excell at making them as ambigious as possible.

    Still you got close and at least nowadays you get a score to tell you that.

    Good luck when you re-sit it, i'm sure with the knowledge you now have of the exam you will kill it next time.

    Get back to those books and delve a bit deeper and book the re-sit as soon as you can mate!

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  10. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    'twas probably the shocking refereeing in the footie that put you off your stride. I'd sue UEFA, if I were you :)

    In all seriousness though, although getting so close is no comfort, at least you know you're in the right ball park. Just polish up what you've already got, and you'll breeze through next time, no problems.
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  11. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

    It's better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all..... or so some wise-ass said :)

    Bad luck mate, take a breather and then hit the books again. You'll nail it - we all know it!

    BTW - the exam was biased against you from the start, you knew your stuff :p
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  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    If all of the sections are about the same, there's just some little details that you're missing, throughout. Skim through your study materials and see if anything pops out at you that you were having troubles with.

    Best of luck on your next attempt!
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  13. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    I know, we wuz robbed! Slight hint of offside for the Scotland goal but we were due some luck!

    No way I can get another shot at the exam before Christmas, work commitments etc., so it looks like another go in the New Year. :onthePC
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  14. nicolinux

    nicolinux Byte Poster

    You are scaring me !:(
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  15. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Good luck for next time Sparks - you can do it! :thumbleft
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