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Biting off something I may not be able to chew

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Phoenix, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    So
    I decided I may do the following exams next week.. (booking dependent, its a busy time for the local prometric center)

    TS: Upgrading Your MCSE on Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008
    PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator
    TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization
    TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring
    Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
    TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization
    Pro: Windows Server 2008 R2, Virtualization Administrator
    TS: Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Configuration (BETA)

    I think I'm awfully stupid, but I only need three passes to get 3 days back from our mandatory time off ;)
     
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  2. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

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    Er good luck:blink

    Give us the tally when you're done
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I am sure you know your stuff... it's doable. Good luck!
     
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  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    Thats a helluva list, good luck Phoenix!
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Good luck mate, you know your stuff :)

    -ken
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    If anyone can do it Pheo, it's you. :)
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Best of luck Pheo, let us now how you get on!
     
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  8. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    I'm surprised you even need to turn up.
    Can't you just fax them your CV?
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I expect nothing less than 100% on all of them!
     
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  10. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Wow Ryan, talk about taking the bull by the horns. :blink

    You're actually about the only one around here that could get away with a ballsy plan like that. :twisted:

    Good luck with it. :thumbleft
     
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  11. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good luck mate, all of those exams on your transcript in such a short time would look quite fishy if you weren't such a guru, but I believe a load at once is quite common for the experts like yourself. I'm sure its a breeze for your mate
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I'd think you could get at least 3 passes (if not more) out of those exams. Of course, you won't find out about Lync immediately, but since it's a Beta, it's worth a shot!
     
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  13. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    that was my theory too Mike, do enough to cover the spread kinda thing :)

    more is a bonus, but i've only actually studied recently for two of them, and only one to my normal level

    lets hope 14 years of taking MSFT exams and plenty of real world on the above products will combine to help me out a little :)
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I've had more than a few opportunities to try exams cold... if I can pass them, surely you can - you've got more in-the-field experience than I do (and increasing your lead every year). :)

    Keep us posted on how you do! :)
     
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  15. jiggy

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    its easy....dont chew it mate, just swallow whole :D
     
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  16. craigie

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    Get balls deep mate!
     
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  17. Shinigami

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    Good luck. I find myself somewhat mentally exhausted after passing just one exam, nevermind two in the same day. I don't know how I would feel like if I did all those exams in the space of a week or two, short of becoming a drone and just ticking boxes for the fun of it and waiting for the results to churn in O_o !
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Crikey :eek:

    Good luck mate, i am sure you will do a lot better than just about anyone else i know. 8)
     
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  19. loca1hero

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    Wow .. I've never seen someone giving that many exams in a week or two in my life but then again I've never seen anyone with that kinda experience n knowledge... as far as the ppl I've met so far..
    All the very best Phoenix :thumbleft n update us on how this goes..
     
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  20. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    One down, Lync 2010 tomorrow, never even installed that, so this will be fun
    did pretty poorly on the MCSE upgrade, that said there's a lot in it that i have not really had to do real world, its practically three TS exams in one (if you go separate) so I'm pleased with the win, however lame it was (it was in the 700s!!!!!)
     
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