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Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by jezza1970, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Hey All

    Thought I'd better post something before the big day!

    I have booked my 70-290 for next Thursday (09.04.2009). Its my first Microsoft exam - so I have no idea whatsoever as to what to expect!!!

    I have read the 2 books from cover to cover (twice!) and made precis notes - During the past week or so I have been doing nothing but practise questions and watching those ITidiots!

    I found that reading the books hard going at times - but just stuck to my task making notes as I went along.
    The practice questions I have tried, really do VARY in terms of my results - with some I kick ass (BUT others kick MY ass!)
    The ITidiots site - I found pretty helpful - those guys do make the whole thing seem EASY!!! I hope they are right - but they are good to watch as a sort of recap!!!

    Now I have a week left till D-Day and my confidence can totally change from one day to the next!! Thats whay I am posting here today - there MUST be others out there feeling/have felt the same way as I.

    Will let you all know how it goes.....
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    If you're using the practice questions from the readiness review suite then I've found these to be more difficult than the actual exam questions.

    I'm sure you'll be fine :)

    Best of luck, let us know how it goes.

    Qs
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Good luck :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. LordMoolyBap

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    Good luck!

    I always get nervous before exams but ultimately I you've done the revision you will do sound as a pound.

    Nice one.
    Dom 8)
     
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    WIP: Msc Intelligent Systems
  5. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for ALL this support guys - amazing!!

    Will let you know how it alll goes.....
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Best of luck, may the force of CF be with you!
     
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  7. UKDarkstar
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    Good luck ! :biggrin
     
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  8. jezza1970

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    Well - there are only 2 days to go before D-Day!

    I have booked the day off from work tomorrow - just so I can cover any loose ends before the exam on Thursday.....

    Going to spend the final two days watching the ITIdiots, doing any kind of exam question I can get hold of (I have done some - but does anybody know of any other sites with typical exam questions?) and reviewing the notes I made from the MSPress & MOAC books!!!

    Fingers (and toes!) are crossed........
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  9. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Good luck! Passed mine today, trust me, if I can do it, a feckin 2 year old can. I've the IQ of a bubble in a malteaser!
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
    WIP: 70-680, S+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA
  10. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    LOL

    Thanks Delorean!! Will bear that in mind over the next day or two!!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  11. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Well its 9:50pm - Chelsea have just spanked Liverpool and Barcelona have breezed by Bayern....

    Just over 16 hours to go.....

    Still not feeling confident but its all up to the gods now!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  12. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    I PASSED!!!!!!!

    Just got home from the test centre - and already celebrating with a family sized bottle of Magners!!!!

    YAY!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  13. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Nice one! Welcome to the 290 club! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
    WIP: 70-680, S+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA
  14. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yeah well done and welcome to the club. I've got 70-291 next Thursday, aka THE BEAST! Be affraid, be very affraid ha ha
     
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  15. delorean

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    Any time someone says "70-291", an IT person somewhere in the world cries... :cry:
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, 70-291
    WIP: 70-680, S+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA
  16. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Hey, major congratulations you - get some more of those Magners down yer neck :hug:
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
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  17. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Whoa!!!

    Severe hangover.....

    Its all staring to sink in!!! yay!!

    Up next its gonna be the beast!!! 70-291
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  18. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats on the pass and good luck for the beast :)

    -Ken
     
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  19. Bluerinse
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    Congrats on the pass mate! 8)
     
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