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Done 291, sweet release...

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by dcuk, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. dcuk

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    Well after four long months of study I've finally put 291 to rest and what a beast it was.

    46 questions (inc 3 sims)

    Sims were RRAS, ADUC (!) and DNS (to be expected)

    Took 2 hours reading and re-reading the questions, some of which were a real pain in the a$$ (one or two could be solved in a couple of ways i'm sure) . LOTS of WSUS (20-30%), plenty of DNS (40% zone rules), few IPSEC and GPO. Supprisingly few CIDR and subnetting.

    Seemed like the focus of the exam was keep your clients/servers patched. Make sure you can resolve client names through DNS and why isn't this DNS/DHCP scenario working.

    Completed in 2 hours or so, and am walking away from it absoutely shattered. I need rest/ sleep.

    Tips, -

    common sense - Learn DNS zones inside out, Learn about DHCP scopes and what certain ip addresses may imply. Read & re-read the questions there's a LOT of information to take in, and not all of it is relavant anymore! Check and re-check your sims, one of them had everything biased against me (or so I think!)

    un-common sense- Learn WSUS (no longer SUS guys, it's changed since I did 290 four months back).

    off for a weeks holiday to rest beofre 284
    dc

    p.s. now I know how keanu Reeves felt in johnny mnemonic when he got all of that crap out of his head, relief!

    p.ps, you can use rude works as passwords in ADUC, as long as they adhere to complexity requirements
     
  2. Sparky
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    Nice one mate :biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Good Stuff dc! :biggrin
     
  4. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Congratulations matey.
     
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  5. zimbo
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    Congrats on the pass and thanks for passing down some info!

    Best of luck on 284! :thumbleft
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Well done, sounds like an interesting exam 8)
     
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  7. wizard

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    Congratulations :morebeer
     
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  8. tuvanit

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    Very well, you guys did it.

    I plan for my 291 in 6 months to 1 year. Hope that everything will be ok.
     
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  9. juice142

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    Well done DC! :thumbleft This is the one I'm really not looking forward to :eek:
     
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  10. wtjj

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    Well done mate looks like we got the same exam
     
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