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Exam 70-291, code name "The Beast"

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Grim-83, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    With 14 days before my battle with the creature, and being busy with work and losing the will again I'm looking for nuggets of advice on what I should do to maximise my remaining time.

    At the moment I'm going back through parts of the MS press Training book and cross refracting it with the inside out book, re-watching the CBT Nuggets videos (with James Conrad, who either need a better sense of humour or stop trying to be funny in his videos). And hands on work with a virtual network of 2 servers and 2 clients....

    Subnetting for me is easy, I'm confident with DHCP and DNS. It just another kick up the arse I need to give myself like with the 290 exa m :(
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  2. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    RRAS was a big one for me.
     
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    WSUS I think caught a lot of us out on 291. Read up on it and get it installed in your lab ASAP. MUCH easier to understand once you've used it and read the materials after that
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  4. Shinigami

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    I did the upgrade exams between 2000 and 2003, but also was faced with RRAS questions which made it back then some of the toughest things to get your head around if you were not that well versed with remote connectivity technologies (which these days are abundant and VPN no longer a corporate term).

    I think I may have had a question or two about SUS in those exams, but it's been a while since I passed those 2000-2003 upgrade exams in early 2004 :\
     
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  5. j1mgg

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    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  6. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    Looks like you're getting old Shinigami ;)

    Wsus is part of security and network infrastructure on the 291 exam, and I'm happy with my understanding with the setting up a server or a centralisation of updates, administration of approved updates and the two group policy setting for the client to use WSUS and which server to get the information and updates. (I had a great teacher 1st time around for this exam).

    I think RRAS may be my key weakness, thanks for pointers and good luck with the 290 exam j1mgg
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  7. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    And the Beast won, 600/1000 (area f**ked the most security)...
     
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  8. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    2nd go around the computer froze 4 times before a spare one was found then failed... MCSA 2003 is an impossibility now :(
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  9. wagnerk
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    To bad mate, you might as well go for the MCSA 2008 or 2012...
     
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  10. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Go to a different test centre that has availability maybe?
     
  11. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    By the end of tomorrow ? Doubtful unfortunately...
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  12. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    My local test centre does next day testing, and although I haven't done it, I believe same day testing for some exams.
     
  13. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I'm sure, but I was thinking more that it's doubtful whether there would now be free seats available on a day when many MS exams are being retired.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  14. Georges

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    I failed it too on Tuesday (first time) with 644. I reckon thats 2 more questions I needed to pass. Oh well, will just have to do 2012 now!
     

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