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failed 291

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by dales, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd let you all know I gave the 291 a go this morning and failed. I got 641 which is much better than I was anticipating. I signed up for second shot so gave it a go before being confident of a pass so I can get a good idea of what I need to work on.

    Surprisingly enough I was sweating over rras thinking how little I knew about it but got all the questions right this morning, ip addressing was almost full bars and I must say it surprised me a little on the level of the ip questions, they were not as hard as I anticipated.

    Name res bar is about 60% on that so I've got a bit of work to do on that, network security and network infrastructure where about 50% which I was kind of expecting.

    Now I've walked out with a fail I dont mind as I know what I need to work on. I've been studying this exam since may last year however its been interupted quite a few times by bad stuff happening to me.

    All in all im really pleased that I am that close to passing. I'll swot up for another couple of weeks or so then maybe try again!
     
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    WIP: Nothing
  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Well it's not known as the beast for nothing and if your studies have been interupted as well it was probably a good "practice".

    As you say, you've got second shot so best of luck with that !
     
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  3. hippy

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    Sorry to hear that mate!

    Give me a shout on msn if you want to check anything if i can help! As i may be doing the same picking your brains on exchange! :D
     
  4. craigie

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    Dang, so close as well!

    Its good news that you are taking this in your stride, I'm sure you will nail it on your next attempt :)
     
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  5. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks everyone for that. As i say in not too bothered about failing.
    Hippy i might just take you up on that sorry i have been off msn for a while whilst working up to the exam
     
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    WIP: Nothing
  6. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    Sorry to hear about the fail man. I'm aiming to do the 291 in about a month or so. I finding some aspects quite hard to ge tto grips with.
     
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  7. dalsoth

    dalsoth Kilobyte Poster

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    Sorry to hear the bad news but glad to see such a confident attitude. I am just hoping to pass the 70-272 then i will be studying for this exam also. I am worried about it before i have even begun. You are almost there with that score, like you say a lil bit of practice and you should get that horrible beast out the way.

    Looks like a tough one. Good luck with the second shot!! I'm sure you will blast it this time.:rambo
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    That's the right attitude, Dales! Study the areas where you're weakest and give it another go! :thumbleft
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  9. oliness

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    Yeah it's a tough one that. So many topics. I'm sure you'll pass it on your second shot.
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Unlucky mate, one of the harder MS exams so a respectable score all in.

    Best of luck with the second shot. :thumbleft
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    Good luck with your re-take :)

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  12. Ence

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    dales failed the 291 :ohmy

    I just starting to study again I just know how dull this is.
    Who long till you go for the second shot?
     
  13. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks for that got about 3 weeks to go. Actually once you have the basics down the studying for me at least gets more and more interesting! In fact I really enjoy reading about this one. But once Im done with this I'll have a month or two break then maybe start flicking through my CCA xenapp book. Promised I'll buy myself a WII when I pass and book a holiday for her indoors the kids and me.

    That and i'll buy work a big tray of cakes to celebrate so they are willing me to pass this time.

    As before obviously failure is a disappointment (my first one too)but as I was so close I was actually quite pleased so I'll just keep plugging away and the lacking bits and keep taking it until I pass.
     
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    WIP: Nothing

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