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Failed 70-290 Today!

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by BlueLuke, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. BlueLuke

    BlueLuke New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I took the 70 - 290 today and failed with a score of 516. The key areas I failed in were manage and maintain access to resources and manage and maintain physical and logical drives.

    To revise I was using the Microsoft training Kit and also used Transcender for some practice tests to understand what kind of questions I could expect on the exam.

    Are there any tips that people have to understand file and folder permissions? I work in a server environment however I dont use it to the capabilities that Microsoft test users on!

    Guess just got to dust myself off and get back on the horse!

    Any help is much appreciated.
  2. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Unlucky mate, keep trying.

    Don't give up! :D
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  3. Graham Bray

    Graham Bray New Member

    Hi Blueluke,
    Load up your OS, and get straight into the sections to you failed, do every lab you can, but even better, try and re-create some real world scenerios.

    Corrupt a few files and try to restore etc.
    above all NEVER give up, its just a small hickup.
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Lab work helps for this mate. Set up a share on a server and then set permissions for a couple of users.

    After that test and see if what you set up actually works, for example a user having read only to a folder and another being able to modify files.
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    I second the above. I wouldn't have passed my MCSE without my trusty ML115. Its important that you actually do the exercises in the MS press books to cement the concepts in your mind. If you can't afford your own server perhaps there is a lab at work you could use? It makes the difference believe me. Better luck next time

    **Edit: Check out the 2003 virtual labs on offer from Microsoft, they are pretty good
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2011
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    I also had a hard time with permissions at the beginning but the only way I got better is to refer to more than just one book... I used technet and other reading material to help me out. As others mentioned, lab work is imperative and will help you a lot more than just theory.
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