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failed 70-680

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by alexdc12, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    got 612 :(
    thought the questions were really badly worded and 1 question im pretty sure wasnt even covered in the book.
    back to the books for now! try again in a week or so i guess.
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Not to worry mate, you'll sort it next time and you didn't fail by much. Hit the books hard and get back in for it when you feel ready.
     
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  3. andylad9

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    Unlucky mate, at least you know what to expect now and can prepare even better.

    To someone just starting the 70-680 any advice? What books did you use? I'm trying to figure out the best resources to use. Any advice is most appreciated. Cheers.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  4. ChrisH1979

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    Make sure you go through the exam requirements and use it as a kind of tick list. You may find stuff in there the book doesn't mention.
    TS: Windows 7, Configuring
     
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  5. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yes, I agree. There's certainly more 'reading around' of the subject needed in these newer exams and this one's not easy!

    I definitely found the 680 'half' of the 682 upgrade exam more difficult than the 685 half.
     
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    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  6. Jiser

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    How many questions did you have? I believe they removed a bunch of SQL questions which they put in by mistake the other day. If you failed during the time the sql questions were in you get to take your exam for free.
     
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  7. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    dont think there was any sql ones.

    Ive been studying hard all weekend and feel a lot better now, gonna rebook for saturday.

    Had a **** time at the test centre too, prometric say to arrive 30 mins early, so i did, 15 mins later still no1 there, ring the number i have and sounds like i woke someone up, he said the door will open at 9 then go to reception. got in at 8.55 as someone else opened the door ( its a shared building) still no1 there, come 9.05 i ring the number back, no answer, then a few minutes later a bloke asks me if im here for a test, i say yes and i follow him then im made to sit outside for 10 mins while he starts his pc's up then i go in and register, then i have to wait for 5 mins while he starts the exam pcs up. think i started my 9am exam at about 9.25
    jokers
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  8. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    i used the ms press book, but be advised some bits arent touched in there! so explore a bit. also used some professor messer videos.


    also if your looking for vouchers i bought on ebay for 69quid an early expiry one but the company has a website, vouchers4exam.com and i personally recommend them,
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  9. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Best wishes for the next attempt:)
     
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    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  10. andylad9

    andylad9 Byte Poster

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    Good Luck!
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  11. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    had a meeting at work today and have been told they are looking into funding my training and poss getting up to a MCSE :D :D :D
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  12. Jiser

    Jiser Kilobyte Poster

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    Nice !! Where do you work? Surely they would fund you for the latest certificate line?
     
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  13. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    they are thinking about mcsa now :S still its all better then nowt, gotta do the itil v3 first which should be fun!
    Booked back in for tomorrow for the 680 fingers croseed.
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation

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