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Have you done the 70-290 Exam?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Enigma101, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Enigma101

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    I booked the 70-290 Exam last week and will be taking it at the end of the month, however i noticed that the exam is 4 hours long! Is this correct? and if you have done the exam how many questions are there?
     
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  2. SimonD

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    The allocated time is 4 hours, whether it takes you 4 hours is another thing.

    I did the exam many years ago now (2005 actually), at the time they had just introduced simulations (now called emulations on the 2008 server exam).

    The make up of the exam is approx 40 questions with a handful of sims thrown in (I have heard of upto 10 sims per exam). This isn't an exam to be taken with no experience of the OS.
     
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  3. Finkenstein

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    I could not agree more! I took this last June/July. It was pretty easy *IF* you are very familiar with the OS and have hands on experience. It didn't take me near the 4 hours.
     
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  4. NATARAKIATOY

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    I agree with Simon coz I just passed my 290 last month, had 40 questions included 9 simulations with the score of 812. definitely this exam rely on how much hands on experience you got. I will sit my 291 tommorow as well.
     
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  5. Enigma101

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    I have been working with server 2003 for a couple of years now, plus i have spent much time with the Ms books for the Exam.

    What is a simulation?
     
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  6. Enigma101

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    Can someone explain what Simulations are in the exam ? :rolleyes:
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    See here.

    -Ken
     
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  8. GSteer

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    You know I truely don't recall the simulations in the exams, must have been there as I sat it in 2008. It didn't take 4 hours, more like 2 iirc re-reading it a good few times and catching mis-read questions.
     
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  9. xmojo

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    I got 50 questions for the 70-290 exam, took me about 2 hours to do the test. A simulation is a Flash program which gives you a simulation of a Windows desktop, but with limited functionality. You have access to the parts of the desktop that are necessary for you to answer the question. For example, you might be asked to update a device driver using Device Manager. The simulated desktop will allow you bring up Device Manager and do what needs to be done, but it won't allow you to access any other part of the OS.
     
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    if thats the case you dont have any problem with simulations at all.
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    If you know your stuff, then you shouldn't have any problems. Plus with the recent free 2nd shot, you can always brush up on the parts that you need to if you fail the first time round :)

    -Ken
     
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  12. Jonny70

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    Remember that for second shot you have to sit both your first exam AND your re-take by June 30th, 2010. Good luck!
     
  13. Enigma101

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    Passed the 70-290 Today with a score of 760!

    Do not underestimate this exam folks, i have been working with server 2003 for a couple of years now and only just passed the exam.

    Got into the exam room and was shown a seat underneath a large noisy air con unit!, 15 mins into the exam i went out to ask the woman on reception to turn it of as the hum was going to send me over the edge! :eek:

    But hey i slayed the Beast!

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  15. Enigma101

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    Thanks Boson:D

    What do you recommend next?

    70-294 - Advanced Active Directory
    70-291 - 2003 Network Enhanced
    70-293 - planning a 2003 Network
    70-298 - Designing security for a 2003 network
    SQL server

    I have option on one of these but cant remember which?
     
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  16. westernkings

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    291 is the beast!

    There is worst to come yet my friend. :D
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    The next logical one to do would be 70-291... but beware: as WK says, it is the *real* beast. :blink
     
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  18. typhoon

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    Hi guys,

    I sat this today, took me about 1hr 30 or so, with a lot of time spent reviewing... as other peeps have said if you have exp with the OS the Sims are easy marks..
     
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