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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by MartinCoxxx, May 4, 2010.

  1. MartinCoxxx

    MartinCoxxx New Member

    Hi Folks

    Just joined up a few moments ago after finding this site, seems to be a lot of good / useful content on here that could come in handy whilst trying to study for the MCSE.

    I started the MCSE in 2005, but after taking 1 exam (70-270), I stopped, partly because I had to fund it myself and couldn't really afford. After that I didn't give much thought to getting the cert done. I'm now looking to get the MCSE done and dusted, the sooner the better. I'm hoping to take an exam every 3 weeks or so, starting with 70-291 which I'll sit on 21/05.

    I know the MCSE exams are to be retired in October? But I thought if I can get this completed quick enough, I can then use the upgrade path to MCITP etc?

    I'm currently just using the MCSE Training Kit to revise for the MCSE, along with some VMs on a spare ESX box, I think that's all I need for now. Unless anyone has any decent recommendations? I work as a Windows Admin, and have done for the last 5 years, so I work with this stuff day in, day out, so I'm hoping it should be fairly straight forward.

    Is 3 weeks realistic for this? What everyone's views on this? I see a lot of people allocating a months / several months for an exam, but are these mainly people who don't have industry experience, don't use this stuff everyday? I just hope I'm not being too ambitious with it.

    Anyway, wish me luck.


    Certifications: MCP
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I've not heard any indication of this from Microsoft. Do you have a link?

    Everyone is different. Some people need no study time at all; others need months (or years).

    Welcome to the forums!
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