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Is 70-291 really that bad

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by NWD, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. NWD

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    Got this exam booked for next wednesday and have seen a lot of people say it's a tough exam, what's the general opinion?? i've been studying now for about 6 weeks for this one using the Sybex book, I'd like to hear what people thought of this exam when they took it ... cheers
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    It wasn't that bad for me, but I had experience when I took it. Any exam is easy if you understand the concepts.

    That said... 70-291 didn't get the reputation of "The Beast" for nothing...
     
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  3. dales

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    Its certainly a comprehensive exam, although personally I found the depth of the study material was quite often alot deeper than the actual exam. Although you still need to know all the stuff in the book as it makes the exam questions alot easier and quicker to understand.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Its a big jump from the 70-290 IMO.
     
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  5. NWD

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    Well I guess I will find out tomorrow, Just feel like i've been pretty slack in studying for this one, think I need a break from exams for a while but only one more after this and i'll have my MCSA.... 8)
     
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  6. Luddym

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    As long as you are prepared you'll be fine.

    This was the one exam that I scored quite high on, simply because I knew it was going to be challenging and worked my butt off. But... I actually found the 70-293 harder.

    Good luck on the exam.
     
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  7. NWD

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    Well i passed....just :oops::oops:

    but at least it's done and dusted now :biggrin:biggrin:biggrin
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    nice one - congrats
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  10. Big_nath

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    congrats, i've got it next Wednesday so i hope it isn't too hard. I've been working my butt off as everyone says it's really read. But, i find the content of the MS book very dry!
     
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  11. Obinna Osobalu

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    Congrats NWD & best of luck to you Big_ Nath:D
     
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  12. onoski

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    Congrats on the pass:), which study materials i.e books or cbt did you use and found helpful for this exam?
     
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  13. NWD

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    I just used the Sybex book, I didn't think it was that great but it was quite a bit cheaper then the ms press book, however I will be switching back to the ms press book for my Exchange 2007 exam :thumbleft
     
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  14. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  15. onoski

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    Thanks, much appreciated your feedback:)
     
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  16. UKDarkstar
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    Congrats and good luck (as appropriate) ! :biggrin
     
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