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Just Failed 70-291

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by bodie37, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. bodie37

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    This exam is a beast. Should be renamed simply DNS as that is what most of the questions were about.

    Back to the books. Damn this has really got me down
     
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  2. michael78

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    I think they actually do call this exam the beast. I've heard like you've found out that it's very DNS focused. I didn't think there was that much to DNS until I started doing this exam.

    Anyways I'm sure you will crack it next time around.
     
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  3. bodie37

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    Cheers for that.

    I would say that 70% of my exam was DNS, the rest was made up of WSUS (2 - 3 questions), RRAS (2 questions) DHCP (about 4 questions) and IP addressing (again about 2-3 questions)

    I only had one simulation type question but loads of more then one answer questions
     
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  4. Modey

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    Sorry about the exam bodie, it is very tough. Your best bet is to get as much hands on experience of DNS servers as you can really.
     
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  5. michael78

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    It sounds like you got a difficult exam as I personally like the sims as even if I don't know how to do something then in a sim I can usually find my way around.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Sly's right - it is called "The Beast". Best of luck on your next attempt!
     
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  7. Luddym

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    You are definately NOT wrong there. :D
     
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  8. onoski

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    Don't threat as am sure next time round you'd have it in the bag.
     
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  9. Sparky
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    It is a difficult exam mate, best of luck next time 8)
     
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    I always wondered... how are those questions graded? do you get partial credit?

    Sorry if my question is off topic...
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Supposedly, there is no partial credit. However, Microsoft will neither confirm nor deny that.
     
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  12. Toasty

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    Hi

    I think I had 3 or 4 simulation questions and some drag and drop.

    Sorry you did not pass, what was your score. I just passed this by the skin of my teeth.

    My score was 700 :)
     
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  13. bodie37

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    My score is not worth repeating
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Doesn’t matter, a pass is a pass and fail is a fail. :biggrin

    Time to pick yourself up and get back to studying, if DNS is your weak point then start there.
     
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  15. bodie37

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    The Sybex 70-291 book came today so I've started to go through that. At the moment I prefer it to the MSPress book but I can see that I really need both books.

    Taking the exam and failing is not necessarily a bad thing. It just proves that more study time is need and it does point out the areas that you need to go over again. I will be doing alot more messing about on my VM setup this time as well.
     
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