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Just passed 271!! First Cert

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by webslinger2k, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. webslinger2k

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    Got my first Cert today and passed 271 - I was so pleased with myself!!

    I studied for around two weeks, and had the exam this afternoon. I was sweating the whole way through - but a lot of the stuff that come up was covered in the book I read luckily, and their mini test exams and prep exams were pretty close too, so full marks to them.

    I managed to do a transcender this morning, and it was looking bad - and now, after doing the actual real test, I am of the opinion that the transcenders are actually tougher than the REAL exam! (in this case)....

    I finished in 1:10 and got a 949....very happy chappy.
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Good job, webslinger2k. A great way to start the weekend. :beers2
     
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  3. mondos

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    welcome and congrats Dancingparty.gif
     
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  4. kat731
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    Good for you!!!!!!!

    :clap Kat
     
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  5. zimbo
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    Congrats on the pass buddy! 8)
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Well done. :clap
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Well done, congrats. On to the next one :)

    -ken
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!!
     
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  9. Tyler D

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    Congrats on the pass :clap
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Congrats!

    I'm curious, what book did you read?

    Pete
     
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  12. nugget
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    Way to go mate. Congrats on the pass! :thumbleft
     
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  13. chrism

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    Congratulations webslinger2k. Time for celebration or are you cracking on with 272 now?
     
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  14. webslinger2k

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    Hi,

    It was the ExamCram - Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Windows Desktop Operating System Platform: Exam 70-271 (Exam Cram 2) with 2 Full Prac Exams, 8 mini exams, and a MeasureUp CD full of questions. I didnt think much of the book whilst reading it if I am honest - but it obviously did the trick.
     
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  15. webslinger2k

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    Sure am, just got the free download from cramsession of their mini study guide and it all looks pretty straight forward stuff. Unsure whether it warrants purchasing a book though. A mate of mine who has done it said the exams is basically common "computing" sense for the 272 - anyone confirm?
     
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  16. Bluerinse
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    Interesting, sounds like a good resource to me!
     
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  17. webslinger2k

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    Perhaps - I have been working on/around XP for a few years, so its hard to say how much of it was "deep ingrained" memory coming to the surface, and how much of it come out of the book. I have seen various other ExamCram books get a right slating by others.

    The only part I can commend from them is the MeasureUp CD and their printed exam prep and what I think they refer to as "cheat sheet" i.e. list of things to remember on a piece of card you should read just before you go through the door...I didnt use that though, but it seemed a good idea.
     
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  19. dicanio34

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    Well done!
    Grerat score.
    Can i ask what books your read?

    Nice one
     
  20. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    read the posts before, he already mentioned...
     

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