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My Second 70-640 Sitting

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Stuzzle, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Stuzzle

    Stuzzle Byte Poster

    Passed with an 868 :D.

    Second time lucky, which is just as well as I couldn't face another fail after my 70-685 took 3 attempts.

    Resources used were just the standard: MS Press book, Technet articles, Measureup practice exam and labbing, labbing, labbing.

    Now onwards to the 70-642..hopefully with just 1 attempt :p
    Certifications: A+, MCSA: Windows 7, 70-640, 70-642
    WIP: 70-646
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Good stuff mate :)
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  3. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Congrats on the pass
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    Well done mate, really well earned :thumbleft
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Congrats mate on the pass :)
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  6. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Congrats! Hope you plough through the next :)
    Certifications: BSc. (Comp. Sci.), MBCS, MCP [70-290], Specialist [74-324], Security+, Network+, A+, Tea Lord: Beverage Brewmaster | Courses: LFS101x Introduction to Linux (edX)
    WIP: CCNA Routing & Switching
  7. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

    Well done. I remember the 640... and not fondly. The MS Server 2008 track are pretty tough. I did it by basically renting a flat in the middle of MS Technet and just living there for about three weeks before each test. They can test on really obscure stuff. Even if you work with this stuff day-in/day-out for years, you won't always come across the weird little features, warts and PowerShell switches they test on. BUT everything's on technet.
    Read Technet and make it real by playing around on their virtual labs or on some test servers/VMs you have around.

    p.s. Anyone else think that testing on Command Line (CLI) switches - worse yet the order of switches - is just a lazy way of making certs tougher?
    IRL I find hop into CLI sometimes, i.e. when it's actually useful or when I wanna make a script. And once I know how to fire up the man page or Get-Command or /? or ? or --help or tab completion or something to see syntax I can usually knock up a script pretty quick. Most shells have such great built-in support, I'd argue it's actually detrimental to spend a lot of time memorizing shell-specific syntax for tens or hundreds of commands.

    Always feels artificial to me when they test on it - sure I can memorise commands for a test, but aside from wasting a few of my evenings what does that achieve? Much prefer they put us in front of a live shell with a task to do, perhaps on a tight time limit; wouldn't that prove a lot more?

    Again well done on the pass and good luck moving forward.
    Certifications: A+; Network+; Security+, CTT+; MCDST; 4 x MTA (Networking, OS, Security & Server); MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Support; MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Administrator; MCITP - Server Administrator; MCSA - Server 2008; MCT; IOSH; CCENT
    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?

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