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Need some advice with 70-271

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by lnixon, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. lnixon

    lnixon New Member

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    Hi, i recently took and failed my 70-271 exam obviously i am very disappointed but also slightly confused as a lot of the questions covered in the exam i had never heard about or even read about in my study books, i paid alot of money to do this course through ICS learning and have checked that the book is the correct one, how can i avoid this happening again if i retake the exam???:rolleyes:
     
  2. wagnerk
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    Don't rely on one source of material only, imo. Have you actually set up a PC so that you can implement what you've learnt on the course?

    -Ken
     
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  3. craigie

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    Which study book did you use?
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I agree, never use one book.

    For my A+ I had the Mike Meyers AIO and PC Technican street smarts and some cramsessions PDFs.

    For N+ I am using the Mike Meyers book and the Groth book.

    When I get to the MCDST I will use the MS Press books and possible some CBTs or something else.

    All this coupled with practicing the concepts, I already have virtual pc with a virtual network set up.

    Hopefully doing all this will help me pass :) Some people think these certs are easy but there is a lot more to them than people think.
     
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  5. lnixon

    lnixon New Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the responses i used the Exam Cram books and the Thomson Course Technology book and CD-Rom (which i got when i signed up for the course)..
    What books do you suggest i should look into buying??
     
  6. Tinus1959

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    Exam Cram is good, but in my view more for the experienced users. I would recommend MSPress Self Paced Trainingkit and Sybex books.
     
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  7. Ropenfold

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    I'd recommend the MS Press book over all the other materials I used, I also used the Sybex book, more for revision really and I also used the CBT nuggets videos. I'm a visual person so this helps a lot.
     
    Certifications: BSC (Hons), A+, MCDST, N+, 70-270,
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