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Passed 271 !!!

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by russ-t-2000, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. russ-t-2000

    russ-t-2000 Bit Poster

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    Took my 271 last night,and passed,much to my relief,got 900 points so i`m over the moon with that!!

    Not taking anything for granted though,from what i`ve been told the 272 is a tougher one,mainly due to needing more points with less questions on offer,is this correct??

    Got to say the advice i had on 271 was spot on,the transcender questions are the closest to the real thing,and i reckon anyone who knows what they are talking about can pretty much narrow most questions down to a 50/50,then with some more head scratching narrow that down further!

    First 5 questions were right sods involving pretty complicated share and ntfs permissions which got me sweating to start with,don`t know if this is intentional or not!

    got my 272 July 9th and i know Office/Outlook are areas i need to polish up so i`m off for some more study!

    Thanks for all the advice and tips i`ve picked up here!
     
    Certifications: MCP MCDST
    WIP: 70-261 MCITP or could be 70-620 !!!
  2. Sparky
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    Congrats on the pass mate :biggrin
     
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  3. GiddyG

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    Congrats on the pass. :)
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!

    I don't know about the number of questions... but all Microsoft exams have a passing score of 700. That doesn't necessarily mean 70%... but it's always 700.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass mate :)

    -ken
     
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  6. Methodman85

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    Congrats!

    For me the 271 contained 49 questions, and the 272 had 40. So you're right, less questions to make up the 700 points, although I found the 272 much easier.
     
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  7. GiddyG

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    Any sims on the 272?
     
  8. Methodman85

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    Nope, not a one.
    Aside from the obvious basics, know which privacy levels block what, which macro security levels block what, which security levels block what, and specifics about toolbars, like which toolbar is X located in, or where would you go and what would you do to enable certain functions in Office/IE.
    I had a lot of Customizing IE, and Windows firewall questions.

    Other than the office and IE side much of the test is overlap concepts from 270/271, permissions, network, printers etc.
     
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  9. sunn

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    Congrats on the pass...
     
  10. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Cheers... wasn't sure, what with the recent changes to the 620.

    I 'should' be OK on the likes of Privacy. Firewall will presumably be because of SP2 more than anything else... we shall see... :rolleyes:
     
  11. craigie

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
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  12. Ropenfold

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    Congratulations on the pass, Personally I found the 272 harder, if only because it requires you to do more studying through knowledgebase and I would say the MS press book is a little briefer because of this.

    Good luck with the exam :D
     
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  13. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Congrats on the pass. :thumbleft
     
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  14. russ-t-2000

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    Thanks all,much appreciated!

    Lets hope so,although i got a decent score here it still stretched me,and i`ve started in earnest on the areas i think i`m not quite up to the mark on,IE being a prime suspect!
     
    Certifications: MCP MCDST
    WIP: 70-261 MCITP or could be 70-620 !!!

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