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Passed 290

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by steve_f, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    I sat the 290 exam this morning and passed!!

    I found it MUCH easier than expected. I found the Transcender and Measure Up exams tough, as there were lots of "choose all that apply", drag and drop into the correct order" and generally tough questions.

    I found the questions very straightforward today, and the sims were very easy to use. To be honest it felt like a normal day at work, answering these questions. I spend most of my work days on server 2000 and 2003, doing mostly 2nd line work with some 3rd line and network adminstrator duties.

    I have spent 4 months working towards this exam, and the last 10 days I have been studying and doing practical stuff on my VMware network from 7 to 12PM every night including weekends. I got 980 in the end. Very pleased. I do tend to over-prepare but it's worth it in the end.

    Without breaking NDA (I hope) there were 30 questions, including 4 or 5 sims. There were questions on WSUS but not specifically about WSUS, you would have been able to answer them whether you had studied WSUS or SUS.

    On to 290, which I am dreading. It's pitched slightly higher than my duties in work, so I won't have such an easy ride with that!!!

    Already on my second beer, at 2:20PM. :morebeer
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    Well done that man !

    Congrats !
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. craigie

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    Well done and congratulations!
     
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  5. Dullage

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    Congrats on the pass :D
     
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  6. oliness

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    Congrats but I assume you mean onto 291! That's the exam I have in two weeks. But for now, enjoy the beer.:biggrin
     
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  7. steve_f

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    Thanks, I meant 291!! Can't seem to edit the post now. I blame the beer.

    good luck in your 291, it looks tough!! Just finished the TCP/IP chapter of the Ms book which was 70% new to me
     
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  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Grats! :)

    Qs
     
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