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Passed 291!

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by Methodman85, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Methodman85

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    Been a long 2 and a half months... with lots of late nights at the office doing crappy RRAS labs! But it was all worth it.
    MCSA :biggrin

    So what's next? I'm thinking the 293 to further solidfy some of the networking concepts covered in the 291, thoughts?

    By the way this exam is no fun, there's so much thought involved in almost every question. It's no wonder the MS press book tells you to memorize subnetting instead trying to work it out with conversions. Took me 3hours and 40 minutes to complete.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  3. Obinna Osobalu

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    CONGRATS FELLOW! BUT WATCH OUT FOR 293(TOOK THE EXAM LAST WEEK, SCORED 809) TALKIN BOUT GETTING AWAY BY THE WHISKERS:D. THEY HAVE GOT SERIOUS LABS(5) YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH. CAN DO IT ANYWAY ,IF I CAN...
     
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  4. Modey

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    Oh and well done Method, that is one tough exam to pass!
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    Well done m8 ! Congrats on getting that one out of the way :biggrin
     
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  6. Dullage

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    Nice one, congrats :D
     
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  7. craigie

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    Awesome work fella!

    Any feedback about the exam would be appreciated :D
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Congrats :biggrin
     
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  9. onoski

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    Congrats on the pass:) as I too would be braving this exam soon.
     
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  10. kevicho

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    Congrats, good luck with 293, really is a new direction now, get your planning head on lol
     
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  11. Methodman85

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    Thanks Guys :biggrin
    It was a tough one indeed, you really have to think on your toes with all the different scenarios they throw at you. Most of the questions require a combined understanding of networking, it doesn't just test specifics like subnetting, dns, dhcp, etc... you have to combine a working knowledge of all to come up with the solution.

    My exam was 47 questions. It contained 1 simulation, and more security questions than I expected... I guess I got one of the rarer compilations.

    But yeah the info posted about this exam in other threads like Sparky's are very accurate. Know all of your DNZ Zones (AD Int ones in particular since they are the preffered choice) and which zones to use over WAN links of varying speeds.
    DHCP... when to use super scopes, set reservations, exclusions, when and were to set up relay agents or Bootp routers.

    RRAS know RIP, OSPF, NAT,and the security that goes along with "Dial in" connections... setting up Server to Server VPNs.. Client to server VPNs.. routing after the connection is made, how addressing is handled after the connection is made... bah I could go on and on.

    Security know your templates... know all the network monitoring tools and when to use them. Know how to tell if an IPsec policy is assigned, configured and working properly.. know your auditing policy options.

    There's so much to list... that's why they call it the beast.
    Hope that helps a little.
     
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  12. craigie

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    Thanks for the feedback Methodman, rep left!
     
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  13. Nickalicious

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    Congrats man!
     
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  14. steve_f

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    Congrats, very happy for you!
     
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  15. oliness

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    Congrats!
     
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