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Passed 297

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by _omni_, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    Passed today with 862. Had four testlets or scenarios with 9, 9, 11, 11 questions. 9 questions = 29 minutes, 11 = 35 minutes (each). Used the Syngress book and Transcenders, which were good but far too easy. Like they (the transcenders) didn't have much reading stuff, perhaps a third of what the real thing had.

    This was the most nerve-wracking MS exam I've taken so far. I had to read through and absorb all the info, make decisions as I read and remember them for the questions, and by the time I was on the last testlet I was totally freaking out and couldn't understand anything.
    I mean, it wasn't actually very hard at all, the only problem was the amount of stuff to read and retain, and the time. And the constant scanning through the stuff looking for that bit of info I need. Blah.
    Anyway that's done and over with. I is now MCSE.

    Next up will be MCDST, as that should be relevant to my job.
     
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  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    yea nice one dude, feels good don't it?

    time for some celebration and rest

    well done :thumbleft
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Congrats mate 8)
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Gongrats_omni_MCSE 8)

    You have gotta just love those MS design exams :eek:
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    _omni_ , congrats on passing your exams - Well Done...
     
  6. phonics3k

    phonics3k Nibble Poster

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    congrats buddy :D
     
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  7. DJ Prem

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    Congrats
     
  8. Bluerinse
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    Hey DJ, did you sign up just to say congrats to omni? That's a nice thing to do for a first post! Why not pop over to our New Members Introduction forum and tell us all a bit about yourself - cheers!

    Pete
     
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  9. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Nice one Omni, I bet you feel all warm inside.
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats _omni_!

    :biggrin :cheers :clap :thumbleft :biggrin
     
  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Congratulations :morebeer
     
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  12. Boycie
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    :clap Well done Omni :thumbleft

    Si
     
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  13. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys. :D
     
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  14. dpreece

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    What gives? I did this exam today for the first time and sheesh, i got nailed with 7 testlets or whatever they call them, most with 8-9 questions each and 1 with 5 questions. First time i ever had that exam format, and I got nailed by it. Ended up failing unfortunately for me... Just wasn't enough time at all. And you get confused with the 7 different companies, number of sites, client OSes etc... Hopefully on my second shot i'll get 4 case study scenarios!
     
  15. Sparky
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    Yup, the 70-297 was like that when I took it as well, difficult exam! 8)
     
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  16. TheJ0ker

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    Congratulations on passing the 297 Omni. I am told you deserve a medal ;-)

    I envy you as I have just started on the MCSE 2003 Trak but I was planning on taking the 297 myself although it will probably be at the end of the year or even early next as before that there's the 290, 291 etc.

    Anyway, after what I'm reading about this 297 exam I was wondering if was worth considering taking the 298 exam (security design) instead? Or are they both as tough as each other?!

    Grateful for CertForum members thoughts on this.

    Nick
     
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  17. Sparky
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    From what I have heard it is just as hard as the 70-297 mate, so there is no escape!

    The 70-297 seems to take from all the previous exams for the MCSE, especially the 70-294. 8)
     
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