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Passed 70-271 today

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Lev Arris, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Long time reader first time poster and all that :p

    To give some background, followed tips on her passed A+ and Network + with a little help from Mike Meyers.

    Sat first MS exam today and passed with a respectable 783.

    I used the MS press book and also my work gives us access to skillport website.

    I found the skillport site good as it took you through screens and allowed you to view and click options, like synchronising files offline etc..

    The MS press book was good but my god its a hard read, its a thick book covering a lot of topics written with the personality of a carrot. I'd recommend reading the MS press book for shear volume and accuracy of information, but for me personally I'm not sure if I had passed without being able to see and interact with screenshots.

    Not sure if this is helpful or not looking back on things but hopefully so.

    I also found the MS Press books test to be very close to the exam in terms of difficulty of question
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. Well done on the pass. When is the 272 booked for? :D
     
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  3. onoski

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    Welcome to CF:) and congrats on the pass.
     
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  4. Lev Arris

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    Thanks for the congrats

    I've been studying for about 1+1/2months solely on 70-271 and booked the week off work, with the intention of hitting the books and passing. Then someone E-mailed me the MS 2nd shot offer, so I thought what the heck, and booked it for today rather than the end of the week.

    I've done a couple of 70-272 practice tests and passed without reading the MS Press Book. Armed with my MS second shot offer I'm gonna have a go for Friday. I'll do a full days revision tommorow, then have my daughter on Thursday. If I fail then I'll have to hit the books and retry next month.

    I do need to add, studying A+ and Network+ made this exam a lot easier. I'd probably say N+ for me was harder than 70-271.
     
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  5. sunn

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    Congrats on the pass & welcome to the forum... :clap
     
  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Nev,

    I agree - the N+ in my opinion was *much* more of a challenge than either desktop exams. Then again, i did the 270 before them! :blink :biggrin
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    Welcome to the forums and congratulations on the pass. :)

    -Trip
     
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  8. Theprof

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    Congrats on the pass! hope you do well on friday.

    Oh.... and almost forgot, Welcome to CF!
     
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  9. GiddyG

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    Well done on the pass... and welcome to CF! 8)

    Oh... and best of luck for the 272.
     
  10. nXPLOSi

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    Congrats on the pass! :)
     
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  11. dales

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    congrats on the pass, beers are on you it would seem:biggrin
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Welcome, and congrats!
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    Welcome to CF,

    Congrats :)
     
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  14. wizard

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    Congratulations 8)
     
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  15. Lev Arris

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    Job done got 836. Didn't really revise too heavily for this one, if you pass 70-271 then there isnt a massive amount of difference in the two tests.

    I had to do a bit of office studying just trying to remember where options point etc.. as I don't use them regularly or have them installed at home.

    Now I'm off to research MCSA best practice (and cheapest) home study methods.
     
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  16. GiddyG

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    Excellent! Well done on the pass and the score... :D
     
  17. BosonMichael
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    Unfortunately, "cheapest" doesn't equal "best". You tend to get what you pay for.
     
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  18. nugget
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    Congrats on both passes. :thumbleft


    You might want to check out the guide to self study in the articles section.
     
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