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Reading the Exam Cram....

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by Luddym, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

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    Hey guys, I've been reading the exam cram last couple of days... now I know it isn't really a learning guide but more of a reminder of things, but there is no mention of VLSMS, IP Subnetting, the OSI and a few other things.

    Does this mean it is a bad reminder guide with stuff missing, or does this stuff not really come up? Without breaking the NDA guys, did you get much of these things on your exams?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    If you are going for a network cert then possibly it is bad.

    But if you are going for the A+ then no.

    What are you studying for.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I've used exam cram books for a few exams now, and combined with the CBT's and another book from Sybex, O'reily, Syngress, etc I found it to be good stuff. I can't rate ExamCram books individual as like you said (& I agree) aren't suppose to be your sole study material.

    -Ken
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

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    I've not used them, but from what i've heard they're just last minute reads?
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    oooops :oops:

    my eyes are knackered I have just got up.

    did you just edit your post?
     
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  6. Luddym

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    Uhm... nope
     
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  7. Luddym

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    Hey thanks for the replies guys.

    I'm trying to do refreshers on everything. But with RRAS, DNS, DHCP, IPsec and WSUS, there's a lot to try and remember.

    Think I'd better start re-reading the VLSM and OSI stuff again.
     
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Make notes as you read, take those notes with you and read them before going in! :biggrin
     
  9. nXPLOSi

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    Lol yea sorry mate I did edit my post! :) I first said that I thought A+ and N+ were prerequisites for the 291, in which case the OSI Model and Subnetting would be covered in the N+, but I can't find the place I saw that, so maybe I was dreaming!
     
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  10. Luddym

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    Just got to say....

    The ExamCram2 for this one wasn't a whole lot of help as such.

    The 70-291 has got to be the most in depth exam I've come across so far, and the general glancing information within the book would seem to only help as the very briefest reminders.... which if you don't know fully already, won't help you a little bit.
     
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  11. Tinus1959

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    A+ and N+ can be an elective for MCSA 2003. 291 is one of the core exams. Maybe that's what made you slip.
     
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