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Swapped 290 for 270!

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by twizzle, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

    Well decided today that i wasnt ready to re sit the 290 exam, and it was due 11/04! But as i have booked teh day off work i didnt want to waste it. So have booked that date for the 270 exam. I feel more confident on this as i already have teh MCDST and plenty of expereince on XP compared to W2k3.
    Question is, is this the right thing to do? I have 3 days to brush up on Xp, i have the book and CBT nuggets so should be ok. What do you guys think? was i rash in changing? Any tips on what areas might be best to concentrate on for 3 days?

    I've rescheduled teh 290 for June now (have to before the voucher expires!) and am in middle of setting up several virtual servers and may redo my actual home server too in that time. I just lack confidence in it as i havent any exposure to W2k3 and failed very miserably on the exam first time round.
    Certifications: Comptia A+, N+, MS 70-271, 70-272
    WIP: Being a BILB,
  2. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

    I haven't sat the 270 exam but the 290 is a step up from 271 and 272.
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, ITIL v3F, MCP, MCDST, MCITP: edst7, MCTS, MCSA: Server 2003, MCSA: Windows 7, N+, NVQ IT lvl 3, MCSA Windows 7, VCP5, CCENT, CEH
  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    Its difficult for me to say because I haven't sat the 271 or 272 but I found the 270 quite straight forward to be honest. Like Beerbaron, I also found the 290 a sizable step up.

    When going through the material I made sure I was hot on unattended installations and user and group permissions because they were both areas that I didn't have a massive amount of experience in at the time of the exam. What I would suggest is to print out the objectives and go through them, making sure you know each topic area in depth.

    Best of luck! 8)
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012

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