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Taking 70 270 Any advice

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by datarunner, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. datarunner

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    Hi All

    Im at college doing an HND in networking which also gives me the chance to do professional exams at discounted rates (£40 per exam) and I plan to do XP, Server 2003 and the N+.

    Starting with the XP in 1 months time. We use the Official Microsoft Academic course book with a lab book as well plus I have my own resources like the self paced ebook etc. Any advice for this exam?

    All info appreciated
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Don't just read about the labs like a lot of people do... actually DO them.

    Best of luck!
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    Yep, Do the labs.

    The MS press books are good, but I always find that they don't go into enough detail that is required for the exams, that is where actually doing the labs helps you out, because you're not reading about doing something, you're actually doing it and troubleshooting it when things go wrong. The books don't tell you how often things can go wrong (or is that just me?:rolleyes: ).

    Other advice I would suggest is to make extensive use of the internet. It really is a tech's best tool. Use Google, TechNet, forums, etc to really drum the concepts home.

    Lastly I would suggest not trying to cram to close to the exam date, esp. not the night before. If you don't know the material then you are not ready for the exam and no amount of cramming is going to help you!

    Relax and enjoy the learning experience. Good Luck. 8)
     
  4. datarunner

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    Thanks guys

    Yeah Ive already done all the labs in college and have started doing them again from scratch on my virtual PC setup at home.
     
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  5. C_Eagle

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    Can't beat the practical labs in the book! They will pay you back no end.

    Make sure your well versed in the foolwoing:-

    IE Security
    RIS
    Deployment of apps through GPO (assigned, published etc)
    IIS (I had a few on this in my exam)
    Fault finding network segments

    If you've got the MS book you should be fine although it might be worth looki9ng through google for more info on IIS as the MS book didn't quite go into it enough I thought.
     
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    As well as the material I have I am looking for further study stuff and there seems to be loads. Here are some examples:

    Transcender Pro Cert
    Career Academy
    Preplogic MCSE
    Testout Labsim

    Which of these are good?
     
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  7. zimbo
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    Looks like you got good solid advice... Printers and File permissions are other popular exam questions and if you can Transcender are rated as one of the better testing software out there....
     
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  8. Boycie
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    The only thing I would add, is mess around with XP as much as you can before you sit. Look at all the utilities, what options they have etc.

    I always take 15 Transcender questions at a time, before moving on.

    Good luck.
     
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  9. MrNice

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    Just out of interest which college are you currently studying at in Scotland?
     
  10. datarunner

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    Motherwell - HND Computer Networking
     
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