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the end of the road/70-284

Discussion in 'Exchange Exams' started by jezza1970, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Just wondering and putting some feelers out there.... Is there anyone else (Apart from myself) looking to sit and pass this exam before the retirement date of 31st March.

    An another question to those who have sat it or even not considered it - Is there any point in stting this now?

    Just after some thoughts

    Cheers

    Jezza
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Yeah I'm hoping to get this passed before the retirement date.

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  3. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Well good luck NB!!

    How are you finding the content? I have read on various posts here that some fine dit more difficult than the beast.(70-291) Yikes!!
    What study methods/materials are you using?
    I am using MsPress as a start and hope to move onto CBT nuggets once I am comfortable with the content.

    Jezza
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers and good luck to you too:D

    I'm using the MSPress book to prepare and also measureUp practice exams.
    I have also been administering Exchange for the last 6 years or so, after migrating the company off Domino/Notes onto Exchange/Outlook ( Just never got round to preparing and taking the exam).

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  5. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Same here... been working with Exchange 2003 since I upgraded from 2000 a few years back. Have been working with Exchange for about 6 years too! (will be 6 years in April)

    When are you planning to take the exam?
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Well I'm wanting to take and pass the 70-270 & 70-284 before the end of March.

    So I'm hoping to be ready for the 284 at the beginning of March.

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  7. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Same here... early to mid March!
    Will let you know how I get on!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  8. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    I figure if I take it early in March, then if I fail it I will have time to take the second shot :D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  9. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Hopefully you'll have no need for the second shot, Good Luck NB!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Considering some companies still use Exchange 2003, I certainly think it's worth considering.
     
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  11. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    I hope so too :D

    Good luck to you too!

    Yep, we are still using Ex2003 and at the moment there are no plans to upgrade - "if it ain't broke etc etc":D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Exactly. The time a system is most likely to fail is when you're messing with it. ;)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  13. Theprof

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    I would take it as well, although I only have 2 years experience. Since we're migrating over to exchange 2010 in 1 month time, exposure to exchange 2003. I think for me it's more of a Exchange 2010 cert at this point.
     
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  14. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Well I decided at the end of last year that I wanted to get certified in what we currently use (Exchange/XP/W7/Server 2003), before moving onto the server 2008 track.

    To that end, I plan on getting the 70-270, 70-284 and the 70-680 (hopefully) before june this year. Then I'll go for the 70-290 & 70-291 to get the MCSA. Then with the Exchange exam and the Security+ that I've already passed, I'll have the MCSA:M & S.:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  15. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Hope it all goes according to plan Notes Bloke !
    We are the same here - I currently look after Exch 2003 and some win 2003&2008 servers with Xp/7/OSX clients so hope to get 'cert'ed' in all...
    At the moment - putting all my available time and resource into the 284 as its retiring soon!
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  16. luckyneo

    luckyneo New Member

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    Looking to do the Exam Friday 18th Feb this will complete my MCSA

    Using CBT nuggets and Microsoft Press will let you all know how I go I have the second shot but going to hit the books hard for the next week

    Watch this space :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: CCNA, ITILv3, MCP, Prince2
    WIP: 70-284
  17. Notes_Bloke

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    Good luck for the 18th :D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  18. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Yep! Good luck for the 18th! Let us know how you get on.

    Reckon I will be cutting it fine - with work commitments cant get as much study in as I'd like so will be sitting it rather close to the March 31 deadline.
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  19. jezza1970

    jezza1970 Nibble Poster

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    Well bitten the bullet and just booked the exam for 18th March... will be keeping my fingers crossed until then.
    Hopefully I will have enough time for a second shot should I need it.
     
    Certifications: BEng (HONS); MCP 70-290; 70-291; 70-270; 70-680
    WIP: ACSP, 70-648
  20. wagnerk
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    Good luck with it, I sat the exam twice and failed (never said I was an Exchange 2k3 expert). There are quite a few organisations still running Exchange 2003, so it's still a good thing to have.

    -ken
     
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