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Took my 291 Today

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by Luddym, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

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    I sat my 291 today in another different test centre, I like having to find the places as it keeps me on edge.

    The minute I started the exam I felt completely out of my depth. I think I answered 2 questions out of the first 10. After about 20 questions it eased up a bit, but I still felt so far out of my comfort zone that I had actually resigned to failing.

    Regardless, I read through every question as many times as was required, worked out what I thought was the most logical answer, chose, then moved on never to go back. The Sims were great, I honestly think I got 100% of them right, and this may have been my saving grace.

    When I clicked the finish button, I knew I'd failed... when it bleeped up a score of 840 I almost screamed.

    MCSA down, 70-293 here I come. :twisted:
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Well done dude, have a beer :slidedrin
     
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  3. stuPeas

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    Excellent!!! Well done mate. :D
     
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  4. Luddym

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    Thanks guys. I can honestly see why people call it the beast. I honestly do not know how I got 840... it definately did not feel easy. I did get 100% on Managing Maintaing RRAS. :ohmy
     
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  5. Tinus1959

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    Congratulations!
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    Congratulations, Luddym on a hard fought and well earned victory. :D
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

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    Well done mate, now you can have a great weekend :)
     
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats Luddy! :biggrin
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  10. onoski

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    Congratulations and well done:biggrin sure must feel good?
     
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  11. wizard

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    Congratulations 8)
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    Congrats, well done on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  13. Theprof

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Congrats mate, tough exam that one! :biggrin
     
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  15. no1youknowz

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    Congrats, did you do a course or self study and what material did you use?

    Also, what Sims did you use to pass the exam?

    Thanks :biggrin
     
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  16. Luddym

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    For this one I used Learnkey, the Microsoft Press book (1st edition) and an ExamCram2 book. Because the WSUS content was lacking, I downloaded anything and everything on the Microsoft site about it, including the install guides.

    I now have a laptop specifically for Server 2003, which I absolutely needed for this one, so I could just play around with RRAS, WSUS, DNS etc etc etc while I was on the sofa watching TV. I pretty much spent two days with this stuck to my lap, without this I think I'd have failed the sims.

    The Sims.... can't really say too much due to the NDA, but they were HUGE. There were around 5/6 sims that took me about 3-5 minutes of solid work each (not inclduing the thinking about it.) They were unlike anything I've encountered before.
    As well as the big sims, there were around 5 small sims, like 'click the relevant tick boxes to configure X to do X.'
     
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  17. no1youknowz

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    Oh I thought you did some test sims, I didnt mean those in the exam!

    Thanks anyway
     
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  18. warrmr

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    I know you get use of a cut down version the windows calculator. does it have the scientific portions or is it just a basic calcluator.
     
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  19. Spilly

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    Well done great result...........

    Just finished my 291 course so some final exam prep and hopefully I'll be right on yer tail lights!
     
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  20. Modey

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    Very well played Luddym, not an easy exam. Pleased for you matey. :)
     
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