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TS 70-649, my story so far...

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by wagnerk, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi Guys,

    Well sat the MCSE 2k3 upgrade exam: 70-649, here's my breakdown (without breaking the NDA)

    My exam had 49 questions, broken down into 3 parts.

    Score:
    70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring: 737 (Passed)
    70-643: TS: Windows Server 2008 Application Infrastructure, Configuring 760 (Passed)
    70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring 350 (failed)

    Overall exam score: 350 - Failed

    While I didn't really feel as the first 2 parts were harder than any other MS exam (as I've been using it at both work and in my practice labs) the 70-640 was alot harder for me as I really only skimmed that subject and haven't really played around with 2008 specific improvements/changes, D'oh.

    Anyway, that wasn't the worse part... Prometric was :x Exam booked for 12:00hrs, exam took 14:00hrs - there was a problem with downloading my exam and it took Prometric office approx 2 hours to sort it out. The testing centre was nice and apologetic, but I've never had this problem with Vue.

    So my experience with Prometric so far:
    1. Can't use my exam voucher & second shot at the same time and
    2. Exams don't work properly

    Microsoft is fast losing a pro-Microsoft IT Professional here!

    -ken
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Wow, sorry to hear that Ken.. i know the upgrade exams are not at all easy. i'm sure you crack it on your next attempt and i hope you have better luck at the testing centre. the last thing you need is hassle and stress, when you are sitting a tough exam :eek:
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Unlucky mate, I was wondering how you got on with this exam as I plan to upgrade my MCSE (whenever I finally pass the 70-297!) to Server 2008 as soon as possible. When I looked on the MS site I thought the 70-649 looked like a tough exam.

    Hope all goes well next time. :biggrin
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Bad luck Ken.

    Sounds like prometric are crap hopefully it was a one off, I'll be with vue for next one so I don't have to worry about that yet.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    I know you'll knock it dead on your next attempt (provided you give Prometric another chance!). :)
     
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  6. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Sorry to hear that wag. But we know it is only a matter of time befor you kick its arse. After all you are our Cert Warrior!:)
     
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  7. Starke

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    Are your exam was supposed to 12 hours long or you were supposed to start at 12PM and you ended up starting at 2PM?

     
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  8. GiddyG

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    Bad luck Ken.

    So, does it actually show you that you would have passed the 642 and 643 then?
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    No; it would show that he passed 70-649... which fulfills objectives otherwise covered by the 70-640, 70-642, and 70-643 exams.
     
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  10. GiddyG

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    Ah... OK. I just wondered due to Ken showing his scores on the various elements...
     

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