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Who is studying 70-270?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by zimbo, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. zimbo
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    HI guys...

    im looking for ppl who have started or are starting soon the 70-270 for the MCSA/MCSE? Im thinking maybe we could form like an online study group and help each other out... im going the self-study way and im just waiting for the books to arrive so i can get cracking... also putting together my lab ... well i hope i get some +ive response otherwise im on my own! :biggrin :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Hi Zimbo,

    Please let me know what material you plan to use- I hope to start it soon (as i pass N+). :biggrin
     
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  3. zimbo
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    ill be using the sybex and ms press book....how soon you going to start? you going mcsa or mcse?
     
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  4. mojorisin

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    Iam reading the Sybex book at the mo although flagging at the moment so a study group might be a good idea :biggrin
     
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  5. zimbo
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    well how far have you gone? Whats your knowledge of XP Pro?

    Would anyone who has finished 70-270 like to contribute here? Maybe right a review or something?
     
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  6. Tyler D

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    Sounds like a great idea zimbo.

    Currently using ms press book and learnkey materials.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    so we will keep this thread as our circle or shall we start another one? how good is the learnkey stuff?
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    You Guys should meet up and use the Chat Room for this. It's there for you any time you want :)
     
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  9. Sneakydave

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    I am working on 70/270, I am using the MS Press book and am on the 4th chapter (out of 27 OMG!)
     
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  10. arvy

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    To be honest guys, i found the MS press 70-270 book lacking in detail for the exam. It only skims the surface on some topics such as group policy and IIS to name a few.

    The Transcenders are good and also found the MS Press XP Inside out 2nd edition very handy.
    Also use Technet and lots of hands on with the OS.

    You get anywhere from 45 - 60 questions and 135 minutes for the exam.

    :D
     
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  11. zimbo
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    which books did you use? did you back up your ms press book with another guide?

    how does the ms press compare to sybex book for 70-270 anyone?
     
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  12. mojorisin

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    Currently on Chapter 7 of the Sybex Book


    I have been working with XP for about 3 years now so should know it pretty well but then sometimes with work you only learn what you need to know to complete the task in hand

    Learning it the Microsoft way is another thing
     
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  13. Boycie
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    Zimbo,

    I aim to get to MCSE, eventually :D

    Is the MS book you have ISBN 0735614296? This is the one i have. A lot of people have said there is lots of stuff missing, and not to rely on it by itself. :blink

     
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  14. zimbo
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    nope i got the *new second edition here it is: click here

    which is the book thats missing stuff?
     
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  15. Sneakydave

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    I am using the same book as you Zimbo and find it rather worrying/odd that the Microsoft Press book recommended on the Microsoft MCSA home page is considered to be lacking in many areas!
     
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  16. Boycie
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    Zimbo- It looks like you have the modded version then. I can only speak for my version which going by reviews there is a lot that could have been expanded on! :(
     
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  17. arvy

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    The book i had was the same as Boyce - ver ISBN 0735614296.
    Seems like thats the first edition. The 2nd edition is probably better.
     
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  18. zimbo
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    nope! looks like what you had was part of the old MCSE 2000 series... the one i have is the second edition of the 2003 series... it was published in 2005 and i got the 3rd edition of sybex so i hope i have everything covered... they should be arriving soon!

    Arvy since you just passed the exam you mind hanging around and helping us out please?
     
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  19. arvy

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    No probs Zimbo, just post or send a PM if you have problems.
     
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  20. zimbo
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    one thing i want to ask was whats essential to know? i have been working with xp since it came out but im sure there are things i dont know....
     
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