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Whoop Whoop Passed 70-297 Now An MCSE!

Discussion in 'Active Directory Exams' started by craigie, May 19, 2009.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Just passed the 70-297, now I'm an MCSE!

    Will post some more information later, feel on top of the world :D
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass and new cred :)

    -Ken
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

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    congrats:beers2
     
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  4. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Well done!
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys.

    The exam was Case Study based, where you read information about a company then make decisions on the information given.

    I had a total of 6 Case Studies and 46 Questions with the shortest being 5 questions and the longest being 12 questions.

    The Case Studies are long and I used a different tatic on this exam and I would recommend it. Read the question first as this often gives you the information on where to look on the Case Study for the answer!

    Pretty much it covers everything that you would have learnt from 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, but in a conceptual way.

    Oh Craigie's top tip, make sure you know the basics of NetBIOS :D

    I will put together a massive Study Guide for my route to the MCSE, encompassing all my labs and my experiences.

    Hope that helps.

    Craig
     
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  6. smoggy333

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    congrats !!!

    I have the 297 next... got to admit I haven't really got stuck into the studying yet fully, but plan to soon.

    Really well done mate !!!!
     
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  7. Finkenstein

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    Awesome man, CONGRATS!!!
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Superb, well done Cragie, whats next? World Domination?
     
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  9. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Cheers mate.

    CCNA next, I have orderd the Sybex boox from Amazon and will most likely be attending a course with Comm Support in July 2009.

    Anyone fancy coming with me?
     
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  10. Ence

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    F-ing hell he like an machine :biggrin
     
  11. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Mate thats my nickname at work 'machine' 8)
     
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  12. dmarsh

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    Congrats ! :D
     
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  13. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Major congrats mate, welcome to the MCSE club :biggrin
     
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  14. onoski

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    Congrats as hard work paid off:)
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Brilliant news mate, congrats!! 8)
     
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  16. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    congrats bud
     
  17. nugget
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    Congrats on the pass mate. Well deserved. :thumbleft
     
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  18. kevicho

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    Well done, hope to be joining you and the other esteemed members of this MCSE club soon :)
     
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  19. Inspiration

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    If you do put together a guide showing how you did it and in what order, I'd be interested in reading that. Well done. :)
     
  20. Inspiration

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    I have to say craigie, I've taken a look at your threads going back to day 1.. and to go from where you were back in May 08 with just an understanding of basic IT principles and your first IT job.. to where you are now.. what you've acheived in 12 months is absolutely phenomenal. I had to double check it's 2009 and not 2010 because I couldn't believe how you've hammered through these exams and got to where you are now in less than 12 months. Amazing. And I say all that as someone who has been in IT related roles for 13 years.

    You are a great example of what hard work and motivation can do. I've certainly found myself wishing I had your approach to study while reading your threads and study guides. Do you have redbull for blood or something? ;)

    But in all seriousness, well done. I hope you're asking for pay rise.
     

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