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WTF!!! IT WASNT ME!

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by zimbo, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    I just got back from the test centre. I been studying for 291 since July last year - yeah if you can count up all the months thats 7 months! I covered 2 whole books (MS Press and Sybex) and looked at my Server Inside out ALOT! I have done 4 MS exams so i now know how MS throws questions from all corners!

    I looked at the exam objectives and i tried to cover everything - but knowing this is a BEAST - and that you hear of people taking upto 6 times to pass (an average of 2 or 3) - you think no matter how i prepare ill never pass first time. Well i just did - 720!!! Listen to this story and you will say exactly what the guy at the test provider said - THAT IM ONE LUCKY BUGGER!

    TOO MUCH EXAM INFO! - edit (Z) :)
    To sum it up i went into this exam with 3 weak areas: Subnetting,Ipsec and RRAS and i didnt punished at all - lucky draw or big gamble? I think its time i got some luck with these MS exams so i think i deserve my 720 and it wasnt just me taking a risk - for someone of my experience and effort i reckon i can call it even!

    I would like to say one thing though - this exam is the first from MS that i have seen where you can stick to Topic X and not have to learn about Y and Z! If you learn what the book says and examine the objectives you can make it!

    So im an MCSA - damm that feels good and knowing i killed thie animal 1st time round! :biggrin

    Thanks to everyone who helped me not only for this exam but for the whole MCSA - im real tired didnt sleep much last night so off to catch up and i still havent packed for tomorrow so ill give my usual review later! :biggrin
     
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  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    What can I say mate, congratulations!

    Really good job, Mr MCSA :)
     
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  3. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Way to go Zimbo. Feels good to have a few more letters after your name. Now get some sleep, coz there's some serious drinking to do later :alc
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Way to go Zimbo you are the man 8)
     
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  5. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Told you it'd be easy. :eek:

    Seriously, well done mate, all that studying and effort was worthwhile in the end. Congratulations! :thumbleft

    J.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Zimbo,

    Well done mate :thumbleft all your hard work paid off. You are a model for us to follow.

    Beer later? :morebeer :D
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice one Mate! :biggrin
     
  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Now that's sweeet! Congats Z!
     
  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Well done Z! Big drinkies later :)

    :beers2
     
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  10. Tyler D

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    Way to go Zim :clap

    Let me grab you a beer to celebrate :morebeer
     
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  11. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Well done !
     
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  12. tas121

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    congrats! seems like you put alot of effort in so you deserve it :)
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Back of the net! Nice one Zim.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats!

    You might want to remove the specifics of your exam, particularly regarding the exact sims you got. Information revealing the details of your exam breaks your Microsoft Confidentiality Agreement (not to mention, enables people to study to the specific simulations rather than get a true understanding of the objectives).
     
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  15. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys!! 8)
     
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  16. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate, had a feeling you would nail it! :biggrin
     
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  17. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Ah look - ya see, you go away for two weeks and come back to find a healthy success story like this!

    Well done mate - glad you passed it. The 2K version was a living nightmare for me - I seem to have been unlucky and got all the topics you DIDN'T get!

    Have yourself a beer and get ready to watch Liverpool's title challenge crumble at the hands of Everton this weekend...
     
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  18. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Excellent mate, congrats on the pass:clap :slidedrin :beers2 :alc
     
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  19. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Well i was expecting a living nightmare as well! I hope not.. going to miss the match cause ill be making a move for the airport... :cry:
     
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  20. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    yeahhhhhh Z and on the first try. You rock dude and I have a special happy dance just for you. I've never posted this one before.

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    Bet you never seen tail shake like that.:biggrin
     
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