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Yay! 70-291 - The killing of the beast

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by derkit, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Just wanted to share the good news that after about 80 min wait at the test centre this morning as Prometric decided to screw their system up, I took the Beast and passed it!!! Some questions were a killer, but a few nice easy ones chucked in there for good measure.

    44 questions - about 6/7 sims.
    Plenty of WSUS and DNS, not too many RRAS and DHCP. Couple of IPSec and Subnetting - so pretty much the course that I had expected.

    Spent a couple of months off ill in Aug/Sep so I quite a bit of time to dedicate to it, but stopped entirely due to a couple of family bereavements in November. All in studying since June-ish, had to take it this month as I'd pre-paid a voucher for it and that expired on Dec 31st.

    MS Press book cover-to-cover, Sybex and Exam Cram for additional material as well the internet.
    VMWare all the way - I was a bit lost of what to virtualise and practice but Craigie's review helped a lot - Linky - props to Craigie for that!

    Next 70-293!

    No beers tonight, but probably over the weekend! :biggrin 8)
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
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  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate!

    70-293 not too bad in comparison to the 70-291 :)
     
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  3. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Well done, Congrats on the pass!
     
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  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations:) as it sure feels good defeating the beast as the other exams should be slightly less intimidating.
     
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  5. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Congratulations on the pass! 8)
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats mate :)
     
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  7. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Well done mate!
     
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  8. Poley

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    congratulations on the pass, very tough exam that one.
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats! I remember when I passed it, felt great!
     
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  10. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Congrats on the pass. :thumbleft
     
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  11. Dazzo

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
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  12. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks fellas - definitely a toughie! Glad its done, looked at 293, looks like its The Beast Part 2!
    And I did have that beer in the end - yum :D
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  13. Mikeyboy

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    Congrats! Am going to sit it myself soon, have been on a similar timeframe... well I think I got the book in August, had a couple of weeks break from it to go on holiday but have just finished working my way through the book, now time for the real nitty gritty cramming... aiming to sit it end of January and I am hoping to have good news like you did! Will be glad when it's over and done with :D
     
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  14. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Go for it! Good luck, don't spend too much time over Christmas studying!
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  15. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Congrats! :)
     
  16. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations:beers2

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