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2009 exams same day question

Discussion in 'A+' started by nn, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. nn

    nn Nibble Poster

    hi, please can someone tell me is it too much to take 701 and 702 on the same day? and if not how much time would u suggest having between exams? cheers
    Certifications: A+
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    This is entirely up to you. Some people have taken the exams on the same day, some people like myself (in 2003) waited approx 6 months between them.

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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    I did both on the same day hwoever I reckon I would have gotten a better score in the essentials if I had a break of a month ot two inbetween.

    Its upto you and wether you feel confident enough.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    Due to financial constraints I had to wait about a month between the two exams (601/602). I felt the first couple of weeks were useful, but I struggled to keep focus after that. From my experience I would say that if you're ready for one, your ready for both. Leaving a week or two between them will enable you to target any weak spots thrown up in the first exam and do some more revision focussing on the 2nd exam.
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  5. chuckles

    chuckles Kilobyte Poster

    I took the first on a Friday and the next on Monday (or maybe Tuesday). That way I had the weekend to sharpen up any areas I felt weak in. When you're preparing, there is SO much overlap that I think you should just prepare as if it were ONE BIG test instead of two. Then if you can afford it, don't let too much time be between them or you might lose focus as mentioned above. Good luck on it!
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