70-290 vs 70-291 - difficulty?

tDoBtDoB Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi All.

I passed my 70-290 exam on the weekend, my study material was the Microsoft textbook, along with a lot of practice questions.

I have the textbook for 291 as well, and plan to do the same. Can anyone here who has written both comment on the difficulty of 291 in comparison to 290?


  • Lee HLee H Member Posts: 1,135

    Havent done both so i cant help ya there, you have no certs you'll need to update that how come ya went straight into 290 how come ya never done 270??

    Lee H
  • tDoBtDoB Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I figured I would leave the easiest ones until last, id much rather study my ass off for the 291.

    Not that the 270 is easy, just that I am confident I can pass it (with a bit of studying of course).

    I have heard the 291 exam is brutal, so was just wanting an impression of the rigours of 290 vs 291.
  • SRTMCSESRTMCSE Member Posts: 249
    In my opinion 70-291 is WAY harder than 70-290. Only b/c I had (still have) a hard time with a lot of DNS concepts. Reason being my experience with DNS is minimal as it's a real simple 1 zone AD integrated setup and there are RARELY any problems where I would have to mess around with it. But if you're real good with DNS and the such you should do fine, just don't underestimate it.
  • MunckMunck Member Posts: 150
    I agree with SRTMCSE, the 291 is way harder than 290. I'll recommend you do the 270 before 291, as some of the material in 270/290 is the same (NTFS permissions for example). Good luck :)
  • eurotrasheurotrash Member Posts: 817
    i did the 290 and will do the 291 soon...and yes, the 291 is definately alot harder.
    290 is also easy because it overlaps alot with 270.
    but then i expect 293 to be to the 291 as 290 is to 270, like overlapping and stuff, should make it easier.
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  • frankj1247frankj1247 Member Posts: 111
    70-291 is way harder than 70-290, definitely take the other guys advice and take 70-270 before 70-291. I have heard of people taking this test 4 times before they pass.
  • gbhpboygbhpboy Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I have taken and passed 290 and 291 in the last 7 months.
    Take 290 first, then 291.
    There is no comparison really, 290 is tough and 291 is the BEAST.
    With 291 there is about 40% more material, and it's quite dry.
    290 took me 3 months, 291 took me 5 months.
    291 is passable though, you really have to comitt, or be brilliant, or better still both.
  • muhozyamuhozya Member Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I tell ya 291 is tha real beast, icon_evil.gif work hard dude and be real im into it and am feelin' tha heat no joke, but go ahead dude do it ya gonna like it :)
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