test friday

ebkrantzebkrantz Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
I am taking the test for the mcdst on friday. I was wondering of different these test are to 70-270, i passed 70-270. Are these test much harder? I use office and xp everyday.

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  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    These are no more difficult than 270 I would think. I haven't taken 270, but I'm familiar with what's required to pass it. I also use XP daily, and it does help. Did you use any books to study, or are you just going to try them?
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  • jescabjescab Inactive Imported Users Posts: 1,321
    Good Luck!!
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  • keatronkeatron Security Tinkerer Member Posts: 1,213 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Honestly, I really didn't find one to really be easier than the other. Just slightly different.
  • ebkrantzebkrantz Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I used the ms press book for 70-271 and the sybex book thats for the mcdst and the pracite test that came with both books and on the test i am doing pretty good.
  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm going to sit the test on friday morning too. Anything I should watch out for? I've never taken an MS test before.
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well I passed my test today with a score of 866. ebkrantz, how did you do?
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
  • ebkrantzebkrantz Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I had to push back my test monday, I will be taking both 271 and 272. What did you think of the test mvastarelli?
  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    ebkrantz wrote:
    I had to push back my test monday, I will be taking both 271 and 272. What did you think of the test mvastarelli?

    It wasn't too bad. There were a few ambiguous questions, but most of it was relatively straight-forward. I actually found myself getting very bored mid-way through the test. Make sure you have your security policies down, and you know what tool does what. Also, I remembered seeing several DNS-specific questions.

    I'm going to start dualing my preparation for 70-272 and 70-316. Should be a lot of fun.
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
  • ebkrantzebkrantz Member Posts: 41 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I passed both test today 70-271 and 70-272, I am now a mcdst :D. Will i get a wallet card, like i did when i passed 70-270?
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    ebkrantz wrote:
    I passed both test today 70-271 and 70-272, I am now a mcdst :D. Will i get a wallet card, like i did when i passed 70-270?

    Congrats! You will receive a new Id card with the MCDST designation.
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  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats. I still have to take 272. How was it? I don't think I could have taken both tests back-to-back. I was getting bored when I took 271. Not bored in the "this is too easy" sense, but bored in the "this is a boring test, why won't it end" sense.
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    I thought 272 was a bit boring, and that I had to study more for 271. Not "easy", but some of it was. It can be failed though, I know some who have, so don't underestimate; it is a M$ exam, so you never know what they will throw at you.
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  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Ricka182 wrote:
    I thought 272 was a bit boring, and that I had to study more for 271. Not "easy", but some of it was. It can be failed though, I know some who have, so don't underestimate; it is a M$ exam, so you never know what they will throw at you.

    I got bored in the 271 test. I might have to put 272 on hold indefinately. I've had several programming-related job prospects come up recently, so I'm looking into MCAD again. That takes precidence with me.
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
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