Passed 290 with 805!!

LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
After a month of studying, I decided to go for 290. I was quite nervous before the exam, but soon found my feet when answering the questions. The exam was made up of 4 sims, a few 'drag and drops' and various multiple answer questions. The exam didn't seem to focus on one area but some of the questions I had to read 4-5 times in order to understand exactly what they were looking for.

Resources used:-

MS Press 70-290 Book
Testout Videos
CBT Nuggets
Trancenders Practice Tests
and of course... Techexams.net !

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for your support and especially to Johan for providing awesome technotes and a really useful site!

Now I'm moving onto 291 - THE BEAST!!! - Any tips?

To everyone who is going to take this exam in the future, good luck and study hard!
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  • Ricka182Ricka182 Member Posts: 3,359
    congrats!
    i remain, he who remains to be....
  • SWMSWM Member Posts: 287
    Well Done, Good luck with 291, its not as hard as other's suggest icon_rolleyes.gif
    Isn't Bill such a Great Guy!!!!
  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    SWM wrote:
    Well Done, Good luck with 291, its not as hard as other's suggest icon_rolleyes.gif

    Hehe, Thanks.

    Going to take the rest of the week off (seen as i'm on holiday from work anyway) then focus on this starting Monday !
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  • !30!30 Member Posts: 356
    Grat's !
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  • janmikejanmike Member Posts: 3,076
    Congratulations!
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure / Core Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016 Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Congrats on the pass. Feels nice to get through, doesn't it?

    LukeQuake wrote:
    Now I'm moving onto 291 - THE BEAST!!! - Any tips?

    Same advice I give to everyone else, about everything else: booze. . . lots and lots of booze. . . and I suppose some of that "studying" stuff might help, too.

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  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    Slowhand wrote:
    Congrats on the pass. Feels nice to get through, doesn't it?

    LukeQuake wrote:
    Now I'm moving onto 291 - THE BEAST!!! - Any tips?

    Same advice I give to everyone else, about everything else: booze. . . lots and lots of booze. . . and I suppose some of that "studying" stuff might help, too.

    Sounds like a plan! ;)
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  • CessationCessation Member Posts: 326
    Wow passed the 290 huh?
    And I thought i was catching up!
    I hate you icon_sad.gif
    lol congrats man.
    Hopefully ill be there at the end of this month.. but i doubt it.
    A+, MCP(270,290), CCNA 2008.
    Working back on my CCNA and then possibly CCNP.
  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    Cessation wrote:
    Wow passed the 290 huh?
    And I thought i was catching up!
    I hate you icon_sad.gif
    lol congrats man.
    Hopefully ill be there at the end of this month.. but i doubt it.

    Chief, Just study, study, study then study some more and you will get there.
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  • usrhlpusrhlp Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    i sored 951 on 70-291, it was certainly the easiest out of the lot for me!

    Good luck!!
  • !30!30 Member Posts: 356
    good job !
    Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming: feedback is the treament. (Kent Beck)
  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    haha...noticed this:
    !30 wrote:
    good job !
    !30 wrote:
    Grat's !

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    lukequake, did you use a home lab to practice on? Or do you have win2k3 experience from work?
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  • LukeQuakeLukeQuake Member Posts: 579
    haha...noticed this:
    !30 wrote:
    good job !
    !30 wrote:
    Grat's !

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    lukequake, did you use a home lab to practice on? Or do you have win2k3 experience from work?

    We have a 2000 domain enviroment at work which I have been working with for around a year.

    I also setup a home lab with a 2k3 domain server and xp client machine with Vmware.
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    Citrix Certifications: CCA XenApp 4.5/5.0 and XenServer 5.0
    Other: Marathon Certified Consultant (HA, FT and VM), ISEB InfoSec Management Principles and Security+
    Working on: CISSP and Check Team Member
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