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slinuxuzerslinuxuzer Member Posts: 665 ■■■■□□□□□□
Alright, maybe I am over stating the case a little, but I did pass. (first try)

I got three sims. Heavy Dns, wsus, fair amount of ipsec. I scored a 760, but I feel like the sims weren't all that great. Example Not explaining what interface to use in RRAS etc. I feel like Ms could do a better job of making Question requirements more clear.

I used Ms-press 2nd edition, cbt nuggets, Transcender (although less than usual) and I have a home lab with three servers, used Technet also.


  • SlowhandSlowhand Mod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Congrats on the pass, I wouldn't have minded getting that score on my first go at 70-291. And don't worry, you're not the only one who felt a little left out by Microsoft's explanations. The thing is, they're Microsoft, they assume you already know what way they mean since that's how they recommend you do it.

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  • FredK9972FredK9972 Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hey, congratulations! That's awesome for a first try. I'm impressed. bowing.gif I know how hard the 70-291 can be; I just got slaughtered by it on Tuesday morning.
  • JdotQJdotQ Member Posts: 230
    Congrats! Good work :D No need to be disappointed with that score, a pass is a pass!

    How long did it take you to get through the MS Press 2nd edition & CBT Nuggets?

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  • slinuxuzerslinuxuzer Member Posts: 665 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It took me like a month and half maybe a little more, but I work for a GM supplier IT dept. Night shift just me and one other tech in a room, our main function is managing a database MES (manufacturing Execution system) So alot of the time we don't get called out to the shop for the entire night so I have alot of study time at work. I can't stress how important it is to have a lab and work hands on.

    My study process is.

    Read the book, watch the training videos, and then imitate what James Conrad is doing and then experiment with things that you don't have a firm grasp on. This helps with retaining the information as well as actually understanding it.

    I have a 3Ghz 1.5 gig mem laptop that I run two VMware servers in and I have a 3ghz 512mb desktop running a server. I am about to upgrade it to 1.5 mem.
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    congrats man! I just passed mine today
  • georgemcgeorgemc Member Posts: 429
    Congrats! :D

    That's the exact some score that I obained.

    I believe that the purpose of seemingly leaving information out of the sim "questions" (meaning the written part) is because the information can be located in the sim itself, you just need to know how to find it. This is a further test of your familiarity with the system and your resourcefulness. Just an observation...

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