MCSA !

Hi everyone,
I passed 70-350, ISA 2004 this morning, so I am finally MCSA ! icon_lol.gif
It was for me the hardest ms exam, as I work day to day with lots of thing that were in 290 and 291...
I dont use ISA at work, so for this one it was ms-press, webcasts, self-test practices, and a 2 isa lab in my basement. (and techexams, of course!). I did not feel confident this morning, taking the exam with only lab experience, and i got my worse score to date , 735 icon_redface.gif
Well, anyway, its a pass and I got good scores on 290-291-270 and 282, so....

Tonight, i'm celebrating, and hopefully tomorrow its on my transcript so I can order the (much awaited) certificate !

Thanks to everyone on the forums.

Doom969
Doom969
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MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
CompTIA : A+

Comments

  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Congrats!
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    a special thnks to you, royal, many of your posts were helpful in my studies
    Doom969
    __________________________________________________________
    MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
    MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
    MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
    MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
    A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
    CompTIA : A+
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    doom969 wrote:
    a special thnks to you, royal, many of your posts were helpful in my studies

    Thanks, much appreciated. Glad I could help. :)
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! icon_thumright.gif

    Any advice or observations for others thinking about taking this one?
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats.
    Andy

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    Thanks guys icon_cool.gif
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Congrats! icon_thumright.gif

    Any advice or observations for others thinking about taking this one?

    Well, do not underestimate this one if you dont have exp with ISA, and also do 70-291 before. I actually got many entreprise setup question involving routing or subnets, CARP, 2 questions with CRL, Lots of Q with site-to-site vpn, l2tp ipsec, pptp, NLB. I also got a Q where I was asked to find the error in a quarantine control script (vbs). 1 or 2 Q with DNS. Lots of material from 290 and 291 helped me.I dont know if I was unlucky or maybe I didnt study enough, but man ! But most important, test it and break it ! Half of the exam was finding why this or that doesnt work or whats the cause of this error message.

    ty again,

    Doom969
    Doom969
    __________________________________________________________
    MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
    MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
    MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
    MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
    A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
    CompTIA : A+
  • NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Member Posts: 968
    Congrats, will you be doing the MCSE. Don't forget to register for the discounted upgrade exam to Longhorn (provided your MCSA is for the 2k3 route).

    -ken
  • tibultibul Member Posts: 240
    Congrats on the pass
    Studying 70-292.
    Aiming for MCSA: Security and 2003 upgrade.
  • 7255carl7255carl Member Posts: 1,544 ■■■□□□□□□□
    congrats
    W.I.P CCNA Cyber Ops
  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    NinjaBoy wrote:
    Congrats, will you be doing the MCSE. Don't forget to register for the discounted upgrade exam to Longhorn (provided your MCSA is for the 2k3 route).

    -ken

    Thx, and yes its mcsa 2k3 (270-290-291-350). I think I am gonna try 70-293 next, I heard that there's lot of overlap with 291 on this one.... I already bought mspress and exam cram books, i am gonna starrt with those and maybe transcender, and then depends on how much work i'll need icon_rolleyes.gif
    I'd like to finish mcse in the next months.

    Ty again

    Doom969
    Doom969
    __________________________________________________________
    MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
    MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
    MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
    MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
    A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
    CompTIA : A+
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    doom969 wrote:
    I already bought mspress

    Do yourself a favor and return MSPress and get Syngress. I read much of the MSPress for 70-293 and all of the Syngress for 70-293, and I have to say that the Syngress is much better; as most others would agree here.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    Yeah, thx for the tip. I think i'll order it off amazon this morning... Do you reckon it would be good to have both ?

    ty

    Doom969
    Doom969
    __________________________________________________________
    MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
    MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
    MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
    MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
    A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
    CompTIA : A+
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    doom969 wrote:
    Yeah, thx for the tip. I think i'll order it off amazon this morning... Do you reckon it would be good to have both ?

    ty

    Doom969

    Well, I retract my statement about returning the MSPress. I would purchase the Syngress and use it as your "main" book. I would have both books as there are a couple things in MSPress that are not talked about in Syngress. I think the Syngress would be sufficient in most topics by itself as you have already done your 70-291. For the newer topics such as Certificates/PKI, NLB, Clustering, Wi-Fi Security, etc., I'd recommend that you read both Syngress and MSPress for those chapters.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    Ok then. I was already planning on doing that using the mspress/exam cram, but I'll switch and use syngress/mspress (just ordered it on amazon). I will also setup a new lab to play with CA/PKI, NLB and clustering. Those are thing I have worked with a bit, but not in depth, so I am definitly looking forward to break them and learn :P
    I am not working next week so I should be able to put a solid 40hrs on it. I think i'll start by reviewing stuff I already know, and then I'll get to the new (fun) part.

    Ty

    Doom969
    Doom969
    __________________________________________________________
    MCP (282 - 270 - 284 - 290 - 291 - 293 - 294 - 298 - 299 - 350)
    MCTS (351 - 620 - 622 - 647 - 649 - 671)
    MCSA / S / M - MCSE / S
    MCITP (EST - EA ) - MCT
    A+ - IBM - SBSS2K3 - CISCO_SMB
    CompTIA : A+
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