Entering the Arena with the beast tonight....

ThackerThacker Member Posts: 170
I mean hey.. always got the second shot. icon_confused.gif

I am extra nervous about this one as all my hard work has lead up to this test.. to achieve my MCSA. Of course MCSE is next after this but I don't want to get ahead.
Read the MS press.... watched the CBT nuggets... set up the virtual lab.....

All we can do now is see how it goes...

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  • freetechfreetech Member Posts: 154
    Good luck.
    Relax, sounds like you've put in the time and work.
    Experience is a harsh teacher. She gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
  • Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    Good luck! It sounds like you should be well prepared!
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Let us know how you do
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  • APAAPA Member Posts: 959
    Good Luck!!!

    I'm sure you'll be fine :D

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  • ThackerThacker Member Posts: 170
    t minus 3 hours until beast slaying.... icon_confused.gif



    or beast feeding....


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  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Good luck!
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Good luck with the Beast. Let us know how it went, when you get back.

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  • eltoroeltoro Member Posts: 168
    good luck! and keep us posted
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  • ThackerThacker Member Posts: 170
    Slayed the beast with an 860... 46 total questions 3 of which were sims. A few questions really caught me off guard and I had to start looking at why some of the answers weren't right... I could usually narrow it down to two possibilities... and go from there.

    All in all.. I am glad to get this behind me.. I am now MCSA 2003 :P
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Congrats on the pass and the new cert!
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  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    congrats man ! ! !

    was it your first attempt? many fail your first including me - i never gave the beast enough respect icon_lol.gif

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  • ThackerThacker Member Posts: 170
    nel wrote:
    congrats man ! ! !

    was it your first attempt? many fail your first including me - i never gave the beast enough respect icon_lol.gif

    Whats next?

    Next is 293 - 294 - 297 to complete my MCSE.

    This was my first attempt... I took warning of what was said here and overprepared myself.
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    Thacker wrote:
    Next is 293 - 294 - 297 to complete my MCSE.

    This was my first attempt... I took warning of what was said here and overprepared myself.

    Better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, all that knowledge will server you well for the 70-293. Big congrats on the pass, as well as your new MCSA status.

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  • wiseguywiseguy CISSP, GSEC, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, MCSE Securi Member Posts: 61 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Definitely a good approach to slay the Beast :) Great job!
  • aoeaoe Member Posts: 32 ■■□□□□□□□□
    how long did you take to study?
    congrats!
  • JdotQJdotQ Member Posts: 230
    Congrats on the pass and the MCSA status!
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    As if passing 291 wasn't exciting enough in itself, you snag an MCSA as well. Congratulations!
  • ThackerThacker Member Posts: 170
    aoe wrote:
    how long did you take to study?
    congrats!

    9 days, 40 hours invested of dedicated study time. One of the perks at my job is about 4 hours per day of study time due to the slow economy right now. icon_wink.gif

    However, I have a years worth of background supporting a 2003 infrastructure for multiple clients... and I've touched on the topics of 293 in various times through training for other certs.
  • eltoroeltoro Member Posts: 168
    Good job my friend! Love good new like this.
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    big congrats here, even though you beat me to it icon_wink.gificon_lol.gif
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  • APAAPA Member Posts: 959
    Thacker wrote:
    nel wrote:
    congrats man ! ! !

    was it your first attempt? many fail your first including me - i never gave the beast enough respect icon_lol.gif

    Whats next?

    Next is 293 - 294 - 297 to complete my MCSE.

    This was my first attempt... I took warning of what was said here and overprepared myself.

    Well done mate!!!

    That is a fantastic approach by the way!!! I always go down the overprepared path.... Well actually I don't see it as being over-prepped........ :D

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