Failed First Attempt 698 Second Attempt Passed****Passed****

ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
Well last week i failed my 290 with about 2 hours of study time with a 698. I decided to go over some things in the MS Press book and also purchased the Exam Cram book. Finished the Exam Cram book this morning and decided i learned what i failed on last time.

Got this thing booked for tomorrow at 2pm will let you guys know how i did.
CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
Cisco CCENT In Progress
MCP Server 291 In Progress
C|EH In Progress

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  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Only 13 Hours to go. Just got home from work and its currently 1am eastern standard time. Going to cram for a few hours and then go to bed. Wake up cram for a few more hours and run some labs on the server downstairs.


    Hopefully i can knock this one out tomorrow so i can move on to my last exam for my MCSA.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • gravyjoegravyjoe Member Posts: 260
    Getting a 698 is like a football game in overtime, and the other team wins by a field goal. I think you'll pass it this time. I admire your persistence. Let us know how you did. Good luck :)
    The biggest risk in life is not taking one.
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Why are you going for an exam with only 2 hours of study? icon_scratch.gif

    no offence but thats stupid. even if you had loads of experiance i would read the book over at least once.

    imo, take more time on learning the material properly. sounds like your trying to rush the exam just to scrap a pass and move on. You'll get little from your certs if thats how you go about them.

    Good luck on your next attempt.
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    Bsc (hons) Network Computing - 1st Class
    WIP: Msc advanced networking
  • amp2030amp2030 Member Posts: 253
    nel wrote:
    Why are you going for an exam with only 2 hours of study? icon_scratch.gif

    no offence but thats stupid. even if you had loads of experiance i would read the book over at least once.

    imo, take more time on learning the material properly. sounds like your trying to rush the exam just to scrap a pass and move on. You'll get little from your certs if thats how you go about them.

    Good luck on your next attempt.

    Two pages answering this question here: http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40382 icon_lol.gif

    Better luck this time, ULWiz!
  • nelnel Member Posts: 2,859 ■□□□□□□□□□
    amp2030 wrote:
    nel wrote:
    Why are you going for an exam with only 2 hours of study? icon_scratch.gif

    no offence but thats stupid. even if you had loads of experiance i would read the book over at least once.

    imo, take more time on learning the material properly. sounds like your trying to rush the exam just to scrap a pass and move on. You'll get little from your certs if thats how you go about them.

    Good luck on your next attempt.

    Two pages answering this question here: http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40382 icon_lol.gif

    Better luck this time, ULWiz!

    Ahh, im not in the M$ forums too often :D
    Xbox Live: Bring It On

    Bsc (hons) Network Computing - 1st Class
    WIP: Msc advanced networking
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    I guess someone else already answered that. Yes the first time i did go in with only two hours of study time to try and pass this cert. Since then i did read the entire Exam Cram Book for this cert and practiced some stuff downstairs on my server. Also did some labs from the ms press book. The reason why i went in and took it the first time is that i had two years of using server 2003 on my home network and just felt the objectives listed for the exam were not that hard.
    As you can see i only missed a pass by maybe one question.

    Not trying to rush anything here i just felt i was ready to pass the exam the first time. This time i feel even more prepared for it.


    Only 5 hours to go. Just woke up got about 7 hours of sleep before my daughter woke me up.
    Hitting the books for the next 4 hours and running over some things on the server again.



    Wish a brother luck. Will post a pass or fail again.

    Hopefully i will list a pass this time and not a fail.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    I feel like my head is going to pop. Been cramming for the last 3 hours.

    Only 2 and a half hours to go at this point.

    Hopefully i can pass my exam today so i can move onto 291.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Well about to leave in 30 minutes. Feel like i got a really good grasp of the material and review the topics i failed on last time.


    Will post a pass or fail when i get back
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Well i took the exam again. Exam was way harder than last time i took it and i felt i got questions and topics that where not covered in the Exam Cram book to well.


    Got a 740 on it this time.


    THanks to the forum and members as always for the help in answering questions.

    The technotes are always a great help for any exam here.


    Finally on to the 291 and then CCENT exam
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Congrats!
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    This is my second Microsoft Cert Besides the MCTS Vista Cert i took.

    Do i get anything for passing this cert like a new certificate or anything.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Yes, you get a thumbs up. icon_thumright.gif As for a new certificate, nope. 290 only helps you get closer to getting your MCSA certificate.
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    hahahah nice. Was not sure if you got a MCP card or anything. I guess i will just have to slay the beast next to get that next certificate.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • amp2030amp2030 Member Posts: 253
    Good job!!

    So then I'll take it, you'll study, what, 5 hours, and schedule the beast for next week, then?

    icon_eek.gif
  • mamonomamono Member Posts: 776 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! :D From what I have read, the beast takes a bit of studying to really conquer. Good luck.
  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    ULWiz wrote:
    hahahah nice. Was not sure if you got a MCP card or anything. I guess i will just have to slay the beast next to get that next certificate.

    Don't forget to submit your A+ and Network+ to Microsoft so when you do pass 70-291, you'll have your MCSA.
    http://certification.comptia.org/mcsa/default.aspx
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” - Harry F. Banks
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Yeah i believe i put in about 9 hours of study time for the 290.
    For the 291 i am going to take a few months of study time so i can review the 290 objectives and concepts so i can build and understand the concepts for 291.

    Definately not going to rush the 291 at all.

    I was actually thinking about putting the 291 on hold and taking my CCENT Exam.
    Got a decent setup downstairs so i am thinking about getting my first cisco cert and then going back to the 291.

    Got the following Cisco Gear not sure if i need anything else:

    1x 2610 Router
    1x 2620 Router
    2x 2924 Switches
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • amp2030amp2030 Member Posts: 253
    We have similar goals. I plan on getting 291 and the MCSA out of the way, hopefully this year, then CCENT, CCNA, then finish up MCSE. After CCENT I'll start applying for jobs.

    I don't have any CISCO gear yet. icon_eek.gif I should get on it but I don't know where to start. I'll probably end up doing most of the work on virtual stuff, at least at first, while I build my lab.
  • ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Yeah amp nothing wrong with doing it on packet tracer or boson. Many people pass their CCNA with just using these. I like the hands on stuff and have been working with my gear for a while.


    Wish you the best of luck on everything you do.
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
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