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Anyone else get the invite for the Server+ 2009 beta?

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    meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    Well if they would send out those damn voucher they might start getting people :p:p

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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    meadIT wrote: »
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    I Just checked. Been three weeks since she told me that she'll send me the voucher. If she wants me to take it until the end of the month then she better hurry.
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    PC509PC509 Member Posts: 804 ■■■■■■□□□□
    KGhaleon wrote: »
    http://certification.comptia.org/resources/objectives/CompTIA%20Server+%20Objectives%202009.pdf

    Looks kind of intimidating, I may have to step this one down while working on my MCAS. <_<



    It's not too bad if you have any server experience. It isn't too in depth, just an overview of the technologies.

    I'd say go for it, man. You have nothing to lose.
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    BreadfanBreadfan Member Posts: 282 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I will taking mine on 5-22-09 (after taking the 71-680 on 5-18-09) icon_surprised.gif

    Thanks for the info on the exam. I am hitting the W7 exam as hard as I can and if then whatever time is left I will study for the Server+. I hope the way they ask questions have changed. If not, that's what I will add in my comments; if I have time that is.

    Isn't it 130 questions in 90 minutes? Daanngg...

    Good luck to all taking it.
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    msteinhilbermsteinhilber Member Posts: 1,480 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Just got back from Prometric, I thought this test was exceptionally easy. Walked out the door with a handful of questions commented on in about 35 minutes. Anybody who has been around servers and basic troubleshooting for a little while should have no problems with this. I have spent a number of years designing, building, and installing various server configurations from small business to large enterprises and has spent the past couple of years mostly on the administration side and that mix seemed to make this a cakewalk.

    Was funny with some of the SCSI stuff that I got hit with though.
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    apena7apena7 Member Posts: 351
    Thanks for the update.
    I'm taking this exam on Saturday.

    Looks like it's nothing but studying RAID and SCSI for the rest of the week!
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    leefdaddyleefdaddy Member Posts: 405
    Just filled out the form, we'll see what happens.
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    JaggedJagged Member Posts: 67 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Was funny with some of the SCSI stuff that I got hit with though.
    Did you comment on those being outdated?
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    steve_fsteve_f Member Posts: 97 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Voucher received today, exam booked for 30 May.

    I don't have much time to study for it though. I took the sample 10 questions on the CompTIA website and got 6 of them right.
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    Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    apena7 wrote: »
    Thanks for the update.
    I'm taking this exam on Saturday.

    Looks like it's nothing but studying RAID and SCSI for the rest of the week!

    Study anything in the objectives that look like they are a weak point for you.
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    rwwest7rwwest7 Member Posts: 300
    Just took the exam this morning. I may as well update my profile to say Server + certified without even waiting for the results. This was one easy exam. Lots and lots of basics. I didn't get any outdated SCSI questions like was mentioned. RAID was hit hard, but in an easy way. Nothing too complicated like I was expecting.
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,052 Admin
    steve_f wrote: »
    I don't have much time to study for it though. I took the sample 10 questions on the CompTIA website and got 6 of them right.
    A practice test for a beta exam? That's very odd. What's the link?
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    Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    JDMurray wrote: »
    A practice test for a beta exam? That's very odd. What's the link?

    I think the sample test in question is the 10 question Sample Test available through CompTIA's website for the current Server+ exam.

    I took the sample for the current Server+ exam and scored 8 out of 10 the day I went into the beta exam.
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    azjagazjag Member Posts: 579 ■■■■■■■□□□
    A funny thing happened on the way to the testing center. Due to scheduling times I ended up booking a test center that was a little further away than my usual test site. I arrived there at 8:45am to take a 9am test. Found that as of the 24th of April the test center had moved. When I scheduled the test on May 2nd it still had the old address listed and my confirmation listed the old address. Needless to say I made it to the new test center by 9:15am.

    The test was a little heavy on RAID questions in my opinion. All in all there were a few trick questions, some splitting hairs and some that could have been worded better. Not a bad test though.
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    carboncopycarboncopy Member Posts: 259
    I got a voucher but all dates are booked for testing where I live so there is no way I can take before June icon_sad.gif
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    azjagazjag Member Posts: 579 ■■■■■■■□□□
    carboncopy wrote: »
    I got a voucher but all dates are booked for testing where I live so there is no way I can take before June icon_sad.gif

    If the test site is convenient call them and see if they can fit you in. Some test sites will accept walk-ins. This test, for example, has a 2hr window to take and only takes ~45 minutes. Depending on skill level and knowledge. They might be able to squeeze you in, or had a last minute cancellation that was not reported to prometric. It helps if your schedule is flexible and can step away to take a test.

    Best of luck.
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    carboncopycarboncopy Member Posts: 259
    azjag wrote: »
    If the test site is convenient call them and see if they can fit you in. Some test sites will accept walk-ins. This test, for example, has a 2hr window to take and only takes ~45 minutes. Depending on skill level and knowledge. They might be able to squeeze you in, or had a last minute cancellation that was not reported to prometric. It helps if your schedule is flexible and can step away to take a test.

    Best of luck.

    A new test site for Pearson VUE appeared out of the blue here and I was able to book it got May 20th :)
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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    carboncopy wrote: »
    I got a voucher but all dates are booked for testing where I live so there is no way I can take before June icon_sad.gif

    Heh, I wouldn't mind having that voucher then :p

    Seriously, I still haven't received mine and I got her confirmation three weeks ago. She keeps answering all sorts of stupid questions (tried to get the voucher that way) but ignores mails about the voucher .. She keeps telling me to take it until the end of May ... I AM NOT PAYING FOR IT DAMMIT ...

    I give up me thinks .. Fook it ...
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    carboncopycarboncopy Member Posts: 259
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    Heh, I wouldn't mind having that voucher then :p

    Seriously, I still haven't received mine and I got her confirmation three weeks ago. She keeps answering all sorts of stupid questions (tried to get the voucher that way) but ignores mails about the voucher .. She keeps telling me to take it until the end of May ... I AM NOT PAYING FOR IT DAMMIT ...

    I give up me thinks .. Fook it ...


    Weird... As soon as I got the email I replied and next thing you know a few minutes later I had he voucher #
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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    VuE or Prometric ?
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    NinjaBoyNinjaBoy Member Posts: 968
    carboncopy wrote: »
    I got a voucher but all dates are booked for testing where I live so there is no way I can take before June icon_sad.gif

    Have you asked if you can exchange the voucher for the other one (if the original voucher was for Prometric, see if they can change it to Vue or vice versa)?

    I had problems with the first voucher Comptia sent out for Prometric - they tried to work out the errors, but in the end exchanged the Prometric voucher for a Vue one.

    -ken
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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Finally got an "oops" email from her and a voucher code. BUT .. it is not working .. sigh ... Really losing interest now ... quickly ...

    Edit: Flipping hell, phoned up Prometric .. was a problem in their system. Now signed up for the Windows 7 Beta and Server+ Beta on the 18th .. fun day :p
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    darkerosxxdarkerosxx Banned Posts: 1,343
    Took the exam this morning and it wasn't that bad. I had taken some random online Server+ 2005 practice exams available around the web and the questions on the Server+ 2009 beta were a lot easier.

    If you study and are familiar with the topics covered on the list JDMurray linked, you'll likely be fine.
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    desertmousedesertmouse Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Took it this AM after the Network+. I was hoping it'd be a little harder. Like previous posters I thought there were a LOT of gimmie questions around RAID and SCSI. And some OLD tech questions. I was hoping for a more technical exam, maybe they'll re-organize the objectives before the final release. My $.02
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    apena7apena7 Member Posts: 351
    I took the exam on Saturday and found it be to pretty straightforward.
    From my experience, comptia has the most poorly worded questions, but this exam was better than average. I only commented on a handful of questions (mostly grammatical errors). I finished with an hour to spare (you are allowed 2 hours, which surprised me since I thought we were only allowed 90 minutes).

    I'm sure that I passed. But even if I didn't, I wouldn't cry about it. This exam was for the fun of it (although a freebie cert would be nice ;)).
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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Did the exam today .. must say it was quite easy (working over 10 years in that area though).

    Some questions just didn't make sense... or at least the answers didn't ..... Don't want to say anything to break the NDA, but imagine a question

    "Which material should be used if you want to mirror yourself in"

    1. Polished silver
    2. Glas
    3. Chrome

    Choose one.

    You know what i mean ? Basically about 5 questions I had could have had two correct answers :p

    But he - its a beta so I gave them my comments. Probably just read too much into it ..
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    Megadeth4168Megadeth4168 Member Posts: 2,157
    Gomjaba wrote: »
    Did the exam today .. must say it was quite easy (working over 10 years in that area though).

    Some questions just didn't make sense... or at least the answers didn't ..... Don't want to say anything to break the NDA, but imagine a question

    "Which material should be used if you want to mirror yourself in"

    1. Polished silver
    2. Glas
    3. Chrome

    Choose one.

    You know what i mean ? Basically about 5 questions I had could have had two correct answers :p

    But he - its a beta so I gave them my comments. Probably just read too much into it ..

    I don't think you read too much into it... Like you said it's a Beta. I had a few of those questions as well... I made sure to leave comments so they knew where I was coming from when I answered.
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    jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't think you read too much into it... Like you said it's a Beta. I had a few of those questions as well... I made sure to leave comments so they knew where I was coming from when I answered.

    Yepp, I even add to those questions why the others ones are wrong :p
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    motogpmanmotogpman Member Posts: 412
    After several emails back and forth to her, her last email asked for me to select a testing center, which I did that same day, and no reply as of today. Is this still being offered or is it over and she isn't sending out emails stating as such?
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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,052 Admin
    OK, I've posted a blog article on where to find information on each topic in the 2009 Server+ exam objectives. This link farm article is still missing a few links, so if you know of any good Web pages for the unlinked topics, please PM them to me.

    CompTIA Server+ 2009 Objectives Where-to-find-it TechExams.net Blogs
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