Apparently the 5th time is the charm

pmmcateerpmmcateer Posts: 22Member ■□□□□□□□□□
6th months & 5 tests later...I finally passed the damn thing with an 889!! Ah, I swear I was giving up after this one, this has been a very tough experience failing over and over. After the first test I realized it was not a test I was going to breeze through relying on my experience since I have used and administered XP for 4 years plus. I took the final four seriously. First test was like 580, then the next three were all 632 (I was so upset the second two times having the exact same score...thought there was a flaw somewhere seriously).

I used the MS Press, Exam Cram, virtual PC and this site for studying...and the fact that I took the thing five times probably helped being I saw many questions that were familiar from previous tests. I was stubborn about Transcender and didn't want to spend 70 bucks on practice exams when the subject is something I have done for 4 years (Probably would have passed 3 tests ago eh?). This site was a great last minute review for me so thank you for that.

On to 290, hopefully it is as similar to the 270 as everyone says. I already have the MS press for it. So don't feel bad if you are on test three, I failed four times before I finally got it. icon_cheers.gif

Big Woot,
Patrick

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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned
    I think I've had enough to drink to believe that's the way that expression is supposed to go... congrats!
  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Posts: 2,059Banned
    I've never understood why this test is deemed so difficult.

    The hardest part for me was getting blindsided by RIS because I had never used it. They should have updated the test for WDS but i think its just too long in the tooth to do that now.
    I got a fortune cookie that said "Outlook not so good" and I thought to myself "Yeah...but Microsoft sells it anyway."
  • JockVSJockJockVSJock Posts: 1,118Member
    Congrads on the pass, also respect on not giving up!
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  • thuggthugg Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats and good luck on the next exam, you are going to ace it.
  • kamarulazrinkamarulazrin Posts: 7Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    The most I've ever heard of people retaking their test/exam was a friend of mine who took his driving test 3 times before passing. You, my friend, are on a different level - wherever that is.

    Congrats!!Superb persistence & determination!!icon_cheers.gif
  • WilliamK99WilliamK99 Posts: 278Member
    pmmcateer wrote: »
    6th months & 5 tests later...I finally passed the damn thing with an 889!! Ah, I swear I was giving up after this one, this has been a very tough experience failing over and over. After the first test I realized it was not a test I was going to breeze through relying on my experience since I have used and administered XP for 4 years plus. I took the final four seriously. First test was like 580, then the next three were all 632 (I was so upset the second two times having the exact same score...thought there was a flaw somewhere seriously).

    I used the MS Press, Exam Cram, virtual PC and this site for studying...and the fact that I took the thing five times probably helped being I saw many questions that were familiar from previous tests. I was stubborn about Transcender and didn't want to spend 70 bucks on practice exams when the subject is something I have done for 4 years (Probably would have passed 3 tests ago eh?). This site was a great last minute review for me so thank you for that.

    On to 290, hopefully it is as similar to the 270 as everyone says. I already have the MS press for it. So don't feel bad if you are on test three, I failed four times before I finally got it. icon_cheers.gif

    Big Woot,
    Patrick

    For anyone familiar with the old Budweiser ads...

    Here's to you Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy. When the going got tough, you kept on going... The 1st time, wasn't good enough, no, you had to take the exam not twice, not three times, not even 4 times. No, you went for the whole enchilada, 5 TIMES.... So crack open a nice ice cold Bud Light Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy...You put the perserve into Persevence....

    (I hope somebody on this board gets the above reference)
  • ResevenReseven Posts: 237Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    WilliamK99 wrote: »
    For anyone familiar with the old Budweiser ads...

    Here's to you Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy. When the going got tough, you kept on going... The 1st time, wasn't good enough, no, you had to take the exam not twice, not three times, not even 4 times. No, you went for the whole enchilada, 5 TIMES.... So crack open a nice ice cold Bud Light Mr. Windows CP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy...You put the perserve into Persevence....

    (I hope somebody on this board gets the above reference)
    I got it!!!
    Good one!

    Oh, and pmmcateer... congratz!!!
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  • drewkegdrewkeg Posts: 61Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    WilliamK99 wrote: »
    For anyone familiar with the old Budweiser ads...

    Here's to you Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy. When the going got tough, you kept on going... The 1st time, wasn't good enough, no, you had to take the exam not twice, not three times, not even 4 times. No, you went for the whole enchilada, 5 TIMES.... So crack open a nice ice cold Bud Light Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy...You put the perserve into Persevence....

    (I hope somebody on this board gets the above reference)

    very funny!! Classic! icon_thumright.gif


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  • pmmcateerpmmcateer Posts: 22Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    WilliamK99 wrote: »
    For anyone familiar with the old Budweiser ads...

    Here's to you Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy. When the going got tough, you kept on going... The 1st time, wasn't good enough, no, you had to take the exam not twice, not three times, not even 4 times. No, you went for the whole enchilada, 5 TIMES.... So crack open a nice ice cold Bud Light Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy...You put the perserve into Persevence....

    (I hope somebody on this board gets the above reference)

    LMAO...nice William. I like the Halftime Scoreboard Marriage proposal guy..."you've combined the three things that matter the most, your Favorite Team, the love of your life, and lots and lots of attention (Look at MEEEEE!)"

    Your first proposal, her hand in marriage. Your second proposal, two more jumbo chili cheese dogs!
  • leefdaddyleefdaddy Posts: 405Member
    Congrats! Way to stick with it!
    Dustin Leefers
  • snadamsnadam Posts: 2,234Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    WilliamK99 wrote: »
    For anyone familiar with the old Budweiser ads...

    Here's to you Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy. When the going got tough, you kept on going... The 1st time, wasn't good enough, no, you had to take the exam not twice, not three times, not even 4 times. No, you went for the whole enchilada, 5 TIMES.... So crack open a nice ice cold Bud Light Mr. Windows XP Professional test, taking it 5 times guy...You put the perserve into Persevence....

    (I hope somebody on this board gets the above reference)
    Mr-Windows-XP-Professional-MCP-test-taaaker-guyyy....

    icon_lol.gif congrats and you have SOME determination!
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