without breaking the NDA, those of you that have taken the 290 and 270 tests. did you think it made the 270 a bit easier after taking the 290? im in the process of studying for the 270 now that i have the 290 out of the way. im planning to knock it out before the end of the month. i took the 270 about 2 years ago and failed. that was at the beginning of my college career and i was in the process of taking a XP class. i got a 601 at the time. a few buddies of mine have been telling me that since ive passed the 290 the 270 should be easier if i take it while the 290 stuff is fresh in my mind.