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« on: July 11, 2006, 03:53:00 pm »

Sorry if this is a repost, i think I asked this some time ago but cannot find it.

I just signed up for my first one today, for tomorrow. Its for 70-290 (managing w2k3 server). I'm a little nervous, I can do all the tasks listed in teh book but when it comes to the sample tests i dont do as well as i'd like.
I was wondering what to expect like, how long does it take to get the results, how many questions, what is the grading scale like, and many more things that I cannot remember now.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 09:39:45 pm »

I have given 2 Windows NT exams and 4 MCSD exams.

The current model is an adaptive exam where you get a question of a difficulty level 5 (just an example). If you get that question right you might get the next one at the same level and if you get that right then the difficulty level will go to 6.

Lets say you got that right too, next one might be 6 or 7.
Lets say you got that wrong , next one might be 6 or 5.

There is a complex algorithm which determines the difficulty level,

Normally after 20 - 22 question it figures out if you are pass or failed. This is when I gave exam a while ago, not sure if it has changed now.

As far as the result goes, you will get it on the screen within 10 - 15 seconds of you finishing the test.

You should do the practice tests as many as you can. Rather than giving you more knowledge it sets your mind for exam's pace.

I can't remember a whole lot of details either so hope this helps.

Good luck
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 01:49:27 pm »

thanks, im pretty damn nervous about it... but if i fail it oh well, ill just retake it
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 09:57:31 pm »

It was 42 questions
to pass you had to get at least a 700 (they dont tell you how much the q's are worth) and I got a 715 :justbarely:



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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 10:55:38 pm »

So, you're certified now?
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2006, 11:03:34 pm »

Quote from: msimmons
It was 42 questions
to pass you had to get at least a 700 (they dont tell you how much the q's are worth) and I got a 715 :justbarely:

Good on ya mate
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 02:16:59 pm »

Thanks

Offically a Microsoft Certified Professional now, next step is Microsoft Certified Server Administrator.
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 02:48:07 pm »

 Congratulations indeed!
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 11:53:07 pm »

Nice one Simmo  Can you take my .net exams for me? Cheers mate, much appreciated, there's a couple of brews in it for ya

Don't get me started on the AIX ones, farking hell!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2006, 01:25:47 pm »

I would but me and .net havent made peace yet... still a love hate relationship there.
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2006, 11:23:24 pm »

Yeah it tends to do that will some silly practices..!
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2006, 02:04:38 pm »

just got the book for my next one (070-291)... its alot of tcp/ip & dns whatnot... things I usualy come running here for help on

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2006, 10:05:34 pm »

Good luck again then
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