Re: Study Materials
Well now we are getting somewhere! Apologies to you as well for not
following your question as intended. IMHO, Transcender practice exams
(http://www.transcender.com) are the only practice exams that come close
to simulating an actual test environment. I hope that helps more! Good
Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor
"TWilliams" <TWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Of course no one can teach me how to be a good test taker, and if that's what
> seem to be coming across, of having someone teach me to be a good test taker,
> than I do apologize, b/c that can not be taught, unless the person knows
> you.. So you are correct in your assessment. What I am asking is however if
> there are any exam prep materials with nothing but MCDST questions. B/c
> although I have read the book and took the practice exam and passed & failed
> some, when reviewing and taking the exam over again, I pass, and that is
> because I have already studied the answers, based on me reviewing what I have
> What I am looking for are some fresh new questions, to really see if I have
> the grasp of what is going on. I have had several computer classes in MCDST
> as well as MCSE, a whole serious of them. My instructor goes over the ones I
> failed, and when I answer them correctly she realizes I understand the
> concept and how to do it, but seem to have missed the beat when taking the
> exam. I guess it is the questions. How they are not somewhat straight forward
> enough for me, but can be tricky, so I have learned to take my time when
> answering a question b/c there is always one word or sentence that can throw
> you off.
> If there are any materials the offer all exam prep testing questions for
> MCDST, please inform me. If not, than I will continue to study smarter, b/c
> the studying harder I have been doing...LOL
> "Michael D. Alligood" wrote:
> > Teaching someone to be a good test taker is difficult in a newsgroup. I
> > know nothing about you. I have taught hundreds of students that think
> > they know the material, but do not and fail sitting the exam. Then I
> > have taught individuals that serious can do some serious
> > troubleshooting, but are not test takers.
> > Why do you think you are not a good test taker? Is it because of the
> > scores you are receiving? Are you sure you know all you can know about
> > the product you want to test out on? Have you reviewed the skills
> > measured as prescribed by Microsoft for the 70-271 exam
> > (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/ex...271.mspx#EXD)? Are you as
> > proficient in them as you believe? Do you get anxious while taking the
> > practice exams and rush through them? Are you worried about running out
> > of time?
> > Believe it or not, and if you review my past posts, I have discouraged
> > individuals from looking at their practice scores when finalizing their
> > studying for a test. I believe it makes them second guess themselves. I
> > believe this not because I have found it to be just my opinion, but I
> > have seen it first hand in numerous students. I have seen one of my
> > smartest students sit there and doubt their abilities and knowledge.
> > Only you know what you know. Only you can answer your question honestly.
> > Because only you will be sitting in that chair when taking the test.
> > Now if you have some objectives that you are unsure of and want to
> > bounce them around the newsgroups, we will be more than happy to help!
> > But if you have to have an answer to your question, and mine did not
> > make you think, I would answer you by saying; study harder, study
> > smarter.
> > --
> > Michael D. Alligood
> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> > CIW Certified Instructor
> > "TWilliams" <TWilliams@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8EF103F4-F7DD-4BCB-8494-3690622DDC36@microsoft.com:
> > > Hello Everyone.
> > >
> > > I need your assistance in recommending some good studying materials to pass
> > > the 70-271 exam. I am having problems and scoring medium to low. I know what
> > > I am talking about, but I can't pass the test. I am not a good test taker at
> > > all. I am more a hands on person. I have purchased the Measure Up CD and
> > > practice, practice, practice and practice, but when I get in that room you
> > > would think I have not practice or do not know anything. I have also read,
> > > and read some more, take notes and everything, and still can not seem to do
> > > well on the exam.
> > >
> > > I try not to over analyze the questions, and come up with the best possible
> > > solutions for the problem that is given to me, but still no luck. I need
> > > help.. I need to know if there are any materials out there with all exam prep
> > > questions that I can use to prepare myself better for the exam. I am at a
> > > lost right now and need to pass 70-271.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Thanks
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