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      08-10-2006
Took it at end of July. What a joke of an exam. No way to prep for this
thing. Completely undocumented off subject questions like "security hashes"?

I bought Harry B's 3 SBS books, sold/support SBS 2003 for 3 yrs, use it in
my test and production systems and I fail with a 670 needing 700.
30% SBS and biz ?'s Ok fine. I have no idea what MS is thinking here on the
rest of the exam.
MCSE I passed 6 out of 6 first try. A+, Novell, etc same thing. Prepared and
conquered. This exam is an insult to our intelligence and experience IMO.
I read alot of the previous posts and same experience by so many? Are you
even listening MS?
 
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      08-10-2006
Hi Tom,

The 70-282 exam is not an exam about Small Business Server, rather about
small business. It is not meant to be an easy exam, though if I had my way
it would have been harder. I am honestly surprised to hear the number of
people who complain that they failed, but am encouraged to hear that they are
all failing with 650-675. That gives me hope that they leave the exam
knowing what they need to pass the next time.

I am curious to know which MCSE you passed in 6 exams, and can only assume
that it is NT 4.0 (MCSE 2000 required 7, MCSE 2003 requires 8 I believe). I
know that in the first few years of the cert program the exams were much
easier, and it is of comfort to me and many others that they have gotten
harder over the years - it preserves the integrity of the program and makes
your certs meaningful.

Good luck and let us know how you do on the re-write! If you contact me
off-site I can send you an e-mail I wrote to help someone on this exam.
newsgroups at mitchgarvis dot com.

M

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"TheDude(Tom)" wrote:

> Took it at end of July. What a joke of an exam. No way to prep for this
> thing. Completely undocumented off subject questions like "security hashes"?
>
> I bought Harry B's 3 SBS books, sold/support SBS 2003 for 3 yrs, use it in
> my test and production systems and I fail with a 670 needing 700.
> 30% SBS and biz ?'s Ok fine. I have no idea what MS is thinking here on the
> rest of the exam.
> MCSE I passed 6 out of 6 first try. A+, Novell, etc same thing. Prepared and
> conquered. This exam is an insult to our intelligence and experience IMO.
> I read alot of the previous posts and same experience by so many? Are you
> even listening MS?

 
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      08-10-2006
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> I am curious to know which MCSE you passed in 6 exams, and can only
> assume that it is NT 4.0 (MCSE 2000 required 7, MCSE 2003 requires 8
> I believe). I know that in the first few years of the cert program
> the exams were much easier, and it is of comfort to me and many
> others that they have gotten harder over the years - it preserves the
> integrity of the program and makes your certs meaningful.
>

Aren't there 6 M$ exams (+ 1 non-M$ elective) to pass the MCSE. That's what I
was thinking he meant anyways.
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      08-10-2006
TY for the replies.
"I am honestly surprised to hear the number of
people who complain that they failed, but am encouraged to hear that they are
all failing with 650-675. That gives me hope that they leave the exam
knowing what they need to pass the next time."

Surprised? I have no idea what to study after taking this exam. The
REASON experienced tech/consultants like myself are failing with the same
score is due to the percentage of (around 30% of test questions) arcane,
tripwire type questions that can't be tied to any areas of preparation.
And you defend this type of test hardening? Give me double the questions
and keep them relevant to the needed knowledge to support SBS and small/med
biz solutions, I'd pass no prob.
I support a difficult "on subject" MCP test for SBS but this is not the way
to do it.
Nobody wants a paper (wizard pusher) cert in this important area.
I know my dhcp,dns, AD, GPO's, tcp/ip, IE6, IIS6, Exchange, Winserver 2003,
licensing, CL tools, proper solution /customer matching biz stuff they just
didn't ask me enough about them is my point.

As to my previous tests, yes they were on NT4 and in my opinion, there has
never been an easy path to MCSE. The product just got more feature laden in
2000 and 2003.

I appreciate the chance to discuss(vent-lol) and care about my clients and
the MS relationship. But I feel I don't need MS 's blessing in my career to
succeed anymore through certs. It's all a ruse(hoop jumping) to me now. I ,
like most taking the exams just want access to as much assistance in
marketing my firm/self as possible. Like some other posters here I'll stick
to straight MCSE tests where I'm tested fairly and squarely on my performance
abilities and not on some tech writer trying to trip me with minutiae.

"TheDude(Tom)" wrote:

> Took it at end of July. What a joke of an exam. No way to prep for this
> thing. Completely undocumented off subject questions like "security hashes"?
>
> I bought Harry B's 3 SBS books, sold/support SBS 2003 for 3 yrs, use it in
> my test and production systems and I fail with a 670 needing 700.
> 30% SBS and biz ?'s Ok fine. I have no idea what MS is thinking here on the
> rest of the exam.
> MCSE I passed 6 out of 6 first try. A+, Novell, etc same thing. Prepared and
> conquered. This exam is an insult to our intelligence and experience IMO.
> I read alot of the previous posts and same experience by so many? Are you
> even listening MS?

 
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