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Scott Mc
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      05-26-2005
Thankyou to all that have submitted relative material in relation to
preparing for the 70-272 exams.

Although I have had some time to prepare for this test within an employed
role of Helpdesk for my company, I still feel ill prepared.

I have read and worked with all the microsoft press material for exams 70-
271/ and 272.
I have read the exam cram 2 book, bought and flicked throught the microsoft
office specialist guide (office 2003 edition) books.

With all this preparation, I feel after taking a number of practice exams
from the Measure Up facilities, that alot of duplication is present between
the 2 exams. Exam 271 (Which I passed 850) in hind-sight wasn't too bad, and
was what I would expect from an exam on the XP Desktop environment. However
I cannot recipriocate the feeling with the preparation I having to take for
exam 272. Outlook Express was covered in 271 with its news groups and the
like. It rears its ugly head again in preparation for 272 along with other
XP OS materials.

Not only this, I show a certain amount of distaste toward the wording of
certain questions and the accuracy of the microsoft press books. With an
abundance of typographical errors and some which could be see as long
extenuations of preference, over that of real world, via solutions to
preparation materials and situation deposed in the books. Alot of the
questions are trivial preferential based antics which wouldn't be allowed in
any real world network environment via domain "doom and gloom" group
policy's.

I would love microsoft exams to be based on the relative practices at hand,
and just the explusion of blithering trival knowledge that any real helpdesk
person should be able to find with the avaliable material afforded them now
in Paperback and Online. Some these exam trial questions are $64,000
questions that don't give you an oportunity to defend yourself with the
avaliable materials that you, would or should have being in microsofts ideal
world, If you don't know the answer.

However, with the knowledge I have armed myself with here, the most
practical I have seen so far is:
Read, lots of practice tests and cover the C/E 2 review sheet prior to entry
of the exam..
Is there anything anyone can offer to help prepare and put and otherwise
stressed mind to rest prior to monday.

Thankyou
Scott


 
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mavis
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      05-26-2005
Scott Mc wrote:
> Thankyou to all that have submitted relative material in relation to
> preparing for the 70-272 exams.
>
> Although I have had some time to prepare for this test within an employed
> role of Helpdesk for my company, I still feel ill prepared.
>
> I have read and worked with all the microsoft press material for exams 70-
> 271/ and 272.
> I have read the exam cram 2 book, bought and flicked throught the microsoft
> office specialist guide (office 2003 edition) books.
>
> With all this preparation, I feel after taking a number of practice exams
> from the Measure Up facilities, that alot of duplication is present between
> the 2 exams. Exam 271 (Which I passed 850) in hind-sight wasn't too bad, and
> was what I would expect from an exam on the XP Desktop environment. However
> I cannot recipriocate the feeling with the preparation I having to take for
> exam 272. Outlook Express was covered in 271 with its news groups and the
> like. It rears its ugly head again in preparation for 272 along with other
> XP OS materials.
>
> Not only this, I show a certain amount of distaste toward the wording of
> certain questions and the accuracy of the microsoft press books. With an
> abundance of typographical errors and some which could be see as long
> extenuations of preference, over that of real world, via solutions to
> preparation materials and situation deposed in the books. Alot of the
> questions are trivial preferential based antics which wouldn't be allowed in
> any real world network environment via domain "doom and gloom" group
> policy's.
>
> I would love microsoft exams to be based on the relative practices at hand,
> and just the explusion of blithering trival knowledge that any real helpdesk
> person should be able to find with the avaliable material afforded them now
> in Paperback and Online. Some these exam trial questions are $64,000
> questions that don't give you an oportunity to defend yourself with the
> avaliable materials that you, would or should have being in microsofts ideal
> world, If you don't know the answer.
>
> However, with the knowledge I have armed myself with here, the most
> practical I have seen so far is:
> Read, lots of practice tests and cover the C/E 2 review sheet prior to entry
> of the exam..
> Is there anything anyone can offer to help prepare and put and otherwise
> stressed mind to rest prior to monday.
>
> Thankyou
> Scott
>
>

Passed the second exam this week (yahh for me!) found the second exam
more real world questions. I didnt feel ready for my second exam I did
many practice tests but only ever passed the proper exam.

if my exam was anything to go by then it should be easy enough for
anyone who has gone through the ms book and uses outlook.

hope this helps and good luck
 
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Larry
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      05-26-2005
i took the exam yesterday and for me it was easier then the 70-271. most of
it was straight forward, i had like 3 or 4 questions that didn't seem to
have the right answer listed. most of it seemed to be on oe, ie, windows
firewall and anti virus. i used the ms press self training book by walter
glenn and mcdst exams by timothy warner along with the measureup practice
tests on the cd.


"Scott Mc" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thankyou to all that have submitted relative material in relation to
> preparing for the 70-272 exams.
>
> Although I have had some time to prepare for this test within an employed
> role of Helpdesk for my company, I still feel ill prepared.
>
> I have read and worked with all the microsoft press material for exams 70-
> 271/ and 272.
> I have read the exam cram 2 book, bought and flicked throught the
> microsoft office specialist guide (office 2003 edition) books.
>
> With all this preparation, I feel after taking a number of practice exams
> from the Measure Up facilities, that alot of duplication is present
> between the 2 exams. Exam 271 (Which I passed 850) in hind-sight wasn't
> too bad, and was what I would expect from an exam on the XP Desktop
> environment. However I cannot recipriocate the feeling with the
> preparation I having to take for exam 272. Outlook Express was covered in
> 271 with its news groups and the like. It rears its ugly head again in
> preparation for 272 along with other XP OS materials.
>
> Not only this, I show a certain amount of distaste toward the wording of
> certain questions and the accuracy of the microsoft press books. With an
> abundance of typographical errors and some which could be see as long
> extenuations of preference, over that of real world, via solutions to
> preparation materials and situation deposed in the books. Alot of the
> questions are trivial preferential based antics which wouldn't be allowed
> in any real world network environment via domain "doom and gloom" group
> policy's.
>
> I would love microsoft exams to be based on the relative practices at
> hand, and just the explusion of blithering trival knowledge that any real
> helpdesk person should be able to find with the avaliable material
> afforded them now in Paperback and Online. Some these exam trial questions
> are $64,000 questions that don't give you an oportunity to defend yourself
> with the avaliable materials that you, would or should have being in
> microsofts ideal world, If you don't know the answer.
>
> However, with the knowledge I have armed myself with here, the most
> practical I have seen so far is:
> Read, lots of practice tests and cover the C/E 2 review sheet prior to
> entry of the exam..
> Is there anything anyone can offer to help prepare and put and otherwise
> stressed mind to rest prior to monday.
>
> Thankyou
> Scott
>



 
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