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That Guy
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      07-19-2006
I am preparing for the 70-291. I have been using a CBT which is pretty good
but I would like to supplement it. I have some hands on experience.Anyone who
has taken and passed the 70-291 please give me some advice on how you
prepared.
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Mostly Gizzards
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      07-20-2006
I read the MSPress book fully, taking notes on anything that was new, and I
also watched the CBTNuggets video series for 291, again taking notes.
Anything that I felt I needed to do hands-on, I used VMWare to practice.

I thought that 291 was difficult, but that was just me =)

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"That Guy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I am preparing for the 70-291. I have been using a CBT which is pretty good
> but I would like to supplement it. I have some hands on experience.Anyone
> who
> has taken and passed the 70-291 please give me some advice on how you
> prepared.
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      07-20-2006
Hi That Guy,

Though I ended up writing the upgrade exam rather than the 70-291 I am in a
pretty good place to answer. I am currently running a study group for that
exam after a successful group for 70-290.

We are following the MS Press book which is great, but have made it clear to
all of our participants that they should also be installing the software,
doing all of the exercises, and taking notes along the way.

If you think you are most of the way there, a good refresher/review is the
Exam Cram book - little red book which will cover a lot of the necessary
material.

Good luck and let us know how you do!

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"That Guy" wrote:

> I am preparing for the 70-291. I have been using a CBT which is pretty good
> but I would like to supplement it. I have some hands on experience.Anyone who
> has taken and passed the 70-291 please give me some advice on how you
> prepared.
> --
> A+,Network+,MCP

 
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AJR
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      07-20-2006
Suggest you consider the following two text:

1. Windows Server 2003 - Administrator's Pocket Consultant -Microsoft Press
2. Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Study Guide - Sybex.

I spent a lot of time in Barnes and Noble book store reviewing and
eventually buying several to prepare for the exams. I rate the above two as
the best resources.
The Pocket Consultant is not a study guide but an
excellent "cookbook" of server 2003. The Sybex is a study guide with a CD
that includes "simulations" - great for the 70-291 exam.

"That Guy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I am preparing for the 70-291. I have been using a CBT which is pretty good
> but I would like to supplement it. I have some hands on experience.Anyone
> who
> has taken and passed the 70-291 please give me some advice on how you
> prepared.
> --
> A+,Network+,MCP



 
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That Guy
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      07-20-2006
Thanks for the input guys. I have Barns& Noble on my speed dial. I will check
out those books.
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"AJR" wrote:

> Suggest you consider the following two text:
>
> 1. Windows Server 2003 - Administrator's Pocket Consultant -Microsoft Press
> 2. Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure Study Guide - Sybex.
>
> I spent a lot of time in Barnes and Noble book store reviewing and
> eventually buying several to prepare for the exams. I rate the above two as
> the best resources.
> The Pocket Consultant is not a study guide but an
> excellent "cookbook" of server 2003. The Sybex is a study guide with a CD
> that includes "simulations" - great for the 70-291 exam.
>
> "That Guy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I am preparing for the 70-291. I have been using a CBT which is pretty good
> > but I would like to supplement it. I have some hands on experience.Anyone
> > who
> > has taken and passed the 70-291 please give me some advice on how you
> > prepared.
> > --
> > A+,Network+,MCP

>
>
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Garth H
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      07-21-2006
This isn't my next test, but like everyone else here I'm going to have
to take it eventually.

From what I've read here over the past year, I get the distinct
impression that 291 isn't just about being adept at the skills measured,
but knowing the Microsoft way of doing them.

Just like it is very unlikely that any of us would use the built in
software RAID, it is equally unlikely that any of us would implement a
100% Microsoft network. For the purpose of the exam, one must set aside
what they would do in a typical production environment and think the
Redmond way.

Oh yeah. I've found that having flash cards on my pocket PC phone helped
a LOT on 70-270. I didn't have to make my own for that exam, but will
likely have to do so for the rest of them. You can learn a lot just by
writing down the questions and answers.

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      07-21-2006
So Garth H, are you saying that when you do practice exams you rewrite the
questions and the answers? Who are you using for practice exams? I hear Exam
Cram is pretty good. Thanks for the feed back.
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"Garth H" wrote:

> This isn't my next test, but like everyone else here I'm going to have
> to take it eventually.
>
> From what I've read here over the past year, I get the distinct
> impression that 291 isn't just about being adept at the skills measured,
> but knowing the Microsoft way of doing them.
>
> Just like it is very unlikely that any of us would use the built in
> software RAID, it is equally unlikely that any of us would implement a
> 100% Microsoft network. For the purpose of the exam, one must set aside
> what they would do in a typical production environment and think the
> Redmond way.
>
> Oh yeah. I've found that having flash cards on my pocket PC phone helped
> a LOT on 70-270. I didn't have to make my own for that exam, but will
> likely have to do so for the rest of them. You can learn a lot just by
> writing down the questions and answers.
>
> --
> Garth H
> (E-Mail Removed)
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Macromedia Certified Developer
>

 
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Garth H
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      07-24-2006
Well for 70-270 I had an exam cram book that came with Macromedia Flash
based flash cards that were usable on my pocket pc. It helped a LOT, so
if I can't find a pre-made set, I'll just make my own based on the
Transcenders flashcards that came with the MCSA bundle I bought.

You can't really go into theory or questions with long answers, but you
can use them to quiz yourself on command line syntax & switches or
true/false type questions.

It's not a replacement for dedicated study or hands on labs, but running
through some flashcards while waiting at the doctor's office, dmv or the
like does help.

If you can't find cards and have to make your own, all the better as
writing every question and answer is just another learning method.

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That Guy
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      07-25-2006
Thanks Garth H. I have been reading the "Windows Server 2003 Administrator's
Pocket Consultant" to prepare as well as doing the CBT and playing around
with everything on my home network. A lot of what's in the book is covered in
the CBT but for some reason the book gives me more security. Reading the
information and then going through the process seems to work best for me. I
will see how much of it sticks or how well that technique works on test day.
Thanks again.
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"Garth H" wrote:

> Well for 70-270 I had an exam cram book that came with Macromedia Flash
> based flash cards that were usable on my pocket pc. It helped a LOT, so
> if I can't find a pre-made set, I'll just make my own based on the
> Transcenders flashcards that came with the MCSA bundle I bought.
>
> You can't really go into theory or questions with long answers, but you
> can use them to quiz yourself on command line syntax & switches or
> true/false type questions.
>
> It's not a replacement for dedicated study or hands on labs, but running
> through some flashcards while waiting at the doctor's office, dmv or the
> like does help.
>
> If you can't find cards and have to make your own, all the better as
> writing every question and answer is just another learning method.
>
> --
> Garth H
> (E-Mail Removed)
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Macromedia Certified Developer
>

 
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