70-270 Exam Content

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Kentucky, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Guest

    Hello,

    I have recently completed the full MCDST qualification and am now planning
    to work towards the MCSA. I have decided that it is best to start with the
    70-270 exam as this is very similar to the 70-271 exam. Please could someone
    tell me the difference between 70-270 and 70-271, as from looking at the
    contents of the book it looks exactly the same.

    I need to know where these exams differ when considering investing in study
    materials. If I can get by with the 70-271 stuff then it will save me money.
    I also need to know where this differs so that I can study any extra material.

    Also, will I be asked lab style questions in 70-270 as this is not so in any
    of the MCDST exams. I have heard that the Server 2003 exams have these and am
    wondering whether this applies to 70-270 as well.

    Chris.
    Kentucky, Sep 15, 2006
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  2. Kentucky

    undeadopi Guest

    The 70-270 focuses more on Windows XP as a client system to Windows Server,
    rather than troubleshooting the OS itself. So you will find questions
    regarding joining a domain and troubleshooting connection issues with domains
    and servers.

    I had my 70-270 a year ago and as far a I remember, there were no
    Simulations or labs in it, but that could have changed by now. I would not
    worry too much about the sims though, since these are really good and in my
    opinion better and more realistic than some of the very theoretical
    multiple-choice questions. Plus, they tend to be a lot less complicated as
    people think they are.

    "Kentucky" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have recently completed the full MCDST qualification and am now planning
    > to work towards the MCSA. I have decided that it is best to start with the
    > 70-270 exam as this is very similar to the 70-271 exam. Please could someone
    > tell me the difference between 70-270 and 70-271, as from looking at the
    > contents of the book it looks exactly the same.
    >
    > I need to know where these exams differ when considering investing in study
    > materials. If I can get by with the 70-271 stuff then it will save me money.
    > I also need to know where this differs so that I can study any extra material.
    >
    > Also, will I be asked lab style questions in 70-270 as this is not so in any
    > of the MCDST exams. I have heard that the Server 2003 exams have these and am
    > wondering whether this applies to 70-270 as well.
    >
    > Chris.
    undeadopi, Sep 15, 2006
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  3. Kentucky

    undeadopi Guest

    Forgot...

    If you have Windows XP hands on experience (as the MCDST suggests), getting
    the Self-paced training book from MS Press should be enough. I passed the
    test just with that book and the knowledge that I had from troubleshooting
    the computers at work and my home PC. I already had the 70-290 at that time
    though, so a little knowledge in that direction would not be bad.

    "undeadopi" wrote:

    > The 70-270 focuses more on Windows XP as a client system to Windows Server,
    > rather than troubleshooting the OS itself. So you will find questions
    > regarding joining a domain and troubleshooting connection issues with domains
    > and servers.
    >
    > I had my 70-270 a year ago and as far a I remember, there were no
    > Simulations or labs in it, but that could have changed by now. I would not
    > worry too much about the sims though, since these are really good and in my
    > opinion better and more realistic than some of the very theoretical
    > multiple-choice questions. Plus, they tend to be a lot less complicated as
    > people think they are.
    >
    > "Kentucky" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I have recently completed the full MCDST qualification and am now planning
    > > to work towards the MCSA. I have decided that it is best to start with the
    > > 70-270 exam as this is very similar to the 70-271 exam. Please could someone
    > > tell me the difference between 70-270 and 70-271, as from looking at the
    > > contents of the book it looks exactly the same.
    > >
    > > I need to know where these exams differ when considering investing in study
    > > materials. If I can get by with the 70-271 stuff then it will save me money.
    > > I also need to know where this differs so that I can study any extra material.
    > >
    > > Also, will I be asked lab style questions in 70-270 as this is not so in any
    > > of the MCDST exams. I have heard that the Server 2003 exams have these and am
    > > wondering whether this applies to 70-270 as well.
    > >
    > > Chris.
    undeadopi, Sep 15, 2006
    #3
  4. Kentucky

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Kentucky,

    Undeapi has some good advice and does well to underscore the differences
    between 70-270 and 70-271.

    One thing you mentioned is that you do not want to waste the money on study
    materials if you do not have to. In my experience the books you get for
    these exams are rarely a waste of money, but would you rather spend an extra
    $50 and know you will pass the exam, rather than spend $125 and then have to
    pay $125 again because you failed?

    Microsoft Press Self-Paced Training books are great. Firstly the books are
    really comprehensive and will prepare you for the exam. Secondly they come
    with the Readiness Review Suite practice exam software which will let you
    know when you are ready to take the real exam, and make it easier for the
    process. They also come with a 15% discount off the exam, so if you spend
    $50 on the book, you will get $18.75 back... helps with the investment ;)

    Good luck and let us know what you do, and how it goes!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Kentucky" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I have recently completed the full MCDST qualification and am now planning
    > to work towards the MCSA. I have decided that it is best to start with the
    > 70-270 exam as this is very similar to the 70-271 exam. Please could someone
    > tell me the difference between 70-270 and 70-271, as from looking at the
    > contents of the book it looks exactly the same.
    >
    > I need to know where these exams differ when considering investing in study
    > materials. If I can get by with the 70-271 stuff then it will save me money.
    > I also need to know where this differs so that I can study any extra material.
    >
    > Also, will I be asked lab style questions in 70-270 as this is not so in any
    > of the MCDST exams. I have heard that the Server 2003 exams have these and am
    > wondering whether this applies to 70-270 as well.
    >
    > Chris.
    Montreal MCT, Sep 15, 2006
    #4
  5. Kentucky

    AJR Guest

    I recommend you check out the study guide offerings by SYBEX - good material
    with practice simulations. Also consider "Windows Server 2003,
    Administrator's Pocket Consultant, by William R. Stanek, Microsoft Press.
    It is not an official "study guide" but is probably the best "no
    no-nonsense" text on Server 2003.

    "Kentucky" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have just passed the 70-270 exam first time. Having completed the exam I
    > would now say that there is a big difference between 70-271 and 70-270.
    > The
    > latter is like 70-271 on steroids. I found the exam very hard going and
    > managed to pass with just 778 points. The content is very similar to
    > 70-271
    > except that the questions are more orientated around the job role of a
    > systems administrator. I work as a DST (Desk Top Support) technician and
    > come
    > accross a lot of the material which is covered by 70-270 in my daily
    > tasks. I
    > think what made this exam tough is the amount of detail the questions went
    > into, whereas 70-271 just scratches the surface. I had to answer 58
    > questions
    > in 2 hours and 10 minutes and managed to finish them with 20 mins to
    > spare. I
    > used this time to check over the answers again.
    >
    > I prepared quite heavily for this exam through using the Microsoft study
    > materials and reading articles on the Internet. I was supprised to find
    > that
    > the questions where as difficult as the Microsoft Readiness Review Suite
    > as
    > in previous exams the questions have been far easier. The scenarios where
    > very complex and confusing. Even after knowing the subject very well it
    > was
    > still hard to understand what the questions where actually asking.
    >
    > I am just wondering how I will find 70-290 which I plan to do next as I
    > have
    > heard that this is much harder than 70-270. I use XP every day, but for
    > Windows Server 2003 I have only done a small amount of exchange
    > administration. What are people's views on Windows Server 2003?
    >
    > "Kentucky" wrote:
    >
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I have recently completed the full MCDST qualification and am now
    >> planning
    >> to work towards the MCSA. I have decided that it is best to start with
    >> the
    >> 70-270 exam as this is very similar to the 70-271 exam. Please could
    >> someone
    >> tell me the difference between 70-270 and 70-271, as from looking at the
    >> contents of the book it looks exactly the same.
    >>
    >> I need to know where these exams differ when considering investing in
    >> study
    >> materials. If I can get by with the 70-271 stuff then it will save me
    >> money.
    >> I also need to know where this differs so that I can study any extra
    >> material.
    >>
    >> Also, will I be asked lab style questions in 70-270 as this is not so in
    >> any
    >> of the MCDST exams. I have heard that the Server 2003 exams have these
    >> and am
    >> wondering whether this applies to 70-270 as well.
    >>
    >> Chris.
    AJR, Dec 20, 2006
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