70-290 exam really 4 hours?!

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by jkozlowski, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. jkozlowski

    jkozlowski Guest

    Hi all,

    I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on this
    70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!

    I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    guess its probably over 200 questions...

    A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    jkozlowski, Aug 6, 2006
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  2. jkozlowski

    AJR Guest

    Standard for all the tests is four hours- my experience has been completing
    the exams in about one hour - and I am no wiz by any means (In fact am on
    Medicare and probably suffering mild dementia).

    "jkozlowski" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on
    > this
    > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    >
    > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    >
    > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    AJR, Aug 6, 2006
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  3. jkozlowski

    djc Guest

    wow. The 2000 track exams were not 4 hours. I have only taken the 292
    upgrade exam from the 2003 track and it was not 4 hours. I failed 292 and
    after looking into it so did almost everyone else. I am going to take 290
    and 291 instead of the 292. I figured I would get more out of it that way.
    But 4 hours? I'm not looking forward to that considering I usually needed
    the entire time alloted for the 2000 track tests! I guess I'm mildly
    retarded ;)

    "jkozlowski" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on
    > this
    > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    >
    > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    >
    > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    djc, Aug 7, 2006
    #3
  4. Hi JKozlowski,

    I agree with the others that though you get something ridiculous like 240
    minutes for the new exams. I am a pretty fast exam-taker and have never
    needed more than 80 minutes to write any exam (pass or fail), but the reality
    is they really give you enough time to write the exam, review all of your
    answers, comment, make sure, and so on. Microsoft does not want you failing
    because of time.

    There are between 40 and 60 questions on the exam - nothing too daunting.
    It is really not an overly difficult exam to pass. Good luck and let us know
    how you did!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/55/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "jkozlowski" wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on this
    > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    >
    > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    >
    > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 8, 2006
    #4
  5. jkozlowski

    jkozlowski Guest

    wahoo!!! I passed! granted I didnt get a super score but I did get a passing
    score and I must be tarded because it really took me over 3 hours :/

    "jkozlowski" wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on this
    > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    >
    > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    >
    > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    jkozlowski, Aug 10, 2006
    #5
  6. That's great JK!!! I am very happy to hear it. Good on you, and keep up the
    good work!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/55/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "jkozlowski" wrote:

    > wahoo!!! I passed! granted I didnt get a super score but I did get a passing
    > score and I must be tarded because it really took me over 3 hours :/
    >
    > "jkozlowski" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on this
    > > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    > >
    > > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    > >
    > > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 10, 2006
    #6
  7. jkozlowski

    jkozlowski Guest

    Thanks for the support! Now, dare I go for the 70-291 before the 70-270. I
    know the 70-270 material (at least I believe its very similar to the MCDST
    tests 70-271 and 70-272)
    "Montreal MCSA" wrote:

    > That's great JK!!! I am very happy to hear it. Good on you, and keep up the
    > good work!
    >
    > M
    > --
    > MDG, MCSA
    > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000)
    > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/55/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "jkozlowski" wrote:
    >
    > > wahoo!!! I passed! granted I didnt get a super score but I did get a passing
    > > score and I must be tarded because it really took me over 3 hours :/
    > >
    > > "jkozlowski" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi all,
    > > >
    > > > I was wondering after I scheduled my exam, how many questions (ballpark, i
    > > > know the actual number of questions would violate the nda) are there on this
    > > > 70-290? I noticed I have a 4 hour block of time! Eeek!
    > > >
    > > > I dont recall ever having that much time before for a test... I can only
    > > > guess its probably over 200 questions...
    > > >
    > > > A+/MCP/MCDST/Network+
     
    jkozlowski, Aug 11, 2006
    #7
  8. jkozlowski

    Garth H Guest

    I just wish MS gave more time for post exam comments. Of course having
    worked in the education department of a software company that also had
    certification tests might make me a bit more critical than the average
    test taker.


    --
    Garth H

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Macromedia Certified Developer

    Montreal MCSA wrote:
    > Hi JKozlowski,
    >
    > I agree with the others that though you get something ridiculous like 240
    > minutes for the new exams. I am a pretty fast exam-taker and have never
    > needed more than 80 minutes to write any exam (pass or fail), but the reality
    > is they really give you enough time to write the exam, review all of your
    > answers, comment, make sure, and so on. Microsoft does not want you failing
    > because of time.
    >
    > There are between 40 and 60 questions on the exam - nothing too daunting.
    > It is really not an overly difficult exam to pass. Good luck and let us know
    > how you did!
    >
    > M
     
    Garth H, Aug 12, 2006
    #8
  9. jkozlowski

    Garth H Guest

    IMHO 70-290 Pass should mean easier 70-270

    If you passed 70-290 All you probably need to do is get the Sybex
    FastPass for 70-270. If you look at the objectives on the MS Cert Site,
    you'll see that there is a lot of overlap between the two.

    I would say do some in depth studying on the Skill Areas "Installing
    Windows XP Professional" and "Configuring and Troubleshooting the
    Desktop Environment" and then review the rest of the 70-270 objectives
    listed at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp

    The nice thing about the FastPass book is that it comes with Macromedia
    Flash based flash cards for mobile devices. I also found the Que
    "Windows XP Professional Practice Questions Exam Cram 2" book of great
    value in that all the questions in the book are also included on the CD
    in the form of a MeasureUp prep exam.

    Good Luck!!
    --
    Garth H

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Macromedia Certified Developer
     
    Garth H, Aug 12, 2006
    #9
  10. jkozlowski

    Lump of clay Guest

    RE: IMHO 70-290 Pass should mean easier 70-270

    Great news on your passing the 70-290! But I am concerned regarding this
    writing the test? Am I understanding this correctly that it (the test) is a
    written one and not a multiple choice question/answer?


    --
    In much appreciation,

    Lump of clay

    The difference between average people and achieving people is their
    perception of and response to failure.


    "Garth H" wrote:

    >
    > If you passed 70-290 All you probably need to do is get the Sybex
    > FastPass for 70-270. If you look at the objectives on the MS Cert Site,
    > you'll see that there is a lot of overlap between the two.
    >
    > I would say do some in depth studying on the Skill Areas "Installing
    > Windows XP Professional" and "Configuring and Troubleshooting the
    > Desktop Environment" and then review the rest of the 70-270 objectives
    > listed at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp
    >
    > The nice thing about the FastPass book is that it comes with Macromedia
    > Flash based flash cards for mobile devices. I also found the Que
    > "Windows XP Professional Practice Questions Exam Cram 2" book of great
    > value in that all the questions in the book are also included on the CD
    > in the form of a MeasureUp prep exam.
    >
    > Good Luck!!
    > --
    > Garth H
    >
    > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > Macromedia Certified Developer
    >
     
    Lump of clay, Aug 16, 2006
    #10
  11. I just took the 70-290 and it allowed for just over 3 hours. It took
    me about 90 min.
     
    trading_jacks, Aug 16, 2006
    #11
  12. jkozlowski

    jkozlowski Guest

    RE: IMHO 70-290 Pass should mean easier 70-270

    I cant say (NDA rules) but to sum it up... Yes, no, Yes / Yes or No/Yes. -
    perform the steps to answer the lump of clay's question ;)

    "Lump of clay" wrote:

    > Great news on your passing the 70-290! But I am concerned regarding this
    > writing the test? Am I understanding this correctly that it (the test) is a
    > written one and not a multiple choice question/answer?
    >
    >
    > --
    > In much appreciation,
    >
    > Lump of clay
    >
    > The difference between average people and achieving people is their
    > perception of and response to failure.
    >
    >
    > "Garth H" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > If you passed 70-290 All you probably need to do is get the Sybex
    > > FastPass for 70-270. If you look at the objectives on the MS Cert Site,
    > > you'll see that there is a lot of overlap between the two.
    > >
    > > I would say do some in depth studying on the Skill Areas "Installing
    > > Windows XP Professional" and "Configuring and Troubleshooting the
    > > Desktop Environment" and then review the rest of the 70-270 objectives
    > > listed at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp
    > >
    > > The nice thing about the FastPass book is that it comes with Macromedia
    > > Flash based flash cards for mobile devices. I also found the Que
    > > "Windows XP Professional Practice Questions Exam Cram 2" book of great
    > > value in that all the questions in the book are also included on the CD
    > > in the form of a MeasureUp prep exam.
    > >
    > > Good Luck!!
    > > --
    > > Garth H
    > >
    > > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > > Macromedia Certified Developer
    > >
     
    jkozlowski, Aug 16, 2006
    #12
  13. jkozlowski

    Garth H Guest

    Re: IMHO 70-290 Pass should mean easier 70-270

    I couldn't say for sure, as I haven't taken 70-290 yet, but one would
    think that there is a good reason why the test prep folks have added
    simulations to their offering for this exam.

    --
    Garth H

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Macromedia Certified Developer
     
    Garth H, Aug 17, 2006
    #13
  14. RE: IMHO 70-290 Pass should mean easier 70-270

    Hi Lump,

    I am pleased to see that so many of my colleagues have such respect for the
    NDA, as it is such an important part of the training process. Having said
    that I assure you that the 70-290 exam is indeed the same format - multiple
    choice with some simulation questions - as most of the exams you will
    probably have taken.

    Good luck and let us know how you do!

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


    "Lump of clay" wrote:

    > Great news on your passing the 70-290! But I am concerned regarding this
    > writing the test? Am I understanding this correctly that it (the test) is a
    > written one and not a multiple choice question/answer?
    >
    >
    > --
    > In much appreciation,
    >
    > Lump of clay
    >
    > The difference between average people and achieving people is their
    > perception of and response to failure.
    >
    >
    > "Garth H" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > If you passed 70-290 All you probably need to do is get the Sybex
    > > FastPass for 70-270. If you look at the objectives on the MS Cert Site,
    > > you'll see that there is a lot of overlap between the two.
    > >
    > > I would say do some in depth studying on the Skill Areas "Installing
    > > Windows XP Professional" and "Configuring and Troubleshooting the
    > > Desktop Environment" and then review the rest of the 70-270 objectives
    > > listed at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/exams/70-270.asp
    > >
    > > The nice thing about the FastPass book is that it comes with Macromedia
    > > Flash based flash cards for mobile devices. I also found the Que
    > > "Windows XP Professional Practice Questions Exam Cram 2" book of great
    > > value in that all the questions in the book are also included on the CD
    > > in the form of a MeasureUp prep exam.
    > >
    > > Good Luck!!
    > > --
    > > Garth H
    > >
    > > Microsoft Certified Professional
    > > Macromedia Certified Developer
    > >
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 22, 2006
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