Completed MCSA Messaging-My Take on the Certification Process

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by southsider, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. southsider

    southsider Guest

    Hi All, I have just completed my MCSA & thought that I should share my
    thoughts with you-esp. as this board has been very helpful to me. The
    exams themselves are awful! MS should really consider making them more
    relevant to the environments which we see in our working lives. Many
    questions on the 70-284 contained scenarios (Exchange 5.5 anyone?)
    that I've never even heard of. To get round this, I would recomend the
    Sybex Books as they cover just about everything. Allied to sims/
    virtual PC practice, this should get you through OK.

    One word of warning-if you have any other certification (I'm CCNA),
    then just forget everything that you know. The answer is the Microsoft
    one, not the correct one.

    Good Luck
    southsider, Jul 8, 2007
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  2. ohhhh lawd...here we go again.

    /me puts on flame proof cap.

    "southsider" wrote:

    > Hi All, I have just completed my MCSA & thought that I should share my
    > thoughts with you-esp. as this board has been very helpful to me. The
    > exams themselves are awful! MS should really consider making them more
    > relevant to the environments which we see in our working lives. Many
    > questions on the 70-284 contained scenarios (Exchange 5.5 anyone?)
    > that I've never even heard of. To get round this, I would recomend the
    > Sybex Books as they cover just about everything. Allied to sims/
    > virtual PC practice, this should get you through OK.
    >
    > One word of warning-if you have any other certification (I'm CCNA),
    > then just forget everything that you know. The answer is the Microsoft
    > one, not the correct one.
    >
    > Good Luck
    >
    >
    Jason Fraioli, Jul 9, 2007
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  3. You mentioned the Sybex books were good. I have Mastering Windows Server
    2003... Did you have other Sybex books in mind also?

    "southsider" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi All, I have just completed my MCSA & thought that I should share my
    > thoughts with you-esp. as this board has been very helpful to me. The
    > exams themselves are awful! MS should really consider making them more
    > relevant to the environments which we see in our working lives. Many
    > questions on the 70-284 contained scenarios (Exchange 5.5 anyone?)
    > that I've never even heard of. To get round this, I would recomend the
    > Sybex Books as they cover just about everything. Allied to sims/
    > virtual PC practice, this should get you through OK.
    >
    > One word of warning-if you have any other certification (I'm CCNA),
    > then just forget everything that you know. The answer is the Microsoft
    > one, not the correct one.
    >
    > Good Luck
    >
    Keith Chilton, Jul 10, 2007
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  4. southsider

    southsider Guest

    Yes, I think that the Sybex books are worth it, and I'm not on
    commission! I bought the 3 core books (270, 290 & 291) & they were all
    good. The flash cards (on the CD ROM) were particularly helpful as
    they really zero'd in your instant recall knowledge. You can sometimes
    buy them as a bundle of 3, & that can save some pennies.

    Good luck with the study. Don't worry about the flame-proof cap-you
    don't really need it.
    southsider, Jul 10, 2007
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