exam preparation

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Juls, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Juls

    Juls Guest

    hi guys,
    i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    using the exam cram text books....
    should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    not necessary??
    hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    ones in the exam cram text books??
    hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Juls, Sep 11, 2006
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  2. Juls

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Juls,

    Good luck on the exams. depending on your level of experience the MCDST
    exams should not be too difficult and are a good place to start the path to
    certifications :) I have posted extensively on exam and certification
    choices on my blog and at www.certguard.com.

    I have always been a big proponent of the MS Press Self-Paced Training books
    for a number of reasons: firstly they are exceptionally well written, and
    secondly they come with the Readiness Review Suite exam simulations, which I
    have found to be extremely helpful in that they are always so much harder
    than the actual exams. On networking exams I have found that a 55%-65% on
    Readiness Review translates into a pass. I cannot tell you exactly what it
    was on the MCDST exams, but I never scored better than 80% on the RR and did
    quite well on the actual tests.

    Though we are not permitted to tell you how many questions there are on any
    given exam I will tell you that on every Microsoft exam that I have written
    there have been between 40-60 questions. The Exam Cram books may be a little
    easier or a little harder than the actual exam questions, depending on the
    specific exam.

    To register for the exam you should go on-line to one of the testing sites -
    either www.pearsonvue.com or www.prometric.com and follow the instructions.

    Good luck, and let us know how you do!

    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


    "Juls" wrote:

    > hi guys,
    > i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    > soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    > using the exam cram text books....
    > should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    > not necessary??
    > hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    > ones in the exam cram text books??
    > hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    > hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Montreal MCT, Sep 11, 2006
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  3. Juls

    Trish Guest

    Hi Montreal MCT. I went to the link to your blog...and got an error message.
    Any thoughts on me getting to your blog? I'd love to take a peek.
    Trish

    "Montreal MCT" wrote:

    > Hi Juls,
    >
    > Good luck on the exams. depending on your level of experience the MCDST
    > exams should not be too difficult and are a good place to start the path to
    > certifications :) I have posted extensively on exam and certification
    > choices on my blog and at www.certguard.com.
    >
    > I have always been a big proponent of the MS Press Self-Paced Training books
    > for a number of reasons: firstly they are exceptionally well written, and
    > secondly they come with the Readiness Review Suite exam simulations, which I
    > have found to be extremely helpful in that they are always so much harder
    > than the actual exams. On networking exams I have found that a 55%-65% on
    > Readiness Review translates into a pass. I cannot tell you exactly what it
    > was on the MCDST exams, but I never scored better than 80% on the RR and did
    > quite well on the actual tests.
    >
    > Though we are not permitted to tell you how many questions there are on any
    > given exam I will tell you that on every Microsoft exam that I have written
    > there have been between 40-60 questions. The Exam Cram books may be a little
    > easier or a little harder than the actual exam questions, depending on the
    > specific exam.
    >
    > To register for the exam you should go on-line to one of the testing sites -
    > either www.pearsonvue.com or www.prometric.com and follow the instructions.
    >
    > Good luck, and let us know how you do!
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    > "Juls" wrote:
    >
    > > hi guys,
    > > i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    > > soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    > > using the exam cram text books....
    > > should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    > > not necessary??
    > > hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    > > ones in the exam cram text books??
    > > hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    > > hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Trish, Sep 11, 2006
    #3
  4. Juls

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Trish,

    To be sure I tested this link
    www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx and it seems to work...,
    but if not you can go to www.mitpro.ca and click on Blogs, then look for The
    President's Blog.

    Let me know 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


    "Trish" wrote:

    > Hi Montreal MCT. I went to the link to your blog...and got an error message.
    > Any thoughts on me getting to your blog? I'd love to take a peek.
    > Trish
    >
    > "Montreal MCT" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Juls,
    > >
    > > Good luck on the exams. depending on your level of experience the MCDST
    > > exams should not be too difficult and are a good place to start the path to
    > > certifications :) I have posted extensively on exam and certification
    > > choices on my blog and at www.certguard.com.
    > >
    > > I have always been a big proponent of the MS Press Self-Paced Training books
    > > for a number of reasons: firstly they are exceptionally well written, and
    > > secondly they come with the Readiness Review Suite exam simulations, which I
    > > have found to be extremely helpful in that they are always so much harder
    > > than the actual exams. On networking exams I have found that a 55%-65% on
    > > Readiness Review translates into a pass. I cannot tell you exactly what it
    > > was on the MCDST exams, but I never scored better than 80% on the RR and did
    > > quite well on the actual tests.
    > >
    > > Though we are not permitted to tell you how many questions there are on any
    > > given exam I will tell you that on every Microsoft exam that I have written
    > > there have been between 40-60 questions. The Exam Cram books may be a little
    > > easier or a little harder than the actual exam questions, depending on the
    > > specific exam.
    > >
    > > To register for the exam you should go on-line to one of the testing sites -
    > > either www.pearsonvue.com or www.prometric.com and follow the instructions.
    > >
    > > Good luck, and let us know how you do!
    > >
    > > 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
    > >
    > >
    > > "Juls" wrote:
    > >
    > > > hi guys,
    > > > i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    > > > soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    > > > using the exam cram text books....
    > > > should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    > > > not necessary??
    > > > hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    > > > ones in the exam cram text books??
    > > > hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    > > > hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Montreal MCT, Sep 11, 2006
    #4
  5. Juls

    Trish Guest

    Got there....nice.

    "Montreal MCT" wrote:

    > Hi Trish,
    >
    > To be sure I tested this link
    > www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx and it seems to work...,
    > but if not you can go to www.mitpro.ca and click on Blogs, then look for The
    > President's Blog.
    >
    > Let me know 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
    >
    >
    > "Trish" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Montreal MCT. I went to the link to your blog...and got an error message.
    > > Any thoughts on me getting to your blog? I'd love to take a peek.
    > > Trish
    > >
    > > "Montreal MCT" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hi Juls,
    > > >
    > > > Good luck on the exams. depending on your level of experience the MCDST
    > > > exams should not be too difficult and are a good place to start the path to
    > > > certifications :) I have posted extensively on exam and certification
    > > > choices on my blog and at www.certguard.com.
    > > >
    > > > I have always been a big proponent of the MS Press Self-Paced Training books
    > > > for a number of reasons: firstly they are exceptionally well written, and
    > > > secondly they come with the Readiness Review Suite exam simulations, which I
    > > > have found to be extremely helpful in that they are always so much harder
    > > > than the actual exams. On networking exams I have found that a 55%-65% on
    > > > Readiness Review translates into a pass. I cannot tell you exactly what it
    > > > was on the MCDST exams, but I never scored better than 80% on the RR and did
    > > > quite well on the actual tests.
    > > >
    > > > Though we are not permitted to tell you how many questions there are on any
    > > > given exam I will tell you that on every Microsoft exam that I have written
    > > > there have been between 40-60 questions. The Exam Cram books may be a little
    > > > easier or a little harder than the actual exam questions, depending on the
    > > > specific exam.
    > > >
    > > > To register for the exam you should go on-line to one of the testing sites -
    > > > either www.pearsonvue.com or www.prometric.com and follow the instructions.
    > > >
    > > > Good luck, and let us know how you do!
    > > >
    > > > 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
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Juls" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > hi guys,
    > > > > i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    > > > > soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    > > > > using the exam cram text books....
    > > > > should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    > > > > not necessary??
    > > > > hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    > > > > ones in the exam cram text books??
    > > > > hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    > > > > hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Trish, Sep 11, 2006
    #5
  6. Juls

    Juls Guest

    hi Montreal,

    Thanx for the advice....i'll def work on the MS Self-Paced Training Books.
    I've ordered them on ebay, so i shld receive them soon.

    "Montreal MCT" wrote:

    > Hi Juls,
    >
    > Good luck on the exams. depending on your level of experience the MCDST
    > exams should not be too difficult and are a good place to start the path to
    > certifications :) I have posted extensively on exam and certification
    > choices on my blog and at www.certguard.com.
    >
    > I have always been a big proponent of the MS Press Self-Paced Training books
    > for a number of reasons: firstly they are exceptionally well written, and
    > secondly they come with the Readiness Review Suite exam simulations, which I
    > have found to be extremely helpful in that they are always so much harder
    > than the actual exams. On networking exams I have found that a 55%-65% on
    > Readiness Review translates into a pass. I cannot tell you exactly what it
    > was on the MCDST exams, but I never scored better than 80% on the RR and did
    > quite well on the actual tests.
    >
    > Though we are not permitted to tell you how many questions there are on any
    > given exam I will tell you that on every Microsoft exam that I have written
    > there have been between 40-60 questions. The Exam Cram books may be a little
    > easier or a little harder than the actual exam questions, depending on the
    > specific exam.
    >
    > To register for the exam you should go on-line to one of the testing sites -
    > either www.pearsonvue.com or www.prometric.com and follow the instructions.
    >
    > Good luck, and let us know how you do!
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    > "Juls" wrote:
    >
    > > hi guys,
    > > i've got a few questions!i'm planning to write my exam 70-271 and 70-272
    > > soon, and i'm not sure whether i'm fully prepared considering that i'm jus
    > > using the exam cram text books....
    > > should i buy the microsoft self paced training kits text books or are they
    > > not necessary??
    > > hw many questions do u get in the actual exam and are they harder than the
    > > ones in the exam cram text books??
    > > hw do i go about registering for the exams??
    > > hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
    Juls, Sep 12, 2006
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