Intimidated by the practice exams

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

  1. KSieng

    KSieng Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the practice
    exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions are
    extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many questions
    that required a lot of reading?
     
    KSieng, Sep 15, 2006
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  2. KSieng

    undeadopi Guest

    Hi.

    Don't be discouraged. The Measure Up test exams provided with the Self-paced
    package are actually harder than the original questions (at least in my
    opinion). That doesn't mean you should put them away now, but if you are able
    to get the practise exams right, you should have almost no problem with the
    real deal.

    As for the amount of reading.... some original exam questions have pretty
    extensive scenarios with quite some text, but again, I found the practise
    exams longer than the real thing.

    "KSieng" wrote:

    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the practice
    > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions are
    > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many questions
    > that required a lot of reading?
     
    undeadopi, Sep 15, 2006
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  3. KSieng

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi KSieng,

    I agree with Undeadopi that the Readiness Review Suite tests are harder than
    the real thing. If you can pass them you will pass the exam. However as to
    the amount of reading the answer is yes, a lot of the real exams require a
    good amount of reading, and you should be prepared to spend some time going
    through them.

    My advice to you, if English is not your first language, is when you are
    registering for your exam you can ask for an extension based on the language.
    It is not available with every exam, but many of them.

    Good luck and let us know how you do!
    --
    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


    "KSieng" wrote:

    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the practice
    > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions are
    > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many questions
    > that required a lot of reading?
     
    Montreal MCT, Sep 15, 2006
    #3
  4. KSieng

    Blackmetal Guest

    Some Tips:

    First and again, yes, you have to read a lot, because the questions are
    scenario based and some answers, require a lot of reading too with some
    different words among them, so wich might lead you to missread and select a
    wrong answer even if you understood the question!.

    One thing I found useful, is that the information that you read in any
    question...once you answer, dispose it! because the next question it will be
    the same amount of reading, in other words, don't waste time and have a hard
    time memorizing names in the questions, names like "SERVER01", "userAB", etc
    or long IP addresses blocks

    Just read the question and find the Microsoft Way to answer the question,
    sometimes there are more than one possible and valid answers, but if you
    want to get the score, answer Microsoft Way, even if the other answer it
    will solve the problem!

    "KSieng" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the
    > practice
    > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions
    > are
    > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many
    > questions
    > that required a lot of reading?
     
    Blackmetal, Sep 15, 2006
    #4
  5. KSieng

    KSieng Guest

    My least favorite questions are the ones that demonstrate what the Systems
    Admin had done and then the answers specified the accomplishments based on
    what his or her actions.

    eg. If the sys ad did this and that; he would accomplish a, b, c, or d?

    My mind circles when I read these kinds of problem-solving questions.

    Thank you,
    K.

    "undeadopi" wrote:

    > Hi.
    >
    > Don't be discouraged. The Measure Up test exams provided with the Self-paced
    > package are actually harder than the original questions (at least in my
    > opinion). That doesn't mean you should put them away now, but if you are able
    > to get the practise exams right, you should have almost no problem with the
    > real deal.
    >
    > As for the amount of reading.... some original exam questions have pretty
    > extensive scenarios with quite some text, but again, I found the practise
    > exams longer than the real thing.
    >
    > "KSieng" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi everyone,
    > >
    > > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the practice
    > > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions are
    > > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many questions
    > > that required a lot of reading?
     
    KSieng, Sep 15, 2006
    #5
  6. KSieng

    Blackmetal Guest

    What about the "Select All That Apply"? I call those questions "Miss one
    check box and we will screw up your score"


    "KSieng" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My least favorite questions are the ones that demonstrate what the Systems
    > Admin had done and then the answers specified the accomplishments based on
    > what his or her actions.
    >
    > eg. If the sys ad did this and that; he would accomplish a, b, c, or d?
    >
    > My mind circles when I read these kinds of problem-solving questions.
    >
    > Thank you,
    > K.
    >
    > "undeadopi" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi.
    >>
    >> Don't be discouraged. The Measure Up test exams provided with the
    >> Self-paced
    >> package are actually harder than the original questions (at least in my
    >> opinion). That doesn't mean you should put them away now, but if you are
    >> able
    >> to get the practise exams right, you should have almost no problem with
    >> the
    >> real deal.
    >>
    >> As for the amount of reading.... some original exam questions have pretty
    >> extensive scenarios with quite some text, but again, I found the practise
    >> exams longer than the real thing.
    >>
    >> "KSieng" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Hi everyone,
    >> >
    >> > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the
    >> > practice
    >> > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions
    >> > are
    >> > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many
    >> > questions
    >> > that required a lot of reading?
     
    Blackmetal, Sep 15, 2006
    #6
  7. KSieng

    KSieng Guest

    I will read the chapters one more time so that I can understand the key
    concepts better. I scheduled to take the exam in two weeks. I'm confident
    that I should be ready by then.

    Thank you,

    "Montreal MCT" wrote:

    > Hi KSieng,
    >
    > I agree with Undeadopi that the Readiness Review Suite tests are harder than
    > the real thing. If you can pass them you will pass the exam. However as to
    > the amount of reading the answer is yes, a lot of the real exams require a
    > good amount of reading, and you should be prepared to spend some time going
    > through them.
    >
    > My advice to you, if English is not your first language, is when you are
    > registering for your exam you can ask for an extension based on the language.
    > It is not available with every exam, but many of them.
    >
    > Good luck and let us know how you do!
    > --
    > 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
    >
    >
    > "KSieng" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi everyone,
    > >
    > > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the practice
    > > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions are
    > > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many questions
    > > that required a lot of reading?
     
    KSieng, Sep 15, 2006
    #7
  8. KSieng

    KSieng Guest

    Those are also a pain in the @$$ :) The problem is: you're not sure how many
    correct answers in the question!

    "Blackmetal" wrote:

    > What about the "Select All That Apply"? I call those questions "Miss one
    > check box and we will screw up your score"
    >
    >
    > "KSieng" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > My least favorite questions are the ones that demonstrate what the Systems
    > > Admin had done and then the answers specified the accomplishments based on
    > > what his or her actions.
    > >
    > > eg. If the sys ad did this and that; he would accomplish a, b, c, or d?
    > >
    > > My mind circles when I read these kinds of problem-solving questions.
    > >
    > > Thank you,
    > > K.
    > >
    > > "undeadopi" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Hi.
    > >>
    > >> Don't be discouraged. The Measure Up test exams provided with the
    > >> Self-paced
    > >> package are actually harder than the original questions (at least in my
    > >> opinion). That doesn't mean you should put them away now, but if you are
    > >> able
    > >> to get the practise exams right, you should have almost no problem with
    > >> the
    > >> real deal.
    > >>
    > >> As for the amount of reading.... some original exam questions have pretty
    > >> extensive scenarios with quite some text, but again, I found the practise
    > >> exams longer than the real thing.
    > >>
    > >> "KSieng" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Hi everyone,
    > >> >
    > >> > I'd finished reading the Self-paced MCSA/MCSE 70-290 and tried the
    > >> > practice
    > >> > exams that came in the CD-ROM. I got discouraged most of the questions
    > >> > are
    > >> > extremely longgggg...For those who took the test, were there many
    > >> > questions
    > >> > that required a lot of reading?

    >
    >
    >
     
    KSieng, Sep 15, 2006
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