Passed 070-271

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Montreal MCSA, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. So I got to the exam centre this afternoon on time. I usually get there
    really early, but today two things conspired against me:

    1. Traffic was horrendous in that area, and
    2. The convenience store downstairs from the centre did not have Jolly
    Ranchers in stock, and I had to scramble to find a place that had them. (For
    those of you who do not understand, check out my upcoming blog article on
    exam juju.)

    Anyhow I sat down at 1:30 and one of the first things I noticed is that
    there were more questions than on most of the exams I am used to. Not a big
    deal, because I had an appointment in 90 minutes so the 125 minutes they gave
    me would be fine. In truth I was in and out in 52 minutes.

    There were at least two questions that did not make sense, either
    gramatically or technically, and it was my intention to comment on them but
    my hand palsied at the end and I clicked END by accident.

    I wonder if they do it on purpose - the harder the exam, the longer the wait
    from clicking to the results page. I remember on 070-216 it must have taken
    an hour :) This time it was very quick - inside 2 seconds, and I passed with
    an 883. If I did not have another appointment I might have taken a little
    longer to review a couple of questions and scored a bit higher... but as I
    always tell my students, a pass is a pass! :)

    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
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 28, 2006
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  2. Montreal MCSA

    Chris Guest

    My Turn to say well done to you this time, Are you a MCDST now then?

    Chris

    "Montreal MCSA" wrote:

    > So I got to the exam centre this afternoon on time. I usually get there
    > really early, but today two things conspired against me:
    >
    > 1. Traffic was horrendous in that area, and
    > 2. The convenience store downstairs from the centre did not have Jolly
    > Ranchers in stock, and I had to scramble to find a place that had them. (For
    > those of you who do not understand, check out my upcoming blog article on
    > exam juju.)
    >
    > Anyhow I sat down at 1:30 and one of the first things I noticed is that
    > there were more questions than on most of the exams I am used to. Not a big
    > deal, because I had an appointment in 90 minutes so the 125 minutes they gave
    > me would be fine. In truth I was in and out in 52 minutes.
    >
    > There were at least two questions that did not make sense, either
    > gramatically or technically, and it was my intention to comment on them but
    > my hand palsied at the end and I clicked END by accident.
    >
    > I wonder if they do it on purpose - the harder the exam, the longer the wait
    > from clicking to the results page. I remember on 070-216 it must have taken
    > an hour :) This time it was very quick - inside 2 seconds, and I passed with
    > an 883. If I did not have another appointment I might have taken a little
    > longer to review a couple of questions and scored a bit higher... but as I
    > always tell my students, a pass is a pass! :)
    >
    > 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
     
    Chris, Aug 28, 2006
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  3. Hi Chris,

    I'm afraid not... I wanted to take both exams this afternoon but scheduling
    would not permit. I will sit for 070-272 tomorrow morning, at which point,
    if all goes according to plan, my sig will read: MCT, MCSA (2003), MCSA
    (2000), MCDST.

    Crossing our fingers :) The MCDST won't be a problem, the MCT should be
    finished in the next few minutes... I hope.

    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


    "Chris" wrote:

    > My Turn to say well done to you this time, Are you a MCDST now then?
    >
    > Chris
    >
    > "Montreal MCSA" wrote:
    >
    > > So I got to the exam centre this afternoon on time. I usually get there
    > > really early, but today two things conspired against me:
    > >
    > > 1. Traffic was horrendous in that area, and
    > > 2. The convenience store downstairs from the centre did not have Jolly
    > > Ranchers in stock, and I had to scramble to find a place that had them. (For
    > > those of you who do not understand, check out my upcoming blog article on
    > > exam juju.)
    > >
    > > Anyhow I sat down at 1:30 and one of the first things I noticed is that
    > > there were more questions than on most of the exams I am used to. Not a big
    > > deal, because I had an appointment in 90 minutes so the 125 minutes they gave
    > > me would be fine. In truth I was in and out in 52 minutes.
    > >
    > > There were at least two questions that did not make sense, either
    > > gramatically or technically, and it was my intention to comment on them but
    > > my hand palsied at the end and I clicked END by accident.
    > >
    > > I wonder if they do it on purpose - the harder the exam, the longer the wait
    > > from clicking to the results page. I remember on 070-216 it must have taken
    > > an hour :) This time it was very quick - inside 2 seconds, and I passed with
    > > an 883. If I did not have another appointment I might have taken a little
    > > longer to review a couple of questions and scored a bit higher... but as I
    > > always tell my students, a pass is a pass! :)
    > >
    > > 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
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 28, 2006
    #3
  4. Montreal MCSA

    Memphis MCP Guest

    I just took the 70-271 today, somewhat strange to me and didn't make sense
    sometimes either. After studying for a total of 30 hours (1 hour a day for a
    month) and having a year or 2 of experience with in-depth XP, I passed with
    an 833. I'm happy, this is part 1 of 3 of my birthday present to myself, next
    is part 2 of the MCDST and last will be when I receive my 2 degrees: BS in
    Mathematics and BS in Computer Science at the end of this year which by the
    way I have completed all course work for!!

    Good luck to all aspiring technologist.

    IT Supervisor, Web Designer, PHP & MySQL Programmer
    MCP
     
    Memphis MCP, Aug 30, 2006
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