Practice exams V review questions

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by XP Amateur, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. XP Amateur

    XP Amateur Guest

    I read the MS press book and scored near 100% in the review questions but
    still only getting ~55% in the practice exams. The practice exams on the CD
    have a lot that isn't covered in the book - VPNs, ICS, UDF files etc. I've
    worked in support for years and have plenty of XP experience but not in these
    areas, more general tech support.

    Which was inaccurate, the practice exams or the book? And if the book is
    lacking in areas what else do I need to cover apart from the two I've already
    mentioned? I thought reading the book would be enough to let me know the
    areas I needed to brush up on!

    Also hated those questions where you had to select from a list and move the
    answers in the correct order, are there many of that type in the real exam? I
    struggled with those even though they mostly covered things I do everyday!
    Guess I'm too used to knowing where to click without looking at the wording
    of what I'm clicking on.
    XP Amateur, Jan 26, 2006
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    Dwayne Guest

    I Studied the Microsoft Press Training Kit (Read it twice) for exam 70-271.
    Used Transcender practice exams. Yesterday I tried the practice questions
    that came with the book on the CD, I scored a 56%

    I took the real exam shortly after and passed, got a score of 883. I was
    able to do that because, based on my studies I knew I was familiar with the
    objectives from the book and from Microsoft.

    Sometimes its not that you don't know the answer to a question, it's the way
    the question is being asked that puts doubt into what you already know. If
    you score really high in the CD exams, you'll blow away the real thing.

    Hope this helps.

    D

    "XP Amateur" wrote:

    > I read the MS press book and scored near 100% in the review questions but
    > still only getting ~55% in the practice exams. The practice exams on the CD
    > have a lot that isn't covered in the book - VPNs, ICS, UDF files etc. I've
    > worked in support for years and have plenty of XP experience but not in these
    > areas, more general tech support.
    >
    > Which was inaccurate, the practice exams or the book? And if the book is
    > lacking in areas what else do I need to cover apart from the two I've already
    > mentioned? I thought reading the book would be enough to let me know the
    > areas I needed to brush up on!
    >
    > Also hated those questions where you had to select from a list and move the
    > answers in the correct order, are there many of that type in the real exam? I
    > struggled with those even though they mostly covered things I do everyday!
    > Guess I'm too used to knowing where to click without looking at the wording
    > of what I'm clicking on.
    Dwayne, Jan 26, 2006
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    Lasher Guest

    "=?Utf-8?B?WFAgQW1hdGV1cg==?=" <XP >
    wrote in news::

    > I read the MS press book and scored near 100% in the review questions
    > but still only getting ~55% in the practice exams. The practice exams
    > on the CD have a lot that isn't covered in the book - VPNs, ICS, UDF
    > files etc. I've worked in support for years and have plenty of XP
    > experience but not in these areas, more general tech support.
    >
    > Which was inaccurate, the practice exams or the book? And if the book
    > is lacking in areas what else do I need to cover apart from the two
    > I've already mentioned? I thought reading the book would be enough to
    > let me know the areas I needed to brush up on!
    >
    > Also hated those questions where you had to select from a list and
    > move the answers in the correct order, are there many of that type in
    > the real exam? I struggled with those even though they mostly covered
    > things I do everyday! Guess I'm too used to knowing where to click
    > without looking at the wording of what I'm clicking on.
    >


    Any questions that the book doesn't answer, go check
    http://www.technet.com. Use that site to put the 5 test sections and
    search the full test section there and you should have a wealth of
    information. Once you get to about a 90% of the MeasureUP tests, given
    you haven't memorized the answers, then you should be more than OK to
    take the actual exam.

    As far as UDF, learn it, but try not to focus on it as much as the book
    does. MeasureUP put a strong emphasis on the order of UDF file, which
    is important, however that's sort of like saying that "I learned Adv.
    Cal. II in High School, but never use it in the real world".

    Go do everything that is humanly possible to the desktop without
    screwing it up...or screw it up and fix it. Study your TCP/IP functions
    as well.

    Anything else, please ask.

    --
    Lasher
    MCNGP 110010
    MCP/MCDST/MVMCHA
    (Most Valuable Microsoft Certified Head Asploder)
    Lasher, Jan 27, 2006
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  4. XP Amateur

    XP Amateur Guest

    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm confident I know enough of the book so I'll
    spend some time on technet and do a bit more practical work on networking and
    then have a shot at the exam.
    XP Amateur, Jan 27, 2006
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    Guest

    I read the whole book (70-271 MS Press with sp2 biggest book i ever
    read). The back of each section is very good. I felt good enough to
    attempt the test and crushed it with a whooping 899 :)

    Dont focus to much on the sample questions in the back chapters but
    understand the concepts and you will do fine!

    XP Amateur wrote:
    > Thanks for the advice guys. I'm confident I know enough of the book so I'll
    > spend some time on technet and do a bit more practical work on networking and
    > then have a shot at the exam.
    , Jan 28, 2006
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    XP Amateur Guest

    Passed on the first attempt with a score of 916 :-D Appreciate your replies
    as they gave me the confidence to go ahead even though I was still failing
    the practice exams the morning before the test!

    With hindsight some of the questions on the book definitely weren't
    relevant, a couple were about W2k and didn't even mention XP. Still I think
    it's given me a good grounding to go on and start on the 70-271 after I do
    the other MCDST one so the time wasn't wasted.
    XP Amateur, Feb 4, 2006
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