taking 70-271 monday

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by eric williams, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. ....and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for 180
    days!) here on microsofts website.

    im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone thru
    it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the free
    retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    get this over with....i am eager to see my results should
    i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i wasnt
    entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that crap
    but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!

    ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it apart
    and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me luck!
    ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    sure ill pass!!!!)
     
    eric williams, Apr 3, 2005
    #1
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  2. eric williams

    wexmary Guest

    Good luck!!!

    Read my More 70-271 Thoughts post below on how to get over
    nerves.

    Eat very little before the test if you are afraid of
    nausea. Do all you can to relax yourself. Before test
    starts, they have an online tutorial on how the test is
    done with questions on the solar system, do it, no matter
    how asinine it seems, it relaxes you.

    It is NOT your knowledge, it is just passing the test :).

    Good luck!!

    Wexmary
    >-----Original Message-----
    >....and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    >for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for 180
    >days!) here on microsofts website.
    >
    >im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone thru
    >it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the free
    >retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >get this over with....i am eager to see my results should
    >i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i wasnt
    >entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that crap
    >but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >
    >ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it apart
    >and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me luck!
    >ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >sure ill pass!!!!)
    >.
    >
     
    wexmary, Apr 3, 2005
    #2
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  3. thank you so much for your reassurance, i needed that.
    actually i came back here in a way of procrastinating from
    cracking the books yet again. i better get to that now.
    only about 18 more hours! thank god this thing gives you
    the results right away, i dont think i could stand it
    otherwise.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Good luck!!!
    >
    >Read my More 70-271 Thoughts post below on how to get over
    >nerves.
    >
    >Eat very little before the test if you are afraid of
    >nausea. Do all you can to relax yourself. Before test
    >starts, they have an online tutorial on how the test is
    >done with questions on the solar system, do it, no matter
    >how asinine it seems, it relaxes you.
    >
    >It is NOT your knowledge, it is just passing the test :).
    >
    >Good luck!!
    >
    >Wexmary
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>....and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing

    stuff
    >>for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >>night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >>hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >>warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for

    180
    >>days!) here on microsofts website.
    >>
    >>im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >>study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    thru
    >>it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the

    free
    >>retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >>get this over with....i am eager to see my results

    should
    >>i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >>numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    wasnt
    >>entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >>microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >>questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that

    crap
    >>but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >>
    >>ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    apart
    >>and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >>now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me

    luck!
    >>ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >>sure ill pass!!!!)
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
     
    eric williams, Apr 3, 2005
    #3
  4. Good Look...From México....




    "eric williams" <> escribió en el mensaje
    news:158d01c5382d$d77a56d0$...
    > ...and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    > for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    > night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    > hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    > warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for 180
    > days!) here on microsofts website.
    >
    > im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    > study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone thru
    > it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the free
    > retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    > get this over with....i am eager to see my results should
    > i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    > numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i wasnt
    > entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    > microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    > questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that crap
    > but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >
    > ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it apart
    > and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    > now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me luck!
    > ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    > sure ill pass!!!!)
     
    JManuel Hermu, Apr 4, 2005
    #4
  5. i passed!!! scored a 783. i got knocked for a loop by
    probably 4 or 5 questions regarding the performance tab of
    task manager, which i must admit i was not fully prepared
    for. that and file auditing which had probably 2 questions
    confused me a bit. the 1st section regarding the
    installation of windows XP had what i considered to be
    VERY easy questions, i got 100% on that section. i had
    plenty of time to spare and i even went back and re-read
    each and every question when i was done to check my
    answers. i was planning on taking the 272 at the end of
    the month but if i feel bold i might take it late next
    week. my local test center was dead so id bet i could
    probably book a test with short notice. i feel so much
    more prepared now that ive been through the entire process
    and im actually very excited about taking teh 2nd exam.
    the practice tests at measureup.com for $115 while a bit
    exorbitant are VERY helpful...by the time you take the
    practice tests 5 or 6 times you should be getting 100%
    which means you know teh answers to 150 questions. while
    its possible a vast majority of that 150 might not appear
    on your actual exams, its probable that many will. ill
    never understand this test king BS and all that....i
    throughouly enjoyed myself studying for these exams and
    learning more and more. i have zero IT background and am
    secure in my current career working as a telecom
    specialist for SBC...i only wanted this cert for myself,
    to see if i could mount the challenge and to further my
    knowledge for my own uses of XP, which are themselves
    quite deep and constant. i feel like a huge load has been
    lifted from my shoulders to have gotten this exam out of
    the way. ive learned ALOT (espically about networking) and
    had many things explaned in my studies of which i was
    familliar but didnt fully understand. thats right people -
    - i enjoy learning more and more about computers. cant
    wait to finish this cert!!!
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Good Look...From México....
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"eric williams" <>

    escribió en el mensaje
    >news:158d01c5382d$d77a56d0$...
    >> ...and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    >> for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >> night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >> hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >> warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for

    180
    >> days!) here on microsofts website.
    >>
    >> im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >> study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    thru
    >> it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the

    free
    >> retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >> get this over with....i am eager to see my results

    should
    >> i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >> numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    wasnt
    >> entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >> microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >> questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that

    crap
    >> but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >>
    >> ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    apart
    >> and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >> now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me

    luck!
    >> ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >> sure ill pass!!!!)

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    eric williams, Apr 5, 2005
    #5
  6. eric williams

    Steve Wicker Guest

    Well apart from the fact that MS will take away your MCP if they find you
    have been using braindumps, where is the satisfaction in passing if you know
    most of the questions on the exam? Why not try test-king.com, I hear most of
    the questions are in their dumps for a mere $39. Then you could pass with
    1000, which I worked damn hard to get, though the questions did seem easy on
    my second attempt at 70-272. Just think how proud you could be of yourself
    then. If you want to be an MCDST, do yourself a favour and work for it,
    don't use braindumps, then those of us in the industry may congratulate you.

    On another note, I passed 271 with a 932, took 272 too early and failed with
    a 672. I then got my arse into gear and passed with a 1000, but I have been
    a CCNP for several years and worked with MS products for a long time.

    In the words of Han Solo, 'Don't get cockey kid!'

    "eric williams" <> wrote in message
    news:077001c5397e$e3c4df80$...
    i passed!!! scored a 783. i got knocked for a loop by
    probably 4 or 5 questions regarding the performance tab of
    task manager, which i must admit i was not fully prepared
    for. that and file auditing which had probably 2 questions
    confused me a bit. the 1st section regarding the
    installation of windows XP had what i considered to be
    VERY easy questions, i got 100% on that section. i had
    plenty of time to spare and i even went back and re-read
    each and every question when i was done to check my
    answers. i was planning on taking the 272 at the end of
    the month but if i feel bold i might take it late next
    week. my local test center was dead so id bet i could
    probably book a test with short notice. i feel so much
    more prepared now that ive been through the entire process
    and im actually very excited about taking teh 2nd exam.
    the practice tests at measureup.com for $115 while a bit
    exorbitant are VERY helpful...by the time you take the
    practice tests 5 or 6 times you should be getting 100%
    which means you know teh answers to 150 questions. while
    its possible a vast majority of that 150 might not appear
    on your actual exams, its probable that many will. ill
    never understand this test king BS and all that....i
    throughouly enjoyed myself studying for these exams and
    learning more and more. i have zero IT background and am
    secure in my current career working as a telecom
    specialist for SBC...i only wanted this cert for myself,
    to see if i could mount the challenge and to further my
    knowledge for my own uses of XP, which are themselves
    quite deep and constant. i feel like a huge load has been
    lifted from my shoulders to have gotten this exam out of
    the way. ive learned ALOT (espically about networking) and
    had many things explaned in my studies of which i was
    familliar but didnt fully understand. thats right people -
    - i enjoy learning more and more about computers. cant
    wait to finish this cert!!!
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Good Look...From México....
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"eric williams" <>

    escribió en el mensaje
    >news:158d01c5382d$d77a56d0$...
    >> ...and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    >> for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >> night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >> hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >> warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for

    180
    >> days!) here on microsofts website.
    >>
    >> im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >> study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    thru
    >> it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the

    free
    >> retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >> get this over with....i am eager to see my results

    should
    >> i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >> numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    wasnt
    >> entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >> microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >> questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that

    crap
    >> but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >>
    >> ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    apart
    >> and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >> now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me

    luck!
    >> ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >> sure ill pass!!!!)

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Steve Wicker, Apr 5, 2005
    #6
  7. >Why not try test-king.com, I hear most of
    the questions are in their dumps for a mere $39. Then you
    could pass with
    1000,

    >Well apart from the fact that MS will take away your MCP

    if they find you
    have been using braindumps, where is the satisfaction in
    passing if you know
    most of the questions on the exam?


    those 2 statements are in direct conflict. i dont at all
    understand what you are driving at.
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Well apart from the fact that MS will take away your MCP

    if they find you
    >have been using braindumps, where is the satisfaction in

    passing if you know
    >most of the questions on the exam? Why not try test-

    king.com, I hear most of
    >the questions are in their dumps for a mere $39. Then you

    could pass with
    >1000, which I worked damn hard to get, though the

    questions did seem easy on
    >my second attempt at 70-272. Just think how proud you

    could be of yourself
    >then. If you want to be an MCDST, do yourself a favour

    and work for it,
    >don't use braindumps, then those of us in the industry

    may congratulate you.
    >
    >On another note, I passed 271 with a 932, took 272 too

    early and failed with
    >a 672. I then got my arse into gear and passed with a

    1000, but I have been
    >a CCNP for several years and worked with MS products for

    a long time.
    >
    >In the words of Han Solo, 'Don't get cockey kid!'
    >
    >"eric williams" <>

    wrote in message
    >news:077001c5397e$e3c4df80$...
    >i passed!!! scored a 783. i got knocked for a loop by
    >probably 4 or 5 questions regarding the performance tab of
    >task manager, which i must admit i was not fully prepared
    >for. that and file auditing which had probably 2 questions
    >confused me a bit. the 1st section regarding the
    >installation of windows XP had what i considered to be
    >VERY easy questions, i got 100% on that section. i had
    >plenty of time to spare and i even went back and re-read
    >each and every question when i was done to check my
    >answers. i was planning on taking the 272 at the end of
    >the month but if i feel bold i might take it late next
    >week. my local test center was dead so id bet i could
    >probably book a test with short notice. i feel so much
    >more prepared now that ive been through the entire process
    >and im actually very excited about taking teh 2nd exam.
    >the practice tests at measureup.com for $115 while a bit
    >exorbitant are VERY helpful...by the time you take the
    >practice tests 5 or 6 times you should be getting 100%
    >which means you know teh answers to 150 questions. while
    >its possible a vast majority of that 150 might not appear
    >on your actual exams, its probable that many will. ill
    >never understand this test king BS and all that....i
    >throughouly enjoyed myself studying for these exams and
    >learning more and more. i have zero IT background and am
    >secure in my current career working as a telecom
    >specialist for SBC...i only wanted this cert for myself,
    >to see if i could mount the challenge and to further my
    >knowledge for my own uses of XP, which are themselves
    >quite deep and constant. i feel like a huge load has been
    >lifted from my shoulders to have gotten this exam out of
    >the way. ive learned ALOT (espically about networking) and
    >had many things explaned in my studies of which i was
    >familliar but didnt fully understand. thats right

    people -
    >- i enjoy learning more and more about computers. cant
    >wait to finish this cert!!!
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>Good Look...From México....
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"eric williams" <>

    >escribió en el mensaje
    >>news:158d01c5382d$d77a56d0$...
    >>> ...and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing

    stuff
    >>> for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >>> night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >>> hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >>> warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for

    >180
    >>> days!) here on microsofts website.
    >>>
    >>> im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >>> study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    >thru
    >>> it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the

    >free
    >>> retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait

    to
    >>> get this over with....i am eager to see my results

    >should
    >>> i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >>> numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    >wasnt
    >>> entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >>> microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >>> questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that

    >crap
    >>> but ill give them their own kudos for being

    challenging!
    >>>
    >>> ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    >apart
    >>> and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >>> now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me

    >luck!
    >>> ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which

    im
    >>> sure ill pass!!!!)

    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    eric williams, Apr 6, 2005
    #7
  8. eric williams

    Guest Guest

    Hey, eric. hope you did well.

    by the way, there's cert exams for motorola and SBC? what
    kinds of job functions do they prepare you for?

    i just starting thinking about moving into the IT
    industry; been working in another industry for awhile
    now. so i'm trying to pick everyone's brains as much as
    possible.



    >-----Original Message-----
    >....and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing stuff
    >for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for 180
    >days!) here on microsofts website.
    >
    >im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    thru
    >it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the free
    >retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >get this over with....i am eager to see my results should
    >i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    wasnt
    >entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that crap
    >but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >
    >ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    apart
    >and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me luck!
    >ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >sure ill pass!!!!)
    >.
    >
     
    Guest, Apr 8, 2005
    #8
  9. well i did do well -- 783. i take exam #2 in about 12
    hours. studying hard right now.

    the certification tests for SBC and motorola were almost
    completley based on electical engineering. i was a test
    technician at motorola (repairing pagers) and at SBC i am
    a telecom specialist, working on specialzied phone company
    telecom gear, as well as wiring constnatly. signal flow
    understanding is basically teh most important skill you
    can have
    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hey, eric. hope you did well.
    >
    >by the way, there's cert exams for motorola and SBC?

    what
    >kinds of job functions do they prepare you for?
    >
    >i just starting thinking about moving into the IT
    >industry; been working in another industry for awhile
    >now. so i'm trying to pick everyone's brains as much as
    >possible.
    >
    >
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>....and im quite nervous! ive been slowly reviewing

    stuff
    >>for about a month, and in the past 2 days (and tomorrow
    >>night, night before the test) ive really been getting
    >>hardcore. ive been using the 'mcdst exams' book by tim
    >>warner as well as the online training stuff (Free for

    180
    >>days!) here on microsofts website.
    >>
    >>im entirely nervous and am starting to feel like when i
    >>study i can no longer focus on the material. ive gone

    >thru
    >>it all many times now. luckily im taking part in the

    free
    >>retake promotion (god forbid i need it!). i cant wait to
    >>get this over with....i am eager to see my results

    should
    >>i fail. im a pretty good test taker and have passed
    >>numerous technical exams for motorola and SBC when i

    >wasnt
    >>entirely familliar with teh content, tho it seems
    >>microsoft is espically good at using confusing type of
    >>questions. im usualy pretty good at seeing thru that

    crap
    >>but ill give them their own kudos for being challenging!
    >>
    >>ive been using XP for a long time now and picking it

    >apart
    >>and have been super-reviewing the material for a while
    >>now. i am as prepared as i am going to be. wish me

    luck!
    >>ill report back with my thoughts after my exam (which im
    >>sure ill pass!!!!)
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
     
    eric williams, Apr 14, 2005
    #9
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