[QUOTE]\n-\-\-\-\-Original Message-\-\-\-\-\nHi there, just wondering if anybody might have a little\nlast minute advice, before i write 217 in two days. Have\nmastered the Transcenders and as many questions as i can\nfind on the net and what not, feeling fairly confident but\nwas just wondering from somebody who has taken it what i\nshould look out for!!! Thanx Davin\n.\n[/QUOTE]\nRemember to understand the conceipts, when taking the test\nif you don't understand something pick the best answer\nmark it and when you have time at the end go back root\nout the wrong or last choices.\nthis helped me. I did pass all my tests and used this\nadvice.\n\nThe technique...\n\n1. Ensure that you have Time Per Question (TPQ) allotment\ncalculated. (See strategy #7 for more info)\n\n2. Remove the Question Noise (See strategy #6 for more\ninfo)\n\n3. Remember that Interactive Questions count for as much\nas\n60% of your score - if the 'trouble' question is an\ninteractive\ntype question, don't shrug it off and move on - it\ncould\ncost you the exam. (See strategy #5 for more info)\n\n4. Remember 'Experience is not enough', certification\nquestions are more often than not, written by writers,\nnot in the trenches, on the front line IT people -\nreal\nlife situations are not necessarily what you are being\ntested on. (See strategy #4 for more info)\n\n5. Remember the 'Information Overload' technique and\nhow to handle Distractors (Information Overload).\n(See strategy #3 for more info)\n\n6. Be wary of 'Information Warfare' or Dis-information -\ninformation from several sources that contradict each\nother - this must be resolved before attempting the\nexam.\n(See strategy #2 for more info)\n\n* Phase 1...\nWith each one of these 6 strategies in mind and knowing\nthe\namount of time you have to handle the question (TPQ),\nfirst\nremove the noise - breaking the question down into the\nsmallest parts and revealing the keywords or phases.\nThen, discard the 'Distractors' (Information Overload)\n\n* Phase 2...\nWith the question noise and distractors now gone,\neliminate\nthe answer choices that are 'way out there' (usually 1/2\nof them\nhave absolutely no relevancy to the question)\n\n* Phase 3...\nWith only a few choices now remaining, again scan your\nkeywords\n/ phrases (from strategy #7) and ask yourself 'from the\nquestion\nwriters perspective' what is he/she really testing me on?\n\nSo often the long winded question, with its distractors\nand\nquestion noise is really - when it comes down to it -\nasking a\nvery straight forward question. Understanding what\nthe 'writers'\nare attempting to test you on will often reveal the\nanswer.