70-284 (Exchange) exam - Readiness Review Suite practice tests.

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Guest, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've been preparing for my 70-284 exam for around 6 months. I have about 1
    year of hands-on experience and I have been studying the MS Press 70-284
    Self-Paced Training Kit book. I can answer nearly all the review Q's in the
    book with little effort, so it seems I'm ready for the test. I have it
    scheduled for next week, and it's my first MS Cert test.

    Howerver, there is a Rediness Review Suite CD included with the book. I do
    terribly on these quesions with a consistant 40% score on the practice

    For anyone who's used this product, is this review suite just really
    difficult or do I need more time to study?
    Guest, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. Hello from France,

    Exam Questions are not easy. Like others new microsoft exams , they were
    Practicing oriented !

    Then keep in mind that questions will be complex ....

    Work hard and I'm sure that U will be successfull with this exam ...

    Good luck !
    MCSA/MCSE 2003 Security
    MCSA/MCSE 2003 Messaging

    Pour me contacter/ To contact me:
    Michaël THIBAUT, Oct 17, 2005
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  3. Don't underestimate this test. It's not long, but it _will_ make you think.

    If you do not have a ton of experience with Windows Server 2003, get 70-290
    out of the way first. I took it because I am an Exchange expert and have
    spent far too much time working with Windows Server 2003, but I strongly
    recommend making sure you can pass 70-290 first. It will build on top of it.

    What type of questions are you failing on? Whatever you do, don't assume
    that they won't ask you clustering, front-end, and back-end specific
    questions. Also do study your routing group connectors well. My book said
    that's out of scope... well it's not. A lot of 70-285 is included in 70-284.
    Leonid S. Knyshov, Oct 18, 2005
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    Guest Guest


    What I did to pass this exam is to master Windows 2003 (70-290) which is
    related on this exam like using the domain prep and forest prep. I used study
    materials like CBT Nuggets and Sybex which is easy to understand. Don't
    forget the basic principles because it will help you to pass this exam.
    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
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    T-Bone Guest

    That may be the problem. Don't study the questions, study the text.
    Better than studying... practice, practice, practice. Without hands-on
    experience you aren't going to get very far.
    T-Bone, Oct 18, 2005
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the advice.

    I also have the 70-290 exam book, but I havent' cracked it open yet. I
    wanted to get my Exchange test out of the way first as I went to training on
    it and have been working closely with it for a while now. I already have
    the test scheduled for next week and I think i'm just going to give it a try
    and see how it goes. If it isn't good, I'll switch gears and go for the
    70-290 first.

    In a related question, I'm planning on taking 70-290, 70-291, 70-293,
    70-294, 70-298, & 70-270.
    I originally planned on taking 70-270 (WinXP) after Exchange. But, what
    order would you recommend taking these? Get through 70-290 first becasue all
    the rest build on it?

    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    The questions that are difficult ask me to put some steps in order on how to
    perform a specific task. They will have 10 steps listed, some incorrect, and
    I usually almost get them right, but put one in the wrong order or forget a
    step. It's not a specific topic I get stuck on, but the type of question.

    This is why I'm wondering if this practice test is just really hard! Or are
    there questions on the exam like this?
    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
  8. It sounds like you know what you are doing. Do make sure you at least read
    through exam review of 70-290 as this is quite closely related.

    I haven't bothered with WinXP yet because I don't see it as a challenge. On
    the other hand, you need to get it out of the way to get MCSA. Might as well
    make a quick and marketable MCSA:Messaging (70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-284)
    and then finish off the rest of 90-series and the 70-285 to get

    With regards to those practice exams - yeah sounds overly complicated. I
    don't remember the sims requiring 10 steps.

    70-284 is very valuable for Microsoft partners, so do get it. I can
    attribute quite a bit of business solely due to this credential (we are
    typically either the highest or one of the higher bidders, but low bidders
    typically fail to show proof of expertise like I can with this cert).
    Leonid S. Knyshov, Oct 19, 2005
  9. Hello,

    For me, the perfect track to 70-284 (and 70-285) is:

    70-290 then 70-291 and after 70-284

    Knowledge of 290 and 291 are necessary to understand 284 and 285

    MCSA/MCSE 2003 Security
    MCSA/MCSE 2003 Messaging

    Pour me contacter/ To contact me:
    Michaël THIBAUT, Oct 19, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Just a follwo up...
    I took my 70-284 test yesterday and passed! 760.

    The test was difficult, and definately made me think!

    As far as the Rediness Review Suite CD that I used to prepare for the test;
    it was more difficult than the test, but I doubt I would have passed without
    it. The questions are on the right track, just harder than the actual exam.

    As for the book it came with, the MS Press 70-284 book, it didn't go in
    depth at all on the topics!! It's a good book for a beginer, but if you want
    to pass the test, you better have a lot of hands-on knowledge of in-depth
    subjects or find a second book that goes further.
    Guest, Oct 27, 2005
  11. Congrats :)
    Leonid S. Knyshov, Oct 27, 2005
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