Just when I thought I was gonna get over "the hump", I ran into another brick \nwall once again and only made a 675 on the 70-272 exam. I am starting to \nthink that a dead man has a better chance of passing this exam than I do!!!\n\nDid use the MS Press book and ExamCram. Was even hitting in the 90s on the \npractice tests that came w/the MS Press book. Even did some reading of the \nWindows XP Inside Out: Deluxe Edition book.\n\nEven used all but three minutes of the allotted time on the exam. With my \nluck, I probably changed an answer or two I should not have changed, thus, my \nscore falling short of 700.\n\nAll the questions were multiple choice except for one. I do not do well on \nmultiple choice tests. I remember back when I was in college, a psychology \ninstructor tried to get me to take an all essay exam because I did better on \nessays than multiple choice questions. But, I did not chose the all essay \nroute since I did not want any special treatment. Thus, I worked much harder \nand still pulled an 'A' out of the class.\n\nOf course, I am definitely NOT expecting any special treatment when it comes \nto these Microsoft exams. I think I do better with more hands on simulations \nthan multiple choice. I just need to do more hands on work w/IE, OE, and \nOffice. Of course, I don't think you can ever do too much hands on practice \ngetting ready for these types of exams. Unfortunately at work, I am stuck \nusing Office 2000 instead of Office XP or Office 2003. And, since I work for \na municipal government, I'm definitely not holding my breath waiting for any \nchanges. However, I do have access to Windows XP at work and home, and I do \nhave Office 2003 at home.\n\nDid much better on the "Configuring Application Security" part of the exam, \nbut I did worse on the "Configuring and Troubleshooting Applications" \nquestions. I'm still not doing well with the "Resolving Issues Related to \nApplication Customization" questions.\n\nI definitely need to do more hands on practice, but I am feeling that maybe \nI also need a third study guide to help push me over "the hump." I'm just \nwondering which one will do the trick. Sybex? Transcender (very expensive)? \n SelfTest Software? Anyone else? I definitely want to pass the exam on the \nthird try. After all, some folks say the third time is the charm. I just \nneed that "extra something" to get me over "the hump". Will take a short \nbreak from studying in order to regroup.