taking 70-290 should i be scared? What should i expect???

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Raymond Munyan, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Taking 70-290 on tuesday, ive been an IT professional using MS NT 4.0
    and 2000 server for over 10 years, no certifications (my old employer
    didnt require and thought i be there for 15 years until i got laid off
    after 5). Ive been in a MCSE course covering all exams in a 5 day period
    using some study aids and taking test. I know the material but am scared
    to death of taking it, i hear its not that bad is that true???
     
    Raymond Munyan, Nov 27, 2004
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  2. Raymond Munyan

    catwalker63 Guest

    It's long and tiring but if you know your stuff you should be fine. Get
    plenty of rest before hand. I'm not sure I'd take this exam after only
    a 5 day course, but if you feel confident you know the material, go for
    it.

    --
    Catwalker
    aka Pu$$y Feet
    BS, MCP
    MCNGP #43

    "I'm not bossy! I just know what you should be doing!"
     
    catwalker63, Nov 27, 2004
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    Kurt Guest

    If you know yer stuff, its not that bad. Don't get me wrong, the questions
    are tough and you need to know the definitive "Microsoft way" they should be
    answered (sometimes you need to know the MS way just to know what they're
    REALLY asking). 10 years experience if you've been doing actual MS admin
    stuff is a big benefit. If you were weak on any of the points in your 5-day
    boot camp, go over them. Try some online practice tests. Go for the first
    one and see how you do, then you'll have a feel for both the level of
    proficiency required to pass and the flavor of the questions. An with a
    little luck, you'll pass!

    ....kurt
     
    Kurt, Nov 28, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    You can download a trail version of Server 2003 from microsoft to play with
    to help you. (assuming you have an extra computer or set up a dual boot)
    Good luck
     
    Guest, Nov 28, 2004
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    nerd32768 Guest

    he probably wont get much out of playing around with 2003 with his test
    being on tuesday
     
    nerd32768, Nov 28, 2004
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  6. I know the material but am scared
    if you're 'scared to death' of taking these type of tests, how on
    earth did you did through college!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 28, 2004
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    Neil Guest

    actually I beleive that fear of the exams is more common place. I also
    think it is a healthy thing, like fear of death causing someone to fight
    or flight. If you are not strong enough to face the exam, flee...

    (you are however likely to find the exam nothing compared to your fears
    of it)

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."
    -- a qoute by Doug Adams (Author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
     
    Neil, Nov 29, 2004
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  8. To be honest, I still get that dry mouth feeling while waiting for the
    pass/no pass screen :) I've been known to get up and walk out, letting the
    girls tell me I passed or not! No matter how many tests you take, you can
    still get that feeling of "do I really know what I'm doing?"

    Wayne
     
    Wayne McGlinn, Nov 29, 2004
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    Neil Guest

    me too...waiting for Mr. Green Bar...40+ exams later and it still makes you
    question yourself no matter how well you know the material.

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."
    -- a quote by Doug Adams (Author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
     
    Neil, Nov 29, 2004
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  10. if you're 'scared to death' of taking these type of tests, how on
    Well actually I'd say it shows a kinda lack of confidence. Succeeding
    in life is all about having confidence in your own ability and knowing
    how to improve your ability to succeed.

    People should save their fears for when/if they have to go for a
    cancer test or for brain scan, not for these simple tests where either
    way, the outcome is meaningless.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 30, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    I agree with that!! I've done 10+ MCP's and it is always the same close your
    eyes for the few seconds you have to wait for the result. For the 70-290 its
    tougher than server but make sure you know all the RIS stuff and the
    switches. You'll probably use Ghost like the rest of the world after the
    exam.

    I guess you've had you exam now? good news?
    Monty
     
    Guest, Nov 30, 2004
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    Neil Guest

    2 items here:
    a) confidence is one thing but this has more to do with courage. I know
    some people who are confident in thier capabilities but have an unnatural
    fear of _tests_.
    ii) What does the MS exam process have to do with "Succeeding in life"? <g>

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."
    -- a quote by Doug Adams (Author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
     
    Neil, Nov 30, 2004
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  13. 2 items here:
    That's nonsense to me. Like people who are afraid of interviews, just
    see it as it is and use the experience gained by it.
    exactly!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, Nov 30, 2004
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    Neil Guest

    note that I said _UNNATURAL_. Phobias are not rational, so they are
    nonsense to most right thinking poeple. I personally have Briscoephobia,
    the unnatural fear that Ken is stalking me with a knife....

    --
    Neil MCNGP #30
    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
    learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for
    their apparent disinclination to do so."
    -- a quote by Doug Adams (Author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
     
    Neil, Nov 30, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, Neil climbed on a soapbox & opined:
    No, actually I think that's real.

    JaR
    Reassuring Thug
     
    JaR, Nov 30, 2004
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    Ken Briscoe Guest

    In
    it is real
     
    Ken Briscoe, Nov 30, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, Ken Briscoe climbed on a soapbox &
    opined:
    Updates?
     
    JaR, Nov 30, 2004
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  18. So... what does it mean if I have a fear of phobias??? Oh
    Damn.. here we go agaiN!!!
     
    Keyboard Cowboy, Nov 30, 2004
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    Ken Briscoe Guest

    In
    the best
     
    Ken Briscoe, Nov 30, 2004
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    T-Bone Guest

    Late.
    Late at night.
    When the world sleeps.
    You are there alone.
    You have come to face your fears, unknowingly.
    They are there...your fears.
    They are always with you.
    Lurking, scurrying, hiding, waiting.
    They are there, and then they suddenly disappear.
    Though they may be gone they are never far and late at night you can
    confront your fears.
    There they are...confronted fears!
    Fears of hunger, fears of pain, fears of missing that last late train.
    Fears of dentists always drilling, fears that no one will be willing....
    to see you as you know you really are.
    However, once these fears can be counted and compelled...
    they can quickly be dispelled...
    like figments of your own imagination.

    Still, there are other fears.
    Fears of snakes, fears of cats of black, fears of dread and disease and
    fears of rats.
    Fears of that black unknown terror...of never coming back.
    Fears of elevators falling, or the tax man one day calling and the
    uninvited crawling of yourself deep within a clammy, dank, dingy cellar
    where the spiders weave about your fingers and the worms, and the bugs and
    the creepy crawly things that squirm and squiggle at your feet.
    Yet, once these fears can be counted and compelled, they can quickly be
    dispelled...
    like figments of your own imagination.

    Then there are other fears.
    Fears of bullets, fears of blades, fears of dread.
    Fear of something metal connecting with your head.
    Fear of word loss when most needed and the fear of something never being
    said
    Or waking up one morning, only to discover you are dead.
    Yet, once these fears have been counted and compelled, they can quickly
    be dispelled...
    like figments of your own imagination.

    Then there is the last fear.
    It has a name.
    Just about the time you are past fear.
    The one that really is final.
    It will come.
    Yours...and mine.
    In the darkest of the night it will come without a fight.
    It will count you.
    It will compel you.
    Then it will casually
    Dispel you.
    Like a figment of its own imagination.

    As performed by Zero Mostel on The Muppet Show. Still looking for the
    original author.

    T-Bone
    MCNGP XL
     
    T-Bone, Nov 30, 2004
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