I've been installing/maintaining Microsoft server/client environments 6+\nyears. Although I'm just starting to take the tests for the MCSE, I thought\nI could take the tests with minimal studying.\n\nI failed the 70-270 test the first time (The Exam Cram 2 book is worthless\nand I hate that they don't tell you what your score was, but that is a\ndifferent post all together), passed the test the second time. The key,\nbesides understanding the material, is that you need to think like\nMicrosoft.\n\nI found myself answering the questions with answers that weren't options.\nLike in the 70-216 sample question I have a scenario where the 2 of the 3\nnetwork segments can't get IP addresses through the router.\n\nBeing a Cisco guy, I say, heck configure the router with DHCP relay and then\nthey will get the info from the DHCP just fine. That's not an option in the\nanswers, Microsoft wants you to use Microsoft, so you install the relay\nagent on each of the segments that is not getting their DHCP and yada, yada,\nyada.\n\nKnow the material, hands on, reading (because hands on doesn't always give\nyou Microsoft's preferred way) and THINK like Microsoft! That's just my\nopinion.