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  1. dxa+
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    Default 'My exam experience' (no all caps please...)

    WARNING: Stay away form this exam!!!

    I took the exam today and I was very surprised.. Half the questions I never heard of..I read the books and i did the practice test but for somereason i failed....

    They also have lots of trick questions....

    I am consederign a career change becuase I can't stand doing this...

    plus I was on;y 2 questions off from passing....

    MAke sure that u know everying that cpmptia want u to know...

    This EXAM WAS WASTE OF $140US..
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    Unfortunatly, you answered your own frustration....

    Quote Originally Posted by dxa+
    MAke sure that u know everying that cpmptia want u to know...
    That is the case for most their exams. I understand the OS is usually harder than core, but it's not impossible. Many people here have passed, and failed(I failed in 2001). Those who fail, study harder, and then pass. You shouldn't quit over this. The exams from here out, don't get any easier. Go over the objectives , look at your report, and put some more time into the areas you need to improve.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elbert Hubbard
    There is no failure except in no longer trying.
    Quote Originally Posted by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Rooney
    You always pass failure on your way to success.

    PS--Check another post I made about a wicked cheap A+ voucher!!!!
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    Sorry to hear! I am taking the OS soon i will let you know how it goes!
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    I also faied OS the first time. However, I studied my butt off and passed the second time around.

    I agree though, theway the questions are asked is somewhat suspect. I knew the material very well but the context of the questions are the hard part. Even when I passed I had a hard time understanding the questions.
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    I figured I had a fifty/fifty chance of passing....either way, I wasn't going to let it stop me from my goals, else the last three years would have been a waste of time and energy (which I'm short on both.. ).
    Finding different sources and digging into the deepest corners is what it's all about. I figure one test per month, since I took the core this month, I will take the os next month, either way, if I pass--I'll have a beer, If I pass, I'll have two beers, If I fail- I'll have a beer, kick myself, then pick the books back up and try again....
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    Yeah, don't give up! I took 2003 Core & OS this past May and passed Core, but failed (just by a hair) OS. It fired me up and made me even more determined to succeed. So, I built a second computer, fixed a pc someone did not want and there I had a Win '98, 2K Pro, XP Home OS set up, in my rather large bedroom. I hooked up a router (to understand Networking a little more), for high speed internet and I then had myself a pretty cool personal Lab enviroment to practice in. I was amazed at how much more information I was able to comprehend and retain, by doing so. However, I felt the second OS exam I took in August, was much harder and I saw questions that I don't recall ever seeing in any study material, that I layed my hands on!
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    Don't give up. I work with a lot of people that have been pc techs for awhile and a lot of them have failed it. Some have failed it even more than once. So don't get discouraged just study hard and get some hands on experience.

    I also barely passed on my first try with like a 600 so don't worry about it. It is just a test, you will pass it eventually.
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    ya thanks for the advice and all.. I was really pissed the day i failed since i studyed so hard... Anyways I am still in high school and I have chosen this career not to do when i am finish.. Busniess here I come!!!
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    Sorry to here that you didn't pass. Hope you don't give up on the career path of computing...
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    you said you were 2 questions away, what was your actual score?

    i took it this morning and got a 487, so how many questions off was i?
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