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    Default 70-294: Counter-Attack Successful!

    Yes! On my 3rd attempt I finally passed this bugger of an exam. It wasn't pretty as I only scored a 723 but as the cliche goes, a Pass is a Pass.

    Secret Weapon: Transcender. Awesome product.
    I failed the 70-293 x2 and then bought the Transcender. 3rd attempt result - PASS.
    I failed the 70-294 x2 and then bought the Transcender. 3rd attempt result - PASS.

    Just a great product and I'm definitely going to purchase the 70-297 Transcender before I even attempt to pass that exam once.

    Thanks for all for the encouragement and tips, it all really helped!

    On to the 70-297.... I can smell the MCSE....
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    Wait, wouldn't this be the couter-counter-attack then?

    Congrats and good luck with 297!
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    Congratulations! Never really used Transcender but it sounds like a pretty good product MCSE-wise at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik View Post
    Wait, wouldn't this be the couter-counter-attack then?

    Congrats and good luck with 297!
    No because that makes me look like more of a failure.... Thanks *tear* heh
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    Good job. How did you use Transcenders? Simulation mode? Did you make use of the flashcards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhss68 View Post
    Good job. How did you use Transcenders? Simulation mode? Did you make use of the flashcards?
    I mainly use the Optimized mode I think it's called, to choose how many questions and from what categories I want to learn more about. I did run through Preset Exam B but other than that, just the custom exams. Never did use the Flash cards because they ask a lot of questions with answers I've rarely seen on an exam. I am going to go back and use them though just for the knowlege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genXrcist View Post
    I mainly use the Optimized mode I think it's called, to choose how many questions and from what categories I want to learn more about. I did run through Preset Exam B but other than that, just the custom exams. Never did use the Flash cards because they ask a lot of questions with answers I've rarely seen on an exam. I am going to go back and use them though just for the knowlege.
    Good call. That's what I did for the 270. Read the question, answer, grade it, read the explanation, and onto the next one. It's the best way to use Transcenders IMO. I also use the flashcards quite extensively.

    60-some bucks for 30-day access is friggin expensive though.

    But I guess you get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhss68 View Post
    Good call. That's what I did for the 270. Read the question, answer, grade it, read the explanation, and onto the next one. It's the best way to use Transcenders IMO. I also use the flashcards quite extensively.

    60-some bucks for 30-day access is friggin expensive though.

    But I guess you get what you pay for.
    Indeed it is!! Which is why I don't pay that. I buy mine from the Getcertify4Less link to the left. If you buy a voucher and a transcender exam together, it's $190 and that transcender is good for life on 2 seperate PC's.
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    Wow, I did not know that. I'll try that for the rest of my track.Thanks.
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    Congrats on the pass! I bet you are finally glad to get past this one!!! I am currently working on this exam and hope to be ready to take it by the end of the month.

    Good luck with the 297!!!
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    Congrats on the pass. I hope
    to repeat your success on my 3rd attempt as well.
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    Congrats! With 294 fresh in your memory, 297 shouldn't be too rough. Brush up on your DNS and WINS server info from 291 and grab a book that covers NT to 2003 migrations in depth.

    Transcender was pretty good for 297, but I had some UI issues with it. If I had the window maximized, I couldn't scroll through all the options on the left side of the case studies. I had to resize the window so that the navigation arrows would appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djhss68 View Post
    Wow, I did not know that. I'll try that for the rest of my track.Thanks.
    You're most welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by tomken View Post
    Congrats on the pass! I bet you are finally glad to get past this one!!! I am currently working on this exam and hope to be ready to take it by the end of the month.

    Good luck with the 297!!!
    You better believe it! I took a couple of hours off yesterday evening and then began reading my Sybex 70-297 book. When I'm finished with that I'll purchase the transcender exam and fill in all the gaps that the Sybex books leave. Thanks much!

    Quote Originally Posted by ElwoodBlues View Post
    Congrats on the pass. I hope
    to repeat your success on my 3rd attempt as well.
    I'm confident you will Elwood, you're scoring better on the Transcender's than I was.

    Quote Originally Posted by bwcarty View Post
    Congrats! With 294 fresh in your memory, 297 shouldn't be too rough. Brush up on your DNS and WINS server info from 291 and grab a book that covers NT to 2003 migrations in depth.

    Transcender was pretty good for 297, but I had some UI issues with it. If I had the window maximized, I couldn't scroll through all the options on the left side of the case studies. I had to resize the window so that the navigation arrows would appear.
    Do you have a recommendation on a book that covers that migration? Or perhaps a technet article? I'll keep your comments in mind for when I start using the 70-297 Transcender, hopefully they got the bug worked out. Thanks again!
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    Congrats Gen!

    Good luck with the 297
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    Nice job on the exam. I'm glad you passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwcarty View Post
    Transcender was pretty good for 297, but I had some UI issues with it. If I had the window maximized, I couldn't scroll through all the options on the left side of the case studies. I had to resize the window so that the navigation arrows would appear.
    I've been having the same issue with their 298 test. Their support stated that certain resolutions don't work with the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetAdmin2436 View Post
    Congrats Gen!
    Good luck with the 297
    Thanks Net! How's your 297 studying going? What are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psoasman View Post
    Nice job on the exam. I'm glad you passed.
    Appreciate it Psoasman! I'll get back to you on the pm.

    Quote Originally Posted by shon541 View Post
    I've been having the same issue with their 298 test. Their support stated that certain resolutions don't work with the test.
    What resolution did they state was an issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by genXrcist View Post
    What resolution did they state was an issue?
    From the email I got from their support:

    For Case study control issues, looking at the bottom of case study control area, there is a big blue area making other case study buttons invisible.
    If they are maximizing the screen, this will distort the buttons area making some of them hidden behind the boxes.
    If the user is using full screen with particular resolution setting, then the problem occurs. Those resolutions include 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1600x1024, 1600x1200 etc.
    For non full-screen, any resolution will be OK.
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    Thanks for the post bro!
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    wow, i completely forgot to give my congrats! im glad you found the transcenders helpful! Good luck with 297!
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    Quote Originally Posted by genXrcist View Post
    Thanks Net! How's your 297 studying going? What are you using?
    Eh, it's going. Slowly but surely. I have the Syngress book, transcender, preplogic study guide and CBT nuggets. It's mostly just review in a horrible case study format. I actually failed it twice now...I tried to cram it in June before the second shot expired and came up short with a 675.

    Almost....there....must....keep....going.
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