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  1. Audentis Fortuna Iuvat veritas_libertas's Avatar
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    Anyone know if uCertify is updated for R2? The site doesn't really say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veritas_libertas View Post
    Anyone know if uCertify is updated for R2? The site doesn't really say.
    I don't believe it is, i've also had a rather poor opinion of their practice tests in general. Have had access for most of the certs I have, not once have I found it useful.
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    Sorry to hear about that, I've heard the R2 material changes things up some.
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    I did better on some areas than others, but overall it was a lowsy score which I'm embarrased to show. My strongest area was File and Print Services. The others were not as good, but not terrible. My weakest area was Configuring Name Resolution. Some of the new R2 stuff did throw me for a loop. I'm going to get my hands on the new Microsoft 70-642 R2 exam book. I'm also considering buying a transcender 70-642 practice exam.
    This is what's been helping me. I'm a supertitious man and I've been following this since my own failure of the 70-640......keep in mind that this is from Jason Jia.....but number 4 seems to have the most validity since I didn't follow that one on my first time....I didn't take care of the adaptive nature of the MS exams.....skipping answers I might not have been sure of was certainly the difference between passing or failing.


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    Sorry to hear about the fail, veritas. As one of the other guys suggested, having R2 in the mix changes things somewhat and you really need to have labbed the material for it to stick in the brain. The exam sure does throw some curve balls in the DNS section and I suggest you lab the crap out of DNS for next time. Read, lab, read and lab!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Essendon View Post
    Sorry to hear about the fail, veritas. As one of the other guys suggested, having R2 in the mix changes things somewhat and you really need to have labbed the material for it to stick in the brain. The exam sure does throw some curve balls in the DNS section and I suggest you lab the crap out of DNS for next time. Read, lab, read and lab!
    There is more to Name Resolution than DNS....you might be asked about when to use the HOSTS file as well. (I, of course, can't confirm that...)

    In real life, I have to use HOSTS when testing a new content switch that may/may not be in place to production, but we don't want to make it live to other users on the network. That might/might not get asked of you on the exam.
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    If you have access to Books 24x7 I know the Microsoft Press book is updated to R2 (that is what I'm using).

    One thing I've always done when taking a Microsoft test is I always mark the profile "novice" and "no experience/very little experience". They only time I didn't do that was on the 70-680 (Win 7) and I failed it the first time. The next time I took at (along with 70-640 and the prior Win2K MCSE tests) I marked with novice and 0 experience. Coincidence?
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    I will be another one that suggests the Kaplan selftests. I failed this one the first time by a few questions and have it rescheduled for next Wednesday. many questions on the Kaplan are very similar to what I saw on the actual exam. I though Ucertify was good for the 70-680, but it was terrible for the 70-642.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwmidl View Post
    One thing I've always done when taking a Microsoft test is I always mark the profile "novice" and "no experience/very little experience". They only time I didn't do that was on the 70-680 (Win 7) and I failed it the first time. The next time I took at (along with 70-640 and the prior Win2K MCSE tests) I marked with novice and 0 experience. Coincidence?
    This is the one time where I will be neutral on this issue...there are those who say it's a bunch of crap and that the survey has nothing to do with the exam. All I know is when I started following the recommended guidelines for the MS exams, I have not failed as of today. So I'll just chalk it up to superstition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erpadmin View Post
    This is the one time where I will be neutral on this issue...there are those who say it's a bunch of crap and that the survey has nothing to do with the exam. All I know is when I started following the recommended guidelines for the MS exams, I have not failed as of today. So I'll just chalk it up to superstition.
    I'm not sure that it's superstition. I put down a higher experience on the 680 and failed the first time. The second time I put down novice and it didn't feel as bad. Who knows...
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    I passed this morning...veritas, the majority of my exam was based on R2goodluck!
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    You'll get it next time! Keep us posted on your studies.

    Are you doing 70-642 before 70-640? I keep hearing different opinions about this order and I have been trying to decide which one to start with. All of my Server time is from past labs (took a Server '03 class in community college), I only manage Solaris servers where I work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobylspoon View Post
    You'll get it next time! Keep us posted on your studies.

    Are you doing 70-642 before 70-640? I keep hearing different opinions about this order and I have been trying to decide which one to start with. All of my Server time is from past labs (took a Server '03 class in community college), I only manage Solaris servers where I work.
    Yes. My AAS was in Networking so the foundation is easy for me. It's the Microsoft specific stuff that I'm finding more difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobylspoon View Post
    You'll get it next time! Keep us posted on your studies.

    Are you doing 70-642 before 70-640? I keep hearing different opinions about this order and I have been trying to decide which one to start with. All of my Server time is from past labs (took a Server '03 class in community college), I only manage Solaris servers where I work.
    im tring the 642 before the 640 i read all the objectives for both and it looks like the 640 has alot of dns in it so i thought the dns stuff from the 642 would help on the 640 and the net+ stuff would help me on the 642 ... but thats just me
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    Quote Originally Posted by demonfurbie View Post
    im tring the 642 before the 640 i read all the objectives for both and it looks like the 640 has alot of dns in it so i thought the dns stuff from the 642 would help on the 640 and the net+ stuff would help me on the 642 ... but thats just me
    That sounds like a pretty good plan. I may consider this as well, perhaps include the DNS material from 70-640 into the study plan? The 70-642 MS Press book looks far less intimidation than it's 70-640 counterpart, lol.
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    I hated this exam. While I was studying for it, I kept thinking, "No one's ever gonna turn a win2kr2 server into a router, so why am I studying for it?"
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    I'm pretty confused. I purchased the self-test from Kaplan yesterday as this was a suggested resource by the course mentor. Did a quick 20 question practice, 90%. The course mentor states if you can hit 95% then you're good for the real test. I'm now wondering where I went wrong. Going to try and shoot for the retest next weekend, really want to get this one out of the way so I can get on to the 70-640.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hypntick View Post
    I'm pretty confused. I purchased the self-test from Kaplan yesterday as this was a suggested resource by the course mentor. Did a quick 20 question practice, 90%. The course mentor states if you can hit 95% then you're good for the real test. I'm now wondering where I went wrong. Going to try and shoot for the retest next weekend, really want to get this one out of the way so I can get on to the 70-640.
    i feel ya

    i ran across alot ... well almost all questions i had were not covered by anything including technet
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    Same here. Going for my 3rd attempt in a week or two. People were getting very high scores on this one in the past. I am starting wonder if M$ looked at the results and decided to make it tougher. I have talked to Jason Jia a few times recently and we are not alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmasterj206 View Post
    Same here. Going for my 3rd attempt in a week or two. People were getting very high scores on this one in the past. I am starting wonder if M$ looked at the results and decided to make it tougher. I have talked to Jason Jia a few times recently and we are not alone.
    I'm going to be taking it again in a couple of weeks. I can't same that I'm looking forward to it.
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    my only hope is that 70-640 isnt this bad

    im looking to switch to the mcitp:sa track over the mcitp:ea track because of this class, one less ms test the better at this point
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    I have scheduled my retake for Friday, 11/4.
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    Good luck! Looking forward to the " I passed" update.
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    Good luck. Do you guys really think the surveys make a difference in the questions you get/don't get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by atorven View Post
    Good luck. Do you guys really think the surveys make a difference in the questions you get/don't get?
    In my experience, yes.
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