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    Default 2 trys, no cigar



    took it a month ago, failed

    took it today, and while i did better, it still wasn't good enough

    this is a good test, i will feel good once i pass it, but, getting there is a battle,

    i'm using for study:

    officail course
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    70-291 passport
    mega guide from preplogic

    vm ware setup with as many machines as i want
    it's not discouraging i'm actually encouraged by it, to me it makes the cert that much more respectable for me, knowing it's not "too" easy

    i think hands on and actually working with the technology on a daily basis would make this test a breeze, alas, i don't work with it daily, yet, but i will continue to pursue this puppy

    thanks to this great site and all the helpful people on here
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    Tough luck, man. Not an easy test, not easy. You will get it next time, dude.

    Good luck on your next attempt.
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    With such an attitude towards the exam and the collection of study material you are using you are destined to pass eventually.
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    thanks,

    yeah, i will get it, i just am not study to pass the test, i want to know it

    otherwise i would have cheaated

    but it means more to me than just passing, i want it to actually mean i am a "Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator"

    who actually knows, so i take the printout, and study in my weak areas, everything has improved from the first test, i should get it next time
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    i use the material on this site as well, but i thought that was a given
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    Sorry about the miss, this test was the hardest to date for me. After I finished I went home and went to bed. I was mentally exhausted.

    You'll get there.

    All I can say is DNS, DNS, DNS that is what I had to push to finally pass it. Do you think the graph on the scoresheet will help you figure out what you need to get a pass on this test?
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    yeah, thing is, related to my first one.......

    everything improved , most topics were at the half of the graph or better, my DNS was great, but i just need to suck it up on a few areas, i think RRAS is my weakest subject, like i said, i do enjoy it and it makes it that much more worth it when i do get it, so, i'll study up for a lil while no longer than a month i don't think, and give it another go......i think once i get MCSA it will give me a good boost, plus it's like a checkpoint on my way to MCSE, i just want to get over this MCSA hurdle and actually know what i am doing

    thanks for the reply
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    Good luck on your next sit!!

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    Hey man...you'll get it next time, word of advice...as much as DNS is a major topic in this exam, don't over focus on it, i've come to realize that ppl are majorly focuing on DNS and forgetting RRAS n DHCP aka IP addressing.

    Good luck...you'll eventually get it.......take a look @ the MSPRESS book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K_amisi
    Hey man...you'll get it next time, word of advice...as much as DNS is a major topic in this exam, don't over focus on it, i've come to realize that ppl are majorly focuing on DNS and forgetting RRAS n DHCP aka IP addressing.

    Good luck...you'll eventually get it.......take a look @ the MSPRESS book.
    yeah, for me RRAS is my weakness, i need to understand it more thoroughly, ip implementations is pretty good i'll brush up on all areas though, thanks
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    Good luck on your next exam, When I am stuck on a question, I will mark it and come back to it later, have another read and then think "whats the Microsoft way of doing it". Unfortunately the most obvious answer to you is not always what Microsoft think. I found both 291 and 293 both challenging as my exams had answers to choose from that where almost the same, but slightly different.

    Rechecking one or two questions in a exam can be the difference between a pass and a fail.

    With the amout of study you are doing you will nail it next time
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