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    Cool Downed the Beast

    I took down the beast this morning with an 850. I was really sweating going into it, but it was way easier than I expected. This sims were very simple and straightforward.

    Maybe it scared me into studying harder, but I felt like 290 was much more challenging (and I scored about 100 points lower on it also). As ridiculous as this sounds, I was almost disappointed by the sims. I was expecting them to be much more complex.

    Edit: Ha, as a total coincidence, this is my 100th post. I have some catching up to do!
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    Congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by pml1
    but it was way easier than I expected.
    'Cos it sounds like you studied thoroughly and kicked it's ass
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    Congrats on the beast slaying!! What'd you use for studying?

    Also TAOI is an amazing book so far; I'm on chapter 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertieb View Post
    'Cos it sounds like you studied thoroughly and kicked it's ass
    Absolutely! Thanks!
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    Congrats on the beast slaying!! What'd you use for studying?
    Thanks man! I used The MS Press Book and CBT Nuggets. I think what really helped me was the labbing. I did pretty much all of the practice labs in the MS Press book, and that *more* than prepared me for the sims on the actual exam.

    To anyone who is planning to take this exam: Read the book, do the labs (don't just blindly follow the steps but understand what you're doing) brush up on subnetting, be familiar with all of the various command line tools, and you will do fine on this exam. With the right preparation, the beast is reduced to a purring kitten.

    Quote Originally Posted by rogue2shadow View Post
    Also TAOI is an amazing book so far; I'm on chapter 4.
    I can't put it down! I was afraid I was going to fail my exam because it interfered with some of my study time. I'll probably finish it tonight or tomorrow and then go pick up The Art of Deception.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pml1 View Post
    To anyone who is planning to take this exam: Read the book, do the labs (don't just blindly follow the steps but understand what you're doing) brush up on subnetting, be familiar with all of the various command line tools, and you will do fine on this exam. With the right preparation, the beast is reduced to a purring kitten.
    Congrats on your passing!

    I just got my MS Press Book today, planning on slaying the "beast" by the end of this month or most likely the beginning of October to claim the MCSA title. Looks like it is a lot of work to do, but I am determined like never before - thanks for the tip!
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    Congrats on slaying the beast!
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    Congrats on your passing!
    I'm not dead yet! ...I kid Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by DraxtheSoviet View Post
    I just got my MS Press Book today, planning on slaying the "beast" by the end of this month or most likely the beginning of October to claim the MCSA title. Looks like it is a lot of work to do, but I am determined like never before - thanks for the tip!
    Good luck! Study hard and I'm sure you'll do great!
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    Congrats on slaying the beast!
    Thanks, man!
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    Congratulations, well done.
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    Congrats on getting the MCSA!!
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