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  1. You are already dead jmritenour's Avatar
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    Default Facing the Beast on Halloween!

    Well, my exam's booked. I've only been seriously studying about a week, and I might be rushing into it, but there's a couple things at work here:

    #1 - Before I registered for 70-290 a few weeks ago, I bought a 2 exam + retake voucher set from MS, so if I do fail, I've still got a free retake.

    #2 - My wife's having a jewelry party at our house Sunday afternoon, and I want absolutely no part of that insanity, so I need to get out of the house for a few hours.

    I'll just say I'm cautiously optimistic. At least I know if I fail, I'll have a rematch with the Beast down the road.
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    you found a test center open on sunday? wow

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsbane View Post
    you found a test center open on sunday? wow

    Good luck
    I know, right? Knowledge Center, Inc in Ashburn, VA is open 7 days a week. I stumbled across them a couple months ago when I was scheduling my VCP, and looking for a center open on a Saturday (which was hard enough), and was surprised to find they were open on Sundays as well. So I filed that tidbit away in case I ever needed it.
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    Yeah even saturday's are hard. The one by me seems to do saturdays every other month.
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    Good luck on the test, and have a happy Halloween.
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    But what can be spookier than slaying the Beast on Halloween! Good luck champ, keep us posted!
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    The Beast has been vanquished. 807/1000. I really didn't think it was that bad, though I could see how it could trouble someone who dealt primarily with server side/Active Directory sort of stuff and didn't have a lot of practical experience with routing & name resolution.

    The first 20 questions or so, I was breezing through, and hadn't seen a single sim, and thought to myself that was odd. Then I got SLAMMED by 10 sims back to back. It was crazy, but most of them weren't that bad.

    Anyway, by my estimation this makes me MCSA since I have 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291 done, and I submitted my A+ & Net+ transcript to MS for my elective.

    Now I just need to decide what to go after next. MCSE, CCNA or Security+.
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    Congrats on slaying the beast!
    No longer work in IT. Play around with stuff sometimes still and fix stuff for friends and relatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmritenour View Post
    The Beast has been vanquished. 807/1000. I really didn't think it was that bad, though I could see how it could trouble someone who dealt primarily with server side/Active Directory sort of stuff and didn't have a lot of practical experience with routing & name resolution.

    The first 20 questions or so, I was breezing through, and hadn't seen a single sim, and thought to myself that was odd. Then I got SLAMMED by 10 sims back to back. It was crazy, but most of them weren't that bad.

    Anyway, by my estimation this makes me MCSA since I have 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291 done, and I submitted my A+ & Net+ transcript to MS for my elective.

    Now I just need to decide what to go after next. MCSE, CCNA or Security+.
    Congrats man!!!! I'd say go Sec+ -> MCSE -> CCNA since the Sec+ is about to change into the CE program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue2shadow View Post
    Congrats man!!!! I'd say go Sec+ -> MCSE -> CCNA since the Sec+ is about to change into the CE program.
    That's kind of what I was thinking - I had planned to put it off till sometime next year, but then I heard CompTIA's changing it, and I'm thinking I'd rather get it over with now.
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    Congrats, and I agree with rogue2shadow on your path, it makes the most sense.
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    Congratulations, and count my S+ vote.
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    Congrats!!! Hope I can join you in Beast-Slaying paradise tomorrow!
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