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    Dynamik and I met up to take the 293 today, I will let him post his results but I can happily say that I passed with a 790. Of course my pass was not without the usual prometric stesses. I finished question 34 of 43 and saw the usual pause before a simulation. My blood pressure went through the roof when an error briefly popped up and I saw "Stopping Engine" dialog box appear in its place. The engine returned to the initial log on screen and I called the proctor over to assist, the engine would not reopen because it said there was already a test in progress. I wish that were the case. Thankfully, I was able to simply move spots and log in to the exact spot it crashed on me .

    My findings

    I found more NLB and Clustering questions that I had assumed there would be, be ready to get alot of questions on those two. It was only covered in 1/6 of the syngress book but the questions seemed more frequent.

    Plenty on PKI/CA and IPSEC, spend most of your time on these, know them well.

    Less similarity with the 291 than I expected DNS, RRAS, WSUS, and IPs were only briefly touched upon. If you are fresh of the 291 you should be fine with a brief review, I think I spent too much time rereading these topics looking to learn something new.

    I felt this was the trickiest MS exam I have taken, it appeared that extra time was put in to make one or two words change everything (least effort, only, cannot, quickest, etc) At the end I had more questions than normal marked for review due to tricky wording.

    43 Questions and 3 sims for me on this one.

    Tread lightly and take your time.
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    What did you use as study materials. Congrats! as well. Hoping to take mines in a few weeks. But I'm still rusty about the whole thing. I bought CBT Nuggets and the instructor talks kind of fast. Love his sidetalks though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmartin_47
    What did you use as study materials. Congrats! as well. Hoping to take mines in a few weeks. But I'm still rusty about the whole thing. I bought CBT Nuggets and the instructor talks kind of fast. Love his sidetalks though.
    Oh yeah James rules hehehe.

    Congratulations cacharo, this is a very tricky exam and passing it even with 700 is more than enough.
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    " I think I spent too much time rereading these topics looking to learn something new. "

    Great tip as I'm doing the same thing. I'm also doing it just to be sure I know but it is probably all a waste of time.

    Good job passing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacharo
    Dynamik and I met up to take the 293 today, I will let him post his results but I can happily say that I passed with a 790. Of course my pass was not without the usual prometric stesses. I finished question 34 of 43 and saw the usual pause before a simulation. My blood pressure went through the roof when an error briefly popped up and I saw "Stopping Engine" dialog box appear in its place. The engine returned to the initial log on screen and I called the proctor over to assist, the engine would not reopen because it said there was already a test in progress. I wish that were the case. Thankfully, I was able to simply move spots and log in to the exact spot it crashed on me .

    My findings

    I found more NLB and Clustering questions that I had assumed there would be, be ready to get alot of questions on those two. It was only covered in 1/6 of the syngress book but the questions seemed more frequent.

    Plenty on PKI/CA and IPSEC, spend most of your time on these, know them well.

    Less similarity with the 291 than I expected DNS, RRAS, WSUS, and IPs were only briefly touched upon. If you are fresh of the 291 you should be fine with a brief review, I think I spent too much time rereading these topics looking to learn something new.

    I felt this was the trickiest MS exam I have taken, it appeared that extra time was put in to make one or two words change everything (least effort, only, cannot, quickest, etc) At the end I had more questions than normal marked for review due to tricky wording.

    43 Questions and 3 sims for me on this one.

    Tread lightly and take your time.
    congrats cacharo, just 2 more away from the MCSE?
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    Thanks everyone for the kudos

    Quote Originally Posted by Mmartin_47
    What did you use as study materials. Congrats! as well. Hoping to take mines in a few weeks. But I'm still rusty about the whole thing. I bought CBT Nuggets and the instructor talks kind of fast. Love his sidetalks though.
    I always start with CBT Nuggets, you can never go wrong with them.

    I used Syngress as my primary book (read it cover to cover including tests and labs)

    Transcender tests to find my weaker areas

    MS Press as a supplement to the weak areas reported by Transcender (I know most reviews on this book are bad, I used it sparingly)

    Transcender again

    Review CBTs and Syngress labs only front to back to close it out.



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    congrats cacharo, just 2 more away from the MCSE?
    Yeah Baby!
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