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    I booked the exam for 11 April 2011. Anyone have some last minute advice for this exam, this will be my first try? I have heard mixed reviews between 70-291 and 70-293 which is the hardest, so really want to be prepared for this one?
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    For me I thought 291 was a harder exam but 293 had more sims
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    After just writing the 293 exam, I would say 293 is harder. You really have to focus on new areas and explore in every nook and cranny of these areas. You need to be prepared for random scenarios with different MS OS's and how to handle them. I am looking at this for my second try (Windows Server 2003: Planning and Architecture Whitepapers). Again as advised practice labbing the new areas.
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    get to know clustering, ipsec and PKI very well. Lab them, especially PKI. Familiarize yourself with IIS, Authorization manager and remote assistance. Nothing is more annoying than getting a question on something that you didnt even know was on the exam as i learned on my 3 attempts with those things. Another thing that I found difficult was knowing when to use which server 2003 OS, if you are good at memorizing specs then it would help you to know when to use each version of the OS. Thats all i can think of right now.
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    I found 291 alot easier than 293. 291 is very DNS orientated but 293 is more secuirty orientated.

    I passed 291 first time, but took 2 attempts for 293. All I would say is be ready for simulations!!!

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    thanks for the replies. for me the 291 was easier than 270 and 290, but i guess that you cant predict the microsoft exams. So hopefully all goes well monday. any links or notes you guys can give me you used for PKI and CAs.
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    I think the 291 and 293 are hard in different ways.

    The 293 didn't seem to have as many nitty-gritty configuration questions.

    Worst part for me was that the questions were sooooooo looooooooooong......so be prepared for that.

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    thanks for all the feed backs. 12 hours to go then it's the moment of truth. keep feeling like i left out a chapter or something. HOPEFULLY i can say tomorrow im moving on to 70-294.
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    Unhappy Failed!!

    failed the 70-293 exam, by far the hardest exam i've ever taken. 75% was wireless policies and CA and 25% NLB and Clustering. only these 3 topics for 45 questions.
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    Ack! Sorry to hear that man. Best of luck on the retake, I'm taking another swing at it on 4/21. Now I get to drive 200 miles round trip thanks to Prometric ******* off the local company that ran a testing center.
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    yeah i know what you mean, I have to drive 300 miles to a testing center near me. just got back home few hours. long drive just to fail. +- 4hrs a drive for each test. i want to retake it this monday 18/04/2011. hopefully it'll go better.

    good luck with your exam!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhead2011 View Post
    yeah i know what you mean, I have to drive 300 miles to a testing center near me. just got back home few hours. long drive just to fail. +- 4hrs a drive for each test. i want to retake it this monday 18/04/2011. hopefully it'll go better.

    good luck with your exam!!
    Is one week gonna give you enough study time? When I fail I usually take longer to jam my brain with more info. Good luck on the next one
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    Sorry you didn't pass!!

    I would study for at least 2 weeks before you retake exam to prepare for next attempt. You'll get it next time!!
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    Is one week gonna give you enough study time? When I fail I usually take longer to jam my brain with more info. Good luck on the next one
    I made it the 21-04-2011 next Thursday, because then from the friday and the whole next week it has plenty of holidays in it and the testing centers are closed. so i'll have to make the most of it i guess and hopefully pass it this time.

    Anyone who has any study notes or extra resources or sites they used, i'll appreciate it. want to make sure this time.
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    Good luck tomorrow!
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    Good luck! You're gonna knock it out the park this time.
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    thank you, hopefully it will go well, just 1.5hours left before exam, want to get it over with. hopefully after today NLB, clustering and PKI and CA is finished for a while well until later microsoft exams.
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    How did it go?
    failed it again with 698. this one was harder but could figure some questions out, but some are difficult to understand what answer they actually want.
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    failed it again with 698.
    2 marks. That Major Sucks mate. Gutted for you. Don't give up to your so close that next time you will nail it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarhead2011 View Post
    failed it again with 698. this one was harder but could figure some questions out, but some are difficult to understand what answer they actually want.
    Ah man, that should be a gimmee. But absolutely, the questions are so verbose and convoluted I feel it's an unfair and unreal way to test one's knowledge.

    What areas did the results say you were weak in?
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    OMG so so close. I would focus on studying the lowest bar on the score report and do it the next day after the two week period is over. Hardest thing now is to re-read the material over again. Take a few days off and climb back on the horse. I have had my success taking tests on a Monday. I find the Friday tests seem to be much harder, perhaps it is all in my head. My theory is MS knows more people will be writing tests on Friday, as it is an easier day to get off work. Perhaps Jesse Ventura can make this into a show and prove/disprove my theory.

    You will get it next time.
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    Sorry you didn't pass!!

    You'll get it next attempt
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