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    Default Exam time is 4hours. How long did you take?

    About to order my exam for 290, now the exam is 4hours long. But how long did it take you to do it? 4hours seems a lot.

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    The first time it took me almost 3.5 hours, the next time it took me 2.5. Be prepared for the worst.
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    wow, the exam has 4 hr time limit..
    how many questions is it usually?
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    Did mine the other day, finished 70-290 with 880. 1hr 10mins. 42 questions, loads of sims.

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    I was given 3 hours and 5 minutes and finished with 1 hour and 40 minutes left on the clock.
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    I still had over an hour left when I took mine. That included going back through some that I was not 100% sure about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Bullet
    I was given 3 hours and 5 minutes and finished with 1 hour and 40 minutes left on the clock.
    When you say SIMS do you mean the hotspot or the drag and drop items, or somthing different?

    And when you say loads do you mean half of the exam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris242
    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Bullet
    I was given 3 hours and 5 minutes and finished with 1 hour and 40 minutes left on the clock.
    When you say SIMS do you mean the hotspot or the drag and drop items, or somthing different?

    And when you say loads do you mean half of the exam?
    I dont know about the different types but I am pretty sure there arent more than 6. But than again I am yet to take the test.
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    6 Hotspot or Drag & Drops would be nice. That means if there are 60 questions that there is one in every set of 10. How nice is that? Good ole Microsoft throwing me a bone. What a bunch of good ole' boys.
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    Um... Im also pretty sure there are less than 50 questions too. More like 42ish.
    Which means its more like 1 for every 8 or 9.
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    #11
    3,5 hour's for english native , and 30 min+ , mean 4 hour's for non-english native language.

    I finish the exam in 2,5 hour's , don't hurry up , u have plenty of time , and when you finish isen't really important , but keep it in 3,5 hour's !
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    I wrote the exam ~ an hour.
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    When you say SIMS do you mean the hotspot or the drag and drop items, or somthing different?
    Nope, the sims are a virtual environment where you are given a task to perform. For instance, you might be required to setup a SUS server for XYZ company so a Virtual desktop of Windows Server 2003 loads and you have to perform the correct steps to configure SUS.
    Up Next : Not sure
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    When I first came across a sim, I thought my test blew up. You literally get a full screen simulation of a desktop of a server with your objective in a little window off to the right, which you can move and resize. When you are done, you press the DONE button on the objective box. You can also reset the sim in case you do funky things and can't remember how to undo it all.

    To be honest, I liked the portrait orientation of the sim objective question rather than the landscape orientation you usually get. It made the objective seem less involved.

    If you do all the labs in your books and are comfortable doing those tasks on your own, then the sims should be easy.
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    I took it today, first cert exam ever for me. Got to Prometric at 8:57am. left at 10:24 am. Subtract the 5 minutes it leaves you sweating before telling you if you passed. I know it was just loading or something but I was nervous enough, that was really agonizing lol.
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    may take mine next week. I will probably use at least 2/3 of the time.

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    It seems to me after reading lots of posts that the time you take depends on the questions that you get ... Some people where lucky enough to get easy ones, others got the real hard ones ....
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    I had about 40 questions and finished in about 90 minutes I believe.
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    i had a 3:30 and took 2:15 42 questions 4 sims.
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    Took the exam today, had 210 mn, 42 questions, had a little more than an hour left when I was done .... phew !!!! That was stressfull
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    took me about an hour and 45 minutes to complete this exam.

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    took me 42 min with 850, the exam had 42 questions.

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    Fast time with 42 minutes . You took less time than it took me to read the questions, lol .

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    It took me awhile, I hated this exam.
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