Courses and Training Thread, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator 70-290 Exam MCSA HELP!!! in Training and Courses; Hi all
Im in need a of a little advice! Im hoping im not the only person but would like ...
Do you have a test environment setup? You should be able to get evaluation versions of server, windows and exchange and various other products from technet. You can run these with virtualbox or virtual pc, or something similar. That way, you can get more familiar with the software.
I also found that quite often there was some small detail in the question that was important. Sometimes you have to read between the lines and make assumptions. For example, they could ask a question as "Whats the best way to do X" or "Whats the quickest way to do X" which might have an impact on the correct answer. You need to read each question about 3 times before you answer it.
i currently work in a school as a IT technician and i have access to our servers there, i use them regular!
are the simulations based on how quick you can do them or by how many clicks i don't get it, im wondering if im doing something wrong?
also do they take points off?
im not so worried about any thing else as i have strong in all categories! so im just so near to passing, just need to know abit more about these simulations and what i should be looking out for
Last edited by phillip_croxford; 2nd May 2012 at 03:09 PM.
The simulations are only based on the final configuration. You can make the changes in any order or with any amount of clicks and it shouldn't make a difference. I am a few steps further on from you by the sound of it. I managed to pass my 290 and 291 first time but I am mighty struggling with 70-293!
My advice is to set yourself a test environment at home. You cant cover anything like enough using live servers. You cant dcpromo a live DC for example! You can get a HP microserver for £200 that will run VMWare with a couple of servers on it. Either that or the much simpler option of VMWare workstation on a standard PC. PM me if you have any questions!
You can still take the MCSA for 2003 but be aware they have recently changed the MCSA as well so it is now "Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate" and based on the 2008 track but expires after 3 years. MCSA: The foundation for your career in IT