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    Hi guys,

    Today I passed CCSE (checkpoint) with a score of 100%. Next stop CCSE+

    Now i've a question.
    After taking the exam for CCSE+ I will starting my study for MCSE.
    Currently I've 70-270 and 70-215 (which hasn't a lot of value today).

    My objective for next year is the earn MCSE 2003 +security.
    I've already have seen the following url so I know what i'm up to.
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...erver2003.mspx

    Does anyone has some tips for the exam except the usual ones (practice and study)?
    My last Microsoft exam was is 2002 so are the exams changed a lot??
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
    http://www.phetios.com
    http://blog.nessus.nl

    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"


  • #2
    Re: Soon starting With MCSE

    I am somewhat in the same boat. I have an MCSE on 2000, and I am about ready to do a couple of other things before I revisit Microsoft exams. At some point in the near future, I am looking to sit the CCNA and then the PMP.

    I want to eventually do some adjunct teaching at a private school, and they require that you have passed the exam associated with the course, which makes perfect sense. I am considering just doing the two upgrade exams so I can add 2003 to my list, and then I can do the upgrade exams for 2008 after that. Then, if I find that I want to teach, I can just sit the individual exams, as time permits.

    Since I have not sat any recent Microsoft exams, have they changed? I did do two of the beta exams for 2003, so I know a little bit about the new "interactive" testing features.

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    • #3
      Re: Soon starting With MCSE

      Only passed with a 100%. Hope you do better next time Marcel. Nice job, CONGRATULATIONS!!
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: Soon starting With MCSE

        Thanks Biggles
        It was quite a hard exam but as usual i finished it with just a bit more then 30 minutes.
        I was well prepared

        However I'm still looking for an answer if the MS exams are changed with Windows 2003
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: Soon starting With MCSE

          M$ added many things in Active Directory when talking about Windows 2003 .
          Windows 2000 Active Directory wasnt too granular compare to the AD in Windows 2003.
          Network infra is not a night mare but AD is.
          Many complicated GPO related features they have added.

          I suggest you to go for Active Directory exam on Windows 2003 track rather than just sitting for those easy exams.

          By passing Active Directory exam you'll obviously get more weigtage no matter you finished MCSE or not. Most companies prefer a candidate who has passed AD exam + having good knowledge of disaster AD recovery. And beleive me not many people can do recovery of AD..In fact they dont no the theory part. 1 reason for this is ...Nobody faces AD crashing problem everyday ha !!!

          Anyway..My tip for you is to go for AD exam
          All in 1
          Solaris,Linux & Windows admin + networking.

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          • #6
            Re: Soon starting With MCSE

            nobody else who can tell me if the exams changed a lot since Windows 2003?
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: Soon starting With MCSE

              Hi,
              I'm not sure what year but a while back they made the exams alittle more practical.
              They added scenarios. Little simulations which ask you do perform some task(s) or other. I've only heard of people getting at most 4-5 and I've even heard of the same one coming up twice in the one exam. Usually they can be ok but you may find the way you do something isn't how Microsoft do it, like if you right click for an option someplace and Microsoft believe in going to a toolbar. Usually that isn't a problem though.
              There used be a small sample of the range and type of questions, I'll keep an eye for it, it may explain the simulations a little better.

              Btw it might be worth looking at how long the exams you want will be available. MS will soon be pushing to 2008 and away from 2000. To this end they are stopping some exams in March 2008.

              There are some misc details here you may wish to consult.
              Last edited by Maebe; 12th December 2007, 00:09.
              I don't know anything about (you or your) computers.
              Research/test for yourself when listening to free advice.

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