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  • Passed 70-291

    So happy even if its a single MCP exam.
    Really hard.
    As everyone said before : a lot (even more) of DNS and WSUS questions.
    But I was a bit surprised : not so much RRAS and DHCP questions.

    I've 270/290/291, what do you think is the best choice for a security cursus ? isa 2004/2006 ? something else ?

  • #2
    Re: Passed 70-291

    AFAIK there is no ISA 2006 certification path.
    Also the changes between ISA 2004 and ISA 2006 are quite small.
    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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    • #3
      Re: Passed 70-291

      I meant I was asking myself what's next exam
      Thanks anyway.

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      • #4
        Re: Passed 70-291

        Congratulations!

        If you want MCSA:Security you will, IIRC, need 2 electives out of
        70-299
        70-227
        70-350
        Security+

        http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mc...erver2003.mspx
        Tom Jones
        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: Passed 70-291

          10x Ossian ... exactly what I wanted to know.
          Do you know wich is easer or harder ?
          I want to make a "pause" and not to study as I did for 291 (so hard).

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          • #6
            Re: Passed 70-291

            If you want the easiest option, IMHO it is Security+

            Lower level and non product-specific

            e.g. Which of the following is not an internet protocol
            a) SMTP
            b) HTTP
            c) XXTP
            d) NNTP

            Since you will need another, how about 70-299 to give a general overview of windows security
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
            IT Trainer / Consultant
            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

            ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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            • #7
              Re: Passed 70-291

              ok.
              thank you for the advices.

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              • #8
                Re: Passed 70-291

                Hi guys, great find this forum here!
                I passed 291 today and can confirm that it is still an absolute nightmare of an exam!

                I scored 740 and was relieved to get out of the test centre alive! As before, a LOT of DNS and IP questions, plenty of WSUS too, a lot more than I was expecting.
                RRAS and DHCP not so much. So anybody studying towards this one at the moment should concentrate on those areas.

                Just 294 to go now!
                Pete Cullen
                MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, MCP, MCTS Server 2008 (Assorted)

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                • #9
                  Re: Passed 70-291

                  Congratulations, DoctorK (sorry, I don't do L33t speak). Now relax and enjoy a or two!
                  Good to have you with us - you will get lots of help and advice, and I' m sure you can also help many other members

                  What exams do you have already, and what are you aiming for?
                  Tom Jones
                  MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                  PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                  IT Trainer / Consultant
                  Ossian Ltd
                  Scotland

                  ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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                  • #10
                    Re: Passed 70-291

                    Hehe, sorry when I went to register DoctorK on Xbox Live years ago it was taken, so I add the zeros to every site I register on, I'm very, very un leet, I promise!

                    I've been trying for an MCSE since the NT4 days, and just recently I've passed 293 and 298 as well as the Small Business Specialist exam (282 I think).
                    I took Exchange 2003 as my elective and also passed 290 a couple of years ago. Just 294 to go now.

                    So today I got the MCSA and hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can finish off 294 and finally claim the MCSE.

                    Thanks for the warm welcome, I'll do my best to help out where I can, it looks like a great community

                    Pete
                    Pete Cullen
                    MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, MCP, MCTS Server 2008 (Assorted)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Passed 70-291

                      Is 291 that hard?
                      Although the exam is still on my todo list i'm far from afraid for DNS questions.
                      Can you tell me what is so hard on this exam?

                      Congrats with the exam.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Re: Passed 70-291

                        I think it is more perception than real difficulty
                        For many going down the 270 >> 290 >> 291 path it is a big shock to go from XP and Server to Subnetting (and the advanced maths required )
                        Tom Jones
                        MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                        IT Trainer / Consultant
                        Ossian Ltd
                        Scotland

                        ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

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                        • #13
                          Re: Passed 70-291

                          Absolutely. You have to be SUPER prepared for IP and DNS with this exam. If you really know your stuff on those two topics then it will hold you in good stead for the exam.

                          When I took it those were two of my weaker areas so I did struggle a little with those, whereas WSUS and RRAS I know in depth so they weren't a bother. As Ossian said, it really is a huge step up in complexity this exam.
                          Pete Cullen
                          MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, MCP, MCTS Server 2008 (Assorted)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Passed 70-291

                            That are the though points? DNS and Subnetting?
                            Hmmm ok. I don't think this will be an hard exam for me either.
                            Does the exam looks like 70-216?

                            I understand that the 70-291 is quite hard if you only have done 70-290 and 70-290.
                            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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                            • #15
                              Re: Passed 70-291

                              I never took 216 but if you are really up on your topics (and it sounds like you are!) then it shouldn't be a problem.

                              I think the shock that people would have coming from a workstation or server exam is that each question is so incredibly in-depth. But that's what you get over four hours for
                              Pete Cullen
                              MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, MCP, MCTS Server 2008 (Assorted)

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