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  • My MCSE 2003 Track

    Iíve started the course this week & hopefully it will end in July 09.
    Iím going to update this thread from time to time or whenever I take an exam.
    Wish me good luck guys

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    Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

    Good luck!
    Why not tell us a bit more about your existing experience and how you plan to take your MCSE -- 7 exams in 4 months is a good pace
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
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      Good luck from me too, can you let us know what training materials you are using, if any, to help with the course. Any tit bits of info from the instructor would be appreciated as well.
      cheers
      Andy

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      • #4
        Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

        Originally posted by A.Z View Post
        Iíve started the course this week & hopefully it will end in July 09.
        Iím going to update this thread from time to time or whenever I take an exam.
        Wish me good luck guys
        To give us a good point of reference, what cerrtifications (if any) do you already have? Have you passed any Microsoft exams? What exams do you think you're going to take for your electives and design exam? Are you using self study or classroom courses? Is this a "bootcamp"?

        Study hard, but don't forget to take a break once in a while so you don't "overtrain" (to borrow a bodybuilding term).
        Wesley David
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          Another note as well, make sure that your studies are not just aimed at passing the required exams. Employees who see a candidate have certain qualifications will also expect the required skills. With now working for myself, I see some applying for positions that seem to have 'paper' MCSEs and with carrying out some real world scenario questions, it becomes obvious they are unable to apply the knowledge to every-day situations.

          It is very important to gain the experience hands-on, be it through your everyday work or creating your own virtualised envronment.

          Good luck with the studies.

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            Originally posted by Virtual View Post
            Another note as well, make sure that your studies are not just aimed at passing the required exams. [...]
            Exactly! A.Z, take a look at the following by job interview questions made by Daniel Petri and see if you can answer them. If you can't answer most of them (and not many can) do some research until you can. It's a great real-world self-assessment practice.
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Ossian View Post
              Good luck!
              Why not tell us a bit more about your existing experience and how you plan to take your MCSE -- 7 exams in 4 months is a good pace
              Thanks
              I have around 1 year of experience as a desktop support.
              Iím attending a 5 days class weekly for 4 months, 4 hours daily straight after work!
              I know itís a fast track but I had no other choice.
              Originally posted by AndyJG247 View Post
              Good luck from me too, can you let us know what training materials you are using, if any, to help with the course. Any tit bits of info from the instructor would be appreciated as well.
              Thank you, right now Iím using a book provided by the learning center called Microsoft Official Course 2273B for the 290.

              Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
              To give us a good point of reference, what cerrtifications (if any) do you already have? Have you passed any Microsoft exams? What exams do you think you're going to take for your electives and design exam? Are you using self study or classroom courses? Is this a "bootcamp"?

              Study hard, but don't forget to take a break once in a while so you don't "overtrain" (to borrow a bodybuilding term).
              I have bachelorís degree in computer science and during college days I took CCNA course but I didnít clear the exam yet!
              No i didnt take any Microsoft exam before, what i have in mind so far is to clear 290, 291, 270 or 260 plus 1 elective to get my MCSA and then decide which exams to clear.
              I'm attending classroom courses in an institute.
              Originally posted by Virtual View Post
              Another note as well, make sure that your studies are not just aimed at passing the required exams. Employees who see a candidate have certain qualifications will also expect the required skills. With now working for myself, I see some applying for positions that seem to have 'paper' MCSEs and with carrying out some real world scenario questions, it becomes obvious they are unable to apply the knowledge to every-day situations.

              It is very important to gain the experience hands-on, be it through your everyday work or creating your own virtualised envronment.

              Good luck with the studies.
              Yeah i understand what you are talking about.
              I went for the course because i'm going to apply the knowledge i gain at work & because i want to know more and become a professional.
              Thanks for the tip.

              Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
              Exactly! A.Z, take a look at the following by job interview questions made by Daniel Petri and see if you can answer them. If you can't answer most of them (and not many can) do some research until you can. It's a great real-world self-assessment practice.
              • MCSE and System Administrator Job Interview Questions - Part 1 - Networking
              • MCSE and System Administrator Job Interview Questions - Part 2 - Active Directory
              • MCSE and System Administrator Job Interview Questions - Part 3 Ė Exchange
              • MCSE and System Administrator Job Interview Questions - Part 4 - PC Technician
              Thanks a lot for the links i'm gonna check them out and see

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              • #8
                Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

                Originally posted by A.Z View Post
                Iím attending a 5 days class weekly for 4 months, 4 hours daily straight after work!
                I know itís a fast track but I had no other choice.
                Wow. Sounds like quite a draining schedule. Keep at it and get plenty of sleep. I did something similar a few years back; working, taking classes and studying for/taking exams. Looking back, I'm not sure how I did it. Here's some advice, and you may already know this, but maybe someday someone will read this that doesn't know it yet: When your heavy workload is over, don't be afraid to take a week long break or even longer. It truly helps you to think better when you do get back to your work/study and prevents burnout. It's similar to the concept of overtraining in bodybuilding. Take a week off and go fishing or improve your golf game or whatever recreation you prefer. There's no reason to feel guilty for it.


                Originally posted by A.Z View Post
                I have bachelorís degree in computer science and during college days I took CCNA course but I didnít clear the exam yet!
                Sounds like you've already got a good base of understanding and formal qualification on your resume.


                Originally posted by A.Z View Post
                No i didnt take any Microsoft exam before, what i have in mind so far is to clear 290, 291, 270 or 260 plus 1 elective to get my MCSA and then decide which exams to clear.
                Sounds good! Let us know how your exams go!
                Wesley David
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                • #9
                  Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

                  i took 70-290 exam last week & passed 964/1000

                  Going for 291 soon

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                  • #10
                    Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

                    Congratulations
                    Tom Jones
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                    • #11
                      Re: My MCSE 2003 Track

                      Congrats Mate..

                      I did something like that a few years ago, and fell one exam short of my MCSA 2000 then got a job and never got that final exam, now that they have 'retired' that exam series I'm stuck with those 3x MCP's for now..

                      Also, as I did that when I was fresh out of High School, I took it way too easy and ended up making myself a partial 'Paper' MCP..

                      Since then I've worked in IT for 2 and a half years and now have the knowledge I should have had about 2 years ago..

                      So yeah, please make sure you put in the time and effort, because looking back, I wish I did..

                      DJ
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                      • #12
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                        passed all the exams & I'm MCSE but i'm very disappointed because Microsoft has stopped sending the certificate unless I pay for it.
                        It doesn't feel good at all. not receiving a certificate after paying this lump sump for the classes, books & exams.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by A.Z View Post
                          passed all the exams & I'm MCSE but i'm very disappointed because Microsoft has stopped sending the certificate unless I pay for it.
                          It doesn't feel good at all. not receiving a certificate after paying this lump sump for the classes, books & exams.
                          Doesn't it feel good passing exams and saving the planet too?
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                          • #14
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                            But you can print out the digital certificate that you get, and with the aid of one of the many photo quality consumer printers and some nice paper you can have a better quality frame-able paper than the one the Microsoft themselves sent you.

                            I did find it funny that the very day that I passed my final exam for the MCSE was the very last day for paper certs. Of course, my passed exam didn't get processed until the next day so I was unable to get the last paper MCSE in the warehouse.
                            Wesley David
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