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  • Passed 70-291

    I am now an MCSA: Messaging

    Not too bad exam, 48 questions in 2 hours 40 minutes, quite a few on things not really in the study guides such as WSUS and IIS but biggest focus (as expected) on DNS and DHCP.

    Glad to have it out the way, signature is updated so nonapeptide is also required to update his now.
    BSc, MCSA: Server 2008, MCSE, MCSA: Messaging, MCTS
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    Re: Passed 70-291

    Congratulations
    Out of curiosity, have they moved past WSUS2 yet (without breaking confidentiality)?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Passed 70-291

      Cheers Ossian.

      All of the questions I got specifically referred to WSUS 3.0. Exam has obviously had a recent revision, references to XP SP3 on Client Machines as well.
      BSc, MCSA: Server 2008, MCSE, MCSA: Messaging, MCTS
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      • #4
        Re: Passed 70-291

        Congrats!

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        • #5
          Re: Passed 70-291

          I was hoping you wouldn't pass this exam until mid September. Not that I wished you ill or anything... Very well done! What's next on the exam agenda?

          I'll update my sig as soon as I can 1) figure out how to keep my lol-animals as well and not make it look as cluttered as a yard sale and 2)Remember all of the acronyms I've earned... gimme a few days.
          Wesley David
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            Re: Passed 70-291

            Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
            2)Remember all of the acronyms I've earned... gimme a few days.
            Maybe I could send you a copy of one of the CVs we've had recently - this person claimed to have every cert out there, plus a few that Google hasn't even heard of... but surely every 21 year old is an MCSE, CCNP, MVP (but too modest to appear on the MVP directory...)?
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            • #7
              Re: Passed 70-291

              Maybe his MVP stood for Magnificently Vain Punk?
              Wesley David
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                Re: Passed 70-291

                Originally posted by Nonapeptide View Post
                Maybe his MVP stood for Magnificently Vain Punk?
                Maybe. He's also an MCZDA - a Microsoft Certified Zero-Downtime Administrator. All Google can suggest is that maybe he means Mazda

                And yet, sadly he's still the best candidate we've seen...
                Gareth Howells

                BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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                Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                • #9
                  Re: Passed 70-291

                  Thanks all.

                  Next on the agenda is up in the air at the moment. I've already done 294 so I'm 293 and 298 away from MCSE, then three from there to MCITP: EA. However, I'll need to have a chat with the boss as he might prefer me to start MCITP: EA straight away, which would be four exams. My preference is to finish MCSE first though.

                  Got an install on next week, so no studying for at least a few weeks though.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Passed 70-291

                    What's the STS stand for? You a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons? You're quite diverse.
                    Wesley David
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                    • #11
                      Re: Passed 70-291

                      Congrats Cruachan!
                      Marcel
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                      • #12
                        Re: Passed 70-291

                        Thanks Dumber.

                        STS=Symantec Technical Specialist. I'm certified in EV 2007 and BESR 6.5 for my sins. I do carry a swiss army knife though, so I can do some MacGyver style surgery if required.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Passed 70-291

                          Sig updated. That was easier than I thought it would be though I didn't include some of the one-off exams that never materialized into a full cert like a SQL Server 2005 cert (that actually was my elective for the MCSE). Thanks for forcing the issue Big Man.
                          Wesley David
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                          • #14
                            Re: Passed 70-291

                            Nae bother.
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                              Re: Passed 70-291

                              A little off topic but: I don't know how some people do it (Wes). I'm 43 and have been in IT for 10 years. I just last year completed my MCSA and my Associates degree. Frankly, I'm tired. I try to study 5 to 8 hours a week but with work, family, MMA classes, guitar practice, yard work, yada yada yada it's tough. Here Wes has earned 3 premier certifications already and he's probably half my age. By the time you are my age you'll probably be the CIO or CTO of some Fortune 100 company. Well done and I'm a little envious of your drive and determination.

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