Friday, June 29, 2007


Well, I passed my 290 exam today putting me on the road to MCSE with my shiny new Microsoft Certified Professional status. I'll have to admit, it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. I read the book from MS Press about 3 times and still didn't get all the details come test time. Does it matter now? Yes it does, the most important thing here is the material, not passing the test in my opinion. To me, you can cram for an exam and learn 'how' to take the test but do you really know the material? You have to be able to sustain yourself in the real world.

There were 'simulation' questions in which you took control of a desktop to do certain tasks. All in all, the questions were tricky. If you are going to take this test, you need to realize that it doesn't matter how YOU think you can accomplish a particular task, it matters how MICROSOFT WANTS you to perform the task. Of course there are different ways to get from point A to point B...but you have to think exactly the way they want you to and do it their way :-)

I think I'm going to work toward the 270 test (Windows XP) for my client cert, then it's on to the big baddies 291,293 & 294. I hear those are real boogers.


Anonymous said...

From jdysnipe

Just remember this, as a tech it is paramount you know everything about your industry in order to proficiently function at your trade. This means knowing tricks, tips, and short cuts. Microsoft knows this and you can bet knows the tricks as well. So in my opinion they are either targeting those who know nothing of the subject therefore teching their way, or know that most techs use easier ways to get from point A to point B and because it is habit, hope you do not acclimate to their way, therefore putting more money in their pocket because you failed in their eyes... Just run their program because it is not all their information you are after, obviously you know your industry, therefore it is just the piece of paper you are trying to obtain and any unknown knowledge you may pick up on the way!!! Good luck, don't think you need it really... :)

[OF]Jonesy Boogieman said...

Congratulations man!