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Microsoft (MCSE, MCSD, MOUS, MCAD) => 70-221 => Topic started by: me? I dunno... on June 17, 2003, 04:41:49 PM



Title: new 221 thread
Post by: me? I dunno... on June 17, 2003, 04:41:49 PM
time to bump the board a notch.

This exam is starting to look a lot less intimidating than it did when I was studying for 216!


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: jeff_j_black on June 17, 2003, 05:37:52 PM
There are a few topics covered in 221 that you may or may not have gotten from your studies for 216. I don't recall any QoS questions in 221, but there were definitely some interoperability questions in 221. You can get all the information you need on interoperability from the Resource Kit.


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: me? I dunno... on June 17, 2003, 07:33:18 PM
Thanks Jeff, I'm just getting into chapter 3 of the MOC right now, I read as far as chapter 5 during 216 study but have decided to start all over again as was basically undigestable at the time, its seems a little easier to absorb now.


Title: I passed 70-221
Post by: zEpS on June 17, 2003, 08:17:28 PM
I passed this exam today! w00t w00t
not overly hard, just a pain reading the info.

There was a DHCP super scope drag n drop, and a long subnetting question, i had no calculator ehehe....
No QoS...
Very Passable exam.
If you administered a 2k network and have setup various servers eg, DNS.. Youll Be ok...
There was a question about dragndrop CSU/DSU units, dont know what the hell they are...
but that q sucked
I scored 769..


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: Tarzanboy on June 17, 2003, 09:13:14 PM
Congratulations on the pass.

The simplest answer is that a CSU/DSU is used for connecting a high speed internet line (ie: T1 or T3) to your network.

For more info:
http://www.alliancedatacom.com/technologies/csu-dsu/csudsu.asp

Cheers,
TB


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: jeff_j_black on June 17, 2003, 09:51:28 PM
zEpS good job!

Tarzanboy, king of the jungle and quick with the links, don't wear out your fingers!!!

me? I dunno, this will be a good one for you, how far along are you? You have done 210, 215, 216, 217, 218?


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: me? I dunno... on June 18, 2003, 12:27:56 AM
w00t w00t?, that must feel way cool:D
Congratulations!

Yes Jeff, this is my last one for MCSE.


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: jeff_j_black on June 18, 2003, 10:03:42 AM
Best of luck!


Title: Re: new 221 thread
Post by: Spid on June 18, 2003, 10:42:20 AM
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Originally posted by me? I dunno...
time to bump the board a notch.

This exam is starting to look a lot less intimidating than it did when I was studying for 216!


I felt the same way.  The material is basically the same as what you encountered on the 216, just presented in a different format.  Some questions are very easy, others are quite challenging, but if you can handle the case study format, you'll be fine.

Hardest thing I found with this exam is keeping focused.  After reading through the first two case studies and answering the questions I found myself skimming over the last two case studies presented and then having to go back a read again to get the tidbits of relevant information buried within the case study backround dialog.  You have plenty of time to complete the exam so that it really not too much a concern/constraint if you have a solid understanding of the 216 material.

The case studies are a little dry at times so just make sure you drink a big cup of coffee before the exam. ;)

Best of luck to you!!

And a big congrats to zEpS!!  Nicely done!!


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: jeff_j_black on June 18, 2003, 12:14:03 PM
Yeah, as this was the last one I took towards my MCSE. I was not feeling too patient. Like, SPID said, you just start skimming, heck I did not even review my answers, even though I had lot's of time left, I just pushed the 'End Exam' button.

I normally try to take each question in a regular exam one-by-one. Doing three case study format exams on less than three months left me kinda glazed. Try to find a way to take each case one-by-one and have a little mental break in between. I thought this was the hardest of the design exams, but it is not that hard in all.


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: me? I dunno... on June 19, 2003, 12:03:45 AM
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The case studies are a little dry at times so just make sure you drink a big cup of coffee before the exam.


I already learned that lesson:D  Its kind of hard too, because I generally schedule for late morning as I have an hour and a half drive to get to the test center. Its one cup first thing on test day and thats it.;)

Tarzanboy, thanks for the link:)


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: Tarzanboy on June 19, 2003, 01:34:33 AM
No problem. I am really fortunate, in that within a 10 mile radius I have at least 5 testing centers. The worst I have to look forward to is the dungeonesque test center conditions and the idiot drivers that flock  to Tempe and Mesa. ;)

Cheers,
TB


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: jeff_j_black on June 19, 2003, 12:12:18 PM
Not to mention dodging the Bishop!

Tarzanboy, didn't know you were a Phoenician, (or in the metro area). I was born and raised here, live in Tucson now, but work 9 to 5, Mon - Fri, in my good ol' home town.


Title: new 221 thread
Post by: Tarzanboy on June 19, 2003, 03:01:55 PM
He resigned the other day. I work whacked hours, but it's a job, it pays and it is hardly what could be termed "work". :D

Cheers,
TB