pharaoh fortune slot
ExamNotes.net
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 21, 2017, 08:13:06 AM

Login with username, password and session length
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ExamNotes.net
|-+  Microsoft (MCSE, MCSD, MOUS, MCAD)
| |-+  MCSE elective exams
| | |-+  70-240
| | | |-+  Ready for the 70-240 exam?
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Ready for the 70-240 exam?  (Read 1816 times)
ComputerMan
Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 243

1


View Profile
« on: November 06, 2000, 02:57:00 AM »

I am taking the 70-240 test Saturday, Nov 11, 2000 and wanted to share my experiences with the study material I used. At first, I was confused a little with Active Directory and its components; i.e: OUs, GPOs, etc. But after reading these materials, I must say that I am ready for this exam and feel confident in my knowledge of Windows 2000. It all makes sense now. Here is what I think the best way to prepare for the exam.
Do this in the following order:

1) Read MCSE Study System by Alan R. Carter, IDG Books, ISBN: 0764547011 (It took me around three weeks to complete)

2) Read MCSE Accelerated Windows 2000 Exam Notes by James Chellis, Sybex, ISBN: 0782127703 (This one took around one week to completely read)

3) Obtain a good practice exam and dedicate at least one hour a day for one to two weeks or whenever you consistently score high. ( I personally used Beach Front Direct, they have an excellent "MONEY BACK GUARANTEE").

4) Brush up on your skills on Windows 2000 by using the vast resources on the Web.

5) Optional: Obtain a good study guide and read thoroughly before taking the exam.

PS: You might want to INSTALL Windows 2000 on your local computer and USE IT! I have Windows 2000 Server at my house with AD installed on it!! I use it everyday!


------------------
CCNA,MCSE,MCP+I,MCP,A+
Logged

To Be or Not to Be
vr2zjw
Senior Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 235

0


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2000, 03:45:00 AM »

Do you have the Windows 2000 Server resource kit, this is the best referenece I find.

Joe
Logged
ComputerMan
Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 243

1


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2000, 11:57:00 PM »

No, I don't have the Resource kit yet. However, I plan on purchasing it later on. I find that the specific materials I chose helped me prepare for and be a lot more confident in taking the exam.

I'm putting in about 2-3 hours a day to study for the big test day Saturday.

When are you planning on taking the test?
 
Anybody?

------------------
CCNA,MCSE,MCP+I,MCP,A+
Logged

To Be or Not to Be
Gareth Leung
Senior Member
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1904

1


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2000, 11:46:00 PM »

Sometime in July next year.  Wink

------------------
Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+
Logged

Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+,IT Project+, CIW Associate

Moderator of:
Freak's Forum
Paisleyskye's Forum
Gpearson's Forum
vr2zjw
Senior Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 235

0


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2000, 04:27:00 PM »

I have pass all the Windows 2000 paper and alread get my MCSE at September. Though I sit the 4 core paper instead of the upgrade exams.

I had heard that the pass rate of the upgrade exams is less than 20%.

In my opinion, 6 weeks is not enough to prepare for the upgrade exams.

Tell me how you feel after the exams. Good luck

Joe
Logged
Gareth Leung
Senior Member
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1904

1


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2000, 05:24:00 PM »

 
Quote
Originally posted by vr2zjw:
I have pass all the Windows 2000 paper and alread get my MCSE at September. Though I sit the 4 core paper instead of the upgrade exams.

Hey Joe, good for you to have the exams passed!  Smiley

Anyway, any suggestions on study materials?

------------------
Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+
Logged

Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+,IT Project+, CIW Associate

Moderator of:
Freak's Forum
Paisleyskye's Forum
Gpearson's Forum
vr2zjw
Senior Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 235

0


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2000, 07:09:00 PM »

At the time I do my exams, MSPress are the only avaliable training guide. Some people say it is good, some say it is bad. I haven't look at other guide. But when I look at the New Rider design exams. guide, they are too thick and I don't bother to buy it.

Also I have the Server resource kit & the professional resource kit. Plus the online seminar at Microsoft. Plus a 15 day course for Windows 2000 MCSE at non-CTEC training centre.

Anyone haven't got the Server resource kit yet, I highly recommend to do so. Since then, I haven't look for other reference for Windows 2000.
Logged
ComputerMan
Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 243

1


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2000, 11:34:00 PM »

I will take your advice on the resource kit and look into other MSPress material. Thanks for the tip Joe.

Gareth, Why are you waiting until July? Do you not feel comfortable taking 70-240?

Just curious.

------------------
CCNA,MCSE,MCP+I,MCP,A+
Logged

To Be or Not to Be
Gareth Leung
Senior Member
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1904

1


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2000, 03:41:00 PM »

 
Quote
Originally posted by ComputerMan:
...Gareth, Why are you waiting until July? Do you not feel comfortable taking 70-240?...

My job don't need to upgrade to Win2k by now and I'm working on CCNA & Master CIW at this moment. That's why I'm not urgent to upgrade to take the exam.  :p

------------------
Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+
Logged

Gareth Leung
MCSE+I, i-Net+,IT Project+, CIW Associate

Moderator of:
Freak's Forum
Paisleyskye's Forum
Gpearson's Forum
Johnno
Senior Member
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 111

0


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2000, 11:36:00 AM »

I will write this exam probably in August or September next year. Mainly because I am in a 3rd world country at the moment and don't have access to the resources that I require to give me the best opportunity to pass this exam. However I should return hoome about May / June.

Take Care  Cheesy


------------------
See you all on the Dark Side!

Johnno
MCSE, MCP+I, A+, N+

New Zealand
Logged

Johnno
Dave313
Junior Member

Offline Offline

Posts: 1

0


View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2000, 03:15:00 PM »

Well, I have just begun studying for the 240 exam.  I am going through a boot camp to do the upgrade.  Where i will take the 240 exam and 3 others to upgrade my MCSE since all my current past exams are expiring.  I got my original MCSE via a boot camp too and found it great.  I don't go until March, and will be studying/using 2000 as much as I can until then.  Looking forward to comments from those who have taken it.  Seems most on here are preparing for it, but no takers yet.  That information will be very helpful.
Logged
Yeti-GBR1
A Complete Twit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1036

2


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2000, 06:34:00 PM »

!!!!Warning!!!!

If you are looking at the 240 cramsession from examnotes please note the following:

"133 MHz or higher 586 or above CPU (Max 2 CPUs are supported. W2K supports Symmetric Multiprocessing but NOT Asymmetric Multiprocessing. After adding in another CPUs, you need to update your Windows driver via Device Manager ΤΗτ Computer - Update Driver.)"

Whilst this is correct for Server & Advanced it is incorrect for Professional..

It should read: Pentium based (mimimum), 32MB RAM (64 Rec) 650MB HD Space on 2GB HD, NIC, VGA Display Card, 12x CD or faster, KB/M
This has been taken from the MS Training kit for 70-210 page 27.

Other than that the cram is excellent.

Yeti  the observant Cheesy

------------------
Yeti-GBR1:D
MCNE MCPx3 SCO ACE LCD Compaq ASE (Wannabe CCIE part of the Wannabe Boffins Club)
email: Yeti@zerg.com

http://www.mcse2000.plus.com
Yes I'm a Blizzard Brood War Veteran.
Logged

Yeti the Inquisitive Cheesy

MCNE, MCSE(NT4), MCSE 2000, SCO ACE, LCP, Compaq ASE, CCNA, CCIE Wannabe (part of the Wannabe Boffin Club).

http://www.yeti-gbr1.co.uk
http://www.ciscolabs.co.uk
Yeti-GBR1
A Complete Twit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1036

2


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2000, 06:51:00 PM »

Opps MS strikes again:

This is from there main site:

Check System Requirements
 http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade/upgradereqs/default.asp

The tables below list the system requirements required to upgrade to Windows?« 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows 2000 Advanced Server. The first table also provides a link to a list of computer manufacturers who offer Windows 2000 Ready PCs.


 Requirements  
 
 
Windows 2000 Professional   133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
64 megabytes (MB) of RAM recommended minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness [4 gigabytes (GB) RAM maximum.]
2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 650 MB of free space. (Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network.)
Windows 2000 Professional supports single and dual CPU systems.
Don't have enough memory or speed? Buy a New Computer with Windows 2000.
 
 
Windows 2000 Server   133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
256 MB of RAM recommended minimum. (128 MB minimum supported; 4 GB maximum.)
2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 1 GB of free space. (Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network.)
Windows 2000 Server supports up to four CPUs on one machine.  
Don't have enough memory or speed? Buy a New Computer with Windows 2000.
 
 
Windows 2000 Advanced Server   133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
256 MB of RAM recommended minimum (128 MB minimum supported; 8 GB maximum.)
2 GB hard disk with a minimum of 1 GB of free space. (Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network.)
Windows 2000 Advanced Server supports up to eight CPUs on one machine.  
Don't have enough memory or speed? Buy a New Computer with Windows 2000.
 
 So ignore the posting above please.

Yeti the humble Cheesy
Logged

Yeti the Inquisitive Cheesy

MCNE, MCSE(NT4), MCSE 2000, SCO ACE, LCP, Compaq ASE, CCNA, CCIE Wannabe (part of the Wannabe Boffin Club).

http://www.yeti-gbr1.co.uk
http://www.ciscolabs.co.uk
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!