Saturday, June 9, 2007

Back to Basic, Part 4

Ok, all I had left was to pass the 70-291 test and I'd have my MCSA. I got the voucher number emailed to me and got the test scheduled. I had a day off work scheduled to attend my autistic son's high school graduation. So I decided to schedule the test for 3:00PM afternoon. The graduation is at 9:30AM, so that gives me plenty of time to get to the test and be in study/test taking mode.


We got back from home from the ceremony at 1:15PM. I was hot and tired already, and now I had to go take a 3 and 1/2 hour test.

I got to the test site, at the La Plata Campus on the College of Southern Maryland, about 45 minutes before test time. The trick was to get into test taking mode, putting all those technical details in the front of my mind. Needless to say, I failed, but not by much. I got a 615 out of 1000; 700 is passing.

Not to fret, I dug back into the books, bought another voucher and went back. This time I got an 800. It's passing, and for the test and certification, that's what counts.

I'm looking into taking the 70-293 and 70-294 tests. It doens't look like it's anythng that we didn't cover in class, but we shall see. For now it's MCSA for me.

John Crawford, MCSA, Security+
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