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MCSE 70-290 Exam Model Most of questions in MCSE 70-290 exam are multiple choice type. The questions require "best" answer from several close responses. Other questions may present an implementation scenario, requirements, and a proposed solution and then ask if solution meets all of requirements or combinations of primary and secondary requirements. Microsoft has introduced some testing innovations for certification exams. These question types present a more realistic visual representation of tasks a MCSE would do in future. These are
§Hot Area Questions This type of question requires indicating correct answer by selecting one or more elements within a graphic.
§Active Screen Questions - This type of question asks you to configure a dialog box by changing one or more elements.
§Drag and Drop Questions - This type of question asks you to drag source objects to appropriate targets within a work area.
§Build List and Reorder Questions - This type of question asks you to indicate correct answer by building an answer list. In a Build List and Reorder question, you need to build a list by dragging appropriate source objects to answer list and then placing them in correct order based on criteria defined in question.
§Create a Tree Questions - This type of question asks you to create a tree structure. You indicate correct answer by dragging source nodes to correct locations in answer tree. Nodes consist of text and a small icon.
§Windows Simulation Questions - This type of question asks you to indicate correct answer by performing specific tasks such as configuring and installing network adapters or drivers, configuring and controlling access to files, and managing hardware devices. Many of tasks that systems administrators and systems engineers perform can be presented more accurately in simulations than in most traditional exam question types.
You can get hands-on experience on new set of questions that are available in Whizlabs MCSE 70-290 Exam Simulator. This will help you plan your study regime to ensure success.
Microsoft has normalized scoring for all MCP exams, so same passing score applies to all exams. 700 is now minimum passing score for all MCP exams. However, maximum score (which used to top out at 1000) varies per exam, depending on complexity of skills measured.
The exam duration is 175 minutes with 45 questions. You will have plenty of time to answer exam questions, so there is no need to rush. If you have spare time available, you can double check questions and ensure that you have read them correctly and actually answered question as intended.
Instead of reporting results based on major categories for exam objectives as it used to, Microsoft is now providing numerical scores and bar graphs for "skills clusters". Visually, bars in exam report show you how well you fare in each skills cluster. If bars that represent cluster scores are close to one end of graph, they indicate stronger skills; bars near other end indicate weaker skills. Please store your exam results in both paper and electronic format for later reference.
How to Prepare for Microsoft Certification? Following are steps to prepare for Microsoft certification. 1.MCSE exams are not easy, as advertised on many websites. The MCSE Certifications are tough, so plan to put in a lot of time and effort getting ready for your certification exams. Get all information you can about certification exams and then start working towards your goal. 2.Get hands on experience. The first step in preparation for any Microsoft Certification is hands on experience with related product. For MCSE, aspirant needs to have at least a year of working experience and for MCSA, minimum recommended time of experience is 6 months. If you are not working anywhere, it will help, if you can volunteer your IT skill services to gain valuable experience. 3.You can set up a small network at home to practice. Setting up home network will give a great opportunity to learn. You can practice lab exercises in home network as and when you study. This will give you a better understanding of theories than just studying exam guides. 4.Get trained in related product. If possible, try to get training in related product in a Microsoft Authorized Training Center. You can use training resources to supplement your skills and experience. You can also use Microsoft Official Curriculum for related exam as well as Microsoft Press books that are available for exam. 5.For Exam 70-290, main areas that you need to concentrate are oAutomated System Recovery (ASR) oDiskpart utility oDiskraid utility oEmergency Management Services (EMS) oFile Replication Service (FRS) oGroup Policy Management Console (GPMC) oOpen File Backup oPassword Backup and Restore Wizard oRemote Assistance oRemote Desktop oShadow copying of shared folders oSoftware Update Services (SUS) oVirtual disk service oPermissions -Share and NTFS oUsers, Computers, and Groups 6.Use preparation guide of exam that you want to take and read it thoroughly. You should know all exam objectives of MCSE 70-290 covered in exam preparation guide. 7.Use practice test software packages. Whizlabs MCSE 70-290 Exam Simulator is an example. 8.Do NOT use Braindumps. Braindumps might help you get certification, but you will lack important practical knowledge about product. Hence, your prospects of landing a good IT job will be less. Some brain dumps deliberately mislead you. So BEWARE! 9.You can participate in any online discussion forum, where you can participate in an ongoing dialogue and even ask doubts if you have any. You are sure to get right guidance.
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