Exam 70-445

It's a quite an exciting story for me Smile

As many of you might know Microsoft has a second shot offer that lets you try an exam once more free of charge. The current offer is valid until the end of this year and the 2nd exam can be taken until June 2009. I only began thinking of trying it on Tuesday/Wednesday.Today I phoned several learning centers but they were full for this year (no wonder: everyone wants to take advantage of the first shot Wink) I could find only 3 in Budapest and became a little disappointed for a short time but why should I worry about it?

So I went to meet one of my best friends and have a meal. Having almost finished our dinner my phone rang and I was informed that there was a free exam slot for next Monday. 'That's great' - I thought I'd try it!

10 minutes later another incoming phone call (12:42) and a very kind lady (from another learning centre) told me that I could try the exam today - and what is more: in an hour! Indifferent-  if I felt like doing it. I had no time to think so I grabbed the opportunity filled the application form and got to IQSoft as fast as I could (13:10).

By 13:50 I arrived after running 5 minutes in Storm. 10 minutes later I was sitting in a room alone with the first screens of the test in front of me Big Smile

I enjoyed every aspect of these events! Stick out tongue

Before telling you the final result I think I have to add that my experience is mainly related to SSAS and SSIS and I haven't used SSRS or the DataMining component of SSAS. Maybe it was to sudden to attend the exam but IMHO one cannot miss a '2 for the price of 1' opportunity.Cool For the next one I'll learn much from the Self Paced Training Kit.

Yes, you're right, I didn't manage this time.  But getting 608 from 1000 points when the limit is 700, in such circumstances I find quite good. It gives me some self-confidence for the next occasion in the first quarter of 2009.

If someone is interested in I'd gladly tell some details about the questions. Feel free to ask me Wink

Published Friday, December 5, 2008 9:29 PM by MartinIsti
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