Q. What is the pre-requisite for taking the test Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290)?

A. The test 70-290 is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering network operating systems in network environments.

Q. What certificate does test 70-290 provide?

A. Microsoft’s 70-290 test is designed to measure your ability to plan and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. It tests your skills to manage and maintain a Windows Server 2003 environment. Upon passing this test you will become a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Q. Which certification does test 70-290 covers?

A. Passing this test will also help you in achieving the MCSA, MCSE 2003, and MCDBA certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. You will be required to attempt approximately 50 questions.

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. Users are required to attempt all questions in 120 minutes.

Q. Which type of the exam is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, Build list and reorder, and Build a Tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked. There are no Case study type questions.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. To pass test 70-290, you need a score of 700 out of 1000 to pass the exam.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you do not pass test 70-290 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Where to take the test 70-290?

A.Microsoft exams may be taken at Prometric testing facilities.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A.The net price for taking test 70-290 is US$125. Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions or membership discounts you may have. The exam is subsidized in India and China. The net price for taking test 70-292 in India and China is US$50.

Note: As of April 1, 2007, only citizens of India will be permitted to register for exams in India test centers, and only citizens of China will be permitted to register for exams in Mainland China test centers.

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