That's right folks, I passed 70-298 today with a score of 946.
Overall, the case studies were very long to say the least, but the format was somehow easier than what I had imagined. You're given a menu on your left-hand side that you can use to browse through it, and that definitely does make things easier.
I am EXTREMELY pleased with my result, and I look forward to starting my studies for CCNA soon, after a great weekend!
Do not be fooled, while it may seem I rushed through it, it took me 7 months to pass 6 exams ( In Order: 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-293, 70-294, 70-298 ). Having A+, Network+, and Security+ helped a lot, as they completed 2 electives, and the knowledge obtained from them served as a base for many of the things I learned throughout these 7 months.
Now onto the good stuff...
My exam consisted of 5 case-study scenarios, ranging from 4-10 questions with a total of 35 questions.
You're timed in each scenario, and once you click on "end it" there's no way to modify your answers -- you need to move on to the next scenario, so very extremely careful.
The time varied depending on the scenarios, ranging from 15 to 29 minutes, depending on how many questions you were required to answer.
This particular tests does exactly what it is designed to do -- it tests your understanding about security.
Topics range from IPsec/VPN to EFS, GPOs, PKI, Auditing, Security Templates, SUS, 802.1x, WEP, etc.
The best thing I can suggest is that you know certificate services inside and out. I believe every scenario had at least one question referring to PKI.
IPsec was also heavily tested, along with Security Templates. Make sure you're extremely familiar with these topics, and please do know how to design them as again your ability will be tested.
What's next for me? Well, I'm very interested in obtaining my CCNA, and who knows if I do like networking, I will continue to pursue my CCNP as well -- that is of course, after a long, and very joyful weekend!
Good Luck to those of you pursuing this cert!
Edited by ipchain, 11 May 2007 - 08:44 PM.