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Windows 7 70-680 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Geting close to taking this test

    I've used the MicroSoft Press book as I've used for other exams

    Would anybody out there recommend another source?

    I'm looking for a condensed "hot topic" check sheet

    I understand the overall concepts pretty well, just don't want to keep on reading an 800 page book 

    Thanks

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 8:09 PM

Answers

  • I found the Microsoft book to be the best preparation because of the level of detail it provides. I tried the Sybex book but found it lacking in detail enough to be a problem during the exam. Based on my experience, using a condensed list of general concepts won't be enough to get through this particular exam - keep reading those details...

    - Randy

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:14 PM
  • Charles,

    I will and have

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Hi Wind,

    I got the 70-680 when it was in beta period.

    I think a good focus on installation and deployment enhancements, improvements and new tools and softwares will be positive point during the exam.

    Perhaps you can refer my blog post First impressions after Microsoft 70-680 : TS: Windows 7, Configuring Exam

    In fact, since I did not prepare reading those preparation books I'm not quite sure they help in the exam. At least some hands-on experience on those topics will help a lot as exersize after reading preparation notes.


    SQL Server and T-SQL Tutorials
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    Thursday, May 6, 2010 11:01 AM

All replies

  • I found the Microsoft book to be the best preparation because of the level of detail it provides. I tried the Sybex book but found it lacking in detail enough to be a problem during the exam. Based on my experience, using a condensed list of general concepts won't be enough to get through this particular exam - keep reading those details...

    - Randy

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 11:14 PM
  • ok, thanks Randy

    Maybe I'll just make notes and complile them, fo4r ease of retention

    I've read the book several times over

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:32 PM
  • One thing to do is to utilize the practice tests that come on the CD with the book.  That's the best measure of whether you "get it" or not.
    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 3:38 PM
    Answerer
  • Charles,

    I will and have

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 7:11 PM
  • Hi Wind,

    I got the 70-680 when it was in beta period.

    I think a good focus on installation and deployment enhancements, improvements and new tools and softwares will be positive point during the exam.

    Perhaps you can refer my blog post First impressions after Microsoft 70-680 : TS: Windows 7, Configuring Exam

    In fact, since I did not prepare reading those preparation books I'm not quite sure they help in the exam. At least some hands-on experience on those topics will help a lot as exersize after reading preparation notes.


    SQL Server and T-SQL Tutorials
    My Personal Site
    Our true mentor in life is science
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 11:01 AM
  • Thanks E!
    Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:43 PM
  • http://www.onlymc.net/2010/05/free-70-680-resources/ i think this article is useful

     

     hope this helps


    Microsoft experience http://www.test4ms.net/
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2:41 AM
  • Thanks Luna!
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:03 PM
  • Hi,

     

    How many times can I retake the exam? only twice ( or there isn't an limit ) 

     

    Thank's

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:02 PM
  • In addition to Adam's question

    Has the format changed?

    How many questions/time allowed?

    Any simulations?

    Thanks,

    Wayne

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:30 PM
  • Adams question - you can retake an exam up to five times in one year.  Of course, if you can't pass it after five times, something is seriously wrong.  See http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-policies.aspx#retake


    The overall exam format of Microsoft Certification exams hasn't changed.  The usual amount of time allotted is 2 1/2 hours.  This may vary depending upon the exam.  The number of questions varies - expect 40 to 60....but there may be more  There may or may not be simulations.  But...if your study materials give you simulations to learn from, take that as an indication that there may be simulations.

    Worry MORE about understanding the material and learning it rather than the number of questions and such.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 1:40 PM
    Answerer
  • Thanks Charles

    Always get the "nerves" before taking them

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 4:53 PM
  • Thanks for your quick replay.

    preparing right now to take and pass the 70-680 exam - it won't be that bad ;) 

     

     

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 9:10 PM
  • I've read the book several times over,

    this article may be useful http://www.onlymc.net/2010/05/specialist-mcts-certification-exam/

    hope this helps!


    Microsoft Testing Certification http://www.test4ms.net/
    Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:31 AM