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Eh, AGAIN?! RRS feed

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  • Sorry- just wanted to vent for a second.  Prior to venting I would like to say "Thank you, Microsoft, for the second chance" tests- I failed 70-640 on Wednesday with a 605 and made a 624 today.  I have  MS-approved Course and Lab Book, and I know that Certificates and DNS are my two weakest subjects, but...  REALLY?  Should I just chuck this time and money and go for the 2012 Server track instead?  I thought my Win 7 (680) exam was hard, but I passed that one!

    Anyhow, at least now I can dedicate 24 hours to my other Microsoft passion:  Halo 4 on XBox Live!  Wouldn't it be great that for every cert test you take that you were given some MS swag like XBox credits or a free month subscription?  Just a thought!

    J. Brian

    Friday, February 8, 2013 8:05 PM

Answers

  • How much experience do you have working on the technology - real world experience?

    Personally think you are really close to passing, study harder and you will get it. I would continue on the 2008 certification path for two reasons:

    1. Companies will be sticking with 2008 R2 for a while, you are more likely RIGHT NOW to get a job working with 2008 technology

    2. You think 2012 material is going to be any easier? It's not. You've already study a lot for 2008, just continue on that path

    Friday, February 8, 2013 8:13 PM
  • Definitely keep trying.

    You probably will need more hands-on type practice to fill in the gaps.

    Try Microsoft Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/virtuallabs/

    You might also want to try Microsoft Virtual Academy: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/home.aspx

    Free labs, free courses, etc.!

    Look to SelfTestSoftware and MeasureUp.com for practice exams. They both offer good quality practice exams for Microsoft products.

    http://www.measureup.com/

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 10:53 PM
    Moderator

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  • How much experience do you have working on the technology - real world experience?

    Personally think you are really close to passing, study harder and you will get it. I would continue on the 2008 certification path for two reasons:

    1. Companies will be sticking with 2008 R2 for a while, you are more likely RIGHT NOW to get a job working with 2008 technology

    2. You think 2012 material is going to be any easier? It's not. You've already study a lot for 2008, just continue on that path

    Friday, February 8, 2013 8:13 PM
  • Definitely keep trying.

    You probably will need more hands-on type practice to fill in the gaps.

    Try Microsoft Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/virtuallabs/

    You might also want to try Microsoft Virtual Academy: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/home.aspx

    Free labs, free courses, etc.!

    Look to SelfTestSoftware and MeasureUp.com for practice exams. They both offer good quality practice exams for Microsoft products.

    http://www.measureup.com/

    http://www.selftestsoftware.com/


    Mike Corkery, MCT, MVP (Office Systems), MCSD (Windows Store Apps), MCITP, MCPD, MSF, etc. Please do not forget to click “Vote as Helpful” if any post helps you and "Mark as Answer”if it solves the issue.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 10:53 PM
    Moderator