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Need advice regarding 70-642 RRS feed

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  • Hello guys and thanks in advance for any help, recommendations you can provide.    I've been in the field for roughly 10-15 years.  I don't have a degree in IT.  I went back to school and earned a certification (pc/networking) from a local university and got my start in helpdesk work.  I have since earned my A+, Network+, Server+ and MCTS in Server 2008 Active Direcory.  I'm doing a lot of AD work and so that helped with the 70-640.  However, I just finished reading the MS press book, 2nd edition for the 70-642 (my first reading - I'll have to read the book again) and took a transcender exam and received a score of 66.  I easily passed the test that came with the book.  The transcender tests have always been a big help but I felt like much of the material on the test was never covered in the book.

    I guess I'm frustrated and wondering if I have the necessary level of experience (we do some of the work covered in the 70-642 exam but not all) as we're a big shop with many buildings and I'm still running around doing repair and AD and Networking work.  I'm a pretty solid reader and I'll read the book again but I know that the questions I missed were not covered in the book.  And yes, I'll do more research on the internet but it feels like I'm shooting at targets in the dark.  I mean obviously most questions are asked from the point of view where you've either done some of these tasks or you haven't.

    Am I missing something in my study materials.  I also watched the trainsignal videos but they are very general.   Additionally, am I biting off more than I can chew.  Does this require more experience than a guy like me has who does some things but not all.  And then I read info where certs are not that valued anymore.  Would appreciate any recommendations you have.  I just want to feel like when I'm studying and taking time out of my life for these certs and away from my family and what little time I have - that the studying actually pays off.  Thanks.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:39 PM

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