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  • looking for guidance for the best way to prep for the mcsa windows 7 &/or 8 exams.  typically like to self study (on my own time which is ltd) but per comments on amazon the typical prep texts don't seem to cover the exam content adequately.

    also saw someone STRONGLY recommending the below vendor. not sure i wanted to spend that kind of $$$ but again any thoughts here would b appreciated.

    http://www.mntview.com/windows-8-mcsa-certification.asp

    Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    MSCA on Windows 8 requires two exams, 70-687 and 70-688

    MCSA WIndows 8: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-8-certification.aspx#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    70-687 prep info: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-687#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    70-688 prep info : http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-688#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    The self-paced MS-Press study book for 70-687 will be released on 30 April 2013

    http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=323557

    The self-paced MS-Press study book for 70-688 will be released on 31 July 2013:

    http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=331178


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by vsopher Friday, April 5, 2013 4:29 PM
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:06 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Was this information sufficiënt for your question?


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by efb Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:07 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:44 AM
    Answerer
  • measureup.com has very good official Microsoft approved training resources.  You can also have a look at CBT nugget and TrainSignal, they offer video recordings. Beside that building a virtual test enviroment  and reading  a lot of whitepapers/technet blogs and wiki's also helps in learning.


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by efb Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:41 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:49 PM
    Answerer
  • Training courses and "bootcamps" are not required. There are many self study options, although sometimes it takes some time and effort to assemble the right set of resources that are best suited for your own learning style. Microsoft Press publishes many helpful books, for example. Some are specifically meant for exam prep, such as their Training Kits (older) and Exam Refs (newer). You can also find other free or low cost resources from this blog post: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/veronica/archive/2013/03/27/qotd-can-i-get-certified-online-do-you-have-free-training.aspx

    Veronica Sopher, Community Manager, Microsoft Learning

    • Marked as answer by efb Friday, April 5, 2013 5:37 PM
    Friday, April 5, 2013 4:34 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    MSCA on Windows 8 requires two exams, 70-687 and 70-688

    MCSA WIndows 8: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-8-certification.aspx#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    70-687 prep info: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-687#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    70-688 prep info : http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-688#fbid=uRmovQattCl

    The self-paced MS-Press study book for 70-687 will be released on 30 April 2013

    http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=323557

    The self-paced MS-Press study book for 70-688 will be released on 31 July 2013:

    http://www.microsoft-press.co.uk/scripts/product.asp?ref=331178


    Danny van Dam, Citrix CCIA/CCEE Microsoft MCSE Server Infrastructure/MCSE Desktop Infrastructure/MCSA Server 2008, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 http://www.citrix-guru.com http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by vsopher Friday, April 5, 2013 4:29 PM
    Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:06 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi,

    Was this information sufficiënt for your question?


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by efb Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:07 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 7:44 AM
    Answerer
  • it was helpful thanks. had seem much of this on the ms cert website & having looked thru amazon 4 my study material - primarily for the comments. i noticed you have been very successful in yr endeavors (congrats!)!! are these the only type study prep you used to obtain yr certs ie ms-press?  a friend told me about measureup.com as another useful source which i have been exploring
    • Edited by efb Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:15 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:15 PM
  • measureup.com has very good official Microsoft approved training resources.  You can also have a look at CBT nugget and TrainSignal, they offer video recordings. Beside that building a virtual test enviroment  and reading  a lot of whitepapers/technet blogs and wiki's also helps in learning.


    Danny van Dam, MCSE:Server Infrastructure, MCSE:Desktop Infrastructure, MCSA Server 2012, Citrix CCIA & CCEE, Cisco CCNA, VMware VCP 3/4/5 Blog: http://www.citrix-guru.com and http://www.rds-support.eu

    • Marked as answer by efb Thursday, April 4, 2013 1:41 PM
    Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:49 PM
    Answerer
  • Training courses and "bootcamps" are not required. There are many self study options, although sometimes it takes some time and effort to assemble the right set of resources that are best suited for your own learning style. Microsoft Press publishes many helpful books, for example. Some are specifically meant for exam prep, such as their Training Kits (older) and Exam Refs (newer). You can also find other free or low cost resources from this blog post: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/veronica/archive/2013/03/27/qotd-can-i-get-certified-online-do-you-have-free-training.aspx

    Veronica Sopher, Community Manager, Microsoft Learning

    • Marked as answer by efb Friday, April 5, 2013 5:37 PM
    Friday, April 5, 2013 4:34 PM