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70-480 labs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, Is there anyway to get access to the information for the 70-480 labs as described in the 20480A and 20480B courses? Seeing as the press books and classroom training won't be available until April I am trying to get access to them now. I have found the labs from the Microsoft event which also use the contoso application and are very useful butid like to follow all labs that match with the course. I know MCTs have access to this already. Is there anyway I can get it also? Perhaps by buying one of microsofts various subscriptions? I saw comments on some blogs that indicated non MCTs had access to it in the MSDN subscription but its a lt of money so I would like to confirm first what exactly it covers and if it is necessary or if I can get the outlines for free? Can someone help me please.
    Friday, January 4, 2013 2:32 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Generally the virtual machines for MOC courseware are only available when you attend a MOC course at a Learning Partner. If the labs are hosted online, your training center may provide access to the labs for a certain amount of time after you attend the class. Jeff is correct that as trainers we can make starter files and some other information available, but not the virtual machines.

    But, you are in luck. Microsoft Learning recently announced a promotion to get the community up to speed on the new technologies. For a limited time, you can take an online course for free (Microsoft Virtual Academy) and there is an offer for free test vouchers while they last.  Please take a look at this URL for more details: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/html5-offer.aspx

    In addition to this course, visit the exam page for 70-480, specifically the skills measured section. It will tell you all of the topics that might be covered by the exam. Look through the list and then do some web searches for topics where you might not know enough. Here is the link to the exam page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480

    Good luck.


    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, January 4, 2013 11:07 PM
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  • I have already taken that course, it doesn't cover all of the exam topics but was definitely useful in getting me started. 

    Thanks for the offer of the free exam (although I did mention I have already booked it).  I did try to use the exam voucher before xmas but Prometric said it had reached its maximum allotted number of free exams.  I have subsequently bought the full MCSD exam pack.

    Today I stumbled onto the labs I was looking for by accident.

    They are free and available to all with no commitment to any training institution or instructor.

    They are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/jj819238

    There are free live events for these labs here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/jj554680

    Doing it in the lab environment is clumsy so I just downloaded the PDF lab guides and am running through them locally.

    Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:59 PM

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  • You need to contact your course instructor and ask them for copies of the relevant course files.

    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
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    Friday, January 4, 2013 4:27 AM
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  • There are no courses running until April. I've booked my exam for a couple of weeks time so that's not an option. Is it only MCT that get acces now or can I get access with a msdn subscription?
    Friday, January 4, 2013 2:00 PM
  • Hi,

    Generally the virtual machines for MOC courseware are only available when you attend a MOC course at a Learning Partner. If the labs are hosted online, your training center may provide access to the labs for a certain amount of time after you attend the class. Jeff is correct that as trainers we can make starter files and some other information available, but not the virtual machines.

    But, you are in luck. Microsoft Learning recently announced a promotion to get the community up to speed on the new technologies. For a limited time, you can take an online course for free (Microsoft Virtual Academy) and there is an offer for free test vouchers while they last.  Please take a look at this URL for more details: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/html5-offer.aspx

    In addition to this course, visit the exam page for 70-480, specifically the skills measured section. It will tell you all of the topics that might be covered by the exam. Look through the list and then do some web searches for topics where you might not know enough. Here is the link to the exam page: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-480

    Good luck.


    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, January 4, 2013 11:07 PM
    Moderator
  • I have already taken that course, it doesn't cover all of the exam topics but was definitely useful in getting me started. 

    Thanks for the offer of the free exam (although I did mention I have already booked it).  I did try to use the exam voucher before xmas but Prometric said it had reached its maximum allotted number of free exams.  I have subsequently bought the full MCSD exam pack.

    Today I stumbled onto the labs I was looking for by accident.

    They are free and available to all with no commitment to any training institution or instructor.

    They are here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/jj819238

    There are free live events for these labs here:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/jj554680

    Doing it in the lab environment is clumsy so I just downloaded the PDF lab guides and am running through them locally.

    Sunday, January 13, 2013 12:59 PM