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  • Question

  • There are so many different companies that claime they are the best with the study materials.

    Who do you suggest that we use that would be a solid exam and unified source to learn from.

    I have the Windows inside and out, already i have heard that the book has left out some key items from the 70-680 test.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 8:59 PM

Answers

  • In my opinion, the top reference for Microsoft Certification is the Microsoft Learning web site at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-default.aspx

    You can find detailed and up-to-date informations about the exams and the preparation materials for each exam.
    Talking about the 70-680 exam, you can find informations at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-680&locale=en-us

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    • Proposed as answer by Aparajita Sri Monday, October 31, 2011 5:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:02 AM
    Friday, October 14, 2011 9:31 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please don't make the same mistake I did.

    I signed up for a course (MCSE) which includes all exams only to find the course material is very poor, which makes it harder. In addition, support is very poor, but I am getting there.

    Be sure to do plenty of research on the company/college before you part with any monies.

    You are investing in your future so spend wisely

    Ask for samples of study material, if they have test/virtual labs, scenarios, what tutorials and literature.

    I have found a very good site with free online videos (http://www.professormesser.com/) which covers the Microsoft 70-680 and the CompTia training.

    Andrew Barnes (MCC,Partner)(aka Scriptimus Prime) has also been good enough to provide a site where all the "MCTS: 70-680 – Windows 7 Exam Study Video Links" have been posted in one easy place.

    (http://scriptimus.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/mcts-70-680-%e2%80%93-exam-study-video-links/)

     

    There is a reprint for the items left out from the 70-680 book, and an addon, though I cannot locate it at this time.

    Unfortunately, finding a course provider is like buying a car, they all claim to do this and that better, but you really do not know until you are in it.
    Make sure they have a "cooling off period" (14 day guarentee) so if you are not happy, you cancel and get your money back.

     

    Best of luck

    Jason :)

    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:02 AM
    Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:45 AM

All replies

  • In my opinion, the top reference for Microsoft Certification is the Microsoft Learning web site at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-default.aspx

    You can find detailed and up-to-date informations about the exams and the preparation materials for each exam.
    Talking about the 70-680 exam, you can find informations at the following web address

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-680&locale=en-us

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    • Proposed as answer by Aparajita Sri Monday, October 31, 2011 5:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:02 AM
    Friday, October 14, 2011 9:31 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Please don't make the same mistake I did.

    I signed up for a course (MCSE) which includes all exams only to find the course material is very poor, which makes it harder. In addition, support is very poor, but I am getting there.

    Be sure to do plenty of research on the company/college before you part with any monies.

    You are investing in your future so spend wisely

    Ask for samples of study material, if they have test/virtual labs, scenarios, what tutorials and literature.

    I have found a very good site with free online videos (http://www.professormesser.com/) which covers the Microsoft 70-680 and the CompTia training.

    Andrew Barnes (MCC,Partner)(aka Scriptimus Prime) has also been good enough to provide a site where all the "MCTS: 70-680 – Windows 7 Exam Study Video Links" have been posted in one easy place.

    (http://scriptimus.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/mcts-70-680-%e2%80%93-exam-study-video-links/)

     

    There is a reprint for the items left out from the 70-680 book, and an addon, though I cannot locate it at this time.

    Unfortunately, finding a course provider is like buying a car, they all claim to do this and that better, but you really do not know until you are in it.
    Make sure they have a "cooling off period" (14 day guarentee) so if you are not happy, you cancel and get your money back.

     

    Best of luck

    Jason :)

    • Marked as answer by Mr. Wharty Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:02 AM
    Sunday, October 30, 2011 10:45 AM
  • Hi Jason,

    Which provider did you go through out of interest? I only ask as looking myself to do the MCSA/MCSE courses/exams as natural step up from the MCDST and I've bought the Microsoft press books but finding it hard to motivate myself to get all of of this done as it's alot of work and time but enjoyable, plus it's always nice to read extra books/material that may be useful! How are you finding it and which stage are you at on the journey?

    Thanks,

    Craig

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:01 PM
  • Hi,

    Like Jason I also paid to go with a company and the 'mentor' I got was no expert. Was annoyed but spun a positive on it and decided that the money I paid was to buy the fact to never to do that again. I self studied from that moment on.


    "The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination." - Fred Brooks
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1:17 PM