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70-270 Studying Materials

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by Arroryn, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Okay I feel like a little bit of a noob now.

    But given my recent experience at sitting 272 and my work experience, do y'all think just getting the exam cram book on 270 should be enough to review, or is it always worth getting the MS-Press book to review?

    Of course, I could always try a second shot on it and see what happens, but I'm after pro-fessional opinions :)
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I passed 270 using CBT Nuggets and the Exam Cram 2 book. I work with mainframes tho so I needed all that, if your in a customer / desktop support kinda role I reckon the exam cram would be enough yeah. It was for some of the lads I work with. Good Luck!

    PS How do you get to be staff on here!
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Why try to cut corners? Go with what is KNOWN to work, and skim the stuff you know.

    Also, remember: bad training is sometimes worse than no training at all. I'm not saying that Exam Cram is bad... their NT stuff was great, and their 2000 stuff was horrible. I'm simply saying that if there is a known-good study tool out there (whether that be MSPress, Sybex, or ExamCram), use it. After all, you wouldn't direct someone towards A+ for Dummies just because they already knew about entry-level hardware and software, would you? No, you'd still recommend Meyers AIO...
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Some people are just so lazy...:wink:


    *runs*
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    ha ha yeah you better run. Just kidding. No I didn't mean to advocate cutting corners in my reply, I just meant "could someone pass from using just exam cram", I believe they could, not that they should
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    You "could" pass it without studying at all, if you've got experience. Doesn't mean that's the recommended plan for most people... just sayin'. Go with what's proven to work.
     
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  7. derkit

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    Just a thought though - I don't just use the text books (sybex/MS/exam cram) as a means to an end, but actually use them to learn things - little nuances that you may not have to deal with during a normal days work.

    On a number of occasions I've produced a result at work, purely based on what I learnt during my studies - so if you want to pass the exam, and feel you know enough, exam cram and then take it. If you want to take the opportunity to learn the entire syllabus, and therefore give a better foundation for future courses - I note you are going for the MCSA - I'd do it by reading the books properly.
     
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  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Yeah, grab the MS Press book anyway, if you know the stuff, you'll fly through it, if you dont, then, you will sooon.
     
  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, as always great advice.

    I have ordered both the MS Press book and the Exam Cram, so I'll be covering all bases :)

    It was more than a fair point from Derkit, about picking up more from the books than "just enough to pass the exam".

    Will let you know how I get on - of course :)
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yeah thats a good point. I've used my 70-270 book a few times in work and thats after passing the exam a few months ago
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    I have the two MS press books for it, the lab exercise one and the other one.

    They both look pretty interesting but I still have my 70-272 to get out the way first and then I might go onto BMs & Josh's Vista book :blink
     
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  12. craigie

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    I use my MS Press eBooks at work regularly. Handy to have available.
     
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  13. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    eBooks = Yes
    Actual Books = No :p

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    Good luch on nailing it!
     
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  15. Theprof

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    To be honest I used the Exam Cram 2 book only for the 270 exam. But at the same time I already had the experience and it was all about freshening up what I know and learning a few more things. But in general I find that the MS Press books more helpfull. I've seen them before, I read one and if I had that book at the time I would of used it. The reason I used the exam cram was because I was able to borrow it from a friend.
     
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  16. fatp

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    Do u get a pdf copy of the book on cd when you buy the ms press book?
     
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  17. Qs

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    If it's an Official MS Press book then - Yep!

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  18. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Have just started flicking through the Exam Cram - as an MCSA Client Exam, the 270 is an XP exam on steroids, clearly. Certainly seems more demanding than 271 and 272 (which makes sense!)

    I feel a poorly updated study blog coming on...
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    That's what I try to tell people who decide to jump right into 70-270 without first pursuing the MCDST... the 70-270 is squarely an MCSA-level exam, designed for people who do advanced desktop administration and light server administration in a domain environment.
     
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