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70-291 study materials question

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by -Mercury-, May 21, 2009.

  1. -Mercury-

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    What study materials would people recommend for 70-291?

    I have the original MS press book and am wondering if it is worth getting the latest second edition MS press book. What do you think will have changed on 70-291 besides WSUS?

    Thanks.

    Mercury
     
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  2. craigie

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    Hi Mercury, here is my Study Guide for the 70-291.

    HTH
     
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  3. jk2447

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    Hi Mercury, I always find the Exam Cram 2 books complement the MS books well and come with a test engine for mock exam questions. Cheers, James
     
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  4. guyver9114

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    I would recommend Transcender for exam practice, the MS books and plenty of practice labs :)
     
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  5. jk2447

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    Oh yes good point, for 291 you need a ton of lab practise setting up VPN's, DNS, DHCP, Terminal Services, RRAS, WSUS, the works basically. I set my lab up as Cragie advised in his post above. Its an ideal configuration for this exam. Good luck, James
     
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  6. Inspiration

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    Would people say it's vital that you get the Microsoft Press book for each exam? Can you get by without it or are you putting yourself at a disadvantage by ignoring these books?
     
  7. jk2447

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    I personally don't think you need the official MS books HOWEVER I always use at least two different sources. I've used CBT Nuggets and Exam Cram 2 books successfully in the past. I do like the MS books myself but on their own I personally would find it hard to pass an exam IMHO. Cheers, Jimbo
     
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  8. Inspiration

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    Yeah I've been recommended Nuggets and the Exam Cram books, which are in some cases 50% cheaper than the Microsoft ones.. which prompted my question. :)
     
  9. StormTHX

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    I've heard some very interesting people recommend Sybex books and these interesting people have a large amount of certs and really know the MS product.

    Very interesting people indeed.
     
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  10. jk2447

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    I get the impression these people you speak of, that they are interesting people . . . he he
     
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  11. -Mercury-

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    Thanks everyone. :D
     
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