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Materials used to study 70 680

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by thenoble06, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. thenoble06

    thenoble06 Bit Poster

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    Hello,

    We are moving to Windows 7 at my place of work, and so I need to prepare for the migration. I've decided on the 70 680 course, and I always learn best with self study.

    However a quick look on Amazon and it seems all the training material available for this is exam is incomplete or plain wrong!

    Anyone who has passed the exam - what did you use to learn the topics?

    Any guidance would be cool

    Ta
    A
     
  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    I used the MSPress book (it was OK but hardly covered any basics and didn't really go deep enough) and had a look a the sybex book (don't bother).
    None of these prepared me for the exam.
    I was lucky enough to get chosen to test the Boson 70-680 exams. These were the eye-openers.
    In short, you're pretty much on your own as far as study materials go. The MSPress book is the best of a bad bunch I think. That plus some experience helped me scrape through.
     
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  3. thenoble06

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    Eck!

    Guess I'll see if my employer will pay for some CBT (Nuggets or TrainSignal) training then. And maybe I'll have a look at the Boson stuff as well.

    Cheers for the heads up.
     
  4. thenoble06

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  5. thenoble06

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    I've gone ahead and bought this book, so I'll let you know my opinions when I've read it :)
     
  6. gosh1976

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    I hope it's good I just bought it on the kindle!
     
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  7. kevicho

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    Dont like advertising other sites but this one is used by other CF members or so i believe

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/windows-7-exams/42480-70-680-resources.html

    This page links to lots of resources

    TBH i found the cbt nuggets for this exam to be poor, while i like James (the trainer) and think he is a very good trainer, on this occasion too much time was wasted on bloomin photos, the 70-685 cbt nugget is much more professional and staright to the point

    Also read the MS book, and luckily im in charge of a Windows 7 deployment at work so that was a bonus
     
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  8. Rob1234

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    haha yeah every 5 minutes he was showing off photos he had taken was very annoying!
     
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    How is the book?
     
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  10. Alex Wright

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    I only used the Microsfot Press book; it's sufficient in my view providing you have prior experience of working with the technology.

    The practice questions on the CD/ROM are also very good and similar to the types of questions that you can expect to receive on the real exam.
     
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