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Passed, 70-688 Supporting Windows 8.1 :)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by manc, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. manc

    manc Bit Poster

    This is a tough exam but managed to squeeze through a pass, was touch and go through the exam as there were quite a few tough questions, wasn't sure if I had done enough to pass but thankfully all my hours and hours of study paid off, took 6mths but I am now MSCA Windows 8.1!!!

    My studies consisted of:-

    Transender practice exams (Loads harder than both exams)
    MS Offical Exam Ref - 70-688 (Used mostly as a guideline to drill further into each objective which was done on Technet)
    Loads of on the bench practice
    MS Virtual Academy & MS Virtual labs

    The hardest hurdle I had was the Intune material, I came into these exams when Intune had a huge face lift and indeed re-structure, all meant study material was obsolete and had to do a lot of looking around for correct versions of stuff, if I am honest I thought I was wholly unprepared for this side of the exam, but thankfully the bits I did focus paid off.

    Need to focus on the family a little now as I think they have forgotten what I look like :D

    Hope the above helps even thou this exam retires this November.
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, Prince 2 Foundation, 70-687 & 70-688.
    WIP: 70-410
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Well done, while its fresh in your mind, go over your weak areas now before moving onto your next exam would be my advice. Congrats, Jim
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

    Nice one. I have 70-688 exam booked on 30th Oct and can study full time for the four weeks and I am hoping it is enough time considering the Intune changes. I have a full subscription to Pluralsight and CBT Nuggets and have the green Exam Ref book and MOAC Labs book. I am hoping this is enough to get me through the exam. Sort of at a crossroads at moment of whether to stick on 70-687 and move onto Windows 10 at an easier pace or try to cram in study for 70-688. I am in US for 12 days mid November so if I failed the exam on 30th Oct I would be able to take another shot at end Nov.

    With the study material and resources I have (also I have lab environment both physical and Virtual connected NWs) I am hoping that 40 days study will be enough.
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    Nice one mate, must have been a tough exam to self-study, congratulations!
  5. manc

    manc Bit Poster

    Thanks, was pretty tough yes, alot to learn but I do alot of this on the job so made it a little easier.
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, Prince 2 Foundation, 70-687 & 70-688.
    WIP: 70-410
  6. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Congrats on the pass!
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  7. manc

    manc Bit Poster

    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, Prince 2 Foundation, 70-687 & 70-688.
    WIP: 70-410
  8. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    Congrats fella!
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud

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