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Recommended material for 70-270?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by The_Rocker, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. The_Rocker

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    Hi guys, Im new on here but thought I'd join up as it seems useful :-)

    Basically I am looking to power on towards MCSA | MCSE in the next 2 years or so preferrably. I did IT at college for 2 years (real basic for me and pretty useless in my opinion) then got a job doing helpdesk / 1st line support at Fujitsu on an XP / Server 2003 based network.

    During my 2 years there I moved onto a team doing 1st/2nd line support and as such, thought I should get some qualifications, I did the 271, 272 and passed both first time with very little study.

    I have just started a new job as 3rd Line support on a Win 2k \ XP \ Server 2003 based network for HP and want to hit the qualifications hard whilst I am young. (I am 20.)

    I have the MS Press book for the 270 and wondered what the most recommended practice testing suite is that I should use in conjunction with it?

    I already use VMWare for learning and can set up mutliple servers, domains, DHCP, GPO's etc.. So I know how to get things going.


    Cheers
     
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  2. onoski

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    You should be just fine with the MS press book on 70-270 as that's all I studied at the time and went through the readiness CD practice questions.

    I would also recommend getting preplogic practice test exams as they are cheap and not too bad. I would however, not recommend them for the other MS exams as things get really serious from there on.

    Best wishes:) and use technet as well to brush up on areas where you feel the book didn't dive deep into.
     
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  3. onoski

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    Forgot to mention! Welcome to CF:)
     
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  4. The_Rocker

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    Cheers :-)

    So you reckon based on my experience and the fact that I already have the MCDST, I should be alright with just the MS Press material?
     
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  5. onoski

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    Yep! that's all you need plus hard work:)
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Yep, For Microsoft exams, MS Press is just fine, as is Sybex.

    My opinion is quite biased in favor of Boson, as I write for them... but we don't have any ExSim MAX products (MAX = the good stuff) for the MCSA/MCSE exams. When you start the Vista/Win7/Server 08 exams, I would encourage you to check out our demos and see for yourself! :)
     
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  7. The_Rocker

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    I passed the 70-270 yesterday :-)
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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