I am aiming to get the MCSE messaging done this year and am off to a flying start, passing the 70-341 on the first attempt.
Start studying for it in October, I had basic experience with mailboxes but nothing with CAS, transport or anything like that so I wasn't expecting to pass this quickly.
I felt kind of ready for the exam, but mainly booked it because of the free retake offer and thinking I would be able to pass it in a month if not this time.
It turns out I knew more than I thought, I always tend to mark down all of my answers I am 100% confident about being right, and by the end of the exam I had 25 out of 50 marked down so was expecting to fail. When I pressed finish it said I got 865 out of 1000, I was shocked!
What surprised me more was the fact that when I did the MCSA Server 2012 I got 7** on all of them, so to get 865 on this goes to show I must understand exchange more as most of the stuff is actually relevant unlike a lot of the stuff on MCSA (you will never come across half the stuff covered on MCSA in your career)
Another reason I think I understood it more was that I had a lab environment for this exam, whereas the other 3 I have done I did not, I just had videos, books, TechNet etc.
For anyone who needs to know the exam format:
I got 3 case studies with 4 questions each, and 38 random questions. I had 1 case study before the 38 questions and 2 case studies after. The case studies were pretty easy to be honest, it just means you need to read a bit more, I think I got all 12 questions right in my case studies.
Next up is 70-342 which I imagine will be really hard, hopefully I can pick that up as quickly as I picked stuff up for 70-341.
Can anyone who has taken these exams tell me how 342 compares with 341?