Advice regarding the MTA Networking Fundamentals Revision..
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I just want some advice, I have the exam in roughly three weeks, so far I am watching the MVA videos then plan to watch the pluralsight course followed by another MVA video course related to the 98-366 which includes slide presentation handouts which I will use to go through every objective. Is this a good plan or do I really need the official course book? which I in-fact have but I am trying to avoid reading the book as I find I do not take information in when reading from books in comparison to videos and it will probably be a waste of time... not sure how full on this exam will be so bit skeptical on how to approach revision for it..
The MVA videos are good... for a start. It depends how much knowledge you already posses. I used MVA+Willey book+Sybex book and it was enough (even though I encountered a question which isn't in the scope of this exam - I suspect MS that they save some topics just for official courses/materials handed out on these courses). CBT are fine (for me better than TS videos).
I don't want to scare you, but I thought it will be much easier (maybe I got the feeling from MVA videos, but the exam is more close to what is presented in CBT). Anyway I got 93, so it wasn't that bad after all.
A hint - for everything you study and isn't theoretical (like whole chapter about WAN technologies for example) - know where to find and how to use it in Windows OS.
So, I planned on getting hit with a lot of IP questions about sub-netting, number of available hosts/networks, CIDR notation, and I was surprised at the lack of that stuff based on how much I prepared for it. Instead I got a test question pool that centered around the OSI stack, 802.3, and 802.11. If you can memorize the OSI stack and correctly answer what layer something uses, memorize the 802.3 table on type of cable/speed, and memorize the 802.11 table about speed and transmit frequency, you will pass this with no issue.