Passed 70-410 Today!!! First try!!!

romevjrromevjr Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
I took 70-410 for the first time and passed today!!! I was really sweating this test and kept putting it off.

Sources of study:
Testout, Exam Ref, vids, Created a Hyper-V domain lab, Don Poulton Cert guide, MeasureUp and Transcender exams. Then went through TechNet to beef up on things I still wasn't sure about. I think this helped a lot.

The way I studied:
I used Testout 70-410. It made me familiar with the OS and terms I didn't know. You will need more though. the test questions are nothing like the real test. I then went through the Exam Ref. I setup a Hyper-V lab for practice. I read most of Don Poulton Cert Guide. I also watched Free IT Training vids on youtube. Finally went through MeasureUp and Transcender practice tests. Not sure how much they helped. Nothing like the real test. MeasureUP had a similar testing environment, but the content wasn't quite the same.

For 70-411 I am going to use Testout, Exam Ref, CBT Nuggets, and practice exams.


  • doublehunterdoublehunter Member Posts: 59 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass!! did the don poulton book covered a lot on the topics?
  • PiersPiers Member Posts: 454 ■■■□□□□□□□
    :study: Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
  • romevjrromevjr Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    The Don Poulton book was pretty good I thought. It got a little vague with active directory. I thought it should have covered more in depth information, but I guess it was created just to pass the test. I'm looking at the training guide for 70-411 right now. I think it may be my go to book for this study session. I set up my lab to follow it.
  • romevjrromevjr Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks. I see you have MCSA 2012. 70-409 take the place of one of the MCSA requirements?
  • AvgITGeekAvgITGeek 70-410, 70-411 Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Well done! This isn't a gimme at all.

    What book are you using for the 70-411? I'm using the Sybex and it is REALLY light on material.
  • KainWiredKainWired Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    AvgITGeek, I also didn't like the Sybex for 70-411. Passed the test a week ago by using Orin Thomas' 411 Training Guide, a little Technet and the Boson exam sim.

    Grats Romejvr. The 411 is a little harder I think but if you passed 410 in one go then I'm sure you won't have much trouble.

    To answer your question above - there are a few exams you can do in place of 70-412. I also did 70-409 for my MCSA because it was more applicable (and likely much easier). You can find the alternatives on the MCSA cert page on the MS site.
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,174 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congrats !icon_cheers.gif
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  • DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
  • AndersonSmithAndersonSmith Member Posts: 471 ■■■□□□□□□□
    All the best,

    "Everything that has a beginning has an end"
  • AvgITGeekAvgITGeek 70-410, 70-411 Member Posts: 341 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'll take a look at at book. Thanks for the info!
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