70-642 Passed

JaCkNiFeJaCkNiFe Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
I sat for the 70-642 today and passed on my first attempt :). You really need to know your details to get through this one.

I used:
- MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Complete Study Guide
- MS Press 70-642 (1st edition)
- Labsim practice exams
- Virtualized Labs

I studied for this exam and the 70-680 over the last 2 months and found the material complimented each other a bit (5-10% overlap).

I am sitting for the 70-680 Friday.
Lab on!

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  • BreadfanBreadfan Member Posts: 282 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats! and good luck on Friday as well.

    I am hoping to sit this one soon.

    How was the MSP book (lab-wise)? I am using the Sybex Complete R2 Guide as well and find that some of the labs seem too basic. I also have the labsims and CBT-Nuggets and Virtual labs.

    Any other tips would be great.

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  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congratulations.

    The more I study this exam, the more I hate this exam. It feels like half the material is "How to turn a Windows 2008 R2 server into a router, so you'll never use it in real life."
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  • JaCkNiFeJaCkNiFe Member Posts: 96 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Breadfan wrote: »
    Congrats! and good luck on Friday as well.

    I am hoping to sit this one soon.

    How was the MSP book (lab-wise)? I am using the Sybex Complete R2 Guide as well and find that some of the labs seem too basic. I also have the labsims and CBT-Nuggets and Virtual labs.

    Any other tips would be great.

    BreadFan

    The MS Press book's case studies we pretty involved and I was able to take quite a bit away from them. I would be curious to see the changes made in the 2nd edition of the 70-642 MS Press book. I think what really helped me was going deeper down the hole and breaking and unbreaking things in my practice labs. I also deal with Server 2008(R2) on a daily basis which is an invaluable resource.

    My advice is to get intimate with DNS (27% of the blue print), take a good look over the blue print and lab lab lab :)

    Best of luck on your studies!
    Lab on!
  • HypntickHypntick Member Posts: 1,451 ■■■■■■□□□□
    Grats on the pass! icon_cheers.gif

    As soon as I finish up a few quick classes I plan on doing the 70-642 as well. Just waiting on my 2nd edition of the MS press book.
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  • pzeropzero Member Posts: 192
    Congrats on the pass! 70-642 is next up for me.
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats!! Good luck to those that take it in the future. I'd agree with knowing DNS well, know the difference between secondary zones, AD-integrated zones and stubs. Also know what zone delegation is. Basically, know it all.
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAMember Posts: 4,016 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Congrats on pass!! icon_thumright.gif
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  • PsoasmanPsoasman Senior Member Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on passing!
  • rudergerruderger Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Essendon wrote: »
    Congrats!! Good luck to those that take it in the future. I'd agree with knowing DNS well, know the difference between secondary zones, AD-integrated zones and stubs. Also know what zone delegation is. Basically, know it all.
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  • foxhenryfoxhenry Banned Posts: 37 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats! Good luck to your next move.
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