Passed 70-417

MishraMishra Posts: 2,468Member ■■■■□□□□□□
I just passed the 70-417 this morning with a summary score of 700.

70-410 - 775
70-411 - 700
70-412 - 766

Don't be mad, but I barely studied for this test... We had a free voucher from work that was about to expire so I went and took this test. Here is what I felt made me pass this test which I hope is helpful:
  • Extreme studying throughout the 2003/2008 exam processes. Real labbing, lots of real world experience, and a focus on in-depth UNDERSTANDING of subject material.
  • Watched the What's new in Server 2012 videos on cbtnuggets and read about the product as it is coming out.
  • Watched a few minutes of the MCSE upgrade video path on cbtnuggets
I would never recommend anyone reduce their study times because of this story. It's because I've put in thousands of hours into the Microsoft product lines and have a long history of exam taking at this point... I'm getting weathered. :)

I'm happy about this pass because I've failed probably 5-6 exams in my history so I've taken probably 15-20 Microsoft tests. This is also my 3rd or 4th time in the 700 club. :)
My blog http://www.calegp.com

You may learn something!

Comments

  • ClaymooreClaymoore Posts: 1,637Member
    Congrats! I am also using the 'barely studied' method for this exam, I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
  • fly2dwfly2dw Posts: 122Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!! Well done!! Are you planning on going for an MCSE?? Server / Desktop??
  • MishraMishra Posts: 2,468Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    fly2dw wrote: »
    Congratulations!! Well done!! Are you planning on going for an MCSE?? Server / Desktop??

    Definitely going for MCSE Server at some point. But it wasn't on my radar for this year. In terms of training/education I'm looking more like:

    Citrix
    Hitachi and maybe also EMC
    VMware 5 upgrade cert
    My blog http://www.calegp.com

    You may learn something!
  • MrAgentMrAgent Posts: 1,305Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Congrats, but I dont think you can do an upgrade for VCP5. I thought you had a certain amount of time to get the VCP5 once it was released or else have to take the class again?
  • MishraMishra Posts: 2,468Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    MrAgent wrote: »
    Congrats, but I dont think you can do an upgrade for VCP5. I thought you had a certain amount of time to get the VCP5 once it was released or else have to take the class again?

    The deadline on upgrades was being able to upgrade vcp4 without taking a class.

    Since that is passed, I have to take a class now. But because I have the VCP4, I only have to take the "What's New" class and pass the test in order to upgrade my certification.

    (VCP5-DCV) VCP-Datacenter Virtualization
    My blog http://www.calegp.com

    You may learn something!
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Posts: 2,687Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats on passing!
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