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passing 640

bedgood13bedgood13 Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
is it possible to pass 640 642 and 646 with out a virtual machine

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    About7NarwhalAbout7Narwhal Member Posts: 761
    You could manage on theory alone, sure. But the questions are not based on theory; instead they focus on real life situations. You may not be able to gain the knowledge needed to answer some of these questions without getting down and dirty with the system. Plus, there are a few free options out there for VM hosts.
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    bedgood13bedgood13 Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks i have just been having trouble downloading a virtualbox on my laptop
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    mbmaplethorpembmaplethorpe Registered Users Posts: 4 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If you can't get virtualbox from here then vmware player will get you off the ground and started. There's no snapshot or cloning support but enough there to allow you to create VMs and get a small lab going.

    Personally I found the 640 material very dry and I'm sure no one would say an exciting read. About7Narwhal is right and a lab will definitely re-enforce what you read. It's one thing reading about changing a DSRM password, quite another to recall how to do it from the command line for example.
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    cruwlcruwl Member Posts: 341 ■■□□□□□□□□
    If you work with server 2008 every day and you have ton of exp then you probably dont need to lab. But if you dont then you really need to invest the time and resources into labing with all the material. Not only will you get exp for the test but you will gain exp you can take back to the office and use in your day to day job.
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    Ivanr4g63Ivanr4g63 Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Agreed with the majority here, It'll greatly help you visualize the exam, and scenarios if you are able to practice on a lab with virtual servers.
    Theory alone can be very daunting. Also make sure you watch plenty of videos, Youtube is a great free source, look for videos by itfreetraining as well.

    Best of lucks
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    LunchbocksLunchbocks Member Posts: 319 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Unless you have quite a bit of enterprise level experience with AD-CS, AD-FS, AND AD-LDS, I wouldhighly recommend building a lab. When I tested, I already had about two years experience maintaining over 175 2008 servers. However I had not done anything with any of the main roles except AD-DS. I would have failed if I didn't lab.

    Good luck!
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    DAVIS NGUYENDAVIS NGUYEN Member Posts: 1,472 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass icon_thumright.gif
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    LunchbocksLunchbocks Member Posts: 319 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks, it was a bear ;)
    Degree: Liberty University - B.S Computer Science (In Progress)
    Current Certs: CCENT | MCTS | Network+
    Currently Working On: Security+
    2020 Goals: CCNA, CCNP Security, Linux+


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