74-409

bloodmagexdbloodmagexd Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
Just wanted to let you I passed the Server Virtualization passing it with blinding colors. Got a 714/1000 barely passing. During the entire exam, I thought I was going to fail, but apparently the God the Microsoft exams was looking out for me. I used the free training series on MVA and the windows server 2012 hyper-v installation and config guide from Sybex. Overall, I thought the exam was fairly challenging with a lot of real life situations. Now time to go on facebook and start bragging.

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  • Ginger9997Ginger9997 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrates pal! i believe you are the first. Any tips or anything you can give the rest of us?
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Member Posts: 712
    I failed miserably ! I will definitely study up the next time ! Scheduled the free retake in a month.
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  • shezy77shezy77 Member Posts: 160
    Congrats on the pass...

    I have my scheduled for Feb 1st...
    2013: ICND1 [Passed] ... ICND2 [Passed] ... VCA-DCV [Passed] ... 70-410 [Passed] ... 70-411 [Passed] ... VCA-Cloud [Passed] ... VCA-WM [Passed] ... 70-412 [Passed]

    2014: 74-409 [Passed] ... VCP5 [Passed]
    Current working on: VCAP5-DCA
  • bloodmagexdbloodmagexd Member Posts: 9 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If memory serves, there was alot of performance based questions on the exam. Mainly, the drag into box variation. You don't need much powershell on the exam. Basic set-vm or get-vm + set-vmnetworkadapter might be enough. Highly recommended to set up your own server lab if you don't have experience with system center
  • AbtAbt Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Passed my 74-409 yesterday with 800 marks. :)
  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    Watching the training today at work. Scheduled for next week on the 29th. Which I just realized whilst typing this I have to work (recent schedule change). Time to fire off an email.
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    So it doesn't look like I am going to be able to take the test this Sunday. My question is, can I just no-show for the test and utilize the free voucher again and use the second shot that was included with it? I am beyond the 15 day limit that Prometric requires for free reschedule and really don't want to pay out of pocket to reschedule a free exam.
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
  • aaronchristensonaaronchristenson Member Posts: 261 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I did not pass it either, I did not study for it other than sitting through the, I would agree that it was not too hard, I will try it again in a few months. I am in no rush to retake it.
    Aaron
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+, Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist
  • shezy77shezy77 Member Posts: 160
    @tprice5: As far as I know you cannot use second shot with any 074 exams...

    I am not sure about utilizing the free voucher again (second time)... even I am curious abt this :)
    2013: ICND1 [Passed] ... ICND2 [Passed] ... VCA-DCV [Passed] ... 70-410 [Passed] ... 70-411 [Passed] ... VCA-Cloud [Passed] ... VCA-WM [Passed] ... 70-412 [Passed]

    2014: 74-409 [Passed] ... VCP5 [Passed]
    Current working on: VCAP5-DCA
  • tprice5tprice5 Member Posts: 770
    The email I received for the voucher stated it came with a second shot.

    My question really is, does a no-show qualify as an attempt and would I be able to use my second shot in this situation.
    Certification To-Do: CEH [ ], CHFI [ ], NCSA [ ], E10-001 [ ], 70-413 [ ], 70-414 [ ]
    WGU MSISA
    Start Date: 10/01/2014 | Complete Date: ASAP
    All Courses: LOT2, LYT2 , UVC2, ORA1, VUT2, VLT2 , FNV2 , TFT2 , JIT2 , FMV2, FXT2 , LQT2
  • shezy77shezy77 Member Posts: 160
    tprice5 wrote: »
    The email I received for the voucher stated it came with a second shot.

    My question really is, does a no-show qualify as an attempt and would I be able to use my second shot in this situation.

    Q.I missed my initial appointment and am marked a “No Show.” Can I use the free exam to schedule a new appointment?

    A.No. The free exam is for retake of the initial exam only.
    2013: ICND1 [Passed] ... ICND2 [Passed] ... VCA-DCV [Passed] ... 70-410 [Passed] ... 70-411 [Passed] ... VCA-Cloud [Passed] ... VCA-WM [Passed] ... 70-412 [Passed]

    2014: 74-409 [Passed] ... VCP5 [Passed]
    Current working on: VCAP5-DCA
  • burfectburfect Member Posts: 128
    Any tips for those who plan on taking?

    I don't have any real "hands-on" experience but have been doing technical sales in the VMware / Hyper-V space for a while and wanted to jump on this free cert.

    Anything specifically besides watching the vids?
  • KonfliktKonflikt Member Posts: 43 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I would recommend you to check this free online MVA curse ( Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center ), which will help you to pass the exam.
    for 2013: [x] 3x VCA, [x] VCAP5-DCA, [-] VCAP-DCD - failed. PASSED in 2014
    for 2014: [x] BACP, [x] SCP, [x] 70-409, [x] VCAP-DCD
    for 2015: [x] VCP6-DCV,
    for 2016: [x] upgrade VCAPs to VCIX6-DCV, [x] CCNA [-]
    2019: NEW job, back to again to the datacenter area:)
    My Virtual blog: vthing.wordpress.com
  • matt95110matt95110 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I tried this exam the other day and I failed by only 10 marks (I was having an off day I guess). I tried to schedule the free retake and Prometric won't accept it. Has anyone had any issues with the retake?
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Member Posts: 712
    I have also tried to do the retake it says the voucher has been used for another registration. I guess Microsoft forgot to tell Prometric about the retake.

    Work around - Wrong but didnt see another way around - Take another voucher with another email address. Exam will register with the new voucher code with the old prometric login !

    Till someone else finds a way !

    Cheers !
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • matt95110matt95110 Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have also tried to do the retake it says the voucher has been used for another registration. I guess Microsoft forgot to tell Prometric about the retake.

    Work around - Wrong but didnt see another way around - Take another voucher with another email address. Exam will register with the new voucher code with the old prometric login !

    Till someone else finds a way !

    Cheers !

    I'm very hesitant to do that, I got off the phone with Prometric a few minutes ago and they said that the voucher is only good for one attempt despite the message in the voucher email.
  • shezy77shezy77 Member Posts: 160
    I have my exam scheduled for Jan 26th..

    I searched the web and couldn't find a logo for 74-409 for my resume and was wondering if anyone can help me here?
    2013: ICND1 [Passed] ... ICND2 [Passed] ... VCA-DCV [Passed] ... 70-410 [Passed] ... 70-411 [Passed] ... VCA-Cloud [Passed] ... VCA-WM [Passed] ... 70-412 [Passed]

    2014: 74-409 [Passed] ... VCP5 [Passed]
    Current working on: VCAP5-DCA
  • burfectburfect Member Posts: 128
    Any other insight on this? Is the video course enough? I am taking end of March.
  • kriscamaro68kriscamaro68 A+, Net+, Server+, Security+, Win7 MCP, Server 2012 Virtualization Specialist, MCSA 2012 Member Posts: 1,186 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I used only the video course and my experience and scored an 862 yesterday. Granted I setup Hyper-V 2012 R2 and VMM 2012R2 in production before this test even came out so I was familiar with what was on the test already. There are certain things I haven't dealt with like the templates in the library of VMM and APP Controller. We mainly use our Hyper-V to just run every day VM's in production so not much need for the other stuff.
  • burfectburfect Member Posts: 128
    I have no "hands on" exp with hyperv but work with VMW every day which is why i am trying to gauge the usefulness of the video course for someone without hands on administration exp.
  • kriscamaro68kriscamaro68 A+, Net+, Server+, Security+, Win7 MCP, Server 2012 Virtualization Specialist, MCSA 2012 Member Posts: 1,186 ■■■■■■■□□□
    burfect wrote: »
    I have no "hands on" exp with hyperv but work with VMW every day which is why i am trying to gauge the usefulness of the video course for someone without hands on administration exp.

    I would say that the videos will get you very close. I would watch them for sure. I would also setup a lab so that you get the behind the scenes on how to setup a cluster and then implement vmm. Use TechNet to fill in the gaps that you are unsure on.
  • zbig0zbig0 Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    burfect wrote: »
    Thanks buddy very helpfull book :)
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