Passed 70-412 Today!!

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I am officially a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate!! (or at least I will be once the website updates).

I actually found this exam to be a bit easier than I expected. I imagine because there was a bit more of the type of thing I do on a regular basis on it. Most of my administration was actually on Server 2008 but there was a decent amount of carry over that I just had to learn a bit more of the 2012 way of doing things (tools, powershell, etc). I was surprised that I had one question that was either repeated or very similar to another on my exam. Luckily, I thought it was a particularly easy question.

I used the Microsoft Press Training guide and did all or mostly all of the labs. This helped my a good bit because this test seemed to have more of the "click on the appropriate area on the screen" type question than my last couple of exams. I guess it was just luck of the draw but it helped me that I had done the labs. I also watched the videos on Pluralsight. Actually, I watched the videos first as it helps me get the information introduced before I deep dive. I also used TechNet of course to fill in gaps.
I did not (and I meant too) review the R2 information before I went in. I really lucked out that I didn't see anything that looked like R2 questions. That doesn't mean that it won't be added soon. It should be added sometime this month. It just wasn't there today.

Glad to have that one completed. I have been meaning to get my MCSA since 2003 but have never actually taken the tests. I am now on to the 70-413 and 70-414 for the MCSE infrastructure track.
Hope this information helps.

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