Taking 70-417 today
I passed my 2008 MCITP tests back in 2009 and pre-R2 so going through the official MS book left me searching technet and labbing some 2008R2 stuff. To prepare I used my home desktop running an 8-core CPU, 32GB Ram, 6TB RAID-0 machine. I did some of the MS TLG, CBT Nuggets and reading the MS book cover to cover. I take my test in 3 hours and I feel like I'm well prepared. The only thing that I wish I had at this time was a decent practice exam. MeasureUp wants $70+ for one and Transcender doesn't have one for 417 out right now. Well wish me luck, I'm reviewing last minute exam tips for any weaknesses. I picture DirectAccess and DAC being tough ones on the test.
Studying for MCSE: Server Infrastructure (70-414 left)