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    I passed the 70-740 a couple months ago, and it was pretty difficult, i got like a 720 where 700 was the threshold for passing. I am prepping for the 70-741 and just wondering for the guys who passed them all, which of the three exams are the most difficult ranked?
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    Im in the same position as you. I passed 740 a few months ago with 770 and found it hard, im due to take my 741 in a few weeks and studying like crazy, 5hrs a day because i know its going to be the difficult one out them all.

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    740 is at the bottom ranked being the easiest.
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    Most people have issues with 70-741. Order the 70-741 ebook and you should be OK if you have experience with 2012.
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    Taking the 70-741 nest week, will let you guys know how that turns out.
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    Good luck!
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    Took the exam and passed! it was pretty difficult, but honestly I thought the 70-740 was more difficult. Though i have a background in networking as well...

    My suggestions for 741, know your subnetting for the "easy" points. Know how to do things in different ways (Via powershell, Hyper-V Manager, GUI).
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    Congrats and thanks for the tips. Hopefully I will pass first time like I did with 70-740.

    So onto 70-742 next?
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    gonna give myself a couple week break, then hit the 70-742. for the 70-741, i studied about 60 hours doing labs,cbt nuggets, and measureup/pearson sample exams(same for the 70-740).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpanda206 View Post
    Took the exam and passed! it was pretty difficult, but honestly I thought the 70-740 was more difficult. Though i have a background in networking as well...

    My suggestions for 741, know your subnetting for the "easy" points. Know how to do things in different ways (Via powershell, Hyper-V Manager, GUI).
    Forgot to ask, what was the complexity of the subnetting questions? Im going through them at the moment and having problems working out something like finding the subnet of an given IP address.
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    Without violating NDA, i would say intermediate, you will want to know your cidr/mask and how many hosts go to each...
    Being able to do it manually instead of memorizing the table was actually easier for me.

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    Thanks, that link helped
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    Man, what an evil exam. Failed at 560. Didn't help they have increased the questions to 63 while giving you the same amount of time to answer them compared to the usual 48 to 53 questions. So I ended up rushing at the end with 30 seconds left, didn't get time to review my unanswered questions properly so ticked anything

    Back to the books, retake hopefully in a month.
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    study up and good luck! half the battle is knowing what type of questions they will throw at you.
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    After doing all three i would say 70-740 is the easiest. And 70-741/70-742 depends on your strength of topic. I had more trouble with 742 as i do not have much experience with ADFS/ADCS and multiple domain forests. 70-741 was easier as i work with the network side often and the non-work stuff was easier to grasp and lab. Of the three exams i scored in the high 700s in all three, but failed the 70-742 once. The report after is a really good indicator of what you should focus on prior to your next attempt.

    Hope this helps!
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    I'm taking the 70-740 in about two weeks.
    I don't expect to pass the first time but I wanted to give myself a deadline and try to stick to it.
    So first attempt will be the beginning of June and the second attempt will be the end of June. I'll try to post an update after my first test.
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