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    Default Passed 74-409!

    I was more than a little happy when I was done My first professional certification ever!! I went through the first 10 questions and marked 5 for review and then figured I was in trouble... Then I only marked 5 more through the rest of the test, so I felt better at the end.

    Study materials: Daily experience over the last year with Hyper-V and SCVMM, select sections of the MVA course where my day-to-day job didn't touch, glancing at the Veeam study guide, and small labbing of SCDPM
    Study duration: 2 weeks, minus the work experience
    Score: 778
    # of questions: 48

    SCOM tripped me up -- I don't handle SCOM config on a day to day basis and I underestimated it; I didn't study it at all. The MVA course doesn't do SCOM justice at all (part of the reason I didn't study it is because of how briefly they touched on SCOM); I would supplement the MVA course with a more in-depth SCOM or System Center course.

    Now, to update my signature!
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    Congrats on the pass. I'm studying for this exam now to get the MCSA 2012. Hopefully I'll have this knocked off by the end of January.
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    good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanillagorilla3 View Post
    Congrats on the pass. I'm studying for this exam now to get the MCSA 2012. Hopefully I'll have this knocked off by the end of January.
    Do you have the 70-410 and 70-411 done already, or taking this one first?
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats!
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    Congrats!!
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    Well done!

    I hadn't heard of this exam until yesterday. I am wanting to go down the route of MCSA Server and then onto Private Cloud. I' just finished my CompTIA A+/Network+/Security+/Storage+ and just started studying for CCNA R&S. I start VMware vSphere SCC course next month and was looking at the MS equivalent when I came across 74-409 Hyper-V & SC cert. I really enjoyed my Storage+ learning and looking forward to VMWare so thinking this might be a good choice for me. I see on the MS VA site there is quite a lot of learning content.. would this be enough on it's own? What other resources are out there for this exam? I checked out CBT but doesn't seem to be anything. I search PluralSight and there are a few videos so will check these out also. Any advice on videos/books for this would be good. Thanks.
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    I have my One Notes if you want, I can share it with you.
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    Any suggestions on how to setup a home lab for 74-409?
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    Bump for feedback. Thx
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    I'm considering this route as well. Do you have a book that you used?
    Last edited by kengjames; 03-18-2016 at 09:43 PM.
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    I'm using this one book by John Savill.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-H...ywords=hyper-v

    Look him up on YouTube and you'll find he's also done a series of videos that follow the book so you can see demos of stuff he writes about in each chapter.

    I'm also going through the Jumpstart for Server Virtualisation and Hyper-v at Microsoft Virtual Academy which are I'm finding really useful as well. Kind of like a sped up version of the usual 5 day courses you'd go and take for MS stuff
    https://mva.microsoft.com/en-us/trai...em-center-8268#!

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    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide
    by Aidan Finn et al.
    Link: http://amzn.com/1118486498

    It's really good, gives plenty of details and the PowerShell provided is good too.

    I have John's book too, but it doesn't seem as in-depth quite like Aidan's book. It's still good, and seems easier to read but not as technical.

    I've also been watching the MVA videos and have a Hyper-V setup with a couple of VMs, which I'll be expanding tonight. Don't forget your PowerShell though as there are a lot available.

    Also, don't forget the Veeam and Orin Thomas Study Guide (here)
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    Hello

    Anyone take this cert, recently?
    Do i need to take too much knowledge in System center?!

    tnks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouratov View Post
    Hello

    Anyone take this cert, recently?
    Do i need to take too much knowledge in System center?!

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    I've been wondering the same thing!
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    Congratulations!!!
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    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouratov View Post
    Hello

    Anyone take this cert, recently?
    Do i need to take too much knowledge in System center?!

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    I'd like to know also! It's really difficult to try all the different system center components.
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    Congrats!
    Certs Gained 2017: 70-410, 70-411,74-409, MCSA Server 2012r2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouratov View Post
    Hello

    Anyone take this cert, recently?
    Do i need to take too much knowledge in System center?!

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    I would advise you to look at as many system center components you can. I did not study all of them nearly enough, so I was lucky
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