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    Default Back on the studies after a very long hiatus

    Hello again everyone,

    I had started a thread on here back in January regarding my pursuit of the 70-410 exam. however, to sound like a broken record - things did not go according to plan.

    I ended up getting massively consumed with work and it took until now to really muster up the willpower and motivation to pass this exam.

    My company put me and a number of my colleagues through a course that was being taught by our own in-house trainer. I had some concerns about how much of the curriculum the course actually covered. and as a result purchased the MSFT self study guide and read that as well. Unfortunately it confirmed what i had already feared - the course material was extremely light on just about all of the exam objectives. not sure what i can and can't say about certain courses so i will leave them unnamed.

    I purchased the transcender practice exams as i have done for my other IT studies, first time around landed me at a frankly embarrassing 30%. But not to be disheartened i looked at my score and focused on my weaker areas and a week or 2 later came back to it. this time i got 66%.

    there is a tangible improvement, which i am happy about but still have work to do.

    the plan is to start checking in either weekly or bi-weekly to try and get some routine again, and ideally get this passed before the end of October.

    Wish me luck!
    Current Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCTS 70-640
    Currently pursuing: CompTIA Security+, Microsoft 70-410
    2017 Roadmap - MCSA: Windows Server 2012: 70-410 [ ], 70-411 [ ], 70-412 [ ]

    2017 Roadmap - MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure: 70-413 [ ]
    2017 Roadmap - MCSE: Productivity: 70-345 [ ]
    2017/18 Roadmap - CompTIA: CSA+ [ ], CASP [ ]
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    Good to see you are motivated to come back. Since you already begun reviewing and have a general understanding of the exam, I think passing by the end of next month is reasonable. Assuming you stay consistent these next 4-5 weeks and put in at least a couple hours studying per day.

    Best of luck! Keep us posted!
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    Thanks for the support

    I am currently trying to fill the gaps in the 2 books i have with technet reading. the sticky on this forum is fantastic for that, I forget off the top of my head who authored that post - but it is very much appreciated!

    I haven't booked my exam yet - i want to consistently pass the transcender exams and flashcard tests before i book it. the goal remains the end of next month, though.
    Current Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCTS 70-640
    Currently pursuing: CompTIA Security+, Microsoft 70-410
    2017 Roadmap - MCSA: Windows Server 2012: 70-410 [ ], 70-411 [ ], 70-412 [ ]

    2017 Roadmap - MCSE: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure: 70-413 [ ]
    2017 Roadmap - MCSE: Productivity: 70-345 [ ]
    2017/18 Roadmap - CompTIA: CSA+ [ ], CASP [ ]
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