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    Thumbs down 70-417 book from MS Press

    I just got an alert that the 70-417 book that MS put out just got updated.

    Exam Ref 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server® 2012*-*O'Reilly Media

    The update is adding chapters 13 and 14 to the mobi and epub version. I was reading it on my Kindle. I failed the exam on Friday. I am not saying that I would have passed if I had read those chapters but I would have postponed the exam if I saw this email before then. I would have failed anyways because of the 70-411 section of the exam.

    Thanks for listening rant over, for now.
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    The book any good Aaron? Largely, these MS Press books dont cut it for the tests.
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    The book is very good. I wish it came with the normal cd content the others in the past have, with a practice test. The end of the chapter questions are ok but when you are reading an electronic version its hard to go back and forth between the questions and answers. I usually use the MS Training Kits as part of my studying. I like the examples and labs you can make from them. I just rushed this one and took it before I was ready. Its my own fault for not reading the last 2 chapters, the PDF version of the book was complete.
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    Thanks for the review, do you intend doing the retake soon?
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    In a week or two. I need to read the last 2 chapters and re-read the middle ones that cover 70-411.
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    You retake it in a WEEK or TWO? How would you expect any difference with the results?
    Well.. you must be fast reader!

    I prepare months for each exam, and as this contains stuff from three exams, I would use at least half year for it.
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    thanks for the heads-up, I ordered the print version last night.

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    My retake is tomorrow morning. I will let you all know how I do.
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    I get to take it one more time, I second guessed myself on the 70-411 portion of the exam. Last time it was the 70-412 section I needed to work on. I got 850, 641, 766 this time.

    O well. Take it again in a couple of weeks.
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    Good luck, you'll crack it next time!

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