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    Default Which exam first? 697 or 698

    I've just been told by my boss that he'd like to have me certified with the Windows 10 MCSA cert. I took a look at both books and at first glance they seem quite a bit different from each other. Is there any recommendation at to which exam I should be studying for first (697 or 698 )? I understand that both exams are killers. Also wondering if the exams would be covering the Anniversary edition of Win 10.

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    I'm going to get both hopefully by the end of winter, but I'm starting with 697 since there isn't any material out for the 698 just yet, is there?
    Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
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    Not that I can find. Everything seems to be in Beta, although there are different books out for resources.
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    I'm pretty sure James Conrad will start doing the video course for 70-698 on CBT Nuggets as soon as the MS exam ref book is released towards end August.
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    I took them both (697 first to upgrade my MCSA Windows 8 to 10) and then the 698 beta (was fast enough to enter for free ).
    IMO the 698 is the "real" desktop exam. 697 is very heavy towards the online-services from MS (Azure, Intune)
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    What kind of study materials should be used for the 698? Also which do you feel is more important to have?
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    Don't even know if i passed or not Exam is still in beta and you get notified around 4-8 weeks after it went live if you passed or not...

    There will be plenty of material once the exam goes live.

    Materials i used:
    - Reading Technet (a lot!) -> Topics can be found in the exam description: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lear...am-70-698.aspx
    - Microsoft Virtual Academy -> https://mva.microsoft.com/
    - working with Win 10 (Updated all computers at work, my personal laptop, played around in my lab, installed Win 10 IoT and so on)
    - also installed a Win Server 2016 Technical Preview (sometimes they ask server-questions inside the desktop exams)

    Also read/watch this:
    https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/mv...ification-exam

    More information for beta takers:
    https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/b/we...tion-materials
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    Default New book

    MS book just came out, last week. for 698

    Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10

    By Andrew Bettany, Andrew Warren

    https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/...-9781509302956
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    It is also up on https://www.safaribooksonline.com/home/ is you have an account with them.
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    the 698 is also no longer a beta. I will be working on these exams after I finish my sec+
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    I'm working towards the 697 exam and will be going towards the 698 afterwards. I've been studying for my 410 exam (configuring server 2012R2) and have found a lot of this very similar and almost a review. As mentioned, have the study guide for this exam plus the exam ref and will be going through the material that AMD4EVER has put out. Hopefully writing by the middle of Oct.
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