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    Default 70-697 passed!

    Passed it today with 856. I haven't taken a cert exam since NT4, so it's been a while! It was tough and honestly I figured i failed it until the moment it displayed my score. The 2nd question threw me and I ended up marking 10 questions to go back and review. I figured i had ALL of those wrong, even after reviewing.

    As someone else mentioned, take your time, and read every question slowly and multiple times. I went back over all of my questions at the end of the exam and there was 2 that I had wrong because I missed an important piece of info in the question. Sometimes one little bit of information might make one answer better than another.

    I used the following to study:
    - William Panek's MCSA book (3 stars - it glosses over a lot of stuff but it does have practice questions in the book and another 100 on the Sybex website). You will not pass by only reading this book. Not even close.
    - TechNet articles - on every exam objective I Googled it + "technet". Lots and lots of Technet articles
    - YouTube videos on different topics like Intune, Bitlocker, and others
    - AMD's notes from another thread in this forum (thanks AMD!)
    - My own notes for stuff I had a hard time remembering (DISM, Powershell, VPN, etc)
    - Reading posts of others who have taken the exam

    Good luck to all who have yet to take it!
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    Well done on passing! It sure does sound like a tough exam. Did you also lab when studying or was it enough to just read the books and watch videos? Have you any tips on topics to pay special attention to while studying? Congrats again!
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    Congrats!!

    very much this.. I swear by it
    Quote Originally Posted by analogkid1968 View Post
    - TechNet articles - on every exam objective I Googled it + "technet". Lots and lots of Technet articles
    Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
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    Ian -


    Yes, I forgot to mention doing labs. I signed up for a trial version of Intune for 30 days, and it extended it for another 30 days for free once the trial was up. I would suggest planning the Intune trial so it expires AFTER you take your exam, so you can look at it the day of your exam and have the screens fresh in your memory.

    For me, doing hands on practice of the objectives was the best way to understand the commands, especially the command line stuff.
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    Congrats! 3 days till I sit mine, hope it goes well..

    Thanks for your tips. I'll probably spend the next few days revising technet articles on topics I'm not confident on.

    Are there any YouTube videos/series you can recommend? I'm always keen to hear topics from a new perspective.
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    Default Video list

    I mostly watched YouTube videos while I ran on the treadmill. I won't say they are good study guides per say but good for basically drilling stuff into my head. Here are a few videos I watched. You can go to Youtube and search for 70-697 and find a lot of others in areas you want to concentrate more on. Your best option is to do hands on as much as possible.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbVdVGwKLE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ikQHfLfwzo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmuk17eIMj8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGzTLrIHOS4

    https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/mcpe...indows-Devices
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