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    Default Need a bit of guidance with 70-697

    Hi Guys

    I am due to take the 70-697 in just over a fortnight. I passed the 70-698 towards the end of October 17 with a pretty good score. I was originally due to take 70-697 just before christmas, but I didn't feel properly prepared and I have postponed it a couple more times since.

    I have read through the green Microsoft book and took notes and am going through the CBT nuggets and ticking off the topics on the exam blueprint as I go.

    I am just finding it so much harder than 70-698, or it may just be in my head !! When I have come to take the Measure Up practice tests they questions for each objective appear to be far more complicated than what is on CBT Nuggets and the "green book".

    I really like the CBT nuggets and find them very helpul, its just when I come to take the practice tests it seems to be so much more in depth.

    When I took the 70-698 I was pleasantly surprised when I passed, but I just feel really stuck on this one. I really dont want to give up on it, as technically I am more than half way towards my MCSA.

    Just looking for some advice or pointers, Eg. Is the Panek book any better ??

    I am also finding studying time to be a bit harder, I find I am losing focus more.

    Any hints, tips or advice would be really appreciated.

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    Matthew
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    I'm also doing 697 this month, I've looked at the cbt nuggets but didn't feel they were in depth enough, I'm currently working my though the plurasight videos which are a lot more in depth, however I'm find a lot of the study materials out of date.

    Microsoft are doing a 2nd edition of the Green book in April

    https://app.pluralsight.com/paths/ce...devices-70-697

    I'm also going to signup to Measureup on Monday and start hitting the practice exams
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have had a look at the Pluralsight stuff, and it does seem to be a bit more thorough. I'll probably sign up and have a look.

    Just wondering, is there a time limit between getting the 70-698 and 70-697 in order to gain the MCSA ?

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    I would personally hit the 697 as quickly as possible, there is a large amount of crossover between the two
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    I used CBT nuggets by Anthony Sequeira from March 2017 which helped me pass 697. There was hardly any cross over between the two exams
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantomas View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    I have had a look at the Pluralsight stuff, and it does seem to be a bit more thorough. I'll probably sign up and have a look.

    Just wondering, is there a time limit between getting the 70-698 and 70-697 in order to gain the MCSA ?

    Cheers
    Matthew
    I agree that the Pluralsight videos are much more in depth than the CBT Nugget ones. They helped me pass both 697 and 698 with scores of 880 and 905. I passed the elective 70-398 exam today with 911 and some of the Pluralsight content will have helped with that also. I can get you your first month half price if you sign up with the link below as I am currently a member.
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