So I just attempted the 70-685 for the first time today. Failed with a score of 542 - very disappointed, considering that I read and outlined all 9 chapters of the Microsoft Self-Paced Training Kit, and then spent a week studying on practice exams.

I will continue to read the book, especially on the areas pointed out to my by Microsoft that I'm weak in: 5.1 - Solve Windows Internet Explorer security issues, 2.1 Solve enterprise logon issues, 1.3 Solve software failure escalations. I will also review Security and Networking Issues sections since, I was very weak in those

I used MeasureUps and Accelerated Ideas for practice exams.

My plan is to now start my COMPTIA Sec+ and CCENT studies (very slowly), then add about 1-2 hours of studying for the 685 again. Upon searching the interwebs for more resources, I stumbled across TechVeze, and it looks like it's good.

Anybody have any good recommendations for other resources or to stay away from resources?