What is required to gain this Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate achievement?
This certification requires you to pass 3 exams.
Exam 70-740 – Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016
Exam 70-741 – Networking with Windows Server 2016
Exam 70-742 – Identity with Windows Server 2016
How I have gained knowlage to pass above exams?
I used below schedule but also invested in the onsite training with New Horizons. This was a significant cost, but my career growth was worth that investment.
My way of preparation.
- Schedule exam – Give yourself 4 to 6 weeks from now but schedule TODAY!
- Collect your resources.
a) I used a Pluralsight course by Greg Shields and Mike Pfeiffer.
Pluralsight 740 course
b) Build a test lab at home.
c) Use Practice test from MindHub
d) Use Exam Reference book from Microsoft
- Plan those 4-6 weeks wisely. See my schedule below:
First Weekend – collect resources and build a lab.
First – Third Week – listen to Pluralsight Videos on 1.5 speed all the time!
Every Weekend (day off) – listen on normal speed and do all relevant labs.
Fourth Week – Read Exam Ref book. Skimm chapters what you are comfortable with. Focus on those paragraphs you are unsure with, or you don’t grasp technology yet.
Fifth Weekend or last week – Practice with tests from MindHub and review or missing knowledge highlighted by those practise tests.