Three Down, Two to Go

Tuesday I completed the third of five exams needed for my MCITP certification.  The exam was 70-642 Windows Server 2008: Network Infrastructure.  I didn't spend quite as much time studying for this as I had for the two previous exams (Active Directory & Windows Vista).  Instead, I took about a week to read the Training Kit from Microsoft (pictured) and then a few days hammering away at the practice tests included on the CD with the book. Fortunately for me, my confidence was higher with this test than with the previous two because of the material covered.  I was already familiar with the networking concepts covered from my previous experience so it was more a matter of learning what to expect on the exam.

Once I achieved a comfort level of consistently scoring on the high 90's on the practice exams, I went online to find more study resources.  I spent another couple of days studying with these third-party practice exams and then sat for the test.  I felt very well prepared and comfortable with the information on the test.  There were only a couple of "surprise" questions that I felt unsure of and I just did my best to eliminate the impossible answers and then take an educated guess from those that remained.

Next up is 70-643 Windows Server 2008: Application Infrastructure.  I plan to start studying this week...