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Garth Jones

Challenge aka 70-659

 

 

On Thursday night at the User Group event, I was challenged to write 70-659 exam before Dec 31 2011. There are high stakes at risk here, bragging rights and more importantly beer!  Over the next few weeks you will see a few blogs post from me on the subject as a way for me to study for the exam.

 

I spent a bit of time on the weekend, starting to get my act in order!

 

First things first, study material!

I have a reasonable lab setup but if you don’t you will need to get the software. The easy way to do that is download it from the Eval Center.

 

My next move was to sign up for the MS Virtual Academy, there are a number of session there like that will help out:

·        Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – Management

·        Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – VDI

·        Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud

·        Planning, Building and Managing a Private Cloud

·        System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

 

FYI currently my ranking is 266152, I think that I can change that in a few days. J

 

Don’t forget about TechNet Cloud Hub.

 

Luck for me, MS Canada TechNet team sent out a link to a free eBook for 70-659, you can download yourself and you don’t need to be a Canadian to get it either! J Don’t tell any of the MS guys but I have loaded it on my iPad already. J

 

Finally, I printed off the skills being measured for this exam. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-659#tab2

 

Are you up to the Challenge? Did you think that you can write this exam by Dec 31, 2011?

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