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Preparation Hints

Preparation Hints

Review the Exam Objectives below and make sure that you are familiar with them. The Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring exam is designed for those who have experience in this environment. Always check the Microsoft site for the specific exam you are going to take. In this instance, the site is http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-634.

There are many web sites and blogs that can help you to research topics, but be careful to fully research the information you read. It is not advisable to try to find sites that list questions and answers for several reasons. First, you don’t know if you will be asked a specific question and second, the answers given in a blog may be inaccurate and third, you need to understand the information to adequately prepare. Microsoft describes a brain dump as a website that contains certification exam content that has been fraudulently obtained with the intention to share it with or sell it to exam candidates. The content included in brain dumps is exactly the same or substantially similar to items appearing on the exam. Because the exam content was fraudulently obtained, using this type of material to prepare for or during an exam constitutes cheating. Brain dump providers are in violation of Microsoft intellectual property rights and nondisclosure agreements.

Microsoft has developed classroom training for exam 70-634. If you want, you can contact a certified Microsoft training center and schedule training in one of the following five classes:

Classroom Training

  • 5929A: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects and Programs (5 Days)
  • 5927A: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects (3 Days)
  • 5928A: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects (3 Days)
  • 5928AD: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Managing Projects (3 Days)
  • 5927AD: Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects (3 Days)

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, Microsoft recommends the book, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. This is a 450-page book that is not an easy read. You can purchase it at several locations including Amazon.com for about forty dollars. If you just want to become familiar with the terms and definitions related to Project management, you can visit the PM Connection website. This site does not explain concepts or go into any great narrative; it just has terms and definitions.

When taking the exam, read each question carefully. Microsoft is notorious for adding a lot of unneeded information in their questions. Make sure that when you click on a choice, that it is really marked. Be careful clicking anywhere on the screen. I found that by inadvertently clicking near the scroll bar on the right of the screen, I actually changed an answer. You get a single piece of paper and a marker for writing. You can use a small amount of time before you even start the exam to make notes once you enter the test area. Sometimes there is even a questionnaire at the beginning of the test that does not count against your test time. You can even use this time to write down notes, facts, tables or other information by taking your time between answers.

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