March 27 2013

Exam 70-243: SCCM 2012



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This week I had a bit of free time so I booked and studied up for the Microsoft exam 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

I successfully passed the exam and achieved another certification – ‘Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager’.

I felt the exam was one of the easier Microsoft exams I have sat (especially the SCCM 2007 one), I really think that anyone that has deeply used the SCCM 2012 product for 6 or more months would feel quite comfortable sitting this exam. Without giving away too much (I’m under NDA of course), I personally studied and would recommend having a good understanding of all areas covered under the ‘skills measured’ section of http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?id=70-243#fbid=YEjNtAwNtTv?tab2 . I am lucky enough to have a good exposure to all of these areas in my profession.

Here are some more good links related to exam 70-243:

Good luck!



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August 5 2010

New Microsoft TS certifications

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks catching on my Microsoft certifications for some of the areas I focus on and passed the following exams:
 

70-401: TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring
70-400: TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring
70-638: TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring

 
This has given me the following certifications:
 
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007: Configuration
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007: Configuration
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – Office Communications Server 2007: Configuration
 

I found the 70-400 & 70-401 (SCOM & SCCM) exams cover a lot of material and knowledge that you would use in your day-to-day design and administration of these products. I would say that with a few years experience using these products frequently you should be ok to get a passing score. 70-638 (OCS) exam material really went into a lot of depth around design concepts a lot more than day-to-day administration – even if you have used OCS for years I would suggest that you study hard for this one!