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Exchange 2013 70-342 exam prep material?

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  • Recently studying on the MCSE Messaging path, and took the 70-341 exam. But started looking at the 70-342 exam and found no study/prep material. Even third party video sites only had videos covering 70-341 and that was it.

    Checked out this link: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/course.aspx?ID=20342B and nothing listed here, even the forum links, etc. go to broken pages.

    Is this exam in a state of flux currently? I know it has been around for awhile, and there seems to be an instructor-led class and that is it.

    -Ed


    -Ed

    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 7:14 PM

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  • I can't imagine these exams are in any state of flux. Technically, the 70-342 exam was just released in January, 2013. It's a new exam!

    It appears that you have limited study resources available. No practice exams, no study books - just a few Exchange 2013 books and half of them have very poor reviews.

    First off, be sure to look up the exam topics on the primary documentation site here:
    TechNet Exchange 2013 documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/exchange/fp179701

    For the 20342B course - it is a real course that is delivered by MCTs (such as myself). The course aligns very closely to the exam outline.

    Here's a tip - even if you don't take the class, you can still download the course's companion content from Microsoft download site here:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/1/B/D1B1FA39-3F06-4F55-974E-796E1EA1E00C/20342B-ENU-Companion.zip

    It includes review questions/answers and course take-away facts.

    You can always brute force your way through the exam and pass it on a second attempt after learning what is on it during the first attempt.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    • Marked as answer by Ed Bai Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:33 AM
    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:14 PM

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  • I can't imagine these exams are in any state of flux. Technically, the 70-342 exam was just released in January, 2013. It's a new exam!

    It appears that you have limited study resources available. No practice exams, no study books - just a few Exchange 2013 books and half of them have very poor reviews.

    First off, be sure to look up the exam topics on the primary documentation site here:
    TechNet Exchange 2013 documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/exchange/fp179701

    For the 20342B course - it is a real course that is delivered by MCTs (such as myself). The course aligns very closely to the exam outline.

    Here's a tip - even if you don't take the class, you can still download the course's companion content from Microsoft download site here:
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/1/B/D1B1FA39-3F06-4F55-974E-796E1EA1E00C/20342B-ENU-Companion.zip

    It includes review questions/answers and course take-away facts.

    You can always brute force your way through the exam and pass it on a second attempt after learning what is on it during the first attempt.

    Good luck!


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    • Marked as answer by Ed Bai Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:33 AM
    Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:14 PM
  • Thanks Davin! I was getting worried, so this is good to know.

    I also found this book on Microsoft Press: Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out: Connectivity, Clients, and UM by Paul Robichaux. Looks like it might cover the exam topics for 70-342?

    -Ed


    -Ed

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:33 AM
  • Anything written by this guy is always going to be good

    Looks like it comes out on the 14th.


    Best wishes, Davin Mickelson

    Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:52 AM