@daniel-fiore said in Best 2018 Test Prep for Server 2012 or 2016:
I went through the 70-410 course multiple times, and knew the answers backwards and forward, not because I memorized them, but I could explain them. Still I bombed the test.
Ok, let's start with your outcome and move towards you study methods...
Remember that sitting for an exam means that you've already met the prerequisite skills for that exam.
- "This exam is part one of a series of three exams that test the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment."
So you must ask yourself, have you practiced these skills enough to do the above. There are two ways of achieving this. Either you've been working at setting up a new core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure for a live environment or lab environment, successfully. If you've just observed it. if you've only watch the videos you're part way there but not all the way.
So let's talk about study methods. What methodology did you use to apply the knowledge you've learned from the show? Watching alone isn't enough, you must not only review well known concepts but a hard targeted study of unfamiliar skills or concepts. For example, all ITProTV members have access to these forums to help with questions and have feedback directly from the SMEs here or from the entire ITProTV membership--our members are some of the most skilled IT Pros as well as certification seekers. Make sure you take advantage of the practice labs which you have as part of a premium membership. This will making practicing those skills easier with well developed guided lessons from our lab provider partners.
I'd like some feedback on sites like passforsure, etc and which one(s) are the most accurate because I heard some of them are just scams, and if taking the course here doesn't prepare me to pass I don't know what to do.
These sites offer you copies of the exam from the past. You may find them helpful in passing an exam. (BUT...as there always is...) BUT not always and always at an additional cost. So for example...
- You will find some the questions to be true to the exam..but you may find some to be unhelpful. Some of the most complex questions, you may not find at all. You can find plenty of IT forums out there that will testify to this.
- Additional expense may be needed in your purchase and additional time to study these questions. You may find that your purchase is a full of questions that you already know. This leads us back to the conundrum of your first sentence in your post. As always time is against you. A "study-guide" as they suggest can only provide you with questions. The exams themselves rotate through a body of hundreds of questions...if not even more--as exams get older, more questions get added to that pool.
- Looking for accuracy in these sites is not easy. Many sites are from the same company, just with different names...all you have to do is do a simple search for Exam 70-410 study-guide in
incognito mode and click on any of those links, you'll eventually if you follow them they lead you back to one company or two.
- Also, there are plenty of warnings out there about the use of braindumps.
Personally, I don't recommend it for learning about a technology or product technology. They may help you to pass an exam but that doesn't necessarily mean you learn the technology. Remember, we're here to help you. Please feel free to post questions in the Microsoft section of our forums, we try to answer them swiftly as possible.