I hear that MS questions are misleading having you 2nd guess steps to accomplish exact process to complete a task. I don't know kaplan exams yet but hope they prepare for the misleading questions. So plan to learn starting with 70-740 exam powershell commands, gotchas with setting up technology, definitions, and info I can pull from test questions...Any suggestions for not getting tricked on exams and how to select right answers?
Selecting right exam answer own MS exams (MCSA/MCSE)
I will share my experience with Microsoft exams, other people may feel differently.
I don't believe the questions are misleading. Sometimes it may seem that way, but it usually means I don't know the topic well enough, or I didn't understand the question.
Here are some recommendations I have found helpful.
- Read the question slowly. Do not try to skim the question, you will miss an important detail that could effect your answer.
- Read all of the answers. Do not pick the first one that sounds right, even if you are sure it's the answer. Read them all.
- Read the question again. Now that you know the possible answers, read the question again. This will usually help you discover any "gotchas", like that one down-level client that changes the answer.
- Eliminate one or two answers that cannot be right, and then select the best answer from what remains.
Microsoft exams give you enough time, you shouldn't be in a rush. Spend enough time on each question. I don't like going back to a question. I feel like I gave it my best effort, and I don't want to start second guessing myself.
Pay attention to the order of steps used to accomplish a task. These are the ones that give me the most trouble. They will ask you to drag the steps in the right order. You might use a step more than once, and you might not use some steps at all. 🤦♂️ Look at all of the steps, they will help you remember. I try to visualize going through the process.
I think the best advice is to take your time. Associate and expert job role exams give you approx. 150 minutes to answer between 40-60 questions. That works out to over 2 minutes per question.
Hope this helps, maybe others will have some additional tips.