[ConfigMgr] Options for preparing for the ConfigMgr Microsoft Exam

There are several options you have when it comes to preparing for Microsoft’s ConfigMgr exam to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

The most obvious is to attend a Microsoft training course which in the case of ConfigMgr is the five day Course 6451Planning, Deploying, and Managing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007”.

Then there’s Steve Kaczmarek’s and the ConfigMgr Doc teams’ book the Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Administrator's Companion (currently the only ConfigMgr book on the market but others are coming).

Another option is to use third-party training courses for ConfigMgr such as those offered by The Blogcast Repository and CBT Nuggets (neither of which I’ve reviewed so you’ll need to form your own opinions and let me know). I’m sure there are probably others “out there”.

Whichever route you choose I’d recommend you get some hands-on experience with the product especially those parts you either use infrequently or have been shying away from as for this exam Microsoft are testing in many areas of the product as you can see in the Skills Measured section of the Exam Prep Guide (I’d hate for anyone to take the test thinking it’s just design, planning, installation and a bit of software distribution without realising topics such as OSD now make-up a significant part of the exam).

Above all, don’t panic or be put off – the effort is worth it.

Good luck and let me know how you get on ;-)

Published Friday, July 18, 2008 10:02 AM by chobbs

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Friday, July 18, 2008 7:02 AM by rodtrent