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Yesterday I took my 70-630 MCTS exam in Configuring and Administrating Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. I have participated in Microsoft exams a few years ago, and for this one I felt seriously under prepared. I have been using MOSS now for a couple of years and have gone through various administration and deployment scenarios; however the scary thing about 70-630 is the lack of resources available to prepare. The biggest asset I could find where sympathetic community bloggers who have gone through similar experience and trying to help out their peers.

After careful consideration about whether I should postpone – yesterday I decided to take the plunge. My logic being that at least it would serve as a revision exercise, and if nothing more I can take a second shot – thanks to Microsoft's current insurance policy offer (this ends June 30th so hurry up and get your vouchers!). The exam however was much simpler than expected. Many of the questions where logical administrative questions that if you have worked with MOSS for long enough you will know off the top of you're heard. My score was 929 / 1000 – which isn't as competitive as fellow bloggers 1000/1000 but at least it's a pass.

I would like to offer advice to those who are preparing to take the exam, but unfortunately I am limited. All I can simply say is get to know the product and if you are comfortable administrating the SSP, Search, and BDC – as well as all the standard WSS features then you should be fine.

My goal for this year is to try and take at least another exam on the development track, so if I find any more useful study resources I'll post them as and when.

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:21 AM | Back to top


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