How I passed 70-461

Conclusion: the exam is easier than you would think. Take advantage of the second shot offer, and test your knowledge as soon as possible. 

I put the conclusion on top of this article, because this was my biggest surprise after completing the exam.
I used Transcender’s exam simulator pack that comes with flashcards, too, if you’d like to practice every question. The 70-461 exam prep does not have the same questions that I saw in the exam, but the verbiage, format, and difficulty are quite similar, which is why I recommend this product.

For this particular exam I don’t recommend the official prep book. It does cover the necessary topics, just not in depth to call it an adequate preparation tool for the exam.

Here is what I did:
I bought the exam pack and practiced every day when I had some free time at work, I would say one hour every day.
After a month of that I signed up for the exam next week. Microsoft periodically offers second shot promos, that is, you can re-take the exam for free if you fail the first time.
(By the way, Transcender also offers money-back guarantee if you can’t complete the exam within a certain time.)
I attended the first exam with the only intention to see how I measure up. I expected to fail.

I did not fail. My score wasn’t stellar, but I passed.

Therefore, please allow me to repeat the conclusion:

Conclusion: the exam is easier than you would think. Take advantage of the second shot offer, and test your knowledge as soon as possible. 

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