My brief introduction
Who should take the exam?
How did I prepare for the exam?
Now, in full preparation, I signed up for PrepAway.com: Microsoft MCP MCSA MCSE MCSD 70-480 70-486 70-483 70-487 Pass4sure practice tests. I really recommend this because it will go a long way to help in your exam preparation. By the way, PrepAway is the official practice test provider of Microsoft. I signed up for the online practice test on the platform and the reason for this is basically because they usually refresh the practice tests on the platform in alignment with the numerous changes that Microsoft makesto the exam objectives. Note, MeasureUp does not offer PDF download that you can use for cramming for the exam. You have to study hard to pass your exam.
I started working on the practice test by choosing questions from certain objectives. I also made sure that all questions I took were in Certification Mode. One thing I learnt while preparing for my exam is that I need to study smart. When taking the practice test, I always ensure I have a blank website and Visual Studio openedwhere I tried to code everything about the practice test questions. At the end of the practice test, I check the correct answers on MeasureUp to know how well I have been able to master what I read. I also read the rationale behind all correct answers so that I can be better prepared for the next time.
Resource materials I used for the exam
As physical resources, I used the recommended material: Exam Ref 70-480, authored by Rick Delorme. Although the book is a bit outdated as it was published in 2014, it covers all the content you need to study for the exam. If you take your time to study the book from the first chapter to the end, you can bet you have everything you need to pass the test.
My preparation absolutely paid off. I scored 879 out of the total 1000points, even though the passing mark is 700. Although it took some drilling on my part, the preparation definitely helped a lot. So in short, ensure you get the book reference and sign up forMeasureUp practice tests. You need to do a lot of study and use the numerous resources available to you. I used the resources mentioned above, and they really helped. You might want to check the same resources for your own preparation. There is absolutely nothing to fear in the exam. You only need to study hard and believe in yourself.