So today is Thursday March 14, 2013 and I just passed my MCM for Exchange 2010 Written exam. And boy that is a tough one.
Here are some quick tips on how to study for the MCM exam. (Don't ask me for questions it took me too long to study for the test)
- First thing is don't try this at home. 🙂 the best way to learn it is thru the MCM program. Register and you will learn a lot and the connections with other MCM's and professional is amazing. Here is a video that explain the details of the program and they are completely right. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqVwycCVl0
- When you register for the MCM program you will get a list of materials you should read. Read it more than once.
- Make sure you read every document in the documentation for each of this versions. (When I mean each document you need to understand everything in each document)
- Exchange 2003 : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/bb288483.aspx
- Exchange 2007: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558(EXCHG.80).aspx
- Exchange 2010 RTM: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=22392
- Exchange 2010 SP1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1573
- Exchange 2010 SP2: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124558(EXCHG.141).aspx
- It is important that you understand the differences between each version and how each version works with each other
- Build a lab
- As you read the TechNet articles you must practice and understand what each article explains. If you don't get it, read it again.
- Practice and lot.
- Take time to study.
- Work and study is a big thing. This is like your master degree when you go to the university so separate time to study, two or three times a week.
- Plan your time before going to the MCM rotation so there is nothing that will distract you. No work or family with you. You will be in class for 8 – 12 hours a day.
- For additional help you can look at some videos on Exchange 2010, they will not replace you reading the material, it is just a help to hear someone talking about the material and helping you understand it better.