My exam preparation included:
- Official 70-480 Microsoft Exam Reference Book
- Microsoft Virtual Academy online video training
- PluralSight video training
- Official 70-480 Test Exam
The exam is composed of several multiple choice and drag and drop questions. I found the exam to be more challenging than I was originally expecting. I would certainly advise everyone to do as much preparation beforehand.
I found the official exam reference book to be invaluable and can’t recommend it enough. The exam covered WAY MORE topics than I was originally expecting. I’ve compiled a mind map of the key topics to study – using the free online tool Coggle. You can see my exam reference mind map below.
Microsoft also have some great online video training resources for the exam. Check out the exam video series available at Microsoft Virtual Academy. It’s specifically tailored to this exam, and best of all it’s FREE!
For those of you that have a subscription to Pluralsight, check out the PluralSight exam video series which touches on some of the key topics covered in the exam. I personally didn’t watch the entire thing, just the content that I was interested in learning more about. If you haven’t yet used PluralSight than why not use the FREE trial to test it out. I’ve been a subscriber for a long time now, and love it!
I also purchased the Official 70-480 Test Exam (which you can find here). The test exam is composed of randomly generated questions, some of which actually appeared in the actual exam. I sat the test exam multiple times until I was confident. Although not overly apparent, if you pass the test exam and then fail the real exam, you can get your money back for the test exam.
The exam covers a number of different topics so I’d recommend that you take your time and make sure you’re comfortable with the content. Anyway I hope this helps others that plan to sit the 70-480 exam. Good luck!
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