Microsoft exams, how to know which materials are good for exams?

Currently (trying) to study for the 70-410.
My biggest issue is to where do I get the best materials to go & pass the exam?
I have subscribed to cbtnuggets but I am not sure if any good.

What is the best online (course) to get ready for the exams?

Thanks
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In my opinion, the BEST thing to do is to study EXACTLY what the Microsoft web site says the exams cover.  If you understand the technologies, limits, and when to implement them that are covered in the Skills Measured section of the web site, you'll do fine.

As for other study materials, the only thing they can legally do as far as I'm aware is to review the exact same Skills Measured section and provide you with information about those items.  So the bottom line is to learn those items.
defreyAuthor Commented:
Hi Lee,

Thanks for your answer, but you didn't really answer my questions.

Have you pass the MCSA yourself & which materials did you read?

Cheers
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I think it does answer the question - just not the answer you wanted.

I have taken about 12 exams over the years (since 1996).  Microsoft tells you what to study.  From 70-412:

Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB)

    Install NLB nodes, configure NLB prerequisites, configure affinity, configure port rules, configure cluster operation mode, upgrade an NLB cluster


So I study NLB.  And I make sure I know what the prerequisites are, how to configure affinity, port rules, cluster operation mode, and how to upgrade.

I use Google.  Or Bing.  I use a test setup to actually DO IT.  (VMs are great).  And once I know these things, I move on to the next question.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
There are many MS approved training courses and sites and facilities see this link https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/default.aspx

When I got my MSCE I actually took all my courses at a local tech center that was recommended to me by MS. So look up your particular exam on the link I gave you and on this page under the heading "preparation options" you can find additional recommendations https://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-70-410.aspx

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