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Good for referecene, but beware of relying on Measureup tests...
on 16 May 2009
As always, the MSPress self study training kits are excellent to prepare for exams, but for the 70-291 exam do not reccomend that you rely on the included measureup tests to assess your exam readiness.
I used the one provided with the book and purchased the latest version from measureup.com. even though I understood the materials in the sample exams pretty well, and could get over 95% in the sample tests, I failed the exam on first sitting, as the measureup tests did not seem to relate to the materials in the exam. I guess that MS has very recently changed the question pool for the 70-291 exam.
That said, I have re-read the book concentrating on the materials I had in my first exam, and used other sample papers and passed 2nd time with 890 out of 1000.
This is unusual, as I have had excellent results from the other training kits and included sample exams - I got 940 points on my first try on my 70-290 using these books.
I can still thouroughly recommend these books, I have since purchased another two, which I will use to prepare for other upcoming MCSE exams.
Also note that these books are heavily discounted at amazon - a real bargain for an IT technical book with so much included...