Finally, I passed my 70-346 exam! Let me confess, I didn’t pass the Deploying Office 365 Desktops & Enterprise Applications certification exam at my first attempt. The first thing I wanted to tell that you have to earn at least 700 to pass this test. Well, the second time I scored 850. But when I first wrote the 70-346 exam I failed; I guess I was pretty confident and I felt I am able to clear the test on my first try. Well, I was far from it: I scored only 625.
Microsoft 70-346 Exam Details
It is important to know that the exam consists of different scenario-based questions. Each of the scenarios shows some organization with its specific infrastructure, challenges, requirements, and planned changes. There are about 8-10 questions on each case study. For instance, a scenario-based question might be presented as a situation when a company with many offices in various locations have numerous networks in each of the offices. The questions will test the depth of your knowledge on technology related to this particular issue. For instance, you will come across the case studies focusing on a situation when a Configuration Manager integrates with MDT, or when the Configuration Manager stands alone. Some other case studies may focus on the situation when the Operating System deployment is carried out using Office 365 Deployment Services. It is important for you to fully understand what are MDT, Configuration Manager, and Office 365 Deployment Services. You might want to study different resources about customization and deployment of Office 365, packages, and Office 2013/2016. You should also expect questions on RemoteApp, and it is recommended that you know when and how to use it.
Let me state that beyond the skills listed by Microsoft, it is important to check information from other candidates who have written and passed the test. This is because the exam questions usually come from unexpected areas. It is highly recommended that you take sample questions to know what to expect during the actual test. According to Microsoft, the test areas include the following topics:
Implementing Operating System Deployment Infrastructure (20-25%) covering:
There are many resources that have been developed for the 70-346 certification exam, but during my preparation, I only focused on the materials mentioned above.These study tools really helped me to achieve my study goal and pass the test with success.