Series: Exam Ref
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (September 6, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
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I bought this book directly from the Microsoft website right when it was released (I think with a 50% off code or something). I'm going to be talking about how outdated the content is, how valuable it is to passing the test, and what sucks about this book.The one thing better about this book than the 70-346 version is that it was not immediately outdated when I got the book. I think the content in this book will remain fairly stable (at least for a while longer than the 70-346 content). Microsoft is still hammering out how they want to deploy Office 365 to customers, but when it comes to administration, I believe they're mostly done deciding the processes. If you want up-to-date content, this book (as of today) will work out just fine.When it comes to passing the test, this book is a must-have I think. Not because the book is amazing, but because there are no better options. You can try to watch videos online (CBT Nuggets) or pore over the Microsoft technical documentation, but you'll either get too little or too much information. This book has been abridged to give you a pretty good overview of what you need to pass the test. It will also give you the technical documentation links that you need to read in order to understand and pass the test.So what sucks about this book? There are are a ton of mistakes. I'm too lazy to make a list, but I'll give you one example. On page 141 of the book, you'll see an example question with four possible answers. For some reason, two of the answers are duplicate word-for-word. If you check the answers in the back, only one of those answers are right. There are a ton of errors and typos throughout the book. The worst part is when you read information that is straight out contradictory.