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Top 5 Resources Including PrepAway Practice Tests Providing You with Information Required to Pass Microsoft 70-410 Exam

Zoltán Tűndik



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The Microsoft 70-410 certification test is the first part of three-series exams that are meant to measure the candidate’s knowledge and skills in terms of implementation of Windows Server 2012. Those students who excel in the test prove that they are able to perform implementation and configuration of core services of Windows Server 2012 such as networking services and Active Directory. Passing all the three exams shows that these individuals can implement, manage, maintain and provision services in Windows Server 2012.

Getting ready for the Microsoft 70-410 exam can be quite a daunting task, especially if you do not have the right preparation resources. This article shares some resources you can use to get ready.

Exam structure

Before delving into the different resources required for the exam preparation, it is important to know about the test structure. This will act as your study guide.

To begin with, the Microsoft 70-410 exam is divided into six sections. Each of these sections is assigned a certain percentage weight, which represents the number of questions that the section contributes to the overall test. The sections are as follows:

  • Installation and configuration servers – from 15% to 20%
  • Administering and installing Active Directory – from 15% to 20%
  • Configuring Hyper-V – from 15% to 20%
  • Configuration of server roles and features – from 15% to 20%
  • Management and creation of Group Policy – from 15% to 20%
  • Deployment and configuration of core network services – from 15% to 20%

When you prepare, it is important to make sure that all the sections are allocated an equal amount of time. This because all the parts have the same contribution towards the main exam questions and ignoring any may result in failure to meet the cut score. The Microsoft passing score is typically 700. However, this does not imply that you have to answer 70% of the questions. You may be required to pass questions ranging from 50-80%. To be on the safer side, do your best throughout the exam responding to all the questions.

Required resources for exam preparation

The following resources will come in handy as you go about your studies for the 70-410 certification test:

  1. Instructor-led training

This refers to enrolling in a course where you have an instructor taking you through all the study materials. Training videos are prepared and you are guided on what to study at different periods of time. Microsoft has its own instructor-led training – Course 20410D. Throughout it, key informational resources are split into modules. There are a total of 13 modules, all of which the candidates complete over an estimated 5-day period. Besides theoretical knowledge, you also get some lab exercises under each module. The lab exercises are essential as they equip you with the practical skills required to excel in the corporate world. Not all of these exercises will be tested in the overall exam, but they are still important as they prepare you to be better equipped with tackling the demands of your work.

The prerequisites for the Course 20410D include basic knowledge of server hardware, networking fundamentals, security best practices and AD DS concepts. Furthermore, the students who have experience in installing previous Windows Server will find it easy throughout the course.

  1. Self-paced training

This is a contradiction of instructor-led training. Just as the name suggests, self-paced training involves studying in a way that is most convenient for you. You do not have to worry about study deadlines. It is an appropriate resource in situations where you have a busy schedule, including taking care of your family and meeting your job’s requirements.

Microsoft’s own self-paced training is one of the best resources you can consider for your studies. It consists of seven modules, which cover new features, solutions, and capabilities of Windows Server 2012. Upon completion of the course, you will have been thoroughly prepared to get a deeper view of the technology via relevant courses in Microsoft Virtual Academy. As much as self-paced training resource is meant to accommodate your busy schedule, it does not imply that you are lazy in your studies. A dedicated candidate will strive to surpass their own study timelines.

  1. Books

The power of books can never be underestimated. In fact, this is the most flexible resource. It allows the candidates to cover their topics of interest from any location, whether caught up in a traffic jam or on a short lunch break at your workplace. Microsoft Exam Ref 70-410 is designed to help their students in their preparation. It is fully updated with all the possible topics that can be tested in the main exam. This book is aimed at experienced IT professionals looking forward to upgrading their status. It trains one to think critically and be better at making decisions.

  1. Exam prep videos

This is a brief introductory video. It takes less than 6 minutes, which makes it one of the quick resources you can include in your collection. As it is an eye-opener video, you do not want to miss out on it. It is offered by the Microsoft certification experts, both of whom have an immense grasp of Windows Server 2012.

  1. PrepAway 70-410 practice tests

Any serious candidate can never overlook the importance of 70-410 practice test from PrepAway. With PrepAway 70-410 practice test, you are given some kind of look into what the exam will cover and the structure of the questions. Even though you should not expect the repetition of the questions word for word in the final exam, PrepAway practice test serves as a guide to the kind of testing you should be looking forward to.

With these resources at your disposal, your opportunities to excel in the Microsoft 70-410 exam increase.


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Former METRC Executive Director Scott Denholm joins Brytemap’s Leadership Team as COO

Vlad Poptamas



Scott Denholm- Chief Operating Officer at Brytemap
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Brytemap, a Maryland-based technology provider to the legalized cannabis industry, announced today that Scott Denholm, former Executive Director of Franwell Inc.’s Marijuana Enforcement, Tracking Reporting and Compliance (METRC) Program, is joining the Brytemap leadership team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Denholm will oversee Brytemap’s internal operations and play a key role in the launch of the company’s newest software platform for cannabis and hemp growers. “As Brytemap’s COO, Scott will have a critical role in guiding our company forward in our mission to be a model technology partner in our industry,” said Bryan Lopez, Founder and CEO of Brytemap.

As Executive Director of Franwell Inc.’s METRC Program, Denholm was responsible for consulting with states, regulators, associations, marijuana cultivators and dispensaries about how to deploy leading-edge technology and advised them about business logistics and processes. In addition, he oversaw research of business opportunities, architecting solutions, and training and education in support of both state agencies and the marijuana industry. METRC is currently contracted with eleven states and the District of Columbia to provide a centralized track and trace compliance system for these legalized cannabis markets.

“There are very few people in the cannabis industry that possess the amount of knowledge and experience that Scott has in terms of regulation, compliance and logistics,” said Brytemap CEO and Founder Bryan Lopez. “He has an in-depth technical background in RFID tracking and a proven track record in successfully opening new markets and driving revenue growth. His experience and knowledge about various aspects of cannabis regulations and reporting within each state will be very valuable in helping our customers understand how to incorporate our solutions and effectively manage and track their grow, processing and dispensary operations, while remaining compliant with state regulations.”


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Resulticks Welcomes Sophie Pibouin as Executive VP of Sales of the Americas

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Real-time omnichannel marketing solutions provider Resulticks has announced the expansion of the company’s leadership team with the hire of Sophie Pibouin as Head of Sales, U.S. Resulticks’ AI-powered platform provides users with segmented data and consumer behavior analytics, allowing marketers to create highly targeted and individualized campaigns across telecom, healthcare, banking, hospitality and other diverse industries.

Sophie Pibouin brings a global perspective, deep understanding of the market and unparallel expertise in propelling business growth. With two decades of executive experience including roles at IBM, SDL, Chronicle Solutions and CA Inc., she has led the strategic evolution and exceptional expansion of Fortune 500 and VC-backed high-tech companies, achieving record increases in sales and uplifts in competitiveness.

“The addition of Sophie to our executive team comes as we see strong opportunities across the region, which will play a significant role in Resulticks’ forward growth strategy,” said CEO and co-founder Redickaa Subrammanian. “Bringing deep marketing and global technology experience that complements our existing capabilities, she is well-positioned to be an integral asset to our U.S.-based clientele.”

In her new role, Sophie will lead efforts to expand Resulticks’ U.S. footprint and identify new opportunities for accelerated growth.

“I am delighted to be joining a rapidly growing organization that is delivering a holistic solution to its users,” said Sophie Pibouin, Resulticks Executive VP of Sales of the Americas. “Resulticks’ all-in-one cloud-based platform helps marketers understand and reach their audiences in a truly integrated way, and I am eager to bring that value to even more U.S.-based brands.”

Prior to joining Resulticks, Sophie was the Worldwide Sales Leader at IBM Watson. A graduate of the University of Flaubert in France, she is based in New York City.


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Vestmark Honored with Silver Stevie® Award at 2019 American Business Awards® Gala

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Vestmark is proud to have received the Silver Stevie® Award in the FinTech Solution category as part of the 17th Annual American Business Awards®, in recognition of the VestmarkONE®platform’s recently launched advanced options trading and risk management module.

Mark Peabody, Senior Vice President of Product Management, accepted the award on Vestmark’s behalf at this year’s American Business Awards gala last week at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

This options module, available on the VestmarkONE® platform, provides an innovative trading and risk management capability that enables advisors to scale options trading and more efficiently use options strategies across all types of advisory programs.  With this tool, hundreds or even thousands of accounts – across an entire book of business – can be traded at once, without impacting accounts following models, avoiding false rebalancing alerts and model drift notifications.  The module also includes several automated risk management functions to help advisors and firms balance the risk of trading options.  For more details, visit

Over 3,800 nominations of public, private, for-profit, and non-profit U.S. organizations of all sizes, and from a wide variety of industries, were submitted to American Business Awards® categories this year.  More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award® winners.  For a full list of 2019 Stevie Award® winners, and to obtain more information about the American Business Awards®, visit

In selecting the VestmarkONE® platform for its award, the panel of judges lauded the platform as an “impressive product and innovative usage of technology,” and described “VestmarkONE’s New Options Module, one of the best products in its category that allows users to provide options trading across platforms.”

“I commend our teams at Vestmark for their ongoing commitment to developing and enhancing leading edge technology solutions for financial advisors and institutions,” said John Lunny, CEO of Vestmark. “This innovative options trading and risk management module in the VestmarkONE® platform makes it possible to scale the implementation of sophisticated portfolio management strategies for clients and accounts of all sizes.  We are honored that our peers recognize the impact this innovation can have on the wealth management industry.”


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