One Exam to gain MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

How to gain your first Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) achievment?

My answer to this question is one!
Exam 744: Securing Windows Server 2016

If you research prerequisites for that MCSE, you will find a couple of other choices of exams here.
For me, 744 was an obvious decision and good progression from MCSA in Server 2016 study.

My way of preparation.

  1. Schedule exam – Give yourself 4 to 6 weeks from now but schedule TODAY!
  2. Collect your resources.
    a) I used a Pluralsight course by Greg Shields and Mike Pfeiffer.
    Pluralsight 744 course
    b) Build a test lab at home.
    c) Use Practice test from MindHub
    d) Use Exam Reference book from Microsoft
  3. Plan those 4-6 weeks wisely. See my schedule below:
    First Weekend – collect resources and build a lab.
    First – Third Week – listen to Pluralsight Videos on 1.5 speed all the time!
    Every Weekend (day off) – listen on normal speed and do all relevant labs.
    Fourth Week – Read Exam Ref book. Skimm chapters what you are comfortable with. Focus on those paragraphs you are unsure with, or you don’t grasp technology yet.
    Fifth Weekend or last week – Practice with tests from MindHub and review or missing knowledge highlighted by those practise tests.