This element of the book provides you with general guidelines for preparing for any certification exam, including Exam 70-294, “Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.” It is organized into four sections. The first section addresses learning styles and how they affect preparation for the exam. The second section covers exam preparation activities and general study tips. This is followed by an extended look at the Microsoft certification exams, including a number of specific tips that apply to the various Microsoft exam formats and question types. Finally, changes in Microsoft’s testing policies and how they might affect you are discussed.