I'm looking to take the 70-300 exam in a few months, and I've got some questions.\n\nA co-worker gave me her Systems Analysis college text from about 10 years ago, and I've been studying that along with the Osborne Certification Press book. Both seem to be fairly good at explaining the how and some of the why for analysis. I've also got the MS book, which I agree with other threads, feels like it is not a very good teaching book. I'll probably look to get the Exam Cram as well, as that helped me get my NT 4.0 MCSE many years back.\n\nMy concern is that the MS book uses very different terms from either of the other books I'm studying, and it has some different modeling techniques, some that seem rather useless, like their conceptual design model. How important is it to know the "MS" way and terms vs. other system analyst techniques?