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271 + 272 = 270?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by j1mgg, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. j1mgg

    j1mgg Kilobyte Poster

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    I know I am getting abit ahead of myself but I had a quick look at the objectives and contents of the 270 book and they seem to be identicle to the 271 and 272.

    Is this right or do they go abit more in depth or is it totally different?
     
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  2. dales

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    Whilst the exams are on the same OS they are taken from a different angle, the 271is mostly based towards small workgroup deployments and pitches the level of technicality appropriately, the 270 is mostly about domain situations and controlling XP in an domain environment. So yes there is cross over in the two exams (I would not even consider the 271 as its mostly about office), but dont expect to study for the 271 and then just waltz into the 270 exam straight after.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    271 + 272 = MCDST ≠ 270 :)

    While there are some similarities, they do cover different objectives. Like Dales already said "...dont expect to study for the 271 and then just waltz into the 270 exam straight after..." and pass.

    -Ken
     
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  4. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    271 + 272 (MCDST) + a quick overview of group policy ≠ 270
     
  5. j1mgg

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    Cheers guys.

    3 days at work with barely no users. I should be able to read through the 271 and start a second read taking notes.
     
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  6. Asterix

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    Sounds good, nothing like getting paid to study!
     
  7. andyjester

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    I am studying for the 70-271 and hope to complete both 70-271 and 70-272 for the MCDST. But these are being retired so is it worth it? how does 270 fit in and is that being retired also? If they are to go is there an equivalent Vista cert which will be introduced?

    So confused :o)
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Yes, the added bonus is that the MCDST status doesn't retire, whereas the new MCTS/MCITP do.

    The 70-270 exam will retire at some point also (as do all exams), however not yet.

    Yes, there is even a Windows 7 one out already:

    Client exam:
    70-270 is for XP
    70-620 is for Vista
    70-680 is for Windows 7

    MCDST track and newer versions:
    MCDST - 271 & 272 (XP)
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Techncian - 620 & 622 (Vista version of the MCDST for the Corporate business, eg domains)
    MCITP: Consumer Support Technician - 620 & 623 (Vista version of the MCDST for the non-domain environment, eg small shops, home, etc)
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 - (Win7 Version of the MCDST)
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Admin 7 - (new track, deals with deployment and lifecycle)

    See here.

    -ken
     
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  9. zebulebu

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    Take another look. I think you'll find 271+272=543 :biggrin
     
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  10. j1mgg

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    I think they are still definately worth going for. You have 6 months to do both of these exams and if you have worked with xp in the past(i supported it for 2 years) then you should have no problem getting it done by then.

    The 270 going from the information above is more about using xp in a domain enviroment and probably a little bit more in depth. I am aiming to try and get my MCSA before it retires whenever that is and hopefully upgrade to 2008 when required.

    Well thats the plan
     
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  11. soundian

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    If time is an issue I'd advise the 70-620 (Vista) for the client exam.
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    ...unless you're in hex, in which case 271 + 272 = 4E3.
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    or going down to binary 1000011111 :D
     
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