1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

70-290, SUS or WSUS?

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by cellardoor, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. cellardoor

    cellardoor Nibble Poster

    62
    0
    11
    Am I right in thinking WSUS has replaced SUS and I should be looking at this for my 70-290 exam? Cheers if you think you can help.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA
  2. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

    539
    7
    0
    SUS(software update services) is a client-server application that enables a server on an intranet to act as a point of administration for updates. updates are then approved for SUS clients, which then download and install the approved updates automatically without requiring local administrator account interaction.

    WSUS(windows server update services) is afreely available add-on component for windows server 2008 that functions as a MS update server in environment. Instead of havin every pc in an organisation download megabytes worth of updates over the internet, the wsus is configured to be the only computer that receives downloads then the other client pcs is then onfigured to use thewsus as the source of update files.

    Basically, these perform the same function; technically they dont, but to answer your question, 70-290 deals with sus, but 70-646(MCITP server 2008 admin) deaks with the wsus.. so expect sus on 290 exams. Goodluck on the exam
     
    Certifications: MCITP:SA,MCTS(x5),MCSE2K3;MCSA2K3:M;MCP
    WIP: EDA7,70-652,Project+,MSP(70-632)
  3. cellardoor

    cellardoor Nibble Poster

    62
    0
    11
    Cheers mate. I'll study SUS then. :)
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA
  4. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

    594
    8
    64
    Had a few WSUS questions on my 70-290 on Tuesday so you would be wise to study both mate.
     
    Certifications: MCP,MCDST,MCSA
    WIP: CCA
  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    3,020
    173
    155
    If I recall correctly the offical MS Press Book recommends learning WSUS.

    I also wrote a Study Guide which can be found here
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  6. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    2,397
    99
    154
    Advice from paper MCSE's who have braindumped their way to certifcation should be taken with a whole quarry load of salt. If you actually had any experience, then you would know that your answer is a load of nonsense.

    WSUS not only features in the 70-290, it also features very heavily in the 70-291 which you 'passed' recently. Or did you forget that already? No doubt a side effect of cheating your way to an MCSE in 6 weeks.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
    WIP: Nada
  7. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    Dude, see here:

    No where does it state that this exam only covers SUS. Microsoft do periodical updates to their exams to keep the exams up to date, so I would strongly recommend looking into SUS, WSUS 1, 2 and the newer version 3 which is MMC based.

    That sounds to me (plus actually using both version), that technically they do the same thing (provide updates), just WSUS uses newer methods & different ways.

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  8. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    7,796
    71
    224
    Definately study WSUS. When I did my exams 3 years ago SUS was already on its way out.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  9. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

    797
    19
    74

    Uhm, WSUS just being server 2008?? :noway

    I'd just say what everyone else has really. I never actually got round to learning SUS, but did learn WSUS before embarking on my exams....a very good choice.

    But as Ken said, you could well find questions on SUS as Microsoft do like to throw in questions about older technologies as well.
     
    Certifications: VCP,A+, N+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: Christmas Drunkard
  10. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

    552
    19
    74
    Elephant in the room?:thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCITP:SA, MCSA 03, MCSA 08, MCTS(680+648),A+,N+,ITILV3 Foundation, ITIL Intermediate: Operational Support and Analysis
    WIP: 70-417
  11. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

    594
    8
    64
    Repeated for truth.

    Bad advice Obinna, if you don't know what you're talking about don't try and advise others.
     
    Certifications: MCP,MCDST,MCSA
    WIP: CCA
  12. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

    552
    19
    74
    Take heed people
     
    Certifications: MCITP:SA, MCSA 03, MCSA 08, MCTS(680+648),A+,N+,ITILV3 Foundation, ITIL Intermediate: Operational Support and Analysis
    WIP: 70-417
  13. cellardoor

    cellardoor Nibble Poster

    62
    0
    11
    Yes indeed bad advice. Thanks for trying to help...I think! MS Press book put me right.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA

Share This Page

Loading...