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Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by shadowwebs, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    How long has it taken you on average to get through the 70-680 course material to be exam ready?
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I started in August and took the exam at the beginning of Dec last year - but this was the 682 upgrade exam which incorporated both the 680 & 685.
     
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    thank you, i am hoping to get through the content of the exam using the professor messer videos within the month of December, i leave my current job on December 20th, and I wont be starting my new job until the start of January so this should hopefully give me enough time to at least do the studying and then schedule the exam in at the start of 2013
     
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  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yep, seems reasonable enough.

    I probably should have said that I was studying 45-60mins per night with longer on weekends if needed and, although I can't quite remember the date in Aug I started studying, I had finished the 680 part by the end of Sept. Leaving me Oct and half of Nov for the 685 and 3 weeks at the end to take practice tests and re-study any info that had not quite 'stuck'

    Good luck with it!
     
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  5. parman05

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    I spent 9 weeks prepping for the 680. I also put a lot of time into it. I say if you feel like you know the material then you will be fine whenever you take it.
     
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    WIP: 70-640, 70-642, security +, CCNA
  6. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I am using Professor Messer and so far have completed 2 of the 8 sections and feel happy with what I have covered... not taking the sections in the order they are set out as I am working out the areas that I am more comfortable with first and then covering the harder sections later.

    Not had much available time which is why only 2 of the 8 have been covered, hoping over the weekend to cover a bit more but I am sure the Mrs will have something to say about that
     
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  7. Rob1234

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    All depends on your experience, think it took me around 2 months.
     
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  8. SimonD

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    Actually a couple of weeks but have been using Desktop OS's for years and having come from a Windows Deployment background had it easier because I already knew about the WDS\MDT\SCCM\SCOM side of things.

    I find that the desktop OS exams have always been easy (Windows NT4 Exam, Windows 95, XP and Windows 7 exams have all been relatively quick as far as study time was concerned, Server exams were harder).
     
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  9. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I have been watching some of the videos today on professor messer and the powershell / winrs side of things have really confused me, but i can always come back to that at another time at least.

    Time for a break and then back to it later I think with the Section 5 : Resource Access which I feel I should be fine with other than learning BranchCache which I don't yet know.
     
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  10. parman05

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    Remember that anything you don't understand technet has great resources on it.

    Look up winrs and winrm and branchcache and you will learn a lot.
     
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  11. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    So much information to remember, not sure if my brain can take it all. I have already managed to type up 21 pages of notes in word across the 29 videos I have covered
     
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  12. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    I know what you mean..
    I'm currently going through 70-680 and am only up to chapter 5 in don poultons book and already have about 10 pages.

    Not watched any of the videos yet, but have downloaded them all :s

    Got until April to knock this one out
     
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  13. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Jamin, let me know if you need any help with any of the subjects
     
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  14. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    The only thing I need help with us getting my butt into gear lol ...
     
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  15. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    do you by any chance own a games console, and a lot of games on your PC which is causing you too many distractions?
     
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  16. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Lol nope
    I do however have 3 children which seem to take up a lot of time...

    But I do get quite a bit of downtime at work so could/should be doing it then...

    I reckon I could get at least 2 hours a day done in work time!
     
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  17. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    are you currently working in IT?
     
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  18. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Yes, I'm a network manager and have just moved my 180 clients to windows 7
     
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  19. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Did you do it through WDS?
     
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  20. jamin100

    jamin100 Byte Poster

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    Yes, created 2 images (for different installs) then packaged the image with drivers from driverpacks.net so that when the machine was imaged it would detect what drivers it needed and then install them.

    Worked well on 175 of the 180 machines I have, and there is probably 20 different makes and models thrown in with that lot.

    Only thing I had to do on each machine is give it a name and then it joined the domain automatically
     
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