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70-680 Passed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by BB88, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Scored a 920, get in! :)
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  2. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Awesome score! Well done!! Brew time me thinks...
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  3. monobrow

    monobrow Nibble Poster

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    Congrats! That's an amazing score :) What are you planning to do next?
     
    Certifications: MOS Outlook 2010, MOS Word 2010, MCTS Windows 7, ITIL v3 Foundations, MCDST
  4. Pizzaboy

    Pizzaboy Bit Poster

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    congrats and great score.
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), Network+, MCSA:2003, MCTS:Win7
    WIP: 70-640
  5. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks chaps, I think it helped being the lead on a mass Windows 7 deployment recently. Taught me a lot :)

    I want to get my MCSA: Windows 7, so I need to get the 70-685 next. From there, MCSA: Server 2008, so I need to get the 70-640, 70-642 and 70-646.
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  6. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats on the pass!

    Don't forget the 686 - it may be closer to your current experience/needs and it (combined with the 680) will also give you the MSCA...

    Good luck!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  7. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Cheers for the information RichyV, I was basing the MCSA: Windows 7 on this link:
    MCSA: Windows 7 Certification | Microsoft Learning
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  8. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yeah - doesn't surprise me. M$ are well past having to prove how inconsistent they are with information (or lack of!) regarding their certifications. Especially with this (re-)introduction of the MCSA/MCSE.

    These are just the re-badged MCITP certs for Windows 7. Both requiring 2 exam passes and both having the (almost defunct) MCTS: 70-680 as a 'core' component.

    The 685 will then give you MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (or EDST for short);
    Whilst the 686 will give you the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administration (or EDA).

    Take a look at the 686 info here:

    Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    Both the MCITPs are being replaced with the MCSA: Windows 7 certification.

    HTH.
     
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    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  9. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Which one is seen as the "higher" certification, if that's the right word for it?
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  10. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Neither are 'higher' as such. The EDST is more geared towards end-user support, whereas the EDA is for Admins, so a sort of stepping-stone towards Sys Admin (it's the only one of the two that currently offers an upgrade path to MCSA: Server 2012).
    So it's more a question of which is more suitable for your experience/current role.
    Some do both and I'm now heading towards this.
    HTH.
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  11. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    OK good to know, thanks.

    I'm a cross between a Level 2/3 Helpdesk. I have full exposure to all the servers and have configured full sites myself.

    I want to get in a full System Admin role as soon as possible.

    Is it worth doing the 70-686 or should I jump straight in to the MCSA: Server 2008 route?
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  12. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Well, in your position I certainly wouldn't be looking @ 685 at all.

    686 would be very useful, of what I've seen of it but, if 2008 is essential (as opposed to 2012) then I'd start that right away. As there's no telling at the moment how long these will be available for (although I'd say another year, at least...).

    HTH.
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  13. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    70-686 it is then. Only looked at the MCSA: Server 2008 as I currently use Server 2008 daily for my job.
     
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  14. The Zig

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    685 is good, but as stated, aimed at Desktop Support. The 686 is also good - personally I found it tricky because it included quite a few Microsoft admin tools that I wasn't quite so familiar with (MDOP components and others). If you work with this stuff you should be good.

    The 640, 642 and 646 are all worth doing. They are tough exams, which is good because it means you should learn something useful along the way. My key advice is read the MS Press books cover-to-cover to prepare, experiment a lot at work or with VMs, and in the week leading up to the exams, rent out an apartment somewhere inside the Microsoft Technet website - I mean actually live in the website for a few days.

    It's fascinating how it all works, and I got good scores for all three, but I really was living and breathing it. Still waiting for the head space to take a crack at 2012. Right now for me it's all about Cisco as I'm gonna have to be teaching that soon.
     
    Certifications: A+; Network+; Security+, CTT+; MCDST; 4 x MTA (Networking, OS, Security & Server); MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Support; MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Administrator; MCITP - Server Administrator; MCSA - Server 2008; MCT; IOSH; CCENT
    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?
  15. kingoranks

    kingoranks Bit Poster

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    well done mate.Im almost ready to take mine.can I pm u?
     
    Certifications: MCP,MCTS,MCITP,MCSA
    WIP: SERVER 2008- (70-640)

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