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70-680 (windows 7 configuration)

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by westernkings, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    I have it booked for Friday. Working with Windows 7 for the last few months, deployed it and all that jazz, but I want to order a book for a quick catch up, however there is virtually no decent material out on amazong for it until like october. Anyone got any suggestions?
     
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  2. Qs

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    • Check out the exam objectives.
    • Compare and contrast more generic objectives with similar exams for different Operating Systems (e.g. 70-621).
    • Use a VM/PC to mess around with 7, covering all the bases set out in the objectives.

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  3. westernkings

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    Well I have it installed on all systems I use at work, it would just be good to get a practice exam so I at least have a base to set my knowledge on. The objectives on the MS website are a little "broad" :) :D
     
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  4. Qs

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    Yep, hence bullet point two.

    Scratch that - I've just checked the skills measured and they really aren't that broad. It's very similar (as I thought) to the config exams for XP and Vista. Just go through the list here and make sure you can do what it says.

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  5. wagnerk
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    Good luck with it :)

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  6. westernkings

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    It counts towards MCSA 2003, so I thought, why do the 620/621 route when windows 7 is being released. SO we shall see how it goes, given there is ZERO material anywhere on the exam apart from pre ordering books for October haha.

    It really can't be much different exam wise to the vista configuration exam really.
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Because no matter what is BEING released, companies out there are still using XP and Vista, and will continue to do so. Being certified on Vista means that you are (supposedly) capable of administering Vista in a workplace environment. Taking a Windows 7 exam isn't going to show that.
     
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  8. westernkings

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    Could still do 621 to make me a MCTS and Enterprise Support Technician and then maybe 623 to make me a consumer support technician but is it worth going that far down the route?
     
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    All depends on what you want to focus upon, and what OS/tasks you'll be exposed to in your working environment.

    Personally, I did 621, as I do administer Vista (and I wanted two certs). See what's more applicable to you and decide from there.

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  10. BosonMichael
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    Why not? If it makes your CV look more attractive, and you have experience to go with the cert, why wouldn't you do it? :)
     
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  11. westernkings

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    I just don't want to spend 88 quid doing the 623 when in reality, it isn't much benifit over the enterprise technician exam, I'll definately have the experience to go with it, it's just that is the consumer support technician really got a point to it. Or is it like passing an exam in excel in terms of real world use haha.

    So far, i'm going to do the 621, 680, 291, 290. That wil take care of my MCSA plus make me a Enterprise Support and a MCTS in Vista and Windows 7.

    Then i'll think if a consumer support technician is really neccessary. :biggrin 5 exams in 12 months before my contract runs out here. I think I can manage it :-) Anyone else going to take the Windows 7 exam?
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    That's what I thought, while the format is still the same as the Vista exam. The technology is different, imo a big ehancement over Vista especially when used with Windows 2008 r2.

    I'm considering it, after all I failed the beta by 20 points (what's that 1 or 2 questions?)

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  13. Evilwheato

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    I'll be doing it in that order I hope :) Do the MCDST upgrade, the Windows 7 exam and then on to my MCSA.
     
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    I know I don't speak for everyone here, but my company has totally avoided Vista, we've stuck to XP this entire time, and of course we'll never bother with Vista now that 7 is out, making a Vista Cert rather useless. I'm sure many other companies are in the same boat.
    I've personally been using Vista since release. The little bit of time I've spent with 7 so far has been much more enjoyable when compared to Vista, I've already replaced two of my Vista machines with 7, and will not be looking back.

    Personally, I'd hire someone who knew how to get everyone off of Vista as soon as possible.
    This is just based off of my personal experience with Vista and 7, I'm not talking Stats or Facts here.
     
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