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

70-686 and 70-685

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by michael78, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    Has anyone done the 70-686 exam? As it's a design exam is it more about theory than know how to use the technology?

    Also is it worth doing the 70-685 exam as well. Seems to me that MS maybe should of lumped the 3 client exams into one MCITP.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    1,460
    71
    107
    I don't see a lot of overlap between the 70-685 and 70-686. The 70-685 is basically troubleshooting whereas the 686 is deployment and planning.
    The 680 is more of an overview of windows 7 useful for both the 686 and 685.
    Personally, I don't need to know the material in the 686. No one is going to put me in charge of deploying W7 any time soon. They could lump the 680 and 685 together I suppose.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    10,831
    357
    341
    I currently studying for the 70-686 exam, however as I've only just started I can't say much about it...

    -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
  4. Big Brotha

    Big Brotha Bit Poster

    43
    0
    7
    Isn't the 70-682 an obvious choice?

    I believes it upgrades your MCDST status to give you both the 70-680 and 70-685 certifications in 1 exam
     
  5. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    2,085
    29
    141
    For me personally I don't believe in upgrading exams (at least not in this stage of my career) as I don't feel I would get as much out of learning the technology as I would from following the normal exam route.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011

Share This Page

Loading...