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Erm...Aparently I'm an MCITP!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by simongrahamuk, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Got an email from MS last night:

    Now I did take 621 but I failed it ages ago, I passed 620 and gained MCTS: Vista.

    Wondering what this was all about I went and checked my Transcript and sure enough it now lists MCITP: EST as well as MCTS. :blink

    They have even given me a free exam voucher. Any suggestions as what I should use it on?
     
  2. wagnerk
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    That's great news :) Just checked my e-mails and got one too. All I have to do is wait for my local testing centre to which to Prometric before I take another exam.

    Now just have to get into the study mood again (which is alot harder now).

    -ken
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Congrats Simon :)

    Congats Ken :)
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The voucher seems to have a catch. It says that it is valid for any IT Pro, developer or ms dynamics certification. The only other ITP exam that I could possibly do at the min is for the CST since I do not have any of the other TS's required to sit an ITP on another track.

    Does that make sense?

    And how many acronyms can you use in a single paragraph! It's a good job that I know what they all mean! :biggrin
     
  6. wagnerk
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    Hi Si,

    Just wondering what about the 70-648 or the 70-649 exams? You've got until April 2008 to study for it.

    -ken
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    One slight problem - i havent got an MCSE or MCSA on 2k3. Mine is on 2000.

    I never really found the time or need to do the upgrade.
     
  8. wagnerk
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    So why not do the MCSA 2k3 upgrade with the voucher (70-292), if you have nothing else you want to do? You got the voucher, might as well use it, or you could sell it (I guess).

    -ken
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Congratulations on your "accidental" accomplishment. :biggrin
     
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  10. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I may do. but upgrading is not something that was high on my priorities list, since I've got the voucher though.....

    would it be valid for an upgrade exam? :blink
     
  11. zimbo
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    Si, you failed the 621 so how did they make you an MCITP?? :blink and im guessing yea why not - you can use the voucher on upgrade exam - but i think you got till june on that!
     
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  12. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The voucher runs out at the end of april mate, and I have no idea how I got the cert, but its listed there in black and white! :eek::blink:ohmy:biggrin
     
  13. wagnerk
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    Yep, IT Professional exams are the 070 series of exams, they don't mean that you have to gain the MCITP status.

    -Ken
     
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    Microsoft gave something for FREE.
    Wow could this be open source from here on in!:rolleyes::ohmy:rolleyes::eyecrazy
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    That's happened to me as well... I've got the MCITP: EST, but haven't passed 621 or 622! :blink Noticed it when I was explaining to one of our new writers (who just got his first Microsoft cert) how to request a Welcome Kit, and then... "wait a second... I shouldn't have that certification..." :ohmy

    Called the MCP Help number, got someone in India who asked me for my MCP ID not once, but twice... plus a ton of other "confirmation information"... and before she even asked what I was calling about, I decided, "you know what? It's not worth going through all this hassle just to tell them that they screwed up a certification I'll eventually get anyway." I excused myself from the call and hung up. :D
     
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    Congrats all :biggrin
     
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  17. Spilly

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    So since I've got MCDST and a 70-621 do I just need to pass 70-291 & 70-290 for an MCSA?
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    Sounds that way... check the Certification Planner on the MCP site to be sure.
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    SGUK, I've found out why we accidentally got credit for the MCITP:EST. There's a problem in the Certification Planner. I checked Josh's account (cause he hasn't been granted the MCITP:EST) and here's what it says you need:

    Okay, this means that you either have to fulfill all of the requirements in Core1 OR Core2.

    Core1 states:

    Okay, fine, that's the standard track... 70-620 gives you the MCTS: Vista Config, and adding 70-622 gives you the MCITP: EST.

    Let's analyze the Core2 requirements:

    Okay, that means that you have to do ONE thing in Core3, AND have the MCDST Certification. Fine, that's the upgrade track. Let's see what Core3 says:

    Waitaminute... if you've got to do only ONE thing out of Core3, according to the Certification Planner, you can take 70-620 OR 70-621 to successfully upgrade your MCDST to the MCITP:EST. :blink But wait... that's not how it's supposed to work! Only the 70-621 is supposed to be able to upgrade the MCDST... not 70-620.

    Since we've got the MCDST, and we've passed 70-620, we've accidentally been granted the certification through a configuration error on their part.

    I have sent Trika Harms zum Spreckel an e-mail detailing the error.
     
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  20. Mr.Cheeks

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    Congrats to all you Jammy Dodgers !
     

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