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Got my MCSA Windows 10

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by garycul, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. garycul

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    Ten months and over 900 videos watched (no joke - 170 CBT Nuggets and 750 ITDVDs videos).

    Scored 862 on first attempt with 70-698 today. It was just as difficult for me as 70-697 but no cloud questions whatsoever. I thought there would be some overlap. Extremely tired but rather giddy !
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    Nice one, Congratulations!
     
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  3. Ce127

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    Congratulations!
    10 months is a long, committed slog
     
    Certifications: A+, MCSA: Windows 7, 70-640, 70-642
    WIP: 70-646
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  4. garycul

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    Cheers. I did have a few months break in middle so was reading up bits and pieces in between. Probably studied for four months in total for both. I found out that the MCSE track has changed and now its MCSA + one elective to get MCSE now. Starting prep work for 70-695 which is Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps. The MCSE is MCSE : Mobility which is rather a strange title.
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    Nice going mate! Defo a good cert to have I would like to get this one day.
     
    WIP: A+
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    Congrats mate :thumbleft
     
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    thanks folks, I'm delighted Microsoft have changed the MCSE tracks. Now its MCSA + one elective exam for MCSE and 70-695 is one of them which is about deploying Windows with SCCM and MDT.
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    Excellent mate
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
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  9. Pseudonym

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    Nice one. Smashing score as well mate.
     
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    Congrats buddy

    What are your next plans ??????
     
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    Cheers folks. I've just started work on 70-695 which gets MCSE Mobility. I am working on a Windows 10 deployment at my present employers and we use SCCM so it fits perfectly.
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    What is everyones view on this certification?

    As windows 10 is perpetual and forever changing, how can one become certified with confidence?

    Now with creators update the layout and features are different.
     
    Certifications: Diploma:IT, A+, N+, MCTS:70-680
    WIP: CCENT
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    It won't make much difference if any to the exam. Just review quickly the new features of the latest build of the OS will suffice.
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    I think its an up to date certification to have so a good thing definitely, but I know what you mean. I don't know what I'll be getting certified in for Microsoft in the future. I keep expecting them to say, "OK, its all just called Windows and Windows Server now, with perpetual updates"
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
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    Im unsure, i have my windows 7 cert, so dont know if i would find this usefull.
     
    Certifications: Diploma:IT, A+, N+, MCTS:70-680
    WIP: CCENT
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    There is no 'certification with confidence', for the employer or the employee.

    Its always been a moving target, with certifications discontinued, cert vendors going bust, etc.
    Version changes and exam revisions over the short term don't really help anybody.

    People think they know facts about training and certification that were actually made up by certification industry marketing people, and guess what their motivation was...
     
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  17. ClassicD

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    I get where you are coming from, but when i certified in windows 7 i felt confident that i knew alot of fundamentals and features, windows 10 has updates with features twice a year now, i just think this is too much of a moving target for me to have the assurance i am certified and not missing anything that could prove to be the magic touch within a business environment. Its just my honest opinion.

    Im still usure wether to take exam, maybe i will, maybe i wont. Windows 7 exam taught me alot with the fundamentals.
     
    Certifications: Diploma:IT, A+, N+, MCTS:70-680
    WIP: CCENT
  18. Toadka

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    Congratulations on getting your MCSA.

    I'm wondering if any of you can help.

    I have recently passed my Window 10 - Installing and Configuring 70-698 exam and have received my MCP Certification. Is someone able to clarify that obtaining an MCP classes as a Microsoft Certified Qualification? or is this only when you would obtain an MCSA for example? Are Microsoft Exams even classed as qualifications? or are they simply certifications at different levels? I am having this questioned raised as my current Person Specification at work states I am to have a Microsoft Certified Qualification, which I believe is my MCP, they are saying different. I am unsure to whether the exams are actually known as qualifications in the first place. Can someone please clarify?
     

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