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I'm confused about the differnce between the exams

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by danr, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. danr

    danr New Member

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    going to be hard to expalin what I mean but here it goes, I'm looking to teach myself what is needed to do the MCTS exam, I brought MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-680): Configuring Windows 7 Book/CD Package.
    Now the confusing part is 'Exam 70-680' is this the only exam for the qualifcation or will I need to buy more of these packages? :eek:
     
  2. AndreK

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    MCTS is just a title which is awarded after passing any of the new exams much like the old exams and the MCP, although by it's self 70-680 awards this title it is not the old exam that gives the MCTS status.
     
  3. danr

    danr New Member

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    thanks :)
     
  4. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    As already stated, MCTS is (kind of) the same as MCP just for the new exams. It is however more specific in its wording, if you complete the 70-680 you will be awarded the MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration certification. You can then go on to get any of the following certifications:

    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

    Should you want to.
     
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  5. TommyTee

    TommyTee Byte Poster

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    is it me or does 'specialist' sound "better" than 'professional'?
     
  6. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    Isn't the MCITP:EA just the MCSA/E in new shoes?
     
    Certifications: MCITP:VA, MCITP:EA, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP:EST7, MCITP:SA, PRINCE2, ITILv3
  7. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    According to MS:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab3

    so yes, but we want to justify changing everything around and confusing the hell out of people :p
     
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  8. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    It's you mate.
    Both are equally irrelevant in this context.

    :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  9. Jonny70

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    So to answer your question about whether or not this package is all you need (it kind of got answered in a roundabout way) if your goal is just the MCTS - Windows 7 - Certification then you only need study materials for this single exam b/c that is all that is required for the cert.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcts.aspx#tab2
     

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