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Is there any point in trying to study for 70-688 ?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by garycul, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    A member on another forum was complaining about being tested on lots of SCCM when it isn't even part of the objectives. Anyone done this exam recently ? I might stick with what I have and do a Windows 7 standalone exam instead. I don't want to slog for 2 months then find out I'm being tested on stuff outside the original scope. Surely that cannot be fair.
     
    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
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I had a lot of questions about Enterprise tech, that included SCCM, WDS and MDT so don't be surprised.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Pretty much standard that there might be a reference in an infrastructure exam to those and powershell.
     
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  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    It's designed to weed out those who do have Enterprise experience from those who don't, remember that Microsoft aim this at established engineers, those who already have experience in the Enterprise, these aren't entry level exams.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  5. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    I understand that. I was merely asking whether they were testing on stuff outside the scope. I know it's Enterprise level stuff. I wanted to assess whether I also need to setup SCCM as well as Intune and all the other bits. Enterprise experience I'm ok on having built and rolled out Win 95, Win 2000, XP and Vista to thousands of clients. SCCM I've not had any experience of though.
     
    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
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Can't do any harm to your learning and development mate. Just had a look for you and found reference to SCCM in books for this exam, take a look
     
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  7. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Many thanks for this. I'll download an eval version and see if I can integrate it into the setup.
     
    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
  8. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  9. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Crikey yep I've just been reading. I think I'll follow the Technet virtual labs on it ! Can't be setting up multiple boxes etc and taking up valuable study time. Thanks again for the info. Much appreciated.
     
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  10. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    You can do it on a single box, it doesn't require multiple boxes for a lab environment.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  11. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Thanks Simon. I'm just trying to work out now how many VMs I need to setup as minimum. The MOAC lab book I have shows two 2012 servers and two Win 8.1 clients for most labs but when reading through it usually only uses one server. So my Hyper-V setup so far and what I used for 70-687 is one 2012 Server and 2x 8.1 clients. Most of the time I only ever needed to use one client. I have not downloaded Intune trial yet as I want to wait until 30 days before exam. My exam is booked for 30th Oct. I also have a other three physical PCs. Two connected by crossover cable and another standalone that I keep trashing and rebuilding using different methods.
     
    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
  12. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Listen for a bare bones lab I would probably do something like a single DC, a single SCCM server and a client. Install SQL on the SCCM server, play with MDT\WSUS etc and just understand the tech, you don't need to be an SCCM admin but it obviously helps (I stopped using SCCM 2007 3 years ago and only have a passing knowledge of 2012).
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  13. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Thanks again Simon. That's exactly what I will do then....
     
    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
  14. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, if I don't know the answer someone here will.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  15. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    WDS and Deployment will always be a part of these 'for domain deployment' client exams - I'm going to guess that the SCCM requirement could be a little hit and miss between the exam forms different students take but should not, in themselves, be a large enough part to fail the exam if answered incorrectly.
     
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    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
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  16. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Cheers for the advice folks.
     
    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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