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Just speculating on new MS certs...

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by wagnerk, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi Guy's

    I was just speculating on the new MS certs. Unlike the "old" versions: MCDST, MCSA, MCSE, etc you kinda knew the "level" of them, with the new certs (on the support side) there are just 2 MCTS & MCITP, so... I'm guess (judging on the "new" MCDST cert), that this is how it'll go:

    MCDST -> MCITP: Enterprise Support Tech (MCITP: Consumer Support Tech for home users)

    MCSA -> MCITP: Enterprise Support Admin

    MCSE -> MCITP: Enterprise Support Engineer

    What are your thoughts on this?

    -Ken
     
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  2. JonnyMX

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    Makes sense.

    They really seem to be trying to split the market into a heirachy from home user to enterprise - and this is reflected in recent product releases.

    Interestingly enough, Office looks like it is going to feature big time in certs with the 2007 launch. MOS is currently seen as a bit of a glorified typist, but the new certs are much more in line with MCPs - even the logos.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    I bet MS is going to split the "Office" certs into two:

    1. To continue with the User side (MOS) and

    2. To start the technicial side:
    A. the techical/support side (eg: MCTS: Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 and the likes) and the:
    B. programming/developing side (MCTS: Office 2007 Client: Application Development and the likes)

    I can see that IT is just going to get more and more complicated, it's not going to happen in a few years time, it's happening now :( Oh well, it's off to study...

    -Ken
     
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    Its just going to get so confusing... but hey look on the bright side i reckon it wont be till 2008 we start thinking about these new certs... i mean we dont even know when Longhorn Server is coming!
     
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    ...it's coming sooner than you think, with Vista... 8) ...and Longhorn's just around the corner...
     
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    i guess you know something i dont! :biggrin how soon? :D
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Its due for release back end of 2007. 8)

    Must take a look at the beta.......:rolleyes:
     
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    beta? :blink since when is there a beta?
     
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Since around July last year.

    Technet my friend, Technet! :biggrin
     
  10. wagnerk
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    Yep :) Beta 2 is currently out, Beta 3 is due out 1st quarter 2007 (around the Jan/Feb time), looking forward for the beta 3 release as this is when MS is going to release the Admins tools that will install (and work) on Vista (granted it's only going to be the beta verison of the admin pack for Longhorn, but it's got to be better than always having to load up remote desktop just to use AD User's & Computers)

    -ken
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    And to go with the previous replies of Longhorn's release date (after which, the exams will soon follow)... the Vista 70-620 exam should be out in January.
     
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    Yes, I believe that the 71-620 (the beta version of the exam) is going to end on the 21st of Dec, so the final version of the 70-620 should be out soon.

    -Ken
     
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    Beta for 71-620 ended a month ago. You're probably thinking of 71-621 or 71-622.
     
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    Must be the 71-622 then, as the 71-621 doesn't end until the 5th of Jan...
     
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