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Mcdst + 70-680 ??

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by rob731, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. rob731

    rob731 New Member

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    Afternoon everyone :)

    I passed two MCP's last year, noth in XP which gave me an MCDST.

    Today I passed the 70-680 Config Win7 exam and was wondering what that now makes me? The MS tracking on the MCP member site says it can take 7 days to update with the result of passing todays exam!

    I'm wondering if I'm still just an MCDST and also hold the 70-780 as a seperate MCP or if all three add up to be some other acronym?

    (Tried Googling but not getting a straight answer...)
     
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    I think you can consider yourself an MCTS - Windows 7 Configuring squire :)

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

    Nice one on the pass :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  3. greenbrucelee
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    yep you are now a Microsoft technology specialist if you do the vist aexam you can be a microsoft certified it professional.

    Then if you conquer the marlocks you can be supreme leader of the universe :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    You'd have to take the upgrade exam (70-622 I think) though.
    Alternatively you can now take the 70-682 or 70-685 to upgrade your MCDST to Enterprise Support Technician on Win7.
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  5. greenbrucelee
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    I thought if you did the 70-680 and the 70-620 then that was enough to be MCITP. I thought the 622 was just to upgrade the MCDST to EDST :blink
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  6. Simonvm

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    70-620 is the TS exam. Should be the same level as 70-680 but for Vista.

    Edit: The EST titles are actually MCITP :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  7. Gav

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    70-680 + 70-685 = MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7
    70-620 + 70-622 = MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    MCDST + 70-682 = MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7
    MCDST + 70-621 = MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (Vista)

    :D
     
  8. AjP

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    Ideally you should have taken 70-682 which, comparing exam objectives, has components of 70-680 + 70-685 and would have given you MCITP status. 70-680 on its own Gives you MCTS status:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

    Looking at the following page (I am not sure how trustworthy a source this is)

    http://transcender.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/upgrade-70-682-an-objective-look-at-the-exam-objectives/

    "Exam format
    The 70-682 test is presented in two sections; one for the 70-680 and one for the 70-685. Each part is timed separately. Once you finish the first section and move on to the next section, you cannot go back to the first section. You cannot carry over any remaining time from one section to the other section if you complete the first section before time expires. The clock resets when you go to the next section. Your score report will display a bar graph for the 70-680 section and the 70-685 section.

    Are the questions on the 70-682 exam the same as the ones you have seen on the 70-680 and the 70-685? No, of course not. As with other upgrade exams, the topics are the same, but the questions themselves are not recycled. In fact, with a few modifications to their traditional multiple choice exams, Microsoft has put together an upgrade exam that tests your Windows 7 knowledge on multiple levels."


    So next you will need to choose to take either 70-685 or 70-682 to gain
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

    70-685 seems to be the best option as it means you only need to focus on one module and not both
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: 70-682, MCITP

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