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MCITP Exam

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Boycie, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Just got back from the test centre.

    80 questions, 255 minutes. I took my time and left with 40 minutes remaining.

    Fair mixture of questions (about five drag and drop);

    * Microsoft mail system
    * IP6
    * Upgrading from previous versions
    * Vista with XP and 2000/2003 domain.

    The screen went blue for about 5 seconds after I submitted my score, so wasn't sure if the machine had crashed or I had failed!

    I forgot you have to wait until the *Live* exam is released before having your results e-mailed to you.

    I think I will be lucky to pass - i know very little about Vista, and the questions were very much about the features of it compared to previous systems.

    Si
     
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  2. Clyde

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    well, I guess at the least, it was a useful exercise in practice. best of luck with it...
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    That would be the 621 exam, right? Looks to be a combination of the 620 and 622 exams.
     
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    Had the 71-621 yesterday, the exam was alot harder than I expected, I had questions on the different versions of Vista and several questions that I consider outside the realm of the support technician and into the realm of the systems admin. I also had a couple of question, that in my opinion, didn't give all the required info - I made sure I left comments on a few of them :) The last thing that I have to say is that I hate the questions (and again had a few of these) where MS gives you a couple of right answers and you have to pick the one that requires the least admin work.

    The best thing about this is that thru the beta exams and testers they can weed out what will stay and what will go in the final exam.

    Oh well, will have to wait up to 8 week once the beta period finished for my results...

    -ken
     
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  5. Boycie
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    Clyde - Cheers

    BBM - Yes, it was the 71-621.

    Ken - I thought it was quite tricky, and did leave a comment about a firewall exception.

    I found that the questions were more geared to the domain environment, but more that; they really wanted people to know the differences between XP and Vista - and why you should upgrade!

    I had the invite just before Christmas, the book arrived from Amazon two days ago (which I haven't had time to read) and I have limited use of Vista, so it should be interesting.:)

    Si
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Best of luck Boyce, difficult to take an exam when the technology is not even implemented in a commercial environment and it doesnt help that you recieved the book 2 days ago!

    He who dares, wins! :biggrin
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Spark,

    You are right mate. Cushdy! :)

    Trying to concentrate on learning 2003 to be honest.

    Si
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Sounds like the best way to go, focus on the MCSA\E 2003 and then upgrade when the technology is starting to be implemented in a commercial environment.

    In saying that I got a random call today asking if I would be interested in upgrading a mail server to run Exchange 2007, after a long pause I said no! :biggrin
     
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  9. Boycie
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    Spark,

    Thanks, sounds good advice to me. Personally, I can't see anybody rushing to go on to Vista for a business environment.

    The place where I did my volunteer placement still use NT4 and 2000!

    Si
     
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  10. zimbo
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    Si when i was working here in cyprus we used to struggle to get people to upgrade to xp... and with prices soaring now for vista PLUS bigger hardware requirements...
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    Boyce best of luck to both you and Wag. Lets us know how it goes. If you passed boyce I'll have to find you a special happy dance.

    Now where lee, I'll have to find out if she doing a workout this week on that new pole of hers.:twisted:
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    From an administrative standpoint, I can see why businesses would migrate. Images are hardware-independant. UAC allows admins to make changes to systems while normal users are logged in, and allows normal users to do things they SHOULD be able to do, like install printers. And more...

    EDIT: For now, our locations will just purchase new computers with Vista installed and retire older computers naturally. Upgrading 400 users all at once is terribly expensive, both in the cost of the software and in the cost of finding time to upgrade all 400 boxes.
     
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    I think the first Vista install I will do is when a client requests some new laptops and they will have Vista pre-installed, once other users see the new toy in the office then some interest will start and hopefully things will start rolling after that.

    I have two Win2k upgrades lined up over the next few weeks (server and workstations) basically because the servers are maxed out (disk space) and also because MS has ended support for Windows 2000 (as far as I’m aware). So expect the same delay upgrading to Longhorn servers as well. 8)
     
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  14. zimbo
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    i been tweaking alot with Vista with the RC 1 version on vmware... got an invite too for the exam but just havent bothered cause i had too much work in the end at uni and too much drinking to do back home! :D
     
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  15. wagnerk
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    Hi Boyce did you get any question on the individual versions of Vista? Cause I did, I had several of them. Nothing to technical, but I was surprised (hopefully I got them right).

    -Ken
     
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  16. Boycie
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    Hi Ken,

    I had several mate - basically, you had to know the differences between them and they were cross-referencing them with XP.

    Si
     
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