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Passed 70-680 ^_^

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by Grim-83, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    Just wanted to bounce up and down screaming. Just passed my 70-680 exam (after failing it 2 weeks ago) and to thanks the posts on here that helped :biggrin
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  2. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    Super cool, a pleasant Xmas present if ever you needed one :3
    All subsequent exams tend to get easier you move on, so do hang around and solicit more advice whenever you need it!
    Good job :3
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
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  3. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Fantastic news, congratulations to you... I hope to take and pass the exam myself next month or at least by February.

    Which materials did you use to study with?
     
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats on the pass! Perseverance is generally well rewarded :)

    Yes, this...
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  5. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    Professor Messer Free online course (free to view on his web site and on youtube, cost $200 to download), as for books Microsoft Press 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, Pearson Windows 7 Portable Command Guide... and parts of Windows 7 Inside Out (:

    Now the question is MCITP 70-685 or Apple Certified Associate exam next...
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  6. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I would stick with the 685 first to get the MCITP under your belt and then you can look at the enemy (apple) cert :)

    I have been using the Prof Messer vids online, and I did have an ebook of the MS Press Book but too many errors made it hard for me to read, as my eyes kept on moving from one error to another, so instead I have bought the Don Poulton book which I think is widely remarked as being good (i hope).

    many congrats again though.
     
    Certifications: compTIA A+, Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.10 (OS X Yosemite, Server and Support)
  7. Grim-83

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    "Enemy" lol well I'm platform neutral...even tho i was raised on Dos 3.11

    Yep, the MS Press book was full of errors and i had to re-read some pages 2 or more times to understand what it was trying to teach.

    Thanks :)
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  8. parman05

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    Congratulations on the pass
     
    Certifications: A+, Network +, MCTS WIN7 (70-680), MCITP WIN7 (70-685), MCSA WIN7, Linux +,LPIC-1, Novell CLA 11, SUSE 11 Tech Spec, DC Tech Spec
    WIP: 70-640, 70-642, security +, CCNA
  9. Pizzaboy

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    Congrats from the sunny Caribbean. Hope to take this one in January as well.
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), Network+, MCSA:2003, MCTS:Win7
    WIP: 70-640
  10. Trogdor

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    Well done on the pass! Now you can relax for the holidays without worrying about forgetting anything.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  11. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    Thank you all.

    Oh no holiday break, I'm hoping to do the 70-685 by February
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
  12. Shinigami

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    Yeah, by continuing with 70-685, you still have lots of concepts fresh in your head and not muddled by differences between operating systems if you were to do the Apple cert next, and it opens you up for new certification titles. You're an MCTS now, but next you'd also be able to add the words MCITP into your CV, and that's always nice as well :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
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  13. RichyV

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    And, of course, MCSA: Windows 7 :biggrin
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
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  14. Grim-83

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    The MCSA:Windows 7 is an extra bonus that I only found out about yesterday after double checking the MCITP.

    And to all, I'm loving having MCTS on my CV. 6 hours after updating my CV and already 2 possible IT jobs in central London :)
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP 70-270, 70-290, MCTS 70-680, MTA 98-365, 98-366, 98-367
    WIP: CCENT / CCNA
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    i carried on with the 685 after the 680 and I certainly found it helpful having the knowledge and labs fresh in my head.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | 70-680 | 70-685 | MTA Server
    WIP: deciding now...
  16. The Zig

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    Hi,
    You've given yourself a great xmas gift. Congratulations.

    Just to add my 2c. Do then 685 next - there's substantial overlap between the 680 and 685 (I'd say the 685 is a real-world, hands-on version of the 680). If you go off and do another totally different cert in the middle, you're likely to just push useful information out of your active memory - all that stuff about PE, Windows SIM, DISM, etc. - these SHOULD be done together in my view (I didn't have a choice! Had blagged my way into a new job and they were pushing me hard - I think I did the exams just a few weeks apart - it didn't hurt that I was having to prepare to teach them too, and so was living and breathing this stuff the whole time!)
     
    Certifications: A+; Network+; Security+, CTT+; MCDST; 4 x MTA (Networking, OS, Security & Server); MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Support; MCITP - Enterprise Desktop Administrator; MCITP - Server Administrator; MCSA - Server 2008; MCT; IOSH; CCENT
    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?
  17. mackie

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    Congratulations - well done!
     
    Certifications: IAB, Sage 50, MOUS and MCP
    WIP: A+
  18. Shinigami

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    Ah right, you get even a third title for passing just two exams, a good deal IMO :3
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM

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