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Passed 70-680 - MCSA 2003 upgrade path.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by thecresta, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. thecresta

    thecresta Bit Poster

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    Hi All,

    Passed my 70-680 today :biggrin - to all those planning to take the 70-680 - the Prof Messer vids are brilliant, but you'll need to do a bit of reading and hands-on too ;)

    With this and the MCDST under my belt I'm trying to find the best route forwards. The basic plan is to knuckle down and get the MCITP:EDST7 and MCSA 2003 qualifications over the next year or two.

    I was considering studying towards the 70-685 next, and get the EDST7 while my head is still in Windows 7 mode. But looking at my upgrade paths on the MCP site I see this doesn't count as an MCSA 2003 elective, even though the retired Vista EST does. Are these two qualifications supposed to be at the same level?

    So on that bombshell, as I work in a 90% Server 2003 & XP environment I'm thinking of taking the quicker and easier 70-270 XP exam, along with the 70-290 & 70-291 (Server 2003) exams to get my MCSA. And I'll sort the 70-685 when the company is further into it's 2008/Windows 7 migration...or I'm somewhere else ;)

    Thanks to everyone on certforums for all the great advice, I've passed 3 exams this year with ease thanks to you guys! (

    And if I don't speak to you before: Merry Christmas, and here's to a successful 2012 :beers2
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST (70-271, 70-272), MCTS (70-680), (70-290)
    WIP: MCSA, MCITP, EIEIO
  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    MCDST (elective)+ 680(client) would only leave you the compulsory 290 and 291 for MCSA.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  3. thecresta

    thecresta Bit Poster

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    Looks like I've mis-interpreted the "*2" next to "Elective" in the MCP cert planner. D'oh! Cheers for pointing that out, you've made my day :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST (70-271, 70-272), MCTS (70-680), (70-290)
    WIP: MCSA, MCITP, EIEIO

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