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Passed 70-680

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by soundian, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Barely scraped it (727) but a pass is a pass.
    I got 50 questions and took around 45 minutes.
    There's a little survey at the start asking me to define how well I thought I knew each domain. Silly MS, that's why I'm there, to find out how much I know on each topic.

    Top exam tip: Don't drink a bucket of Jack Daniel's the night before.

    Materials used:
    Sybex: Save your money.
    MSPress: I can see why it's considered the best of a bad bunch.
    Boson practice exams: I thought these were too difficult, until I took the exam.

    I'm starting a new job tomorrow in an XP environment so I'm not sure where to go next. Possibly the Sec+ or the 70-270.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  2. j1mgg

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    Congrats on the pass and where is your new job?

    I could give you a loan of the ms press 270 book if you decide to do it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats and... well... Thanks for the tip :twisted:

    Pass is a pass afterall. Well done!
     
    WIP: Uhmm... not sure
  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks j1mmg, I'll let you know if I go down that route.
    If you do the 70-680 let me know and I can reciprocate.
    I'll PM you the scoop on my new job, I don't like letting the entire world know.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. Apexes

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    Nice one mate! :)
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  6. nXPLOSi

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    Congrats! Best of luck with the new job as well 8)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  8. reddevil12

    reddevil12 Megabyte Poster

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    Congrats on the pass m8 :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: a+
    WIP: 70-270 / 70-680
  9. michael78

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    congrats on the pass. Got this exam coming up in a week or two.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  10. bogus1195

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    Congrats on the Pass and the new job -

    Got mine lined up soon ...:rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: CCNA ,MCP
    WIP: Windows 7 -- 70 - 680
  11. greenbrucelee
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    Well done:D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  12. karan1337

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    Congrats fella, as pass is a PASS!

    hmm, if it's between 70-270 and Security+, i would go with the latter, as looking from MCSA/MCSE prospective, u already got your client exam covered up.

    Best of luck in your new workplace.
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, Brainbench: XP and Vista [Master]
    WIP: Bachelors:Computer Science
  13. ethernet0

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    Congrats Soundian :) ...and good luck in your new job.
     
  14. Sparky
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    Congrats mate. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  15. Bluerinse
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    Well done that man!! 8)
     
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  16. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks everyone.
    Just spent the day having my mind boggled with the sheer amount of bespoke apps and mainframe shizzle we have to support. Good times.:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  17. BosonMichael
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    Congrats on passing! I'm glad our ExSim Max product was useful for you! From what you say, I'm guessing you found it to be a pretty accurate indicator of how well you'd do on the real thing?
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  18. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes and no. The depth part was right, but the width could do with a bit of work; there's a few questions which are just variations on the same theme and they don't reflect the sheer width of knowledge required to pass. Overall though I would have to say yes since I just scraped a pass after doing every single question over the weekend, and just scraped a pass in the real thing.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  19. BosonMichael
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    I will be sure to immediately pass that information along to the author and to my manager. Thanks, Soundian! :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  20. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Glad to be of service.
    You can pass on my thanks as well because without those practice exams I would have went in under-prepared.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job

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