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Passed 70-687 - my first Microsoft exam for 16 years !

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by garycul, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    I spend a torrid two and a half months locked in the house trying to catch-up being out of the IT game for a few years. Spent a few weeks setting up a home lab and working out what the latest IT stuff was out there and then ploughed through the MS books, CBT Nuggets, labbed everything to death and drove myself crazy. I thought I was too old for all this now but passed it yesterday and I'm elated. Nothing beats the buzz of walking out of that testing centre with a pass ! Onwards to 70-688....
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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  2. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Nice one!
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well done, 768 here you come!
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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  4. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well done, a big difference between the old NT4 MCSE days and now isn't there :)
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  5. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Not half ! It's much harder to pass the exams now but some of the networky elements are exactly the same from NT4 and I remembered some if it.
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation
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    Yeah networking is pretty much the same (it does after all still follow the OSI Stack) but the way you do things will be slightly different with 2012R2 over NT4.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  7. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Yes that's true. When i set up 2012 R2 for the labs and connecting Win 8.1 clients I could do most of it without reading up. The bit that was different from NT4 was the interface and changing the server role and adding the windows features etc. Also the GPO stuff. The NTFS security was the same though obviously. Daft maybe but one thing I really do miss is the sharing hand under the folders ! Why did they get rid ?
     
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  8. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Progress :)
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
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  9. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
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  10. garycul

    garycul Nibble Poster

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    Thanks !
     
    Certifications: 70-697 Configuring Windows Devices, 70-680 Configuring Windows 7, 70-687 Configuring Windows 8.1, TCP/IP ON NT4, NT 4 Server, NT4 Workstation, Windows 95, Windows 3.1, ITIL SLM Practitioner, ITIL v2 and v3 Foundation

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