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Qualification Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by craigie, May 30, 2008.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I have recently passed my 70-271 Exam and will soon be starting on the 70-272 Book.

    My question is with the MCDST is there quite an overlap to the 70-270?

    As I was looking at either taking this after the MCDST or possibly upgrading to the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician.

    The only reason why I ask is that work have set my an objective to reach MCITP: Enterprise Support Technican by the end of Nov 08 to get a pay rise (even though we do not even support Vista at all!).

    You might ask why am I doing the MCDST then?, well I started that about a week or so before I got my first IT job.

    So which route is best?

    Route 1) MCDST then 20-270 then MCITP: Enterprise Support Technican 20-621?

    or

    Route 2) MCDST then MCITP: Enterprise Support Technican 20-621 then 20-270

    I'm thinking Route 1, but would really like some advice.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    70-270 is the first exam in the MCSA track... suggested for people with experience administering XP computers in a domain environment. If you've got that, I'd recommend 70-270 before 70-621... keep your mind on XP exclusively before swapping to Vista.

    On the other hand, if you don't have that experience, I'd hold off on the 70-270.
     
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  3. Methodman85

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    I agree with Boson, stick to the XP/Server 2003 path, then go with the Vista/Server 2008 path.
    Since you've already done your 271, I would go for the 270 next as the exams are similar in nature (Over a 50% overlap I would say, although the 270 has much more complex questions). Then do the 272 as it differs more from the 270/271. Then proceed to the 290 and 291 to complete your MCSA.
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    It really does make more sense to go down the route of the 270 first. So thats my plan of action :)
     
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