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What was your first Microsoft certification?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. wagnerk
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    Just wanted to know... :)

    What was your first Microsoft certification? Not your first IT Professional cert.

    Mine was the 70-210: Windows 2000.

    However this wasn't the first exam that I studied for, the first MS exam that I tried to study for was: Exam 70-064, Implementing and Supporting Windows 95 but didn't make it to the exam stage as half way thru I stopped and started my HNC.

    But the first Microsoft exam that I heard about was the one for Windows 3.1, when I was just getting interested in IT and all I can remember me thinking was, why? :hhhmmm

    -Ken
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    70-73 - Windows NT Workstation :biggrin

    By God I'm old!
     
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  3. AJ

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    Same as you Ken

    Windows 2000 Professional

    In did start on the NT track but converted to W2K.
     
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    70-073 Implementing and Supporting NT™ 4.0 Workstation Oct 27, 1999
     
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  6. JK2447

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    You guys are making me feel young again :biggrin 70-270 XP config, install etc. A fun first exam which I passed with 700! I was lucky to get an MCP card and paper cert not long before MS wanted to reduce its carbon footprint :dry
     
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  7. craigie

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    70-271 Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System which I passed on 30th May 2008.

    Seems like an absolute age ago.
     
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  8. zebulebu

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    Yay!

    Another old-timer :)

    Can't find my transcript, or date, or certificate (or anything else, for that matter!) but it was in either September or October 1998
     
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  9. drum_dude

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    70-270 XP MCP...failed it on the first attempt, then passed on the 2nd attempt!
     
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  10. GSteer

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    Ditto - I feel like a teenager again :biggrin

    70-290: Managing and Maintaining A Windows Server 2003 Environment here was my first MS Cert.

    Technically just prior to that I gained the Lancaster University Certificate in Microsoft Technologies (coursework testing of 70-290,70-291,70-293,70-294, not an MS approved thing but recognised by the education department for use towards a foundation degree (already held my Manchester Uni one so it wasn't as useful for me as for others there).

    Company I worked for needed the MCP for Partner status, I studied the rest of the MCSE core courses @ ICTFocus @ Lancs Uni, good deal on all four courses at the time, but only got around to taking the first exam, now sorting out the rest as I realise the mistake.
     
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  11. simonp83

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    70-271 was my first exam, up until the beginning of 2009 when i started to take certs seriously, i actually thought that the only Microsoft certs were MCSA and MCSE...
     
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    I went a bit backwards
    my first exam was NT 4.0 Server in the Enterprise, (Workstation was the third one I sat)
     
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    70-270 in 2005. Well scary. Passed, by the skin of my teeth first time. :biggrin
     
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    Same as you Ken 70-210, and i got a 980, if I recall correctly 8)
     
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  15. Sparky
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    70-270, feels like ages ago now.
     
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    Nah, just a legend. :twisted:


    Mine was the 70-290 back in December 2005 and again in February 2006.:oops:
     
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  17. GSteer

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    Again!? Didn't forget that you'd done it or something did you?
     
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  18. Bri1981

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    70-291 for me.
     
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  19. westernkings

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    Same here, mine was 70-271, although I am still young unlike you JK. Although with all that Botox, Face Peels, cremes you use and whatever else, you look about 12. :twisted:
     
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    I was reading a survey the other day about pirated OS' and it was something like 43% of all those that voted said they had got theirs from torrents, bought a technet license off someone or some other illegal method.
     
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