Which way to take exams

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by neathblue, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. neathblue

    neathblue New Member

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    Hi i intend doing the following exams 70-686 win 7 desktop admin, 70-685 win 7 enterprise desktop support tech, 70-680 config win 7 and 70-620 config vista client.
    Is there any particular order that i should take these.

    thanks

    steve
     
  2. Adam Banner

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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Any reason why you want to do the 620: Vista exam?

    Apart from that on the Windows 7 track, I would do them in the following order (simply because that's the order I did them and for level of hardness):

    680
    685
    686

    -Ken
     
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  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi,

    officially there is no particular order in which you NEED to take them.
    The 620 is for Vista anyway and so does not 'fit in' with any of the others as they are Win7 certs.
    It is usually taken that the 680 exam, being the MCTS cert and therefore the 'root' of the 2 MCITP exams should be taken before either the 685 or 686.
    It is, though, entirely up to you.

    HTH
     
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  5. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Beat me to it, Wagnerk!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...