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Win 7 EDST - Exam Retirement Confusion

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by djw, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. djw

    djw Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    Hope someone could clear a couple of things up with regards to the Win 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification.

    1) Am I right in saying that if I wanted to upgrade from the MSDST by taking the 70-682 exam then I need to have don ti before 31st July 2013?
    2) If I have not passed the upgrade exam by 31st July (if that date is correct) then is the only way to get the certification to take the two seperate exams (70-680/70-685)? And do I have to have done this before 31st Jan 2014?

    Hope this makes sense and thanks for the help.

    D
     
    Certifications: A+, MCDST
  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi,

    this would be news to me.

    The only significance that I know of regarding that date, is that the MCITP certification (not exams) start to be retired. Though the client ones seems to have had a reprieve until Jan 2014. Even after this date there should be no problem - it means just being awarded MCSA instead of both MCSA and MCITP.

    So, I would say that you should certainly be looking to try to pass before the beginning of next year (just in case...) but I don't see that these exams will be retiring anytime soon.

    HTH.
     
    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...
  3. djw

    djw Nibble Poster

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    That is strange, I was browsing through the MS certification site and I found the following page:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/windows-certification.aspx

    Seems to suggets that the 70-682 exam is being retired 31 July 2013.

    You are correct about the 70-685/680, after I read the info correctly about these exams it just seems that your earn a different certification after passing them.

    Thanks,

    D
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
    Certifications: A+, MCDST
  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hmmm, yes, it seems that it does...

    Sadly, but unsurprisingly, Microsoft have seen fit to omit this important information from the exam's own page...

    Microsoft Learning 70-682

    Not the first time their info conflicts!

    Thanks for the 'heads-up' - I will add a sticky with the info... :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
    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...
  5. djw

    djw Nibble Poster

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    How annoying, seems like I am going to have to get a wriggle on if I want to take the 70-682 exam then.

    Thanks,

    D
     
    Certifications: A+, MCDST
  6. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    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...

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