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Windows Vista Certs?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Mikeyboy, May 29, 2008.

  1. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    I am currently working towards my MCDST - done 270 (I know it doesn't count :D but good experience) and 271, gonna book 272 shortly... Anyway, as I am trying to get into "the industry" I am planning on doing a little bit of freelance computer repair, problem solving etc, but I know more and more people now have Windows Vista on their systems... So I think it would be a good idea to get to know Vista before I start destroying innocent computers...

    What certs are there currently for Vista? Would be good to do one, if just for a bit of experience...

    Thanks :D
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    You could do MCAS Vista, Ken (wagnerk) has done this so he will be the best person to let you know about it.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Like GBL said there is the MCAS: Vista cert that you can go for. While it isn't a technical cert (it's more of a power user cert) it will ease you gently into using Vista itself.

    Once you get your MCDST, you can get the study materials for the 70-620 & the 70-622 (or the 70-621) for the MCITP: Enterprise Support Tech, however if you're going to be support home users that I would recommend looking at the MCITP: Consumer Support Tech (which is the 70-620 & the 70-623) first of all (as with the MCITP: EST you need to know alot more than just Vista, eg domain environments, AD, etc).

    Hope this helps

    -ken
     
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  5. jamessimo

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    HI

    I Like your self is looking to get into the IT industry I have recently become MCDST I have the learning material for 70-620 and have material for the 70-622 on its way. I could do the 70-621 and get both MCTS and MCITP

    however with lack of exposure to Vista and domain environments with Vista I m going the 2 exam route 70-620 and 70-622. to Give me a better understanding


    there are sims out for these and I have a fav simulator place that I use that has the 70-620 exams .
    the 70-622 for me is going to be the one that will need some study as it is a bit more complex
     
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  6. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanks guys, some interesting reading there, having looked I'd probably look at the 70-620 first, I just want a little bit of an introduction really, in case I come across home users with Vista, which will be more common now...

    I am going to move onto my A+ after I get the MCDST, I'll probably take a look at Vista while im doing that as from what I can gather, A+ is more hardware based so I could put Vista on my laptop while im tearing other computers apart :biggrin
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    If you're dealing with home users, I'd recommend 70-620 and 70-623 for the MCITP: Consumer Support Tech certification.
     
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