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XP or Vista or Both?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by madman045, May 15, 2007.

  1. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    So then, looking at the following from Amazon

    Now is it still worth doing the XP cert, I know 99% of my client are using XP and and most of them wont even use Vista due to application issues.

    £26.59 - Amazon
    MCSA/MCSE Installing,Configuring,& Administering Windows XP Professional (Pro-Certification) (Hardcover)

    £27.27
    MCTS Self Paced Training Kit: Configuring Windows Vista Client: Exam 70-620 (Paperback)

    Need to start somewhere..

    Thanks

    Andy
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    XP. Its established and well known. It is also still the most used desktop OS in the world.

    Do Vista later when it gains more ground.

    8)
     
  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Ditto. :)
     
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  4. np3893

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    XP is still a must as most businesses are not prepared to risk switching to Vista until at least SP1 if not SP2.

    As Simon says XP is an established OS and will continue to do so for at least 18 months if not more.
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Agree with the rest, XP still has a long life ahead of it! :D
     
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  6. madman045

    madman045 Kilobyte Poster Premium Member

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    Thanks All, XP it is then...

    The only bonus I can see from that Vista one, is the trial copy of Vista to use for studying..

    Thanks

    Andy
     
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  7. Tinus1959

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    Better reason still, if you go for a certification, Vista does not count as a client. You could do it as an elective exam.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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