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70-621 retiring in march 2011

Discussion in 'Windows 7 / 8 /10 Client Exams' started by karan1337, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. karan1337

    karan1337 Byte Poster

    i was thinking about my next step i.e. 70-621 but i just saw on the microsoft website that it is going to be retired on march 31, 2011 :-(


    It was an opportunity for existing MCDST's to get both MCTS and MCITP with only 1 exam.

    Any other alternatives?
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, Brainbench: XP and Vista [Master]
    WIP: Bachelors:Computer Science
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    The only alternative is taking the individual 70-620 and 70-622 exams. There's no upgrade path for the Windows 7 certs... you'd have to take those individually as well.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Yes there are alternatives:

    1. Do the 70-620 & 70-622 exam, instead of the upgrade to gain the MCTS/MCITP combination for Vista
    2. By-pass the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician all together and do the two individual exams: 70-680 & 70-685 or
    3. Do the new Windows 7 upgrade exam (70-682), this will upgrade the MCDST and MCITP: EST to the new Windows 7 MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  4. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

    Yup, it seems to me like the alternatives are to take the exams separately if you want to pass the Vista exams.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011

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