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Exam numbers confuse me, MCSA route help

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by bazzawood30, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

    I have passed 70-271 & 70-272 for my MCDST

    I am planning on doing 70-682 to upgrade to MCIPT I believe this covers 70-680 & 70-685

    Heres my question if i pass 70-682 will this count towards the MCSA like passing the 70-680 would?

    If it does it would just leave me 70-290 and 70-291 to complete my MCSA
    Certifications: ECDL,A+,N+,CCENT,CCNA,MCP,MCDST
  2. cosway

    cosway Nibble Poster

    I did the following…
    70-271 & 70-272 = MCDST
    70-621 = MCTS & MCITP (Vista Equivalent to 70-682)
    70-290 & 70-291 = MCSA
    I know it’s not exactly the same as the 70-621 is the Vista equivalent to 70-682, but it did appear in my cert planner (MCP site).
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA, A+
  3. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

    Cheers thats a handy tool but it does not answer my question. It does state the 621 upgrade exam counts it also says windows 7 configuration counts but no exam number is listed.
    Certifications: ECDL,A+,N+,CCENT,CCNA,MCP,MCDST
  4. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

    I don't think upgrading your MCDST would count as the client exam for the MCSA. The requirements on MS's site seem pretty clear to me. Even though the 682 covers elements of the 680, it's still not the same as taking that exam.

    To put it another way, even though the 70-270 had some elements similar to the 271, it was still a much tougher exam and went into far more detail. You also couldn't use the MCDST exams as the client exam, they only counted as the elective component.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
    WIP: Nada
  5. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    The 70-682 covers the same material as the 70-680 and 70-685. It is just as in-depth. I'd be prepared to bet the questions come from the same pool.

    The big question is: How do Microsoft see it? Personally I don't see how they can give you the MCTS and then refuse to let you use it. What would be the point of giving it to you?
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job

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