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MCITP - Exam Path Question

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by asje1, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

    Hi all.

    Simple question.

    My question is this, from the Microsoft site i cannot determine which multiple exams will ensure I obtain the MCITP certification. List - Can i take 2 Client exams with 1 server exam? Are 3 exams enough?

    I have had a brief look and couldn't find this info on Micorsofts site so thought id ask the professionals :D

    - Any help would be appreciated.

    I think i remember there being 3 exams required? - if so would these exams be ok, 70-680, 70-620 + 70-640?

    I also looked through a couple other threads and noticed people using the enterprise MCITP? That an add on for the MCITP more exams?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

    Windows Client Certification Link.. ??
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  3. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    It depends on the track you want to take. There are tracks that require 2, 3 and 5 exams (these are tracks that I have taken, there are likely to be tracks that require more).

    You need to give us more of an idea of what exam track you're interested in.
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  4. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Morning asje1,

    Your questions is quite broad in scope as you don't say which MCITP certification you are after, the page you linked shows all the available MCITP's and isn't totally clear on the MCTS requisites, this page is a bit better for the server ones: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab3

    I'll give an example though:

    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    Exam: 70-647 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

    Requires: Exam 70-640 + Exam 70-642 + Exam 70-643

    + Elective (one of): Exam 70-620 or Exam 70-624 or Exam 70-680

    Means you need to sit and pass:

    70:640 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    +70-642 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    +70-643 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

    And pick/pass one of:

    70-620 - TS: Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client

    70-624 - TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops
    70-680 - TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Before sitting the actual MCITP exam:

    70-647 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

    Which then actually gives you the MCITP

    So in summary, 3 core exams, one client elective and the MCITP exam itself for that example cert.

    The list you gave, 70-680, 70-620 + 70-640 wouldn' as far as I can tell from the current site credit you with any MCITP but you'd end up with three individual MCTS certs.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2010
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  5. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

    GSteer, that link was useful thanks.

    I understand somewhat more now. Looking at the exams required for the MCITP, i'm not knowledgeable with anything to do with windows server, or active directory (Maybe in the future?) however the windows 7 TS exam looks like something i would be interested in, so does the Vista exam, this means that i would have 2 MCTS certs, would that really be worth while - doing 2 optional exams which wont actually count as 2 exams towards the MCITP only 1 as they fit into the same category for 1 exam towards the whole MCITP?

    -- Edit #1
    Going back to my original post and Link

    Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
    Exam 70-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    Gives me MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 ( this isnt the same as your MCITP: Server Administrator or MCITP: Enterprise Administrator but it still has an MCITP title?)

    --Edit #2

    Or does that mean id have to take the core 3 exams:
    70:640 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    +70-642 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    +70-643 - TS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring

    Then the 2 additional exams 70-680 & 70-686 to reach MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 ?

    Thanks again.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
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  6. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    There are multiple MCITP certifications, each one is for a different technology http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2 you'll find them all listed here with the necessary exams.

    So you can see in order to become an MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 you need 2 exams, the 70-680 and the 70-686. The 70-640, 70-642 and 70-643 all contribute to becoming a MCITP: Enterprise Administrator which is a server certification, they aren't needed for the client certs.
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  7. asje1

    asje1 Byte Poster

    Thanks, that confirms what i originally thought.
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