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  • Hello,

    I've recently been looking in to studying for an MCITP and have a few questions. Firstly, could someone please explain the difference between the following certifications:

    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7

    I can see on the Microsoft Learning site that both require exams 70-680 and one requires 70-685 and the other 70-686. Which one of the above two would you think is best suited to someone in a Network Support role. I've got 2 years experience with supporting users remotely with Windows XP/7 clients on a Windows Server 2003 domain and 1 year experience with on-site support of Windows XP/7 clients on a Windows Server 2008 domain. I'd like to think I'm fairly experienced and have had exposure to a lot of different things so would like to know which would be most well-suited.

    Secondly - I've found some books on Amazon which are MCITP Self-Learning Kits. I understand different learning techniques apply to different people but in general, are these a good way of preparing for an exam? Are there any other learning methods that are available such as video eLearning for example?

    Many thanks in advance,

    • Changed type Mr. Wharty Saturday, February 4, 2012 11:02 PM
    Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:54 PM


  • Hi,

    Use the books in link below for preparing for exams as Microsoft Press Books provide complete knowledge to clear all your practical as well as theoretical concepts.

    70 - 680


    70 - 686


    70 - 685


    For videos you can type the exam number followed by "video trainings" for example "70-680 video training" and you will get loads and loads of free as well as paid videos to learn as per your requirement.

    For difference between two exams 70-686 and 70-685

    70-685 tests advanced skills in day to day end user support for Windows 7 and applications running on Windows 7 (Customer Technician Oriented)

    70-686 test skills in Planning Windows 7 deployments, Deploying Windows 7 (including deployment tools),
    and planning and automating migrations to Windows 7 from earlier Windows versions. This includes things like Hardware Lifecycle planning etc. (Corporate Environment Oriented)

    Please mark as answer if this helps you or unpropose as answer if it does not help you.


    Rehan Bharucha - The Tech Robot


    • Edited by REHAN BHARUCHA Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by matt3ll Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:46 PM
    Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:33 PM