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  • Hi there,

    I have already taken and passed the Vista Configuration exam (Exam 70-620) but am wondering what exams to take next. I want to go down the route of configuring client machines and setting up servers if that's any help but I have not seen a simple list of the exams I should take to go down this route. I am not interested in SQL server or ASP.net just the plain simple set-up and configuration of client and server systems including Active Directory. Please could someone help with a simple list of the next exams I should take to get the MCTS qualification?


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    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:42 AM

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  • Similar question I have , Cleared 70-680 Windows 7 Configuration. What should be the next exam for me. I am not a developer. Can't go into .NET , Network and server platforms. Can I do MCITP in windows 7 ?

    I'd suggest taking 70-686. Combined with the 70-680 that you already have, this would give you the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 certification.

     

    I have came across some posts at other forums that MCITP is required for one to become a MVP ? Is it corrent ? What are the other pre requisites to become MVP , related to certifications ?


    No, this is not right. You do not need any certification at all to become an MVP. I am an MVP myself, and although I have passed more than 50 certification exams, none of them was counted for being granted the MVP award.

    There are not any prerequisites for becoming MVP. It is an award that is granted for your service to the comunity. So if you want to become an MVP, you should answer lots of questions in the public forums, maintain a useful blog or website, publish articles or books, organize user groups and events... until you eventually get noticed and someone nominates you.

     

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:26 PM
  • Hi,

    I would look at the exams for MCITP: Server Administrator or MCITP: Enterprise Administrator for setting up general servers included with Windows Server 2008:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2

    On the client side, I would recommend also taking the Windows 7 exam.

    If you want to stay at the MCTS level, I would recommend studying for the PRO level exams (for career development), even if you do not take the full set of exams to get the MCITP.

    Hope this helps.

     


    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:40 PM

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  • Hi,

    I would look at the exams for MCITP: Server Administrator or MCITP: Enterprise Administrator for setting up general servers included with Windows Server 2008:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2

    On the client side, I would recommend also taking the Windows 7 exam.

    If you want to stay at the MCTS level, I would recommend studying for the PRO level exams (for career development), even if you do not take the full set of exams to get the MCITP.

    Hope this helps.

     


    -- Mike Burr
    Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:40 PM
  • @Mike

    Similar question I have , Cleared 70-680 Windows 7 Configuration. What should be the next exam for me. I am not a developer. Can't go into .NET , Network and server platforms. Can I do MCITP in windows 7 ? I have came across some posts at other forums that MCITP is required for one to become a MVP ? Is it corrent ? What are the other pre requisites to become MVP , related to certifications ?

     

    Rgs,

    Shashank

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:06 PM
  • Similar question I have , Cleared 70-680 Windows 7 Configuration. What should be the next exam for me. I am not a developer. Can't go into .NET , Network and server platforms. Can I do MCITP in windows 7 ?

    I'd suggest taking 70-686. Combined with the 70-680 that you already have, this would give you the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 certification.

     

    I have came across some posts at other forums that MCITP is required for one to become a MVP ? Is it corrent ? What are the other pre requisites to become MVP , related to certifications ?


    No, this is not right. You do not need any certification at all to become an MVP. I am an MVP myself, and although I have passed more than 50 certification exams, none of them was counted for being granted the MVP award.

    There are not any prerequisites for becoming MVP. It is an award that is granted for your service to the comunity. So if you want to become an MVP, you should answer lots of questions in the public forums, maintain a useful blog or website, publish articles or books, organize user groups and events... until you eventually get noticed and someone nominates you.

     

    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:26 PM
  • Hi,
     
    When I did the MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, and the MCITP: DBA on SQL Server
    2008, I took the exams in this order:
     
    070-432
    070-640
    070-642
    070-643
    070-680
    070-647
    070-646
    070-450
     
    Looking back, I think that was a good order to take them in as the PRO
    exams are typically a bit harder and some of the overlap between the
    MCITP: EA and MCITP: SA was useful as a review before taking 070-647 and
    070-646. In my opinion 070-646 was harder than 070-647.
     
    As far as becoming an MVP, I don't know, as aI am not one yet. Based on
    what I have read, there isn't really a bona fide certification
    requirement, rather the idea behind the MVP award is that the individual
    takes a lot of time to help others learn Microsoft technologies by
    helping in the forums and posting content on blogs, Youtube, etc. I
    would look at the following for more info on the MVP award:
     
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/aboutmvp
     
    I also found a number of the press links helpful:
     
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/MVPPRSC
     
    Hope this helps.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:30 PM
  • I don't think that I fully answered your question, besides 70-680 and
    the DBA exams that I took, all of the other exams cover Windows Server
    2008 (and some Windows Server 2003 for migration/upgrade purposes). As
    far as I know, the only one that touches on Server 2008 R2 at this point
    was the Windows 7 exam 70-680, which you have already taken.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Wednesday, June 16, 2010 2:35 PM
  • @Alberto Thank you very much for the complete info !!

    @Mike Thank you for the response

    I am new to the forums and my very first quest was answered so quickly and aptly !! Thank you for the support :)

     

     


    Regards ,

    Shashank Upadhyay

    President - Indore User Group Microsoft Student Partner | Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist http://facebook.com/shashank28

    Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:05 PM