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Advice: Easiest test just to get to become MCTS RRS feed

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  • What's considered the quickest and easiest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Cert to take just to get the MCTS title?

    Ive been working on Servers and Desktops for about 8 years now and just never sat down to take any exams and get certified. Looking at getting a MeasureUp or Transcender subscription. 

    Id like to take a simple exam that gets me a cert to begin with so I can get a feel for the MS test/cert process. 

    Thanks
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:09 PM

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  • I would say the 70-680 Windows 7 exam. It's one of three client exams that can get you the MCTS title. Unless you are big into Server 2008 and use that OS more often then Windows 7. If that's the case look into the 70-640 (active directory) or 70-642 (Networking) exams.

    Personally believe the 70-680 would be the easiest though.

    • Proposed as answer by Terahertz PC Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:28 PM
    Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:28 PM
  • This would depend on the role you have in your organization.

    Certification should be relavent to what you do on daily basis.

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

    For server role

    Certification

    Exam number

    MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows Internals

    MCTS: Windows HPC Server 2008, Development

    For desk side support role

    Certification

    Exam number

    MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

    MCTS: Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, Deployment

    MCTS: Windows Vista, Configuration

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:26 PM