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10237 course on the microsoft page does not seem to cover all of the questions asked in the 70-680 RRS feed

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  • Basically the question in the title. I used the 10237 course initially on the microsoft website, but after looking through practice exams there seems to be alot of questions on subjects not mentioned on the microsoft site. I have found some other training materials, but am just wondering why microsoft put out a webpage claiming it prepares you for the exam when it only seems to have 50% of the course material on it.
    Monday, October 22, 2012 4:28 PM

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  • Only some of the absolutely latest courses, which have a course number that ends in the same three numbers as the exam, have a content that matches the corresponding exam. For instance, course 20480A serves as preparation for exam 70-480.

    Older courses have contents that do not align to the exam contents. Years ago, there used to be some web pages that for each exam listed the recommended courses (typically more than one course per exam), and had a list of exam objectives and a series of marks indicating whether each course covered partially, completely, or not at all those specific objectives. Some of the obectives in the list were not completely covered by any of the courses, so you had to find independent materials to study those topics. The certification website no longer displays those pages, but the situation is still the same, with courses not being aligned to the exams.

    Due to popular demand, Microsoft appears to have modified their practice and is now starting to produce courses that are aligned with the newest certification exams. But 10237 is not one of them.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 5:54 PM
  • eLearning course 10237 is one in a series of 9 courses designed to assist with preparing for the 70-680 exam (Collection 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client).  You need to complete all the courses in this collection to adequately cover exam objectives.


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    Monday, October 22, 2012 10:39 PM
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  • Only some of the absolutely latest courses, which have a course number that ends in the same three numbers as the exam, have a content that matches the corresponding exam. For instance, course 20480A serves as preparation for exam 70-480.

    Older courses have contents that do not align to the exam contents. Years ago, there used to be some web pages that for each exam listed the recommended courses (typically more than one course per exam), and had a list of exam objectives and a series of marks indicating whether each course covered partially, completely, or not at all those specific objectives. Some of the obectives in the list were not completely covered by any of the courses, so you had to find independent materials to study those topics. The certification website no longer displays those pages, but the situation is still the same, with courses not being aligned to the exams.

    Due to popular demand, Microsoft appears to have modified their practice and is now starting to produce courses that are aligned with the newest certification exams. But 10237 is not one of them.

    Monday, October 22, 2012 5:54 PM
  • eLearning course 10237 is one in a series of 9 courses designed to assist with preparing for the 70-680 exam (Collection 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client).  You need to complete all the courses in this collection to adequately cover exam objectives.


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer

    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Monday, October 22, 2012 10:39 PM
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    Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:48 PM
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