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70-646 vs 72-646 exam RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can someone please explain, what is the difference beetwen the 70-646 and 72-646 exam. Is it the same content? Does it give the same certification?. Thanks.
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 6:52 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
     
    These are likely going to cover the same content. The only difference is
    that the 72-646 is offered to current students at a discount and cannot
    be scheduled via the Prometric site (have to call their phone number)
    while the 70-646 is generally available to everyone and costs are
    dependent on where you take the exam. See
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/student-career/en/us/career-offer.aspx
     
    I had a situation when I took 070-640 (I took 083-640). The difference
    here is that the 083-640 exam includes hands-on labs that you have to
    complete. These should show up the same on your MS transcript regardless
    of the first two numbers because only the last numbers are listed (646
    and 640 respectively) and they should count the same towards
    certification. If you are still unsure, you can contact the regional
    support center or Prometric and they would probably have an answer.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by EDINSON_R Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:01 PM
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 7:57 PM

All replies

  • Hi,
     
    These are likely going to cover the same content. The only difference is
    that the 72-646 is offered to current students at a discount and cannot
    be scheduled via the Prometric site (have to call their phone number)
    while the 70-646 is generally available to everyone and costs are
    dependent on where you take the exam. See
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/student-career/en/us/career-offer.aspx
     
    I had a situation when I took 070-640 (I took 083-640). The difference
    here is that the 083-640 exam includes hands-on labs that you have to
    complete. These should show up the same on your MS transcript regardless
    of the first two numbers because only the last numbers are listed (646
    and 640 respectively) and they should count the same towards
    certification. If you are still unsure, you can contact the regional
    support center or Prometric and they would probably have an answer.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by EDINSON_R Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:01 PM
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 7:57 PM
  • Thank You Mike. Your answer is very helpfull for me.
    Wednesday, July 7, 2010 8:03 PM
  • If you are student you can save more than 55% of your Microsoft Certification.

    For instance, The exam 70-516 TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4, cost normally $125 vs the student price is only $60 bucks!.

    To apply this student discount, you have to enter the 72 code instead of the 70 code of the exam. this is the identifier for this discount 72-516 for 70-516. Both are the same, in content and quality, the only difference is the price. you can use 70-516 or 72-516 as prerequisite of MCPD exam. There is not any MCPD student discount version at least for 70-519 Web Developer.

    This also apply for 70-646  (72-646)

    http://jaider.net/2011-06-27/save-55-on-microsoft-certification/

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:57 AM