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  • Hi Guys.

    I have just passed 70-291 exam today and i have to say it was a beast of an exam thats for sure. So happy to have nailed it. Below is the certs i hold so far. I am looking to do Exam 70-648 as an upgrade from MCSA 2003. From reading the requirements it seems that allot of the exam is 70-640 which i have already done. Is this right? with 70-648 am i going to be doing 70-640 again?

    Can anyone shine some light on this for me


    Cheers


    Craig

     

    70-270  Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
    70-290  Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment
    70-291 Implement, Managing And Maintaining a Microsoft Windows 2003 Network Infrastructure
    3902  CompTIA Security+

    70-635  TS: Deploying Microsoft® Operating Systems and Applications Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008
    70-640  TS:Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    70-680  TS: Windows 7, Configuring
    Sunday, September 12, 2010 4:27 PM

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  • Exam 70-648 is the upgrade exam and basically covers all the material from  the 70-640 and 70-642. You could go ahead and take the 70-648 for which you're already halfway prepared for since you already studied for and passed the 70-640 or you can just take the 70-642.

    Note that there  are differences in the way the upgrade exams are graded. With the upgrade exams you'll get a grade for each section ( 2 grades one for 640 material and one  for 642 material) and your overall grade will be the lower of the 2. If you fail one of the 2 sections then you have failed the exam.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:45 PM
    Friday, September 17, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Hi Wallace,

    You can go here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4 to check what upgrade path is best for you.

    70-680 is Windows 7 as Windows Client exam considered for MCITP Enterprise Administrator.  From MCSA you can go to MCITP Serevr Administrator and/ot MCITP Enterprise Administrator.

    Alfredo Arizaleta


    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no express or implied warranties or rights.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:46 PM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:35 PM
  • One client exam (70-680) and one transition (70-648) and you're done with upgrade. After that you'll have to pass 70-646 to finish off the path (MCITP Enterprise Admin).

    70-291 was the toughest I have had so far so I would completely agree with you;)


    MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | MCSA | Blog http://ehlo.me
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:46 PM
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:31 PM

All replies

  • Exam 70-648 is the upgrade exam and basically covers all the material from  the 70-640 and 70-642. You could go ahead and take the 70-648 for which you're already halfway prepared for since you already studied for and passed the 70-640 or you can just take the 70-642.

    Note that there  are differences in the way the upgrade exams are graded. With the upgrade exams you'll get a grade for each section ( 2 grades one for 640 material and one  for 642 material) and your overall grade will be the lower of the 2. If you fail one of the 2 sections then you have failed the exam.

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:45 PM
    Friday, September 17, 2010 2:56 PM
  • Hi Wallace,

    You can go here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4 to check what upgrade path is best for you.

    70-680 is Windows 7 as Windows Client exam considered for MCITP Enterprise Administrator.  From MCSA you can go to MCITP Serevr Administrator and/ot MCITP Enterprise Administrator.

    Alfredo Arizaleta


    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no express or implied warranties or rights.
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:46 PM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:35 PM
  • One client exam (70-680) and one transition (70-648) and you're done with upgrade. After that you'll have to pass 70-646 to finish off the path (MCITP Enterprise Admin).

    70-291 was the toughest I have had so far so I would completely agree with you;)


    MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 | MCSA | Blog http://ehlo.me
    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:46 PM
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 3:31 PM
  • Thanks guys.

     

    What is the pass mark for this exam? is it the standard 700?


    I am thinking about taking this exam on Friday

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 4:34 PM
  • Hi Wallace,

    70-648 is two exams in one with only one result. The parts are: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-648&locale=en-us

    Exam 70-640: TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring
    • Configuring Additional Active Directory Server Roles (11 percent)
    • Maintaining the Active Directory Environment (15 percent)
    • Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services (14 percent)
    Exam 70-642: TS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring
    • Configuring IP Addressing and Services (24 percent)
    • Configuring Network Access (22 percent)
    • Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure (14 percent)

    The passing score is around 750/1000. But this is variable in the sense that the questions have mixed difficulty.

    Focus in the objectives of the exam and be sure to satisfy the Skills measured.

    Good luck,

    Alfredo Arizaleta


    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no express or implied warranties or rights.
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:39 AM
  • You can go here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab4 to check what upgrade path is best for you.

    70-680 is Windows 7 as Windows Client exam considered for MCITP Enterprise Administrator.  From MCSA you can go to MCITP Serevr Administrator and/ot MCITP Enterprise Administrator.

    Friday, October 29, 2010 12:52 PM