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    Hi
    I just have a question about the upgrades,

    Upgrading from MCSE 2003

    MCSE 2003 to MCITP: Server Administrator and Enterprise Administrator (4 Exams) -
    70-649 (Upgrade) + 70-620 (Vista) or 70-624 (Deploying and Maintaining Vista and 2007 Office System Desktops) + 70-646 (IT Pro: Server Administrator) + 70-647 (IT Pro: Enterprise Administrator)

    Does that mean in my case, seeing I've just done the upgrade 70-621, would that cover the 70-620 requirement? I mean, it doesnt explicitly say "TS Vista Config". This is the first upgrade exam I've taken so Im not too sure about these upgrades.

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    Hm, did you mean to reply to my post since your question directly relates to my other post? Probably should have done so anyways to help consolidate related topics. Anyways, according to the requirements, 70-621 is not an exam that goes towards any of the MCTS/MCITP certifications for Server 2008. Like the requirements state, you need 70-620 or 70-624.
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    Yes, I did mean to reply to your post, but somehow I didnt, (blaming this on IE at the moment).

    Im still not too sure sorry, it says 620 or 624, and since I didnt do 620 (because I did the 621 upgrade which gives me the certification of TS Vista Config) that would mean I have to either do 620 or 624?

    Hopefully, they'll get the Certification Planner loaded with stuff on Server 2008, that would help alot but probably still take a while.

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    Yep, that means that you have to do the 70-620. The MCTS: Vista, that is combined with the MCITP: EST is only valid for the MCITP: EST cert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaBoy
    Yep, that means that you have to do the 70-620. The MCTS: Vista, that is combined with the MCITP: EST is only valid for the MCITP: EST cert.
    In that case, might I add "DOH!!"
    Maybe I'll go for 624 instead.

    Thanks for clarifying it up.
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    Looks like I'm going to have to use my free voucher (from the beta exams) to do the 70-620, I want the MCITP: EA 2k8 (via the upgrade path).

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    You may want to watch the webcast, I believe they said 621 would count towards the 620 requirement.

    From Trika's blog:

    I'm MCSE and MCDST certified, doing my MCDST to MCITP: Enterprise Support upgrade exam in 2 weeks. Will I still have to to the 70-620 vista exam? Answered: if you pass 621... you cover your 620 requirement, yes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs1976
    You may want to watch the webcast, I believe they said 621 would count towards the 620 requirement.

    From Trika's blog:

    I'm MCSE and MCDST certified, doing my MCDST to MCITP: Enterprise Support upgrade exam in 2 weeks. Will I still have to to the 70-620 vista exam? Answered: if you pass 621... you cover your 620 requirement, yes!
    I see, that helps alot, assuming that MCSA is also covered when they said MCSE. There seems to be still plenty of time to the 2008 exams get released so I might worry about this later on in the year.

    Thanks

    PS. As for the voucher, the free ones do come in very handy and sadly it was put to use today. Good thing there had been MS people on campus as they gave it out as part of the "Launch 2007" thing. Now if only I may scab some more hehe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs1976
    You may want to watch the webcast, I believe they said 621 would count towards the 620 requirement.

    From Trika's blog:

    I'm MCSE and MCDST certified, doing my MCDST to MCITP: Enterprise Support upgrade exam in 2 weeks. Will I still have to to the 70-620 vista exam? Answered: if you pass 621... you cover your 620 requirement, yes!
    Yes, but the MCTS: Vista requirement is only valid for the MCITP: Enterprise Support Tech (if you do the 70-621 exam), if you need the 70-620 for anything else (eg MCITP: EA/SA 2k then you need to do that exam. See the vid off trika's site (it's just short of an hour).

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    I did watch the vid. What I posted from Trika's site was a printed out FAQ from the webcast.

    Also as of the webcast there is no client requirement for the MCITP:SA, only for the MCITP:EA.
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    Hi
    Yes that web meeting actually helped alot
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    I feel microsoft should fix the bugs in vista before they require me to get certified in it...

    Besides, none of my clients will be installing it in the next year anyways.
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    Most annoying and well known bug is the slow Vista to Vista network file transfers. Hopefully that will be fixed in SP1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by royal
    Most annoying and well known bug is the slow Vista to Vista network file transfers. Hopefully that will be fixed in SP1.
    Yea, basically, I think that Vista to XP/Server 2003 is really slow.

    Ive got gigabit ethernet and to be honest, it peaks has sustained xfer rates of 80MBits and Peaks at 110Mbits, my other computer does the transfer alot faster able to use about 400+MBits.

    Not too sure about this but windows calendar keeps crashing after startup (I only used to to study for 70621 and since i use Outlook for calendar, I just disable it in Group Policy)
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    So I guess my little XP proffesional test I passed doesn't mean squat now...Damn! Are A+ & Network + and Security+ still used as electives? I was going to do Security + and then do the MCSE but I don't know now...I may just do CCDA instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_knight
    So I guess my little XP proffesional test I passed doesn't mean squat now
    If you learned anything during your studies for 70-270, then I would say it was well worth getting your 70-270. I don't think 70-620 will be all that hard to do now, especially since people are saying it's a pretty easy exam.
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    I wish to upgrade from MCSE 2003 to MCITP Ent Admin. I have received an email from M$oft indicating 40% discount on the upgrade exam(due to early registration i think). Is this just the 70-649?? I assume I need to do 70-647 as well, does anybody know is M$ is giving the discount on this exam
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWM
    I wish to upgrade from MCSE 2003 to MCITP Ent Admin. I have received an email from M$oft indicating 40% discount on the upgrade exam(due to early registration i think). Is this just the 70-649?? I assume I need to do 70-647 as well, does anybody know is M$ is giving the discount on this exam
    Too late for the discount:
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23826
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    thanks for the quick reply. I have allready registered , but was not sure if the discount was only on the one upgrade exam or on all that I need to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWM
    thanks for the quick reply. I have allready registered , but was not sure if the discount was only on the one upgrade exam or on all that I need to do.
    Well it's advertised as for the upgrade. The upgrade only entails going for the MCTS exams. The 70-620 is completely separate from anything related to the upgrade as well as the MCITP. They're completely separate cert tracks.
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