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    Default 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    Maybe its just me but I just heard about the Windows 7 Beta exam and I cant wait.

    Does anybody have any study materials to look over?
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    Don't forget the registration info: Beta Exam Announcements : Register for Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    As far as the beta's go, usually Technet, product documentation, etc. are going to be your best bet. I'd try to find a complete feature list and go through them one by one.
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    I cant wait for this exam, I hope I pass.
    I've been using Windows 7 on my laptop since the first Beta
    I hope that my daily exposure to the OS and the similarities to Vista help me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyiop View Post
    I cant wait for this exam, I hope I pass.
    I've been using Windows 7 on my laptop since the first Beta
    I hope that my daily exposure to the OS and the similarities to Vista help me out.
    Same here. I've got 2 Vista exams under my belt, and have been using Windows 7 exclusively for the past couple months with no problems. Just been playing with the OS. I would guess with all the critics on the 70-620 being too easy it will probably be a little more difficult than that, so I'll have to dig deeper into it to learn some more.

    Good luck! I'll be registering as soon as I can. Once anyone takes it, make sure to share your experience (as much as you can without violating the NDA), I know I will!
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    I can't wait to take this one! I'm excited about Windows 7.
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    any one got any good websites to lern about windows 7?

    i found

    Hands-on video guide to Windows 7 | Windows - InfoWorld

    it has 10 hands on videos that should help.

    any one got any more?

    hoops
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehoops View Post
    any one got any good websites to lern about windows 7?

    i found

    Hands-on video guide to Windows 7 | Windows - InfoWorld

    it has 10 hands on videos that should help.

    any one got any more?

    hoops
    If you have the beta, get your hands on experience with that. It is very similar to Windows Vista, so study some of the books for that (70-620). I am guessing there is going to be a lot of overlap between those two, but am really learning the nooks and crannies with 7 just in case. I don't want to Assume anything.
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    What is the cost of doing a Beta exam? Is it the same as that for a full blown exam ?


    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik View Post
    Don't forget the registration info: Beta Exam Announcements : Register for Beta Exam 71-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring

    As far as the beta's go, usually Technet, product documentation, etc. are going to be your best bet. I'd try to find a complete feature list and go through them one by one.
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    This one is free but you will have to use promotional code WIN7J
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwamaka View Post
    What is the cost of doing a Beta exam? Is it the same as that for a full blown exam ?
    Free, unless your time is money.
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    Free, other than gas and time. And unlike some of the others I've taken, it actually counts on your transcript. Yay! I am really loving Windows 7, and adding this to my list is going to be awesome. I still have to get my WS2008 certs out of the way, too.
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    Free, unless your time is money.

    Ok, you got me there. It's free if you have the time to take it or can afford to take time out of work to take it.
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    Test Information and Support
    You are invited to take this beta exam at no charge.
    You will be given four hours to complete the beta exam. Please plan accordingly.
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    Sigh, i better get a spot in the beta.

    I cant beleive how fast this news is spreading around the internet.

    I bet a lot of tards sign up for the beta simply cause its free and they want to screw around.

    Guess ill be waking up early on that morning to register
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
    Sigh, i better get a spot in the beta.

    I cant beleive how fast this news is spreading around the internet.

    I bet a lot of tards sign up for the beta simply cause its free and they want to screw around.

    Guess ill be waking up early on that morning to register
    Forget that, i'm staying up and gonna register as soon as the site is updated
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    Very true. I'm hoping I can get in on this. I hope that the retards stay away or forget about this, and let the real pro's in on it!

    I'll be registering early, as well.
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    Forget that, i'm staying up and gonna register as soon as the site is updated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
    I bet a lot of tards sign up for the beta simply cause its free and they want to screw around.
    Who are you to judge me!?

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    Guess ill be waking up early on that morning to register
    I'm not saying you should register later rather than sooner, but I haven't seen a beta fill up in a matter of hours either.*

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    Wait will we be able to sign up on the website? I thought it said we HAD to call prometric.


    Dynamik- What im referring to is that i know some of the colleges/highschools in the area encourage their students to take tests like this for extra credit, pass or fail. So them getting a spot rather than someone who actually wants it for valid reasons is kinda lame.
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    Wait will we be able to sign up on the website? I thought it said we HAD to call prometric.

    You can call or schedule it online
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyiop View Post
    You can call or schedule it online
    Yep, you just select the exam, enter that voucher code, and you're set. I've registered for my other betas online in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordus View Post
    Dynamik- What im referring to is that i know some of the colleges/highschools in the area encourage their students to take tests like this for extra credit, pass or fail. So them getting a spot rather than someone who actually wants it for valid reasons is kinda lame.
    My college's IT manager blasted the link out to all students in any IS major. And yea, there are some fellow students that after having been through a dozen or so classes with some of them, I know they really do not take their career choice very seriously. It would be a shame to see one of them get a shot at it while other hard working people in the industry or trying to enter the industry that genuinely like their job miss out.
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