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    Hi!
    How many questions were on the exam?
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    Anyone else studying for this puppy? Anyone know what the new specialist badges look like?
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    Anybody know what the deal is with this course? I thought it was supposed to be out in September and now its nearly Christmas and the site says that the exam is still in Beta.

    I don't quite understand what's going on with Microsoft anymore....I was originally studying Windows 8 and I didn't quite have enough to pass it ( I had like 660 or something like that... I can't remember now what it was) and I was going to try again and then I heard they were terminating the test in November rather than giving a years notice like they usually do. So now I don't even know what to study. Windows 8 and 7 are now terminated I believe and Windows 10 is not an MCSA but a Specialist course instead... So are these specialist courses the way to go rather than MCSAs now or am I just missing something? And what do you mean by Specialist badges Chrome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XxNooniexX View Post
    Anybody know what the deal is with this course? I thought it was supposed to be out in September and now its nearly Christmas and the site says that the exam is still in Beta.

    I don't quite understand what's going on with Microsoft anymore....I was originally studying Windows 8 and I didn't quite have enough to pass it ( I had like 660 or something like that... I can't remember now what it was) and I was going to try again and then I heard they were terminating the test in November rather than giving a years notice like they usually do. So now I don't even know what to study. Windows 8 and 7 are now terminated I believe and Windows 10 is not an MCSA but a Specialist course instead... So are these specialist courses the way to go rather than MCSAs now or am I just missing something? And what do you mean by Specialist badges Chrome?
    Windows 7 and 8 have not been terminated. Windows 7 ends tomorrow and Windows 8 at the end of January
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    #30
    And they're not actually terminated, they're Specialist certs now

    "The MCSA: Windows 7 certification is retiring in the fall of 2015. "Exam 680, Exam 685, and Exam 686 will continue to be available to earn Specialist certifications"

    "The MCSA: Windows 8 certification, Exam 689, and Exam 692 are retiring in early 2016. Exam 687 and Exam 688 will continue to be available to earn Specialist certifications."

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lear...ification.aspx
    Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
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    Well I just had a look at the page and it seems like the beta phase for this exam is finally over!
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    Nice spot! Been checking it every other day too! Can finally book this in for the start of Jan, I think second shot expires Jan 12th or something.
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    so has anybody else who sat it during beta get their results? I got an email

    "Congratulations on achieving your Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification"

    So i logged into the website and the 697 score report says pass score 29. My score was 29 and it says PASS. I cant see it on my transcript yet though.

    Considering i spent about 5 mins using windows 10, thats pretty disgraceful if i passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alokin123 View Post
    so has anybody else who sat it during beta get their results? I got an email

    "Congratulations on achieving your Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification"

    So i logged into the website and the 697 score report says pass score 29. My score was 29 and it says PASS. I cant see it on my transcript yet though.

    Considering i spent about 5 mins using windows 10, thats pretty disgraceful if i passed.
    Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician is achieved from the 685, not 697.

    Pass mark at 29? Do you recall how many questions you had?

    Other Microsoft exams had 700 as the pass mark, wonder if it will revert to that standard now that the exam is final.

    I couldn't take the beta earlier as it was not available in all countries, will give it a shot over the next few months..
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    Quote Originally Posted by niles312 View Post
    Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician is achieved from the 685, not 697.

    Pass mark at 29? Do you recall how many questions you had?

    Other Microsoft exams had 700 as the pass mark, wonder if it will revert to that standard now that the exam is final.

    I couldn't take the beta earlier as it was not available in all countries, will give it a shot over the next few months..
    I think i had like 60 or so questions. I got all my Windows 7 certs back in 2009 so seeing the email made me login and check and yes, it definitely said PASS and a passing score is 29 and my score was 29. I have tried to attach a pic. Not sure if its showing
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    Any good study material for the windows 10? Since windows 10 is supposedly the "last" operating system by windows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Networking_Student View Post
    Any good study material for the windows 10? Since windows 10 is supposedly the "last" operating system by windows?
    Yeah there's another thread in the Windows 10 section that has materials people are using.
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    #38
    I took the beta and just received the same email. Like you I haven't done a Win 7 test in years. Where did you check your score? If I log into MCP and then click score it goes to Pearson and shows status as Taken, and clicking the view score report shows a blank page.
    Also not showing anything on transcript.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eloi View Post
    I took the beta and just received the same email. Like you I haven't done a Win 7 test in years. Where did you check your score? If I log into MCP and then click score it goes to Pearson and shows status as Taken, and clicking the view score report shows a blank page.
    Also not showing anything on transcript.
    I login to the MCP site (the one with your benfits and exam), and click "View my score report". then it takes me to another page, which has another link to view my score reports, and then i click on View. Still the same as the screenshot i posted. Pass and 29 as the pass mark.

    I got another email on the weekend and another one just now, this time one for "Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator" & "Microsoft Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring".

    I have to say this whole exam seems like a complete mess.

    Does anyone actually know what qualification you achieve by passing 70-697? I'm honestly struggling to see what qualification i should be getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alokin123 View Post
    I login to the MCP site (the one with your benfits and exam), and click "View my score report". then it takes me to another page, which has another link to view my score reports, and then i click on View. Still the same as the screenshot i posted. Pass and 29 as the pass mark.
    Thanks. That is what I was doing but all I get is a blank white PDF. I was hoping I was just looking in the wrong place.
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    Thanks. That is what I was doing but all I get is a blank white PDF. I was hoping I was just looking in the wrong place.
    That's interesting. If you have a look over at the born to learn blog you will see a few people who are in the same boat as me but no one has mentioned anything similar to what you are getting. I would recommend posting in the comments section at https://borntolearn.mslearn.net/ to see if you get any feedback.
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    the plot thickens. This is the response i got from MS about my score. So no guarantee i actually passed

    "Regarding the 697 Beta exam rescore, we have not completed the rescore because we encountered an issue that had to be resolved. When we conduct a rescore, which we are in the middle of doing now, the score reports are accessible to students through the normal fashion, online. In this case, the rescore is not complete because of this issue, and therefore, any score that the student is seeing at this time is not final.
    I’m investigating to determine what this means for the beta rescore process in general and will likely blog about it when I learn more so that everyone understands what to expect. What I can tell you is that this report is not final and that the rescore process should be complete in the next few days.
    I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks."
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    I've tried it again now and appears to be working. It now shows a minimum pass mark of 700 and my mark above that saying I passed. Still not showing in transcript, but that usually takes a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eloi View Post
    I've tried it again now and appears to be working. It now shows a minimum pass mark of 700 and my mark above that saying I passed. Still not showing in transcript, but that usually takes a few days.
    Congratulations! I passed as well, only a 700 but a pass is a pass. Looks like 29 questions answered correctly was a pass.
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    #45
    Just a heads up everyone, but those emails you are receiving are unrelated to any beta you took. The Windows 7 test passes are being converted to specialists. Anyone who took those got those emails. I took the Win7 tests years back and go those emails over the past couple weeks.

    I have yet to sit an exam for Windows 10.

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    I haven't take the exam too, I've seen lots of exam online but don't know which one is legit.
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