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    Don't panic. If they are offering you the promotion then they feel that you are ready to handle a 2nd line role, so it's a good thing! Don't rush your exams as this can cause you to fail. How long have you been studying for the 70-680 so far? If you've already been doing it for 2+ weeks, you could take your exam just before the guy leaves in 4 weeks and become Windows 7 certified before your promotion. The 70-680 covers a lot of ground in a 2nd line role for Windows 7 anyway, so don't worry if you haven't already got your CompTIA certs. These can be obtained as time goes on. Congrats on the promotion!
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    Hi,

    I've been studying every evening for the past month and then I actually took a week off just to finish all the chapters but I've got two more chapters left to cover. Yeah his week I've started practice exams and so out of 30 questions am getting 10 wrong so I need to go through my notes and re-read them. I never mentioned that I also dab into SQL work so working in the database environment and performing very easy code work and fixes. My manager has told me that he'll need to send me on a SQL database management course and exam in the next 3-4 months. So not only am I having to deal with finishing the 680, put aside my networking course but also take a course and pass the exam in a area that am not wanting to progress in. I wasn't looking to specialise in anything right now. I understand that a 2nd line position relies on the engineer having networking skills and knowledge and that's something that I don't have much on which is why I wanted to concentrate on the networking course. I dip into a lot of different things at work but am not an expert on area, which is something that I was hoping to do by starting with the 780 course!!!!!
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    Look at it in a positive aspect. By being on the job you will learn so much about the role you are doing and it will help you towards your exams. I actually failed my 680 twice but I was given a role as a sysadmin in a Windows 7 environment and it actually helped towards my exam. You sound like you have a lot going on but it's a good change in your career and will develop your skills and knowledge massively.
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    Over the past few days I've been quite worried about what's going to happen and my expectations of this role but I've been explained, by my manager, that help will be given if needed (we have external 3rd line support) and that I won't be expected to know everything straight away but I do need to pick things up quickly and continue doing self study at hom. This means I finish my Windows 7 revision and take he exam. I'll have an SQL management exam which I'll go somewhere for a week in a classroom environment and then I can concentrate on maybe Windows Server and extra study, maybe N+. It's gonna be though over the next few months but if I can get through them then I should be fine!! Thank you skyliinez92 for the words of wisdom!!!
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    No problem buddy, good luck!
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    Microsoft wouldn't give me the MCITP title, but gave me 2 free exam codes.. I can't really complain.

    How did you get on?
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    I haven't done anything about it yet since my last phone call to Microsoft. Every time I call them I'm put on with a foreign person who doesn't really understand what I'm trying to say to him. Based on what you said I think I'm going to leave it if I can't get my MCITP title.

    I've spent the past month prepping for my Windows 10 certs. Work said they would pay for them for me which is good. And at the end of the day I can still say I have 2x MCST certs for Windows 7 so it's not all bad.
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