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    Default 70-680 Windows 7 Exam - Just passed

    Hi Guys,

    I took the 70-680 exam today and got 700/1000! I didn't study for the test and haven't really used it. I do know Vista quite well though. I just wanted to get opinions of anyone else that has taken this test?

    Thanks!
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    Congrats!!

    I would be keen to see some answers of that too
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    Congratulations

    I was thinking about taking a shot but I want a break from MS exams for a few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    Congratulations

    I was thinking about taking a shot but I want a break from MS exams for a few weeks
    hmmmmm, have you not got enough certs already?? greedy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmcmint View Post
    hmmmmm, have you not got enough certs already?? greedy!!
    LOL. I want one that says Charter Member, I don't have any of those at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    LOL. I want one that says Charter Member, I don't have any of those at the moment
    I just looked at my Win7 Cert online and it says Charter Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegiance View Post
    I just looked at my Win7 Cert online and it says Charter Member
    Well that's gone and done it now. I have been using Windows 7 for a bit and done a fresh install just yesterday. I have just found Windows 7 Feature Walkthroughs and I think a week of intense Windows 7 fun I might go book this one up for the 30th.

    With the NDA you agreed to in mind, how did the Windows 7 exam compare to the Windows Vista exam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    Well that's gone and done it now. I have been using Windows 7 for a bit and done a fresh install just yesterday. I have just found Windows 7 Feature Walkthroughs and I think a week of intense Windows 7 fun I might go book this one up for the 30th.

    With the NDA you agreed to in mind, how did the Windows 7 exam compare to the Windows Vista exam?
    It was more challenging, the Vista exam seemed more "home" based, whereas the Windows 7 exam seemed more business/domain based.

    A couple of tips would be to learn HomeGroups, DirectAccess, Bitlocker/Bitlocker to go.

    That's about all I can remember. I will have a think about it overnight and come back to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegiance View Post
    It was more challenging, the Vista exam seemed more "home" based, whereas the Windows 7 exam seemed more business/domain based.

    A couple of tips would be to learn HomeGroups, DirectAccess, Bitlocker/Bitlocker to go.

    That's about all I can remember. I will have a think about it overnight and come back to you!
    Thanks for the pointers, I have begun collecting materials.
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    You guys know there is a sticky for study resources for this exam in the MCTS/MCITP General forum, right?
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/mcts...resources.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegiance View Post
    I just looked at my Win7 Cert online and it says Charter Member
    Now that ticks me off.... I passed the Beta exam and mine doesn't say that! Urgh.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertKaucher View Post
    Now that ticks me off.... I passed the Beta exam and mine doesn't say that! Urgh.....
    Me neither - what gives?! I want that "charter member" moniker too!
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    I got an 816 on the beta, no studying


    They need to give us beta takers the charter member thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertKaucher
    You guys know there is a sticky for study resources for this exam in the MCTS/MCITP General forum, right?
    http://www.techexams.net/forums/mcts...resources.html
    Yes I have seen this, thanks for pointing it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper-Me View Post
    I got an 816 on the beta, no studying
    They need to give us beta takers the charter member thing.
    Nice score with no study.

    I thought all the beta takers also got Charter Member, I must be wrong. Taken from http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...rship.aspx#E3G

    Q. What is Charter Member certification?

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    Charter Members are the pioneering group of individuals who achieve a certification shortly after the certification becomes available. When a Charter Member certification is offered, it is available to candidates who achieve the new certification within six months after the certification exam is released. Charter Members are recognized by receiving the Charter version of the certificate.

    I guess shortly after the certification becomes available means release rather than beta.
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    Wow, I guess I'm out of the loop. What's the deal with the charter member thing?

    Congrats to the OP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    Q. What is Charter Member certification?

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    Charter Members are the pioneering group of individuals who achieve a certification shortly after the certification becomes available. When a Charter Member certification is offered, it is available to candidates who achieve the new certification within six months after the certification exam is released. Charter Members are recognized by receiving the Charter version of the certificate.

    I guess shortly after the certification becomes available means release rather than beta.
    Wow, that kinda bites. Although I can't complain too much since I got to take the test for free. But I can still complain a little...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik View Post
    Wow, I guess I'm out of the loop. What's the deal with the charter member thing?

    Congrats to the OP!
    Q. What is Charter Member certification?

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    Charter Members are the pioneering group of individuals who achieve a certification shortly after the certification becomes available. When a Charter Member certification is offered, it is available to candidates who achieve the new certification within six months after the certification exam is released. Charter Members are recognized by receiving the Charter version of the certificate.


    AKA You get a certificate with the Charter Member stamp
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    Quote Originally Posted by skrpune View Post
    Wow, that kinda bites. Although I can't complain too much since I got to take the test for free. But I can still complain a little...
    This made me laugh.
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    I have charter member for my MCITP Enterprise Admin and it does not show on the digital cert either....

    Beta takers have traditionally gotten the charter member stamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertKaucher View Post
    I have charter member for my MCITP Enterprise Admin and it does not show on the digital cert either....

    Beta takers have traditionally gotten the charter member stamp.
    It shows up as a green banner sort of thing on my digital cert, I will post a pic later on.

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    Congrats to the OP!
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    Thanks for the pointers, I have begun collecting materials.
    Oh Branch Cache and System Images are probably the last two things, everything else you should be right from Vista.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegiance View Post
    Oh Branch Cache and System Images are probably the last two things, everything else you should be right from Vista.
    Saw these whilst out hunting I figured they looked new and exam worthy. Thanks again for the input.

    You have not said what's up next for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stupidboy View Post
    Saw these whilst out hunting I figured they looked new and exam worthy. Thanks again for the input.

    You have not said what's up next for you?
    70-640. I have already been studying for about a month, I have the MCITP-EA press books from Microsoft. It is difficult to stay motivated through the 1000 page 70-640 book though. Trying to juggle work/study/life is a tedious balance. I got the CBT nuggets videos for 70-640 today so I want to take a look at them tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegiance View Post
    70-640. I have already been studying for about a month, I have the MCITP-EA press books from Microsoft. It is difficult to stay motivated through the 1000 page 70-640 book though. Trying to juggle work/study/life is a tedious balance. I got the CBT nuggets videos for 70-640 today so I want to take a look at them tomorrow.
    Allow me to ease your pain... the MS 640 book is only about 820 pgs, not 1000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TravR1 View Post
    Allow me to ease your pain... the MS 640 book is only about 820 pgs, not 1000.
    952 including all contents and index
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