+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 25 of 34
  1. Member gandalph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    33
    #1

    Default anyone register for the beta 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Techn

    has anyone registered for the beta 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

    Beta Exam Announcements
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    41

    Certifications
    Comptia A+ ~ 70-271 MCP ~ 70-272 MCDST ~ 70-621 MCTS, MCITP:EST ~ 70-680 MCTS ~ 70-290 MCP
    #2
    yes i have
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    492
    #3
    yup - booked on both on same day.
    Problem is i have 291 booked 2 weeks before that... hmmmmmmmm
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Senior Member aaronchristenson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    253

    Certifications
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+
    #4
    I have scheduled to take it as well. For now it is on Oct 3. I hope to move it to Oct 12 in a week or so. Prometric would not let me schedule out that far yet.
    Aaron
    MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014, MCSA Windows 10, MCITP Server Admin, Security+, Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center Specialist
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. overpaid L2 Piers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    438

    Certifications
    A+, Net+, Server+, Mobility+, MCDST, MCTS 70-640 & 642, 70-680+685, MCSA 2012 (409,411,410), 70-697, 70-346
    #5
    after prometric problems Tuesday, and maximum vouchers reached yesterday, I plugged in today for some reason and now I'm booked for the 14th
    Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Senior Member jamesp1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,465

    Certifications
    A+,Net+,S+,MCSA:S & MCSE:S 2k3,MCITP:SA/EA, CCNA:Security/RS/DC,CCNP DC, CCIE RS 51060
    #6
    im scheduled. have to rush my 647 studing now
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Psychotron Member Megadeth4168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    2,162

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, Security+, Server+,Project+,MCSE, CCNA:S, CISSP, CCNP, CEH, GCED
    #7
    I have registered to take both exams next week.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    492
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Megadeth4168 View Post
    I have registered to take both exams next week.
    Next week? Best of luck to you!

    Let us know how you get on!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Senior Member tdean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    522
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by gandalph View Post
    has anyone registered for the beta 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

    Beta Exam Announcements
    is it free?

    i never took a beta test....
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Senior Member t3ch_guru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    163

    Certifications
    B.S. MIS, MCP, MCSA 2012, MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    #10
    Tried to register on the phone, but it has exceeded.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,056

    Certifications
    Beer+
    #11
    686 here. See my other thread for some study materials.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    New England, USA
    Posts
    726

    Certifications
    Network+, A+, Security+, MCP (270,290,291), MCSA, MCSA: Security, MCITP:SA, CIW Professional, BS IT, MSIA
    #12
    Quote Originally Posted by gandalph View Post
    has anyone registered for the beta 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

    Beta Exam Announcements
    You might want to change the title since 71-686 is actually the exam for the windows 7 desktop administrator, 71-685 is the windows 7 desktop support tech
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  14. Senior Member t3ch_guru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    163

    Certifications
    B.S. MIS, MCP, MCSA 2012, MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Piers View Post
    after prometric problems Tuesday, and maximum vouchers reached yesterday, I plugged in today for some reason and now I'm booked for the 14th
    You think it is a possibility it might be available again?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  15. aka KitKatNinja
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    970

    Certifications
    Alot - Microsoft, Citrix, HP, Apple, Comptia and VMWare
    #14
    Yep, I'm registered

    -Ken
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  16. Senior Member t3ch_guru's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    163

    Certifications
    B.S. MIS, MCP, MCSA 2012, MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    #15
    You just now registered?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  17. Virtually Certifiable tbgree00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    549

    Certifications
    VCAP5-DCA/DCD, VCP5-DCV, ITIL, MCSE, MCSA 03/12,MCITP:EA, EST, EDA7, EA, CCENT
    #16
    I registered for it and it's scheduled for the 9th. I hope to give myself a little more time. I just started studying for the 621 so I have the All in One book for that. It seems semi relevant. I started creating a study guide and plan to make a deployment image with the new WAIK. Otherwise I am a little lost for what to study. There is a ton of stuff in the awesome resources thread though!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  18. Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Jonestown, PA
    Posts
    63

    Certifications
    A+, Net+, Sec +, MCTS:Vista, Windows 7, MCSA:S, MCSE:S, MCITP:SA
    #17
    I signed up Tuesday and have it scheduled for Oct 15th!!!! Thanks for the study material links Hyper-Me!!!!!!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  19. Member gandalph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    33
    #18
    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyiop View Post
    You might want to change the title since 71-686 is actually the exam for the windows 7 desktop administrator, 71-685 is the windows 7 desktop support tech
    I just cut and psted from the beta website blog

    71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit towards the following certification(s).

    · MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator, Windows 7
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  20. Member gandalph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    33
    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by tdean View Post
    is it free?

    i never took a beta test....
    yes they are free however you dont get your result straight away. If you have a look at the link in the first post that blog lets you know about any that are available but you need to be quick as the slots are filled pretty quickly.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  21. Senior Member jamesp1983's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,465

    Certifications
    A+,Net+,S+,MCSA:S & MCSE:S 2k3,MCITP:SA/EA, CCNA:Security/RS/DC,CCNP DC, CCIE RS 51060
    #20
    have any of you checked out the windows 7 unleashed textbook?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  22. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2
    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by gandalph View Post
    has anyone registered for the beta 71-686: PRO: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician

    Beta Exam Announcements
    Ugh. I tried to register today. I only found out about the beta exams yesterday while doing some research on Windows 7 exams.

    Said both codes reached their maximum use. :{ Bummer, I really wanted to take both exams for free :/
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  23. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    2
    #22

    Default So for future reference...

    What is the 'best' way to get notified of beta microsoft exams? I'm a busy person, so checking forums constantly isn't really an option. Is there a mailing list I can get onto somehow?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  24. overpaid L2 Piers's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    438

    Certifications
    A+, Net+, Server+, Mobility+, MCDST, MCTS 70-640 & 642, 70-680+685, MCSA 2012 (409,411,410), 70-697, 70-346
    #23
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonMills View Post
    What is the 'best' way to get notified of beta microsoft exams? I'm a busy person, so checking forums constantly isn't really an option. Is there a mailing list I can get onto somehow?
    One word, rhymes with sneeze—Sign me up! | born to learn
    Office 365 70-347 / 698 later
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  25. Psychotron Member Megadeth4168's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Detroit
    Posts
    2,162

    Certifications
    A+, Network+, Security+, Server+,Project+,MCSE, CCNA:S, CISSP, CCNP, CEH, GCED
    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonMills View Post
    What is the 'best' way to get notified of beta microsoft exams? I'm a busy person, so checking forums constantly isn't really an option. Is there a mailing list I can get onto somehow?
    Subscribe to the following site.
    Beta Exam Announcements


    OK, so I took the 71-685 today. I did so under pretty limited study. I watched a few videos, and read up on some of the technology, all of which I located through the following thread.

    71-686 Resources

    I have to say that I found a good half of the exam to be pretty much "common sense". That is of course according to my opinion and experience.

    Really, just go over the objectives. Know about Portable workstations, WWANS, WLANS, VPN's, Subnets. Read up on BitLocker and APPLocker. Read up on IE8 and new group policy options. Know your Event and Performance Monitors/Logs. Know how to troubleshoot problems with applications, boot up, deployment and hardware issues.

    If you can (and I wish I did), play around with a Windows server 2008 environment that has Windows 7 clients connected as members of a domain. I think that would be a great help.

    I never feel like I can give a good detailed description of what to study because I don't want to go over the line and violate the NDA. So, I apologize for the lackluster description.

    Best of Luck to you all!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  26. BOBBY_TABLES RobertKaucher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lebanon, Ohio - USA
    Posts
    4,274

    Certifications
    MCSD Web Apps/SharePoint Applications, MCITP: DBA 2005/2008, EA, EDA7, Linux+, Sec+, MCSE, MCDST, MCTS
    #25
    No, that was good information. Unfortunately I don't think the Desktop Admin test is going to be so easy... Seem pretty heavy on deploy tools. Has any one taken it yet?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Social Networking & Bookmarks